Good Pub Guide

Good Pub Guide Food

Bar food times: 12 - 2, 6 (7 Sun) - 9.30

Excellent food using their own farm produce includes sandwiches, seared mackerel fillet with cucumber linguine, spring onion, chilli and lime, confit duck and foie gras terrine with red onion marmalade and pickled wild mushrooms, goats cheese, asparagus and wild garlic risotto with caramelised walnut salad, cod fillet with shrimps, herb salad and caper nut brown butter, lamb loin and slow-roast shoulder with artichoke purée, fondant potato and thyme sauce, rib-eye steak with slow-roast tomato, fries and bordelaise butter, and puddings such as glazed lemon tart with coconut sorbet and citrus confit and stem ginger pannacotta with poached rhubarb and apricot sorbet.

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Awards

Good pub guide approved
Good pub
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Wine Award
Wine Award
Food Award
Food Award

Information

Sandwiches
Sandwiches
Cask Ales
Cask Ales
Piped Music
Piped Music
Meals and Snacks
Meals and Snacks
Credit Cards
Credit Cards
Dogs allowed in: Dogs Anywhere
Dog allowed
in: Dogs Anywhere

Rating and Comments

3/5
278 votes cast
Would highly recommend this pub, great stuff great selection of alcohol. And lastly the food is out of this world. A diamond in summerset.
We had a lovely evening at this delightful pub/wine bar/restaurant! The choice of wines by the glass was wonderful, as was the owner's care in helping me select the right one for my taste. Food? Just glorious! The first plate of lamb was inedible but this was put right with minimal fuss and great attention and apology. Excellent stone bass (portion was rather small though) and sublime chocolate fondant. Go if you can!
The good ship Woods sails merrily on, with satisfied diners to the right and happy lunchtime drinkers nursing their pints to the left. The food here is consistently interesting and well cooked, hence its presence as a fixture of our winter Exmoor breaks. This year we enjoyed scallops cooked with garlic and herbs, confit duck so tender it fell off the bone and wild mushroom risotto with truffle oil (beautifully balanced - it's very easy to use too much oil and have it go farmyardy). Wines to die for and it's so lovely to have such a wide choice by the glass.
This place has maintained consistently high standards over the years we have been going there. The food is lovely but you are just as welcome if all you want is a pint and to read the paper (the bar was packed with farmers and dogs last time we were there). The wine list is outstanding and they know how to look after their beer. One of the best places to go on Exmoor.
We went to Dulverton two weeks ago for one week and we went every night to this beautiful and warm pub , the owner is a very good man , a nice person , and they have a lot of beers to choose , and beers from the zone ,and a lot of whiskeis and Rhums , and is not expensive, i thing if you go to exmoor one day you must visit this Pub .
Wonderful pub - very helpful and accommodating staff. Nice, bustling atmosphere. Tasty food, delivered promptly. Would happily go back.
This is a favourite place of mine on Exmoor and you will be just as welcome for a drink as a meal (and so will your dog). I'm a bit surprised by the criticism of the restaurant food as we've always eaten well off either menu. If pannacotta is on the dessert menu, don't miss it - I've never eaten better, even in Italy. If only more places were happy to do most any wines by the glass.....
Should you wish to dine in a very friendly pub and have great food stick to the bar menu. The restaurant food is genuinely a rip off, and i dont use that term lightly.

Yes it is very well cooked, yes it is very well presented, but £9.50 for 4 very small prawns and a dab of salad? Thats not value thats very very expensive.

£16.50 for 2 very small pieces of Sea Bream served with tinned toms and finely sliced peppers; again massively over priced.

The saving grace of the pub is the staff. They couldnt be any more attentive or helpful. The landlord is a gem when it comes to the out and out quality of his wine nad his expert wine knowledge.

In summary dont eat the restaurant food as it falls very short of the asking price, stick to the bar menu and enjoy one of the great bottles of wine on offer at the same time!!
My favourite place for both drinking and eating. Great beer, fantastic wine list and superb food. Bar menu is reasonably priced, restaurant is expensive but very good. Not great for vegatarians though. Very friendly staff and a nice mix of locals / visitors.

Richard

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