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Dunster Castle Hotel Restaurant

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5 High Street, Dunster, Exmoor National Park TA24 6SF, England
+44 1643 823030
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Me and my fiancee have eaten at the restaurant several times since the new owners have taken over, and we absolutely love the food! The owners always seem happy to chat with everyone, and clearly show passion for what they're doing. We're looking forward to visiting again soon.

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Thank hayley_thomas1986
JohnBridgend, Owner at Dunster Castle Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you hayley_thomas1986. It was nice to see you and your fiancee yet again. Please send him our kind regards as well.Hopefully see you again, soon. Kind regards John and Lisa x More 

Speen, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Booked Dunster Castle Hotel last minute this Easter. John and Lisa were great hosts and they have worked hard this last year to create what we can honestly say was a wonderful overnight stay. The atmosphere was relaxed and welcoming and our room was superb with views of the sea. We ate in the restaurant, both dinner and breakfast, and... More 

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Thank AALLIISSOON
JohnBridgend, Owner at Dunster Castle Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words AALLIISSOON. It makes us feel we're on the right track when we hear such nice words. Thank you again and hopefully see you soon. John & Lisa More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have stayed here many times before stretching over some 25 years, I have to say that it's right at the top of the tree now! Service is excellent, rooms are equally as good and the restaurant scores very highly too with a very high standard of food and service! Going back again later in the year

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Thank Richard23921777
JohnBridgend, Owner at Dunster Castle Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Richard. You're very kind. We really feel that it's got our stamp on it now, after almost a year here. I'll feedback you're kind words to the staff. All the best and see you soon. John and Lisa. More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well, me and my family came into the area for a Easter egg hunt a little earlier then planned and this place was one of only a few places open serving breakfast. We was greeted by a very kind member of staff that gave us a table to enjoy there breakfast menu. He supplied a high chair and had no... More 

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Thank BRENN T
JohnBridgend, Owner at Dunster Castle Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words BRENN T. We'll look forward to looking after you if you do manage to stay here. All the best. John More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

excellent decor and ambience. we visited in the very early season but the food was good and service excellent.

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Thank John s
JohnBridgend, Owner at Dunster Castle Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello John s. We're glad we're on track. Thanks for your kind words. All the best. John More 

Orpington, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't book but we're able to get a table and yet another great restaurant! Food was lovely, gf options clearly stated. Food was lovely, fine dining without a hefty price tag. Lovely people who I assume were the owners. The only minor gripe was that there had been a confusion over our starters, they thought that's all we were... More 

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Thank Amanda S
JohnBridgend, Owner at Dunster Castle Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Amanda. We're glad you enjoyed your meal, here. I love it that you've mentioned fine dining without the hefty price tag as it's what we've always said that we'd like people to see us as. I wasn't aware of the confusion so I'll look into it and see what happened. Many people dine with us lunch time and have... More 

Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to try this Hotel for Sunday lunch and we were not disappointed. The roast dinners were excellent with homemade yorkshires and superb tender meat (the beef was sublime).my father in law had the tagliatelle which was also fantastic and full of flavour. They will do half portions for kids at 50% off the price too.we also had our... More 

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Thank nick k
JohnBridgend, Owner at Dunster Castle Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi nick k, Thank you for your kind words. I remember Barney well! We're glad you enjoyed our restaurant. Half price half portion for kids seems to go down well with our customers as younger people don't always want to eat nuggets and pizzas. Hopefully we'll see you soon again. All the best. John More 

Swansea, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a reservation for this beautiful hotel/restaurant with my daughter, and am I glad we did. Owners John lisa & all the staff were absolutely Amazing...Very important in my book to see happy staff. The food was absolutely delicious, I had duck, my daughter had belly pork both highly recommended. The dessert ..I wanted them all but decided on the... More 

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Thank Donowz
JohnBridgend, Owner at Dunster Castle Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Than kou Donowz for your kind words. Without great staff we're just an eatery, so nice to hear that the whole experience is appreciated. The Confit Belly Pork is my favourite as well - the crackling is just so tasty. Thanks again. John More 

UK
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Went with my husband for wedding anniversary meal. I had delicious chicken in a really tasty cream, wine and tarragon sauce. He had fish and chips ~ fresh crispy, and really yummy. Thanks for a great night out!

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Thank fennelseed19
JohnBridgend, Owner at Dunster Castle Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you fennelseed19. I'll show your feedback to the chefs. We're currently putting together our new season menu and I'm a great fan of the chicken dish so it may sway them. Kind regards. John More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Recently refurbished to a very high specification. Very modern. Dog friendly and easy access for the disabled. Food was first class has was the surface. Will definitely be going back. The lamb was cooked to perfection Has was the cod. Drinks too were hot a full of flavour.This place highly recommended

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Thank 945gary
JohnBridgend, Owner at Dunster Castle Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much 945gary for your kind words. We want to welcome everybody to Dunster Castle Hotel, so it's nice to hear that you found us to have easy access. The lamb is so damn good we're putting on our new season menu. 7 hours slow roast and it does indeed melt in the mouth. We're sjushing (sic) it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$13 - US$23
Cuisine
British, Gastropub, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 High Street, Dunster, Exmoor National Park TA24 6SF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Exmoor National Park  >  Dunster
  • Phone Number: +44 1643 823030
Description
Locally sourced ingredients freshly prepared by our team of chefs who deliver a great looking tasty dish. Great food served in exquisite surroundings with the friendliest service you'll ever find.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?