5 Great Country Pubs to sample an Ale on an
Exmoor Day Out
The first port of call to sample the first ale of the day. This truly tradition country pub has what it takes to fulfil the visiting dry mouths in the area. The boot bar at the front is where you’ll find the locals hanging out, and if you’re lucky enough to be there on the first Friday of the month you’ll experience the ‘crazy hat’ theme the locals partake in (you’ll have to ask them why?!). Serving a fine selection of beverages on tap, the Hotel’s bar has a beautiful outside area that allows the most amazing panoramic views of the Exmoor countryside. Inside, the bar is decorated with furs and horns, rifles and swords. It doesn’t get more country than that!
This award winning 14 th Century Inn is fortunate enough to have itself set in the picturesque Village of Luxborough, and offers a tipple to make you never want to leave. There are two bars on hand. The main one of the two offering the warmth and full character of an inglenook fireplace, accompanied and complimented with traditional flagstone flooring and wood beams. Sure to have you purring like a kitten at the thought of spending an afternoon sampling the wets to your heart’s content. The back bar, finished with tile, cobblestone and slate flooring is a large room that is ideal to kick back in and soak up the atmosphere.
Charming to say the least, the Badgers Holt Inn provides you with another example of quintessential country pub quality. This old meeting point for ponies to be driven to market the Badgers Holt Inn holds a cheeky trump card for cricket fans. The pub sits across the road from what was named by Wisden as the prettiest ground in England. What a treat! A sun trap of a beer garden, a sweet location and a real Ales to be enjoyed-
Serving a delicious pint of Exmoor Ale, brewed in the nearby location of Wiveliscombe, The Royal is a genuine country pub with a barrel of character. And if the crackling and delightfully warm fire place and traditional flagstone flooring isn’t enough to complete the country pub feel, then the low ceiling and wood beams that are tastefully decorated in rustic memorabilia should tick all the character boxes. The quiet location allows for a relaxing beer too, providing it’s not too wet!
The Exmoor White Horse Inn, Exford has amongst the finest settings on Exmoor to add to its charm. Their Real Ale’s pretty good too! Although we must add that they do offer over 150 Malt Whiskies and that alone is a collection not to be scoffed at! Sitting next to the River Exe, you could easily be fooled into thinking you were in a paradise of character, allure and first-