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5 High Street, Dunster, Exmoor National Park TA24 6SF, England
+44 1643 823030
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our friend booked the three of us a table at the Dunster Castle hotel restaurant. We had checked beforehand on their website that they would be happy to provide gluten free meals as my husband is a coeliac. We were shown to our table by Sam. He was extremely welcoming, helpful & efficient. Once he had settled us at our... More 

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Lake District, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Latest reviews under new management persuaded us to try this hotel's restaurant for dinner while staying in the village. We weren't expecting great things. However, we were pleasantly surprised. Staff were friendly and cheerful. The food was well presented and cooked. My dessert was a work of art. Had we stayed longer we would certainly have used the restaurant again.... More 

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

Hi trigpointbagger. If we were to summarise the most common response from our customers it would be that they were surprised. The reputation of the hotel and restaurant severely suffered from under investment the last few years, which was a shame because of the beautiful building and location at the foot of Dunster Castle itself. Lisa & I are here... More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were greeted by a friendly waitress who offered us a choice of tables to sit at. The menu was very comprehensive but we chose the Catch of the Day which was Seabass. It was delicious and served on a bed of crushed potatoes and a Chinese Vegetable with a Dill sauce. It was very tasty and filling and the... More 

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Thank Loucha2015
JohnBridgend, Owner at Dunster Castle Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Loucha2015, We're glad you enjoyed your experience at our hotel and restaurant. We've got a new menu starting this week but I'm pretty sure that the Sea Bass will be remaining, as it's consistenly our most ordered catch. We hope to see you again someday. Kind regards. John More 

Ashford, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the resturant at the Dunster Castle Hotel during our recent stay in the village. The food was amazing not only in taste and quality but also presentation. The new owners have certainly turned this place around! The staff were all very attentive and customer based. We visited not once but twice and it's certainly on our list for... More 

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

Hi Susan G. We're really glad you enjoyed our restaurant. Being somewhat of a foodie village here in Dunster it's great to hear that you came here twice! Your comments are very nice and Lisa and I will feed them back to our great staff. Kind regards. John & lisa More 

Kent, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at this hotel for three nights and ate in the restaurant one of the nights. The staff are friendly and professional. The room we stayed in was the grabbist. It was very clean and comfortable. It was on the front of the hotel overlooking the road but wasn't too noisy. Would definitely stay here again. The breakfast was great... More 

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

Thank you nmanzi2015. We're glad you enjoyed with us. I'll feed back your kind words to the staff and hope to see you again. Kind regards. John & Lisa More 

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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 4 weeks ago

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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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 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 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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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 16 April 2017 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 14 April 2017

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 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$13 - US$23
Cuisine
British, Gastropub, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?