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The Rockford Inn

Lynton & Lynmouth, Brendon, Exmoor National Park EX35 6PT England
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Traditional 17th-century country inn set in the picturesque Brendon Valley deep in the heart of Exmoor National Park in Devon. Popular with farmers and ramblers alike, this riverside pub overlooks waterfalls and wooded gorges in a remote and isolated spot. We provide simple accommodation, good food, real ales served direct from the cask, log fires and permits to fish for salmon & trout in the East Lyn River.
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T-bird138 wrote a review Dec 2020
Redhill, United Kingdom1 contribution
Loved, loved, loved staying at this Inn. Did the very best and most scenic walk ever, steps away from the cosy Rockford Inn. Mark and Clare were delightful hosts who made us feel completely welcome and looked after. It’s hard to believe that they have only been landlords for the last six weeks or so as it feels like they have been part of the rich history of this quintessential 17th century pub for much longer. So much to see and do in the surrounding areas so we will be back in Spring time to see how it has all changed. Dunster, Porlock, Lynton and Lynmouth are a few places to visit and a must see would be the coastal path around the Valley of Rocks. Lovely stay that we will never forget.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Peter G wrote a review Oct 2020
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Disappointing overall, and requires investment. Prices unjustified and very poor food standard. Staff did what they could but limited , venue doesn’t encourage guests to remain on premises and this confirmed with empty evening numbers. Unfortunately I would not return here.
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Date of stay: October 2020
margaret w wrote a review Oct 2020
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We had walked by this place many times and thought it looked a good old fashioned,cosy ,welcoming pub.HOW WRONG WE WERE !!! When we arrived the doors were locked with a note on the door saying they had closed due to unforseen circumstances.Where did that leave us ?Came back later to be told we were lucky as they were just closing for the afternoon but we were given a key to our room and given all the instructions regarding covid. We were told we could come to our table early if we wanted a drink before our evening meal which we did ,our table was right opposit the entrance door which was open so it was freezing cold because the fire had only just been lit and was smoking. The red wine was in short supply only five bottles left to choose from. Breakfast the following morning was the same cold atmosphere no welcolme from the person serving it and again no heating. After going for a long walk in the rain we came back thinking we would warm ourselves up with a bowl of soup by the fire wrong again !! No heating whatsoever and the soup was just like watery stock with a small piece of potato and leek in with a drizzle of oil on the top which seemed very strange. Oh well we thought at least we would be warmer in the evening NO HEATING in the room where our table was this time. If it hadn't been for some friendly guests our stay would have been a complete disaster. We love this part of devon but we will stay elsewhere in future.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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GloriaLestaFan wrote a review Oct 2020
Leicestershire, United Kingdom19 contributions23 helpful votes
Our family did a long walk to Rockford & were looking forward to a quick refreshing drink before heading back towards Watersmeet. Arrived just before they closed at 3pm to be told they wouldn’t serve us for last orders & were sorry but closing now. Totally understand people wanting to finish shifts, but that sort of stance & attitude doesn’t create any goodwill for any customers or leave a good impression for tourists visiting the village & local area.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Bill wrote a review Oct 2020
Kendal, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
We stayed here for four nights in early October 2020 and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. First impressions matter. Being greeted by Simon, the Assistant Manager and all-round wonderful person, was good. In short order he made sure that we were aware of the requirements under current health restrictions, were booked in for dinner, etc. Our room (2) overlooked the front of the building and the, at the time, very loud river (which calmed down within a few hours). The room was of a good size for two people and was spotlessly clean, as was the en suite shower room. The room was warm enough for us without turning the central heating radiator on, but never too hot. There was plenty of wardrobe and drawer space. We found that luggage slid neatly under the bed, which was itself comfortable. Food at the Rockford Inn was excellent, and very good value. The breakfast menu was pretty extensive, considering the impact of the restrictions on commercial kitchens. Dinner was never less than excellent. There was a good choice of dishes and usually some specials, which you might have to enquire about. Portions were good, without being out-facing. The only thing that stood out as over priced was the steak. Everything else was more than reasonably priced. The standard of cooking was outstanding. I had a whole brill, baked in salt, with capers and lemon which blew me away. But, overall, it is the people who make a place. On that basis, the Rockford scores 100%. Simon was friendly, attentive, a great conversationalist, highly professional and an enormous asset to the inn. Gail, who covered when he was away was another professional and efficient person whom the hotel is fortunate to have on its staff. Overall, we simply cannot recommend the Rockford Inn highly enough.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Rockford Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Rockford Inn?
Nearby attractions include Lynton Cinema (4.1 km), Watersmeet Trail (3.7 km), and Valley of the Rocks (5.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Rockford Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Rockford Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The Rockford Inn?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Rockford Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lynmouth Bay Cafe, Charlie Friday's, and The Oak Room.
Are there any historical sites close to The Rockford Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St John the Baptist Church (3.6 km).
Does The Rockford Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.