Review on The Old Rectory Hotel

Built three centuries ago for the rector of Martinhoe's medieval church, this understated and sympathetically refurbished hotel stands in glorious isolation on the northern fringes of Exmoor National Park. Follow the signs up an unclassified road to find the idyllic house, which is surrounded by pretty gardens just a few hundred yards from the cliff-tops overlooking the Bristol Channel.

All is peace and tranquillity in the cosy dining room, where guests can look forward to a candlelit dinner based on local produce including Exmoor beef and lamb. Meals run to four courses, kicking off with - say - smoked salmon and citrus salad, before a bowl of soup. The choice of main courses could range from rack of lamb with rosemary potatoes to free-range chicken breast with brandy and peppercorn sauce. To finish, there are West Country cheeses, along with desserts such as meringues with strawberries and clotted cream.

The Old Rectory Hotel is also featured in: Michelin Guide, AA Guide

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Thomas Frost

Restaurant Opening Times

Dinner: 7.30 - 8.30pm

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card

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Facilities at The Old Rectory Hotel

  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 18 covers


Accomodation is available, (8 rooms)


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


The Old Rectory Hotel
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