Where to get good foodand refreshments

Winsford has two excellent places to get food in the Royal Oak Inn, and the Bridge Cottage Tea Rooms , both in the centre of the village. 

Lockdown has meant all eating establishments in the area are now closed , although the Oak Shop is running a takeaway service Thursday-Saturday evenings. See the Royal Oak website .  Also available for delivery to Winsford, food from Claires Kitchen, see the Local Suppliers page here

Tarr Farm Inn and Royal Oak Withypool have both announced their intention to open for outside catering from April 12th, restrictions permitting

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Bridge Cottage Tea Rooms

The Royal Oak

For details of nearby evening events, look at the Whats On calendar


The region also offers plenty of other high quality eateries, with everything from simple pub grub to a Michelin star.  Most are now reopen with some restrictions, contact them for details.


Here are some of our favourites

Tarr Farm Inn (3.5 miles, also see Walks pageFine food  and drinks overlooking the historic Tarr Steps  Tel. 01643 851507 

Royal Oak Withypool (4 miles). "A very special 18th-century pub in the heart of Exmoor"  Tel. 01643 831506 . Hopes to reopen early March.

Withypool Tearooms (4 miles) offering "a good choice of Home Made Cakes, freshly filled baguettes, Local pasties and sausages rolls, daily specials and the traditional Cream Tea". Tel 01643 831279.

Rest & Be Thankful Inn, Wheddon Cross (5 miles) "Early 19thC Inn at the heart of Exmoor National Park"  Tel. 01643 841222 


Dulverton (6.5 miles) There is a good selection of places to eat in this nearby historic town, such as:

Woods Award winning pub & restaurant with astonishing wine list  Tel 01398 324007 

Tongdam Thai Unusual cuisine for the area, but excellent quality. 

Tel 01398 323397 Tongdam will continue supplying takeaways in the evenings and weekend lunches. See their Facebook page for further details

Bridge Inn  Pub by the river with a good selection of drinks and modern British food. Tel 01398 324130 

Masons Arms, Knowstone (14 miles). OK, a little further away, but well worth planning a trip to this Michelin starred pub and restaurant. Tel. 01398 341231 

Tarr Farm Inn