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The Royal Oak offers its latest theme night on Wednesday - 

“Exmoor” Tapas & Wine Night

Wednesday 17th April

Come and join us for a fabulous Tapas and wine evening in the style of The Royal Oak in Winsford

Chefie has been let loose in the kitchen to freestyle a Tapas night as only we can here at the Royal Oak.  He has come up with some lovely dishes all with his usual flair and finesse with all the wonderful flavours and variety he has become so well known for!  (With a HUGE nod to Exmoor yumminess)

Thank you Chef!

We look forward to meeting you, greeting you and for you to enjoy the wonderful tasters we are offering you

Mini plates of charcuterie

Pork meatballs in his amazing tomato sauce

Mini Exmoor Steak, Guinness, mushroom pies topped with creamy mashed potato

Mini plate of Fishy bits and bobs

Mozzarella, vine tomatoes, olive oil and yummy balsamic vinegar dressing 

Mini venison burgers

Mixed olives, olive oil, balsamic and chefs home-made bread

So we will bring you all of this plus a glass of one of our red or white wines or a pint of one of our Exmoor Ales

Only £25.00 per person


Call us on 01643 851455 or email to book a table (or go onto our website if you can’t get hold of us (we will probably be serving some food or ale!!) and book on our web page


A good throng at the Royal Oak listened to twenty or so Cape Cornwall Singers giving a hearty rendition of traditional songs



Our Moorland correspondent suggests caution when out walking with dogs as a couple of adders have been seen and  this is quite early for them to be out.


This Week's Diary​

Road Works:

  • The Exford-Wheddon Cross road will be closed until May 10th.  The main diversion is routed via Winsford

Sun 14th​​​

Mon 15th​​

Tues 16th​​​​

  • 2:30pm Bowls, Village Hall.  All welcome

  • 5:30pm Bell Ringing 

Wed 17th

  • 10:30am Coffee Morning, Village Hall

  • 3:00pm Pickleball, Village Hall. All welcome

  • 6:30pm Tapas Night, Royal Oak

Thurs 18th

Sat 20th

  • 10:00am Voices of Exmoor Open Rehearsal, Dulverton Town Hall

  • 11:30am Bell Ringing

Sun 21st​​​

  • 9:30am Communion, St Mary Magdalene's 
  • 2:00pm Jazz with the Mint Julips, Tarr Steps Inn
  • 4:00pm Table Tennis, Village Hall

Avon & Somerset police publish a weekly list of where their traffic enforcement cameras will be.  It can be viewed here


The parish council have published their draft minutes for March's meeting.  Amongst items discussed were:

  • Update on Somerset Councils financial position

  • Exford Road verge repair and the speed monitoring camera

  • The Car Park

  • Storage for the defibrillator

  • The Village Green

The minutes can be read in full on our Parish Council page 


If you are interested in the Dunkery Players latest offering and want more information on ordering tickets and menu choices,  please email  Beccy Brown at


Whisper it not, and this is not a story we could have run on April 1st for fear of ridicule, but, like it or not,

Winsford has mobile coverage

Yes, as long as you have EE as your provider, you may have recently noticed a strong 4G signal on your mobile device.  The natural assumption would be that it was coming from the much discussed and delayed mast up Halse Lane, but our Technology Correspondent believes the signal is actually originating from a mast on Quarme Lane.

But wherever it is coming from, a generation of lost delivery drivers and frustrated hikers will be most grateful.


The Winsford Recreation Association 100 Club Annual Subscription is due this week. Remember, once paid, it not only helps to support the recreation facilities, including cricket, tennis and events, but also gives you a chance to win on the monthly draw for the next 12 months.


For existing members and those who would like to join, the payment of £15 per person can be made  online, please transfer in the first week of APRIL to: NatWest, Account Name: WINSFORD REC ASS,

Account number: 62585975,

Sort Code: 60-14-30,

please use your surname as the reference. 


Alternatively, collectors will be calling during the next few weeks in April to say hello and collect your subscription, so please could you have either cash or cheque (made payable to Winsford Recreation Association) ready in an envelope. 


If you have any questions or suggestions please call David on (01643) 851539. 


Very many thanks for your valuable and continued support.

Frazer Lawrence, Chairman.

The full welcome letter can be viewed here




Our Baking Correspondent has visited the newly opened Royal Oak Tea Room and reports on the quality of their offerings:

The Courgette & Avocado cake was sublime! .Martin had the crunchy chocolate slice which he describes as "Rich, crunchy & chocolicious!"

The News Desk, perhaps with less flair, gives a big double Thumbs Up to the Sausage Roll


The Parish Council is advertising for a contractor to carry out maintenance such as weeding and cutting back around the Village Green and the Winn Brook, two or three times a year.

Contact Mike Hillier on 851603 or Colin Wilkins 851741 if you would like further information.


This year's subscriptions for Across Exmoor and Exmoor News are now due.  Your £6 can be paid directly to the Oak Shop.


Many photos and stories featured on this page get transferred to the Village Events page where they can be viewed for posterity.


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