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The Rockford Inn

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Davis, California, United States
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Great authentic hunter/fishing lodge feel. Hiking trails available right out the front door. Great hikes into the woods and to the ocean. A little difficult to find, but well worth it. We only spent a single night and wished we spent more days. Dinner fare was excellent along with the pub. Hosts were extremely helpful to review our hiking itinerary...

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 June 2014

After two nights of soggy camping nearby, The Rockford Inn was very warm and welcoming. We just stayed one night but had a lovely warm shower as soon as we arrived. The room was very well decorated, neat and tidy. It's position next to the river is idyllic and there are plenty of walks starting from your doorstep. We had...

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Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 June 2014

After reading a good review for the Rockford Inn in one of the Sunday papers we booked a three night stay at the end of April and were not disappointed. The inn was warm and cosy, our room very comfortable, we had lovely food with good service and nothing seemed too much trouble for Sarah, Cathryn and the team. We...

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Birmingham
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Booked two nights at the Rockford and arrived just after lunch to a warm welcome, table had been booked for us that evening if we wanted it and menu looked good so we took it up. Room was per description, very clean and 2 bottles of still water for us to drink. Warm and comfortable. Meal was lovely with good...

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essex uk
Reviewed 28 May 2014

good food ,relaxing stay,attentive hosts.ideally situated in the lovelly brendon valley and not far from the coast.plenty of walks from doorstep of inn.would thourogly reccomend the valley of the rocks circular walk from lynton.

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Midlands
Reviewed 20 May 2014

We love this real pub, when plastic imitations are the only survivors in many areas of the country. The Rockford has everything, location, comfortable rooms, excellent food, real beer and last but not least two of the best hosts imaginable in Cathryn and Sarah. We also had excellent weather, we walked to Lynmouth by the river, and the coast path...

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Kidderminster
Reviewed 6 May 2014

We stayed overnight here, how useful is the internet and trip advisor as we would never have fond this place otherwise. The Inn sits opposite a small river which meanaders down the wooded valley, steep hillsides but nice walking country. The room was perfectly fine and the food was very tasty and good quantities. The wine list provided us with...

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UK
Reviewed 4 May 2014

Stayed at The Rockford Inn for one night recently and thoroughly enjoyed it. The room was beautiful with a very comfortable bed. The staff are really friendly and the service is excellent. We ate in and the meal was outstanding. In the morning we went for a walk along the river up to the National Trust cafe. The scenery was...

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 April 2014

This is one of the nicests B and B's I have stayed in. The location is beautiful and peaceful. The staff were extremely friendly even though we were early they were accommodating. The room was lovely well decorated and spacious. There were lots of nice touches like the hot chocolate and moisturising cream. We also eat here in the evening...

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 April 2014

We drove past by chance, liked the look and decided to stay for dinner. Pleased that we did as the food was excellent, the staff friendly and the real ale straight from the barrel was an unexpected surprise!

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  • Free Parking
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Traditional 17th-century country inn set in the picturesque Brendon Valley deep in the heart of Exmoor National Park in Devon. Popular with farmers and ramblers alike, this riverside pub overlooks waterfalls and wooded gorges in a remote and isolated spot. We provide simple accommodation, good food, real ales served direct from the cask, log fires and permits to fish for salmon & trout in the East Lyn River. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Rockford Inn

Address: Lynton & Lynmouth, Brendon, Exmoor National Park EX35 6PT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Brendon
Price Range: €60 - €98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“All rooms are good”
 of 5 bubbles fridayphildo, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The Superior room is lovely and spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles 408vivianp, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are quiet. No 1 is recommended.”
 of 5 bubbles willybee, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“ask for room number 5 and listen to the busy river tumling along all night”
 of 5 bubbles BobW442, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Front rooms overlook the river”
 of 5 bubbles cookie250, 1 Jun 2016 | Read review
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