Where to get good food and refreshments
Winsford has two excellent places to get food in the Royal Oak Inn whose restaurant has reopened for evening bookings although the bar remains closed for now, and the Bridge Cottage Tea Rooms , both in the centre of the village.
The Royal Oak
Bridge Cottage Tea Rooms
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
Royal Oak Withypool (4 miles). "A very special 18th-century pub in the heart of Exmoor" Tel. 01643 831506
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, but will not be opening as a restaurant for now. 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