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If you have any questions or would like to
make a dinner reservation, please call
01643 841 241 or email

Welcome to Dunkery Beacon Country House near Dunster – a truly unique and special place to stay in the heart of Exmoor National Park.

ExmoorWe offer luxury accommodation and provide the perfect place to escape the rigours of day-to-day life and relax and unwind in a truly tranquil, rural location where breath-taking scenery abounds.

Please note, despite the lifting of Covid restrictions, we have decided to continue operating in much the same Covid-safe way as before due to rising infections levels.  We kindly request that masks are still worn by guests and diners when walking through the hotel and our staff will all continue to wear masks. This is to help minimise the risk of Covid on our premises and to aim to protect both guests and our small team of wonderful staff without whom we would not be able to operate.

Information on our current way of operating and our Covid safety processes can be found by clicking on the following link: Dunkery Beacon Country House Covid-19 Safe Practices.

The Coleridge Restaurant

Dining & Drinks

Relaxed, friendly and sophisticated award-winning dining with a seasonally changing menu and a focus on locally-sourced produce. Our extensive wine list is supplied by West Country merchant Christopher Piper Wines, together with prestigious wine merchants Berry Bros. & Rudd and Liberty Wines.  From May 20th until end of October, we’re open to resident and non-resident diners on Wednesday to Sunday evenings and during the winter, on Friday to Sunday evenings. Advance bookings only.

Exmoor Pony

Our location


Experience Exmoor in all its glory from our idyllic rural location, with spectacular views across the countryside and moor. There’s wild moorland, lush, deep, wooded, river valleys, pretty thatched cottages and acres of woodland. Sit back, relax…and let nature take over!

List of services

Desire to serve & please

  • Lovely gardens
  • A la carte evening menu four evenings a week
  • Fine Wine list supplied by Berry Bros. & Rudd
  • Drying room for walkers & cyclists
  • Bike washing facilities
  • Ground floor twin/superking room with own sitting room
  • Special dietary requirements catered for (please advise at booking)
  • Packed lunches by arrangement
  • Ample private parking
  • Children over 10 years welcome
  • Free WiFi
  • Two dog friendly bedrooms (£5 per dog per night)
  • Motorbike friendly – off-road parking

The atmosphere created here is welcoming, relaxing and refreshing with a superior level of comfort.

Please note that mobile networks are only covered by Vodafone, O2 and EE within the building and the village. If you need to make a quick UK call while you are staying with us, we are happy to let you use our landline.
Celebrate at Dunkery Beacon

Offers & Events

First Porlock Vale business to have ‘plastic free approved status’

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve become the first business in Porlock Vale to be awarded plastic free approved status.

Join us for a nebula nosh special stargazing evening

Exmoor astronomer Seb Jay is helping host a stargazing evening in November at out multi award-winning Country House Hotel.

Covid-19 safe practices

We have looked at every aspect of our guest’s journey to work out how we can keep you as safe as possible, whilst still providing an outstanding customer experience.

Our photos