The food here regularly notches up awards; shore views and an assured, country-house ambience add to the appeal. Ingredients from moor and shore pack the menu, making a window table an atmospheric spot to tuck into crab risotto, nutty butter-doused skate or chargrilled rib-eye steak.

Bedrooms (doubles £88 to £138) are a pleasing blend of sedate velvet and bright cushions; four have captivating Porlock Weir views