The Exmoor House food philosophy

From a delicious breakfast through to a light supper, if you enjoy good food you've come to the right place. Our Exmoor House dinner, bed and breakfast breaks are great value and very popular. We tailor our daily menus to our guests, so please let us know about anything you don't eat (or any strong preferences/dislikes) when you book. As well as meals that showcase the excellent meat and fish available in Somerset and Devon, we do some great vegetarian food and can cater for many other dietary needs too.

At Exmoor House we love good, real food, and the meals we cook for our guests are the kind of thing we like to eat ourselves. In our daily-changing menu we combine good quality ingredients with expert cooking that's imaginative but not too way out. Probably the best way to describe what we do is 'traditional with a twist'... see some sample dinner menus here.

Wherever possible we use local, seasonal produce. This is part of our green ethos, but is also because we think it's very important to know what is in your food and where it has come from. In addition, we are keen to support other small local businesses like ourselves, whenever we can.

OK, nearly everyone claims these days that their food is ‘locally sourced’, and often this actually means ‘sourced at the local supermarket’, but we can give you specifics. For example, we buy most of our meat from John May in South Molton, who deal with carefully selected farms in Somerset and Devon and specialise in top quality produce. Eggs come from a neighbour's free range chickens; drycure bacon and good sausages from our butcher. We use Somerset-produced cheeses (including Exmoor Jersey Blue, Somerset brie and a lovely mature cheddar) and farmhouse butter; a friend who has a smallholding in Bridgetown provides us with goat's cheese. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate are from D J Miles of Porlock, whose blends are made to suit the water round here. Depending on when you visit, your dinner might include some of Rosi's home-grown herbs or salad leaves - you can't get much more local than that!

For more information about some of our suppliers, here's a blog post from a while back:

Some of the recipes we use are our own, some adapted from our collection of cookery books old and new. Frank is a trained chef and we make just about everything ourselves - all our bread is home-made, for example. Our jams and pickles always go down well (Frank's spicy tomato chutney has won 1st prize at our village fete). We even make home-cured ham and real corned beef, as well as home-smoked chicken (all delicious). Proper pies often feature on our dinner menus. The Exmoor House all-butter shortcrust is really rather good... Hungry yet? Do have a look at our other food pages.


Find some - er - feedback about our food on the reviews and media pages

Summer on Exmoor

July, August and September are the season of festivals and fairs, so if you're visiting Exmoor in the next couple of months, why not join in the festivities? Visit our events page for some ideas.

But if it's peace and tranquillity you're after, then Exmoor National Park has that in abundance, too.

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Exmoor House
Wheddon Cross
Exmoor National Park
Somerset TA24 7DU

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