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Dunster Castle Hotel Restaurant

5 High Street, Dunster, Exmoor National Park TA24 6SF, England
+44 1643 823030
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
08:00 - 21:30All hours
CUISINES
British, Gastropub, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
LOCATION
5 High Street, Dunster, Exmoor National Park TA24 6SF, England
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1 - 10 of 92 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner here for 2 nights in our recent stay near Dunster and on both occasions the food was top notch. The scotch egg starter is so well done, and the main of duck breast was full of flavour. The staff made us (6 of...More

Thank emstararama
JohnBridgend, Owner at Dunster Castle Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi emstararama It was a pleasure to look after you all. Hopefully we'll see you again sometime. Kind regards. John & Lisa

Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic dishes ,ate there four nights.chicken dish with a mustard cream sauce,lovely tastey vegetables, beautifully cooked duck with sweet potato mash,slow roasted rib if beef,and rib eye steak with all the trimmingexceptional puds,very different to the usual

Thank carole j
JohnBridgend, Owner at Dunster Castle Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi carole j, We're glad you enjoyed so much. Four nights! Hopefully we'll see you again next time you're in the village. Kind regards. John & Lisa

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived in Dunster shortly before dinner and, being a Sunday the choice of restaurants was limited. We opted for the Dunster Castle Hotel having read previous reviews. We were not disappointed: we only wanted a light meal and opted tagliatelle which was tasty and...More

Thank Neptune021
JohnBridgend, Owner at Dunster Castle Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Neptune021, We're glad you chose to dine with us and that you enjoyed. Please try us again someday. Kind regards Johnand Lisa

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Breakfast was well served though we waited a tiny bit longer than we would have liked to. Toast was freshly baked bloomer which was tasty. There was no wow factor hence giving an average rate.More

Thank MsFeline
JohnBridgend, Owner at Dunster Castle Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi MsFeline, We've discussed your review and must admit it wasn't up to our usual standard in terms of timing. We've got a new breakfast chef that got a tied up with the deluge of customers that all came down at once. He's now better...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautifully decorated Hotel with an exceptionally warm welcome from all the staff. Nothing was too much trouble - everyone seemed delighted to help in any way possible. This was lead by the owners, John and Lisa, who made our stay very enjoyable. The room...More

Thank marybN7981XQ
JohnBridgend, Owner at Dunster Castle Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello marybN7981XQ, High praise indeed! Such nice words. We will pass them on to our hardworking staff. Kind regards John & Lisa

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here one night without a reservation. Our food was cooked fresh, well presented and adequate in portion size. The bill for the two of us came to around £50 for two courses with drinks. There is adequate choice on the menu to satisfy...More

Thank PaulHarvey
JohnBridgend, Owner at Dunster Castle Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

And we'd be delighted to look after you again, PaulHarvey. Kind regards. John & Lisa

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopping here for a nice lunch we were attracted by the reasonable prices and nice looking restaurant: the hotel is has a nicely decorated restaurant area. We were looking for something a little extra. What a gem. We were greeted by friendly and attentive staff....More

Thank DJG300
JohnBridgend, Owner at Dunster Castle Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

H DJG300, We're glad you stopped by and enjoyed our restaurant. Next time you're in dunster hopefully you'll be able to sample our evening menu. Kind regards. John & Lisa

Reviewed 18 August 2017

Great evening, friendly staff very accommodating considering we had not pre booked a table. Service was very good and the meal excellent.

Thank Riggie8
JohnBridgend, Owner at Dunster Castle Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Riggie8 We're glad to here you enjoyed your evening and llok forward to serving you sometime in the future if you're in the village again. Kind regards. John & Lisa

Reviewed 14 August 2017

Good choice of menu which didn't disappoint with quality or taste. Breakfast too was enough to set you up for the day

Thank Daniela C
JohnBridgend, Owner at Dunster Castle Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Hello Daniela C. We're glad you enjoyed. See you again some day. Kind regards. John

Reviewed 7 August 2017

A Sunday lunch-meal in a nice village. And all was as expected, nothing really special but fine. The atmosphere was as expected in an old English restaurant.

Thank Johan K
JohnBridgend, Owner at Dunster Castle Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Hi Johan K Thank you for your review. We're not happy with fine, we'd rather special! We're always looking to improve so please give us another try sometime soon. kind regards. john

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MaryLisa W
9 January 2017|
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Response from JohnBridgend | Property representative |
Hi Both. Yes, we are open. We've booked you in for 7pm and we'll put you by the window if you'd like. Would you just mind dropping us a telephone number, if you don't mind, so we can contact you in the event of unforeseen... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 24
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:30
Monday
08:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:30
Thursday
08:00 - 21:30
Friday
08:00 - 21:30
Saturday
08:00 - 21:30
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
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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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