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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Fabulous food, warm welcome and great people - had a fantastic Xmas break! Room was well appointed, and very comfortable. The highlight - if I had to pick one - was the quality of the food - a huge unexpected bonus! Went for the walking possibilities which were great - will be returning.....

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John B, Owner at Dunkery Beacon Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to post such a lovely review and thank you for joining us this Christmas. It is very rewarding to hear that our guests expectations have been exceeded and recognition of our use of locally sourced produce cooked with great passion is very much appreciated. Exmoor, particularly in Spring and Autumn, is a fantastic place to...

Cotswolds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Booked for a three night DB&B over Christmas which proved a delightful vacation. John's cooking is imaginative and very moorish and the dining ambiance is truly lovely. Front of house is efficiently overseen by Jane ably assisted by Monica. It is amazing that just three folks can provide this excellent hospitality which is only achieved by hard work, good organisation...

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John B, Owner at Dunkery Beacon Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you were both able to relax and enjoy our hospitality and the company of your fellow guests. Jane's eye for detail and styling has really paid off with the restaurants atmosphere and really sets the tone for the food and wine on our menus. Have a Happy New Year, we look...

St Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 4 nights over Christmas and had a very enjoyable time. The food was very good as always and the atmosphere relaxed. We have never been away at Christmas before and both of us thoroughly enjoyed being looked after and we found the whole experience very peaceful and relaxing. Well done John, Jane and Monica. Thank you

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John B, Owner at Dunkery Beacon Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to see us again and especially for Christmas. It is lovely to have a full house over this festive period and it creates a nice atmosphere with all guests getting together like a family reunion. We also enjoyed your company and look forward to seeing you again. Happy New Year!

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

This was our third visit to Dunkery Beacon. It was a present to ourselves. The evening meal was fabulous. It just gets better. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟We didn't think you could improve on perfection, but apparently John you can. Top notch. Jane and John are wonderful hosts. Can't wait for our next visit.

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John B, Owner at Dunkery Beacon Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it was lovely to see you both again and hear of your project. As with all things in life, we are constantly learning and finding ways to improve what we do to enhance your stay. Thank you for recognizing this, it is important to us.

Cardiff
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Just spent 2 nights at this wonderful Edwardian Country house, everywhere you look,you are immersed in great quality. The ambience is astounding. The owners are lovely, but the person who really stood out, is Monika, the back bone of the establishment, I cannot fault her kindness and genuine personality. As mentioned with other guests, the food is superb, using all...

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John B, Owner at Dunkery Beacon Hotel, responded to this review

It is always a difficult decision finding and training the right people to join our small team here at the hotel, but thank you for recognizing that we made the right choice with Monika. She is a real asset to the business. Thank you also for recognizing the little touches, such as John's homemade shortbread and Jane's attention to detail...

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 October 2016

A beautiful location, friendly welcoming hosts and fantastic views from our room . A perfect place to relax and enjoy the scenery. The breakfast and evening meal in the restaurant were absolutely faultless with fresh locally sourced ingredients. We will certainly be visiting again. It was the ideal surprise for my wifes 40th birthday

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John B, Owner at Dunkery Beacon Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and for choosing our hotel for your wifes Birthday. It is a great time of year to visit Exmoor and even now the colours of Autumn have never been better. The log fire is now toating our guests before going through to the restaurant and our seasonal menu now features some of our favourite...

Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We first visited Dunkery Beacon a few years ago, staying on two nights when their restaurant was closed (they only serve dinners from Wednesday through to Saturday). We didn't make the same mistake this time, making a reservation for the first night of our two-night stay. I'd heard glowing reports of the food....and they were all spot on! The only...

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John B, Owner at Dunkery Beacon Hotel, responded to this review

It was great to see you both again and this time give you the opportunity to dine in our restaurant on your first night. I'm thrilled you enjoyed my cooking - I do try to source as locally as possible from reputable suppliers, as well as growing some of my own produce and it does make such a difference in...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 September 2016

A lovely relaxing stay in a picturesque location. The hotel is very comfortable and has all you would need for a restful break. The views are wonderful and our room was very comfortable with fantastic views. We dinned in the restaurant during our stay, the food was original and great quality and very good value for money we are looking...

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John B, Owner at Dunkery Beacon Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments regarding your stay and dining experience in our Coleridge Restaurant. We are well placed to provide some R&R for our guests in a peaceful, rural location and we are glad you felt rested after your break here. We hope to see you again. Best regards, John & Jane

Solihull
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

A real gem, tucked up in a picturesque corner of West Somerset. Great hosts John and Jane have exactly the right balance of welcome friendliness and professionalism. Wonderful location, great for walkers and cyclists, a hotel with a history, very comfortable rooms (all beautifully appointed) and fabulous food and good wine list too. If there were 6 stars, they'd get...

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John B, Owner at Dunkery Beacon Hotel, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to look after you during your stay here and thank you very much for posting such positive feedback. Jane and I are extremely glad you enjoyed all aspects of your stay and we look forward to hopefully welcoming you back at some point in the future. Kind regards, John

Lindfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Stayed here for three nights in a double room on the first floor looking out towards the moors. En- suite with a sunken bath, comfortable bed and modern furnishings and plenty of storage if needed. Warmly welcomed on arrival with tea/coffee and scones if we wanted them. Ate here on the two nights that we could and were delighted with...

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John B, Owner at Dunkery Beacon Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to post a review, it is most appreciated. We do pride ourselves on utilizing alot of local produce and make regular changes to the menu based on seasonal availability and to keep our regular diners returning to see some of the new creations on the menu. As the sole chef in the kitchen, looking after...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A wonderful former Edwardian hunting lodge offering luxury accommodation, gourmet dining (Wed - Sat) and safe, spacious off road parking.Ideally situated for scenic country drives across Exmoor and along the coast.Seven individually decorated en-suite rooms, plus one with private bathroom, all with breathtaking views. Group bookings welcome. Children 10 years of age and over welcome. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dunkery Beacon Hotel

Address: Near Dunster | Somerset, Wootton Courtenay, Exmoor National Park TA24 8RH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Wootton Courtenay
Price Range: ₹ 5,912 - ₹ 11,177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dunkery Beacon Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Our room was a second floor room small but cosy.”
 of 5 bubbles Dagwoodbilly, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I believe all rooms have great views, but if you require a bath, check which rooms have one, some are shower only.”
 of 5 bubbles HelmarkCardiff, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“great views from first floor and massive bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles leebartram, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing south have the views”
 of 5 bubbles 539KenF, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“select a room with wonderful views over the moor.”
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