Local Places to Eat
Places to eat and Pubs near Bentwichen Holiday Cottage on Exmoor National Park
The Poltimore Arms, Yarde Down
This is definitely Bentwitchen’s “local” (just under 2 miles away by car). It is an old Exmoor pub, full of charm – a bit like eating in a friend’s dining room. Open for food from Tuesday night until Sunday lunch time, it can get very busy especially at the weekend. It is worth booking to ensure a table
The Royal Oak, Withypool, Somerset TA24 7QP
This pub involves a short drive across the moor, via some stunning countryside. The pub has two bars, which reflect the traditional sporting activities of Exmoor with beamed ceilings and log fires. The pub is a free house so it is able to serve the very best local beers – Exmoor Ale and Exmoor Gold – as well as better known national brands. Food is available at both lunch time and in the evening based on local produce. The restaurant has been reviewed in both national newspapers and magazines and is one of the premier restaurants in the South West. Booking is advisble.
Tarr Farm Inn, Tarr Steps, Exmoor National Park
Tarr Farm Inn is a sixteenth century farm house, set in 40 acres of countryside just above Exmoor’s ancient Tarr Steps and the River Barle. Open for both lunch, which is informal, and for dinner in the evening, the Inn is committed to using local produce – Exmoor lamb, Devon Red Ruby beef, local venison and game and seafood from Cornwall. Cream teas and coffee is also available
The Exmoor Forest Inn, Simonsbath, TA24 7SH
The Exmoor Forest has both candlelit bars and a restaurant where food is available. All food is freshly cooked, using local produce and the Inn, itself, is situated in a beautiful part of Exmoor within easy driving distance.
The Masons Arm, Knowstone, South Molton, EX36 4RY
This 13th century thatched Inn is well known for the quality of its food. It has oak beams and large fireplaces and features in the Michelin guide, which describes the food as “superb, flavoursome, modern dishes”.