Our situation in a National Park means that our guests can enjoy some of the finest scenery and walks in the land; The High Moor around Dunkery, and the Deep valleys that were the setting for Lorna Doone, are just a couple spectacular sights in the local area.

The magnificent Dunster Castle, sited on the wooded hill high above Dunster, has overlooked the village since at Norman times. It has an impressive medieval gatehouse and a ruined tower as well as impressive interiors and subtropical gardens to enjoy.

The West Somerset Steam Railway is the longest preserved Steam Railway in the country. It passes through some amazing scenery and winds its way from Bishops Lydeard, near Taunton, to Minehead.

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Exmoor marks the start of the 630 mile South West Coast footpath. It is also home to a superb collection of fauna and flora. Exmoor is a stronghold for Red Deer, the Exmoor pony and it’s not unusual to see a Merlin or Peregrine falcon. During the winter months, nine hunts meet over Exmoor.

Why not ask us about Red Stag Safaris, pony trekking, coast steering and the abundance of other outdoor activities right on our door step!

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#lovedunster #lovesomerset - Set between the foothills of the glorious Exmoor National Park and the stunning Somerset coast, Dunster is one of the largest and most intact medieval villages in England, with so much to see and do locally from the magestic Dunster Castle to the West Somerset Steam Railway, there's something for everyone.

What our guests say...

Happy Hotel

I rarely feel compelled to give reviews, but this hotel is worth one. It occupies a charming old building of great character with a good garden. In keeping with its age, it has stairs but no lift. The bedrooms are clean, bright and with good modern accommodation. The dining room is very attractive, and the restaurant menu is excellent. The staff are competent, friendly and helpful. It is a happy hotel...
Mr Fletcher

Terrific hotel, great gardens

Loved this hotel. Lots of nooks and crannies. Nice welcoming bar, would be very nice in the winter if imagine, because there is a grand, big fire place. Garden is beautiful, great to relax in on a summer day. Highly recommend although a Little expensive, but worth it for a treat....

Quirky in the right sense

Lovely clean room and bathroom. Super public rooms and spaces with fires. Quirky in the right sense and not as a euphemism for inconvenient. Great location for walking and touring. Wonderful food both breakfasts and evening meals. We felt thoroughly pampered...
Sarah P

Amazing staff

My wife and I stayed two nights recently here with our young son to attend a wedding in the village...the hotel was very busy throughout the weekend due to the annual music festival, and yet all the hotel staff went out of their way to make us feel so welcome....

A perfect lunch

We stayed here earlier in the year and returned just for lunch today.We weren’t disappointed. My wife had the roast beef and I chose the seafood chowder. Though quite different both of these meals were delicious.A beautiful location, friendly service and great food! What more could you ask for?...

Helpful Staff

Great hotel and location. The food was very good particularly the breakfast. The staff were very helpful especially when we had to amend the booking. Dunster castle was within walking distance and along with the mill is worth a visit....

Pulled out all of the stops

My Partner and I had a really great stay with the dog. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. They really pulled out all of the stops to ensure a carefree stay with the dog. We found the whole set up and inclusive treatment for dog owners to extremely well done and a real home from home with all the old world charm of a historic building in a historic and idyllic country setting. We will definitely...
Andrew W

The hotel is a gem

My wife and I booked in for a birthday trip in November. Dunster is a charming small town / village destination with a great castle. We stayed for two nights with dinner on one night and afternoon tea on the second. The hotel is a gem, with lovely old bars and lounges plus a main bar very popular with the locals-four real ales and a selection of ciders and lagers. Staff were excellent. Dinner was ...
Peter T

Our favourite hotel

We had such a lovely time at this hotel. 2nd visit and we shall definitely return. Everything is just so. Hotel rooms, service, staff is just lovely and food delicious. We couldn't fault it at all. The main bar area just makes you feel like you want to spend the rest of your day sitting by the fireplace sipping on your drink and reading the paper. Our favourite hotel and we would highly recommend ...

The staff really go the extra mile

We’ve been staying here on and off for over 18 years and it just keeps getting better. Fantastic location for Exmoor, the west Somerset coast and Dunster. The staff really go the extra mile and are superb, the rooms are original and comfortable and the food is good. Lots of different public rooms to explore and relax in, two bars both with open log fires plus lots of character plus lovely gardens...
James F
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