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The Rockford Inn

) #1 of 3 Restaurants in Brendon $$ - $$$ , British,
Rockford, Brendon, Exmoor National Park EX35 6PT, England
+44 1598 741214
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good29%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Rockford, Brendon, Exmoor National Park EX35 6PT, England
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1 - 10 of 108 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying opposite the pub and so booked in for dinner for a couple of nights during our week stay. It is best to book in summer months as the kitchen isn't open for a long period of time and so tables do get...More

Thank Sarah H
Sarah_Ward76, Manager at The Rockford Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Sarah H for taking the time to write this review. We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your visits to us and how you also enjoyed the food. It was a pleasure looking after you all and we hope to...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We popped in here for a pint or two during a walk. Nice looking pub set in a nice location just off the river. However we only stayed for one otherwise we would have to have got a bank loan out. 2 pints of thatchers,...More

1  Thank DanielC1993
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

We had an excellent mid-week evening meal and drunk in the pub several other times during a week's stay in the village. Both of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals - well cooked fresh and very tasty. Everyone we met was very welcoming and they serve...More

Thank Alan B
Sarah_Ward76, Manager at The Rockford Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Alan B for your review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your meals with us and we hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 27 May 2017

A great little Inn for exploring Exmoor and the Doone Valley. Comfortable, good staff with attention to detail and an excellent breakfast.The evening food menu is not extensive but well cooked and reasonably priced. Ideally situated for hill or coastal walking .With a warm friendly...More

Thank David H
Sarah_Ward76, Manager at The Rockford Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

Thank you David H for your review. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you can return soon. Don't forget to book with us direct to guarantee the best rates available online Kind regards Sarah

Reviewed 26 May 2017

Technically Rockford is its own hamlet within the Parish of Brendon. We took my mother in law out for a"ploughman's lunch". One of the best for a long while. . Tasty , freshly prepared and an ample sized meal. You are give a choice of...More

Thank Ernzviewz
Sarah_Ward76, Manager at The Rockford Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

Thank you Ernzviewz for your most kind review. I'm glad to hear how much you enjoyed your lunch time visit to us. Next time you fancy a Ploughman's or lovely Wicked Wolf gin it would be lovely to see you again. Kind regards Sarah

Reviewed 26 May 2017

Visited here a few months ago and the food and ales were brilliant, we had lovely time in the garden across the road, next to the river, fantastic all round experience in the area, as we'd stayed at Lynton we took a walk up the...More

Thank scottpenberthy
Sarah_Ward76, Manager at The Rockford Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

Thank you scottpenberthy for your kind review. Glad to hear you had an enjoyable visit to us and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Sarah

Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

We went to the Rockford Inn for an early evening meal after a lovely walk At Doone Valley. The pub was quite busy considering it was a Sunday. It was warm and welcoming. The lady at the bar was cheery and pleasant. The menu was...More

Thank freddie679
Mark H, Owner at The Rockford Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Thank you freddie679 for your cheery and pleasant review

Reviewed 2 May 2017

We popped into the Rockford Inn for a light lunch after having a long walk. This is a hidden gem of a pub, I loved it. It's very friendly and the pub offers a great range of beers. The light lunch was great and just...More

Thank MARK_CHRISTA
Mark H, Owner at The Rockford Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Thank you Mark_Christa for your kind words, we hope you do come back soon, it's always a pleasure to see returning guests

Reviewed 22 April 2017

Idyllic remote setting,friendly atmosphere,good varied menu,plentiful portions.Would highly recommend a visit.

Thank AllenKidderminster
Mark H, Owner at The Rockford Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Thank you Allenkidderminster for your kind words

Reviewed 20 April 2017

We made several stops for drinks at the Rockford and those visits were always pleasant and well served by the staff. However, dinner at the Rockford was a different story. We ordered a mozzarella and tomato salad to start which cost just shy of £6...More

Thank Paulride
Mark H, Owner at The Rockford Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Oh dear, we clearly let you down that day, our most humblest apologies. Please make yourself known to us when you next return so we may have the opportunity to apologise

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Response from Lin H | Reviewed this property |
yes dogs are welcome - I think that there may be a small area which is not dog friendly but certainly the majority is. we have an elkhound and have always been made very welcome and food is very good
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rockford, Brendon, Exmoor National Park EX35 6PT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Exmoor National Park  >  Brendon
  • Phone Number: +44 1598 741214
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