The Rest and Be Thankful Inn

“In the heart of Exmoor - comfy rooms, a popular bar and warm welcome” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

WHEDDON CROSS, SOMERSET

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Our Inspector's view

The Rest and Be Thankful Inn is situated in the highest village on Exmoor, overlooking Dunkery Beacon. The comfortable bedrooms are extremely well equipped, with extras such as mini-bars, safe boxes and tea-and coffee-making facilities. The convivial bar, complete with crackling log fires, is a popular meeting point for locals and visitors alike. A range of wholesome dishes is offered in the bar, the restaurant or outside on the patio which enjoys lovely countryside views.

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4 Star Inn
The Rest and Be Thankful Inn
WHEDDON CROSS, Somerset, TA24 7DR
Phone : 01643 841222

Features

Rooms
  • Rooms 8
  • Family bedrooms: 1
Children
  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
Leisure
  • skittle alley
Facilities
  • Free TV
  • Direct Dial
  • Wifi
  • Open parking
Opening times
  • Open all year
Weddings
  • Maximum number of guests: f
Food
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Dinner Served

About the area

Discover Somerset

Somerset means ‘summer pastures’ – appropriate given that so much of this county remains rural and unspoiled. Ever popular areas to visit are the limestone and red sandstone Mendip Hills rising to over 1,000 feet, and by complete contrast, to the south and southwest, the flat landscape of the Somerset Levels. Descend to the Somerset Levels, an evocative lowland landscape that was the setting for the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685. In the depths of winter this is a desolate place and famously prone to extensive flooding. There is also a palpable sense of the distant past among these fields and scattered communities. It is claimed that Alfred the Great retreated here after his defeat by the Danes.

Away from the flat country are the Quantocks, once the haunt of poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth. The Quantocks are noted for their gentle slopes, heather-covered moorland expanses and red deer. From the summit, the Bristol Channel is visible where it meets the Severn Estuary. So much of this hilly landscape has a timeless quality about it and large areas have hardly changed since Coleridge and Wordsworth’s day.

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