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The Rockford Inn

Rockford, Brendon, Exmoor National Park EX35 6PT, England
+44 1598 741214
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (6 reviews)
“steak” (8 reviews)
“pie” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Rockford, Brendon, Exmoor National Park EX35 6PT, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely meal on a wild wet and windy evening in November! The Inn is very quaint, full of Toby jugs and old farming implements. My husband had the Game pie and I had the winter Vegetable pie, both of which were delicious....More

Thank Jan M
Reviewed 30 October 2017

staff were lovely food was good breakfast great everything nice and clean .only thing me and my partner would have liked was if there had been a cosy bit to sit after meal in eveing to have a few more drinks but it was stay...More

Thank beverleyann616
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

It’s quite good to get away from the ubiquitous gastro pub serving expensive pub meals on roof slates and unwashed chopping boards and I doubt this pub has changed much for many years. It was okay but the refusal to take any bookings later than...More

Thank Regular N
Mark H, Owner at The Rockford Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Dear Regular N, I'm sorry we couldn't accommodate you after 7pm as all the tables had already been booked that night. I'm pleased that you found somewhere else to eat nearby, visitors are spoiled for choice in the area. No doubt you were piqued that...More

Reviewed 1 October 2017

Nice pub, very friendly, only downside is you cannot decide to eat on spec, you have to book well in advance.

Thank nickboulton561
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Just had a wonderful two night stay at the rockford inn to celebrate our wedding anniversary.This place is in such a idealic situation by the lyn river.Our room was spotless and comfortable and the staff were friendly and nothing was too much for them .Sarah...More

Thank natashawinters6
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

I just remembered this pub when I was talking to my Dad and remembered that I meant to review it. We popped in here during a day of walking around north Devon and I loved it! I love coffee so I was so happy to...More

Thank Rosie W
Sarah_Ward76, Manager at The Rockford Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Hi Rosie, thank you for taking the time to review us. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. The coffee we use is Miles which is locally ground in Porlock and your quite right is delicious. Hope to see you again next time...More

Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

We were staying opposite the pub and so booked in for dinner for a couple of nights during our week stay. It is best to book in summer months as the kitchen isn't open for a long period of time and so tables do get...More

1  Thank Sarah H
Sarah_Ward76, Manager at The Rockford Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thank you Sarah H for taking the time to write this review. We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your visits to us and how you also enjoyed the food. It was a pleasure looking after you all and we hope to...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We popped in here for a pint or two during a walk. Nice looking pub set in a nice location just off the river. However we only stayed for one otherwise we would have to have got a bank loan out. 2 pints of thatchers,...More

1  Thank DanielC1993
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

We had an excellent mid-week evening meal and drunk in the pub several other times during a week's stay in the village. Both of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals - well cooked fresh and very tasty. Everyone we met was very welcoming and they serve...More

Thank Alan B
Sarah_Ward76, Manager at The Rockford Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thank you Alan B for your review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your meals with us and we hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 27 May 2017

A great little Inn for exploring Exmoor and the Doone Valley. Comfortable, good staff with attention to detail and an excellent breakfast.The evening food menu is not extensive but well cooked and reasonably priced. Ideally situated for hill or coastal walking .With a warm friendly...More

Thank David H
Sarah_Ward76, Manager at The Rockford Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

Thank you David H for your review. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you can return soon. Don't forget to book with us direct to guarantee the best rates available online Kind regards Sarah

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20 May 2017|
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Response from Lin H | Reviewed this property |
yes dogs are welcome - I think that there may be a small area which is not dog friendly but certainly the majority is. we have an elkhound and have always been made very welcome and food is very good
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rockford, Brendon, Exmoor National Park EX35 6PT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Exmoor National Park  >  Brendon
  • Phone Number: +44 1598 741214
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