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Hunter's Inn

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • This pub and hotel is set on four acres in the "exquisitely beautiful" (The Daily Telegraph) Heddon Valley 
  • The inn is a short walk from dramatic scenery along the South West Coast Path, including the highest sea cliffs in England
  • There's a cosy bar serving beer brewed on site
  • Some of the rooms have balconies overlooking the grounds

Enjoyed This
"Good room, good grounds and walks"
Apr 30, 2019 - Devon, United Kingdom
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The Hunter's Inn offers traditional country inn accommodation and classic pub grub in the "magical" (The Daily Telegraph) setting of Heddon Valley, part of Exmoor National Park. 

Framed by trees, the inn is set in four acres of gardens. The plentiful walking routes of the national park are on the doorstep -- you can explore the South West Coast Path or amble down to Heddon's Mouth to experience the beautiful North Devon coast. The inn features in The Daily Telegraph's '10 glorious walks in Exmoor that start and finish at a proper pub'.

The twin villages of Lynton and Lynmouth, known for the steep cliff railway that joins them, are a 15-minute drive away, while both Ilfracombe with its elegant houses and picturesque waterfront, and Broomhill Sculpture Gardens -- where 300 contemporary works of art are spread over a wooded valley -- take around 30 minutes to reach by car.

"A deeply laid-back attitude" (The Daily Telegraph) characterises the Hunter's Inn. There's hearty home-cooked food on offer, made with local produce, while the cosy bar regularly features in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide -- be sure to sample one of the Heddon Valley Ales, brewed in the hotel's own brewery. The Independent praises the "small-batch Exmoor-brewed beers and ciders" and "artisan food suppliers cooking locally sourced food". There's also a terrace overlooking the garden.

Guestrooms are decorated in neutral tones with wood furnishings, and come with free Wi-Fi, TVs, and tea- and coffee-making facilities. Individual details include fireplaces, garden views and balconies, while some rooms have 4-poster beds.



  • Bar
  • Games room
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


Check-in: Standard Time is 2:30pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra beds are not available.

Pets: Very limited availability.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(18 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Bespoke Hotels (Wessex) (t/a Hunters Inn) over the past 15 months.
3.8 Ambiance
4.7 Location
3.7 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
3.9 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Good room, good grounds and walks
Jill Apr 30, 2019 Devon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The grounds
Joy Apr 11, 2019 Beaminster, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
mark Apr 02, 2019 Watchet, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff in the night time were lovely,. Location was lovely just a little hard to drive to, but very picturesque. Food that we did have was lovely, but only burgers and fish and chips on menu.
Other Comments
Postcode was wrong from travelzoo, so lost half a days travel. Food choices limited-very poor, room could do with replastering in places (red deer room) taps leaking and problem with shower. As this was a birthday treat it was disappointing. Breakfast was noisy with National trust people coming and going when a breakfast should be nice and peaceful, as it was just for an hour.
Susanne Mar 27, 2019 Merseyside, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Manager was very apologetic and tried to help the best she could.
Other Comments
The hotel had not received our booking via Travelzoo, and were fully booked. They offered us an alternative (B&B up the hill) with meals at Hunters Inn, which we did not take us. Instead we travelled to Lynmouth (20 mins away) and found a room in the Rising Sun. So instead of paying £119 for an inclusiive deal, we spent £110 on B&B and £60 on an evening meal. Very disappointing. Also Hunters Inn is being refurbished at the moment and is not offering a full meal service.
Simon Mar 14, 2019 Barry, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location, clean
Other Comments
Poor breakfast, sausage and bacon burnt. We did realise that the kitchen was undergoing some work. Some confusion over our booking as they thought we were arriving the next day. Not sure who's fault it was.
Jeremy Mar 11, 2019 Wells, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
nice staff, felt welcoming
Other Comments
they are undergoing renovations, so would like to see it when its all done
Chris Mar 11, 2019 Wells, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The surroundings, nice decor & fabulous Rhubarb flavoured g & t
Geraldine Feb 28, 2019 Weymouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location and food
Other Comments
Staff helpful
Marie Feb 26, 2019 Dursley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location and scenery stunning
Other Comments
Hunter’s Inn; Where does one start Firstly a lot of information about this hotel on the Travelzoo site is out of date. The hotel is now owned by the National Trust and is located in 2000 acres of their beautiful managed land. Other details are wrong (they no longer brew beer on site) but the location, the scenery and the building itself are all amazing The Website does not give much help in finding the hotel. We drove about for an hour even with directions by some local people and very nearly gave up and went home. There just do not seem to be useful maps, Satnav doesn’t work in the area and the paucity of road signs was amazing. The bar was well-stocked and well managed. Our room was impressive and the 4-poster bed comfortable but the fact the hotel had run out of heating gas for the night made it pretty chilly. That combined with them running out of menu items (rib-eye steak, homemade pie and pudding items) by 7pm on Valentine’s day evening was amazing, especially given their very limited menu to start with. Breakfast the following morning continued in that disappointing manner with a 30 minute wait (only one waitress on for say 12-14 tables) for cold leathery bacon, hard fried egg, tepid coffee etc. In fairness the hotel recognised its shortcomings and made a 25% reduction in their booking fees plus a free bottle of wine with dinner, but whilst staff were very nice and did their utmost to rescue the situation, by now the damage had been done and our stay spoiled. We shall not return.
Frederick Feb 16, 2019 Launceston, United Kingdom

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