One of the Favourite Bed and Breakfast Hotels in Devon on Exmoor
A traditional but secluded Exmoor Country Inn Hotel offering a serene and blissfully peaceful Stay in North Devon.
Bed and Breakfast, Home Cooked Food from the Restaurant, Real Ales from the Cask, Log Fires and Ensuite Accommodation.
A warm welcome from Cathryn and Sarah is guaranteed at one the favourite small hotels in Devon
Places to see
The countryside around Rockford B&B is some of the most breathtaking in the UK. If you are looking for accommodation In Devon we are sandwiched between the bleak windswept moors of Exmoor National Park and the rugged coastline of North Devon.
The Rockford Inn lies at the bottom of a scenic valley ....
... hidden from the outside world
by oak trees in a secluded hamlet ..
... deep in a wooded gorge. Its a beautiful place to stay.
Discover the secrets of Exmoor where Lorna Doone lived.
Just 4 miles up river from Lynton and Lynmouth, The Rockford Inn is a Bed and Breakfast
Hotel lying in the remote Brendon Valley and is a great place to stay for those wishing to
explore the vast open expanses of Exmoor National Park in North Devon.
Perhaps one of England's finest rural Inns, set in a small hamlet deep in the heart of
picturesque Exmoor National Park.
The 17th Century pub and hotel overlooks the dramatic East Lyn River as it carves its way through the wild Devon moors down to the sea at Lynmouth, 4 miles away.
The Rockford Inn Hotel provides comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation
surrounded by some of the UK's most beautiful landscapes.
Traditional Exmoor Pub Accommodation
The Rockford was recently reviewed in a leading UK newspaper the Sunday Mirror as
one of four "Best British Pubs" providing accommodation
Its a traditional Exmoor Inn, a North Devon country pub near the border with Somerset
and popular with local farmers, ramblers and fishermen alike. We provide tasty home
cooked meals using seasonal foods, local brewed real ales open log fires. We also offer comfortable accommodation in which to stay, where we offer B&B, full or half board. We are
close to the seaside towns Lynton & Lynmouth, Porlock and Minehead.
One of the most informal small hotels in Devon, almost boutique.
We were also featured recently in a Daily Telegraph article
as the "best pub with rooms in all the land"
"There's nothing better than being outdoors in the countryside when the sun is shining,
which was how it was when I took a mini-break to Somerset and North Devon.
We stayed at The Rockford Inn, the best pub in all the land.
From here there's a beautiful walk along the rushing river, through the woods
to Watersmeet, where you can see a perfect waterfall as you enjoy a perfect scone
and a perfect cuppa. All in all, an exceptional memory of a trip in England."
Where to Stay in Devon
We have 6 Double En-suite rooms to choose from, some with shower some with bath/shower.
There is also a small single ensuite bedroom, ideal for the budget traveller.
Double Room 7 with shower
Double Room 1 with bath/shower
Small Single Room 3 with shower
Double Room 5 with bath/shower
Bath/Shower to Double Room 5
Small Double Room 4 with shower
Shower to Small Double Room 4
Double Room 2 with shower
Room Rates Vary Depending on Day/Season and Availabiity Double Rooms Vary Between £60 - £95
Luxury Double Room 1 - With Bath/Shower
Superior Double Room 2 - With Shower
Small Single Room 3 - With Shower
Small Double Room 4 - With Shower
Superior Double Room 5 - With Bath/Shower
Superior Double/Twin Room 6 - With Bath/Shower
(has limited views ) Superior Double Room 7 - With Shower
All prices include breakfast; Tea/Coffee & Toast, Fruit Juice,
Cereals, Full Cooked English, or Kippers or Haddock.
All rooms have TV and tea-making facilities.
Usually we only take bookings for 2 nights at weekends and during school holidays.
At Bank Holidays we only accept 3 nights stays. If enquiries for one night does not show
then we are either completely full or we are only accepting bookings for multiple nights. If in doubt please call the hotel.
On occassion we do allow single occupancy of all rooms, please phone for rates.
Fresh towels are provided every 2 days.
Normal checkout time is 10am.
Please note the pub and restaurant are closed on Mondays during Winter (although B&B service not affected)
Check-in times: Mondays: after 6pm , Tues - Sun: after 1pm
* We do not allow pets to stay in the accommodation *
Movie of Rockford & The East Lyn River
taken during summer rains.
The summer rain on Exmoor only enhances the sense of natural beauty.
You can walk for miles without meeting another soul. As hotels in Devon go this is about
as remote and as tranquil as you will find in Exmoor National Park.
Click on the red text link above to see the current river levels. Especially useful for fishermen who wish to check the local fishing conditions. The camera is mounted on our terrace overlooking the river
The wooden footbridge
at Rockford connects
the pub to The Samaritan's Way, a 30
... footpath which
joins Bristol to Lynton,
and runs along the length of Brendon
The East Lyn is one of the England's finest salmon & trout rivers Fishing permits are available from the bar.
The East Lyn after
heavy rainfall ...
... is not a river for fishing only.
and horse riding can be arranged from nearby stables
from nearby Porlock can be arranged.
Local ales- Clearwater,
St. Austells, Exmoor Ales & Cotleigh - are poured direct from the cask behind the bar.
Mick Cawston Murals
The upper bar has a couple of murals by world famous artist Mick Cawston. The scenes, which he painted in return for beer, are typical representations from Exmoor!
Dramatically sited on top of a wooded hill, a castle has existed here since at least Norman times, with an impressive medieval gatehouse and ruined tower giving a reminder of its turbulent history. Panoramic views over the surrounding countryside and moorland complete the experience.
Lynton - Lynmouth Funicular Cliff Railway
No family trip to the picturesque towns of Lynton and Lynmouth in North Devon would be complete without a ride on the famous funicular cliff lift.
The area situated in the centre of the "Exmoor National Park" and nicknamed "Englands Little
Switzerland" a "Day out in Devon" would not be complete without visiting one of the southwests top attractions.
It's the best and most exciting way to travel between these two historic towns and will be one of the highlights of the day - for Mums, Dads and all the family.
Enjoy stunning views of Exmoor and the North Devon Coastline as you glide up and down the
862 foot length of track; from Lynmouth nestling at the foot of the cliffs to Lynton perched 500 feet above.
England's Highest Cliffs
Exmoor has 55 kilometres of coastline, including the highest sea cliffs in England, which reach a height of 314 metres at Culbone Hill. However, the crest of this coastal ridge of hills is more than 1.6 km from the sea. If a cliff is defined as having a slope greater than 60 degrees, the highest sea cliff on mainland Britain is Great Hangman near Combe Martin at 318 metres high, with a cliff face of 250 metres. Its sister cliff is the 250 metres Little Hangman, which marks the edge of Exmoor
Dogs well behaved dogs are allowed in
the bar area
we have space for upto 15 cars.
You may also park for free along
the lane and up the hill, no more
than 50 yards away
Sarah or Cathryn Ward
The Rockford Inn
Brendon Near Lynton & Lynmouth
Devon EX35 6PT
Tel: +44 (0) 1598 741 214
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