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Reviewed 22 February 2016

A group of us were cycling through North Devon with the plan of camping. When the weather turned really bad the owners of this property helped us massively by letting us camp in the garden of the pub by the beautiful River Barle. We then enjoyed a fantastic dinner with them (plus quite a few beers!) and bacon sarnies in the morning before we went on our way.

A beautiful venue with very welcoming staff and delicious food. I'm sure if you stayed in one of their rooms it would be an even better experience :)

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled with friends
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Thank Will M
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Reviewed 1 February 2016

If the business of game shooting is about anything, then surely one of its most vital ingredients is where a team of guns gathers before and after the event itself. If you're lucky enough to be involved in a two day event then your stay can be a double whammy. The Tarr Farm Inn near Dulverton on Exmoor is where ten of us pitched up for our annual pilgrimage to one of the cathedrals of the high pheasant that is Hollam. The night before the shoot we arrived at Tarr Farm like a bunch of excited school boys and Hillary Lester, the leggy landlady, greeted us like long lost friends. Her bar is more like a snug, an intimate den, in which the dress code at this time of year is shooting attire and the talk of those that got away or those that shoot like Gods. We drank with enthusiasm and tucked into the chef's home made canapés of black pudding scotch eggs and spicy battered prawns while we tried to outdo the other team of guns who had called in because of the reputation of the place. We were the lucky ones who had booked and our big round table was soon festooned with fine wine and stuff from the kitchens that shut us up for a mouthful or two. Scallops and fillet steak was my bag followed by a cheese mountain. After the feast those of us that felt like being silly schoolboys went back to the bar while those who thought that a good night's sleep before a big day was more appropriate, retired to ample and comfortable rooms. My room and en suite facility would have entertained a bride and her new man as easily as it suited me and my gun. Back in the noisy bar we quaffed some more and the shooting exploit tales became taller and taller. Wine fades out as whiskey fades in and bed beckoned at goodness knows what time. Sleep was uninterrupted until the call at 7.30 am and a full English at 8. There were no signs of the detritus from the night before; none of the bread rolls or soft cheese had left their mark on walls or floor and the first meal of the day was a very civilized affair with headaches and bleary eyes soon tokens of a bygone era. Off we went to shoot some birds happy in the knowledge that we'd be doing the whole thing again that evening...... So if you want a quiet night in January in a very comfortable place tucked into one of the prettiest corners of Exmoor, please don't book up when there's a shooting party in residents. If you and your team of guns want a place that will lift your spirits and warm the cockles of your hearts as well as provide some better than home comforts then book early to avoid disappointment. If you just want to walk in the Spring or Summer and rest a night or two then don't hesitate. Tarr Inn has fine rooms, fine food and fine hospitality and will make you feel like a top gun whether you are or not........

  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled with friends
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Thank Charles B
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Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights in January for our wedding anniversary. It was very peaceful and a lovely way to spend some quality time together. I can't fault the food or the service. Everything we ate was delicious and we felt really well looked after. Our room was on the ground floor with the path to main reception directly outside which i wouldnt normally like but this wasn't a problem as it was such a quiet time of year. Our bedroom was really well appointed and had nice touches like proper full size bottles of shampoo and toothbrush/paste for people that forgot theirs. Local walks that we did were stunning and I can't wait to have an opportunity to revisit.

Stayed: January 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank Gaynor S
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Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

Lovely setting, though tiny roads are probably a nightmare in summer traffic. We just wanted somewhere warm and cosy for a light lunch, and this place exceeded on all points. Great mushroom and truffle oil soup, and pate on brioche.

Stayed: January 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank S7197HCpaulw
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Reviewed 21 November 2015

The rooms are OK. Our bed was small which is difficult with a husband who is 6ft. 3" It is also noisy when another guest flushes the loo in the night!. The dinner was very average. The bream was dry and disappointing, and those in the party who had the roast beef, who enjoy it rare found it to be seriously under cooked. Personally I felt that the waitress was completely out of order, not asking our host if she should open another bottle of wine as she just kept filling up the decanters with wine which costing over £80 a bottle when guests were about to go to bed and so much wine was left. The breakfast was good.

A good tip is to get the correct postcode. One is for Tarr Steps and the water is far too deep to cross to the Hotel. Otherwise it is a long way around!!

Room Tip: I think that all rooms have a view
  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled on business
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