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Top Choice Bistro in Dulverton

Woods

With its deer antlers, hunting prints and big wood-burning stove, multi-award-winning Woods is Exmoor to its core. No surprise then to find menus full of full-bodied flavours: expect confit leg of guinea fowl, slow-…
Top Choice Landmark in Dulverton

Tarr Steps

Exmoor's most famous landmark is an ancient stone clapper bridge shaded by gnarled old trees. Its huge slabs are propped up on stone columns embedded in the River Barle. Local folklore aside (which declares it was u…
Wildlife Reserve in Dulverton

Exmoor Pony Centre

You’ll see them cantering across the open moor, but this is a great way to get up close to Exmoor’s stubby ponies. Originally bred as beasts of burden, they’re famously hardy despite their diminutive size. A prebook…
Cafe in Dulverton

Mortimers

Chunky wooden tables and exposed brick defy traditional tearoom expectations; the menu is surprising, too. Expect homemade 'moo burgers' (beef sandwiched between brioche buns) and unusual rarebits – options for chee…
Bakery in Dulverton

Exclusive Cake Co

Real rarities stack the shelves here: bread made with Exmoor ale, cheese and wholegrain-mustard; Somerset cider cake; venison and port pie. Note the typically Exmoor warning: 'Game pies may contain lead shot'.
Cafe in Dulverton

Tantivy

A gift shop, a deli and a tearoom where you can buy a hiking map, peruse the preserves then sip an espresso on the tiny patio.