Ralegh's Cross Inn
12 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Thank you Raleghs Cross
"Don't normally do reviews but I feel this hotel and its really friendly, helpful team deserve almost an over-the-top, appreciative review. We couldnât have had a nicer time. And for such good value. The curious thing after three days celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary is I really have no idea how this hotel does what it does. It has to be the best value hotel and one of the friendliest, if not the friendliest, we have ever stayed with. My wife had never been to exmoor and we saved the exeperience for our 30th Wedding Anniversary, coming for three nights to raleghs cross Inn on recommendation. The anniversary dinner was exceptional, as were the prices, service and helpful friendly disposition of all the staff we came in contact with. Breakfasts were far too good, and dinners, in with the three night package were superb value. I agree with the reviewer about bringing loose clothing â the portions are generous â be warned! The room wasn't 5 star, but was perfectly clean with a really very comfortable bed indeed. A terrific location in a beautiful area and lots of patient help as to where to go locally. So well done raleghs cross team, we'd love to think we will be back."
- Travel date: Mon 13th of July 2009
Great value for money including sustainability
"It was great to find the Inn is building its own strawbale house for its staff, and has solar panels on the roof for hot water. This wasn't advertised on the website but it would certainly be a reason for me to go back. The staff also said the water was from a bore hole and it definitely tasted great without chlorine. It's in a great spot for exploring Exmoor, we were there on business though we did have time to see a bit of the area too and found it very good value for money. Having WiFi is useful. The staff were friendly and helpful. The carvery looked great but since we don't eat meat we couldn't comment on that but they did have tasty vegetarian options. It was also good to be able to take the dog as finding a venue with this facility can be hard. The room was fine, could have been a little bigger but ok, very clean and well presented. The best thing about it was it had a friendly atmosphere, and we'd definitely go back again."
- Travel date: Thu 9th of July 2009
"I stayed for one night on a Saturday to get away for the weekend to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. The atmosphere was very relaxing, the food was excellent value and the staff very friendly and accommodating."
- Travel date: Thu 9th of July 2009
"we stayed here last year and the room which they describe as wheelchair friendly only just allowed us to get into with my son who is in an electric wheelchair and we had an enjoyable stay. On our return this year we were given a room which made it impossible for the wheelchair to be driven into the room and my partner who is 62 had to physically turn the chair with my son in it who weighs 16 stone.
I also felt the standard of food,; service and accommodation had dropped drastically since last year"
- Travel date: Tue 7th of July 2009
A lovely time.
"Overall service, staff and food were excellent. The only thing I would suggest is to have grab rails and shower curtains in bathrooms. Found it difficult to have a 'one handed' shower and with no rails to hold it could pose problems for the older age group, of which there were quite a few when I stayed."
- Travel date: Mon 15th of June 2009
A very special offer
"Wanting a short spring break to renew a long term acquantance with Exmoor and take photographs, I took advantage of a Bed, Breakfast & Dinner offer which looked almost too good to be true. Arriving for a 3 night stay I was given a personaly addressed guide to the facilities, found a pleasant room with en suite facilities and a very comfortable bed.
The restaurant was popular, food was ordered at the bar, service was friendly and adequate. Food generally was freshly cooked and good without being pretentious. Breakfast was 'full English' buffet style and excellent.
Located on a route through the middle of the Exmoor National Park the Inn is ideally positioned as a base from which all corners of the Park could be reached within an hour or so by car.
This is not a place to be left without transport and not a Hotel with lounges and public rooms in which to spend hours, but as a base from which to enjoy Exmoor and refuel at the end of the day I thoroughly recommend it."
- Travel date: Sun 31st of May 2009
Big Portions and Great Value
"We went to stay here for three nights on their 342 deal and found it to be excellent value for money. This half-board option gives you Â£15 towards your dinner perperson each night which would have been adequate to pay for a very nice meal but you can opt for more expensive food (eg the delicious venison steak) and you just pay the extra. The food is generally good to excellent, the portions are generous, the wine list is reasonably priced and the service is pleasant and friendly. The breakfasts are as generous and tasty as the suppers.
We were there to walk and visit sights and it is well situated for that. The rooms (we were in the annex) are not super luxurious but as we were there with friends we were mostly in the dining room or the bar.
Our only niggle was that we felt the wi-fi ought to have been free, or at least available for a modest fee.
Overall a great place and one we will probably go back to."
- Travel date: Fri 22nd of May 2009
Warm,welcoming, great value for money
"Fifth trip to this delightful and friendly hotel which at Â£33 per person per night for a 3 night stay offers exceptional value for money. Even the recent tariff increase would not change my view on this.
Having a dog we have always used rooms in the annexe and found them to be clean, confortable, and well stocked with tea,coffee, hairdryer etc.
Other reviews have mentioned lack of comfortable chairs in the room from which to watch TV and this is fair comment. Two comfortable chairs in each room would definitely be appreciated and no doubt digital TV will appear in the near future to overcome any reception difficulties.
In summary, friendly helpful staff, great location and excellent value for money. One word of warning.... Take plenty of loose fitting clothes. The excellent food comes in portions to satisfy even the largest appetite!"
- Travel date: Sun 17th of May 2009
Get What You Pay For!..
"We stayed at Ralegh Cross Inn taking advantage of their 3 night special. Basically you get what you pay for - overall we would return, however we did feel that the owners could make a few small changes just to make other customers stay that little better.
Hotel - Exterior looked nothing like it's website, although it was January the outside was in dire need of a good sweep up, lick of paint and some window boxes with panises in!..
Room - We took our dog so stayed in a family room of good size in 'The Annexe'. Although the room had 3 radiators it was still a little cold and there was condensation problem with the non PCV windows. The only shower facility was attached to the taps with no shower curtain so we had to rely on baths every day!.. The bath took an age to fill!.. The room was clean and plenty of cupboard space, but unfortunately no plug sockets near a mirror for ladies to dry their hair. There was a TV but the signal was terrible - they should consider getting this sorted!.
Bar/Food - Evening food was excellent! - fantastic service from all the staff, the carvery was particularly good with generous sized portions. The breakfast could do with a healthy option as everything was fried!.. and the breakfast was not served after 9am - this could do with being slightly later perhaps 10am.
Location - Perfect! - lots to see & do Minehead, Dunster, Tarr Steps etc... lots of dog walks, nice pubs with open fires!..
The Ralegh Cross offer this deal which works well for those who want to escape for a weekend - overall our stay was enjoyable, but with a few small changes it would have been really memorable!..."
- Travel date: Wed 28th of January 2009
Very Good Value For Money
"We booked a special offer 3 day break at a cost of Â£33 per person per night for Dinner, Bed & Breakfast. The B & B iself worked out at Â£18 as an allowance of Â£15 per person was given each night towards the cost of Dinner which was quite enough as we only ended up paying an extra Â£7 over the three nights. The staff were friendly and very willing to help and you could change your meal requirements if possable. The rooms were very clean and the central heating radiator and towel rail were on all day, something you do not normally find. One slight drawback was that the bedroom has no chairs so we had to sit up in bed to watch the TV. Also we could not understand why, for a quality hotel, they had a hand held shower and no shower curtain which makes life difficult for people who have a problem getting in and out of a bath. We expected to find some shortcomings in the service etc. due to the low cost of the stay but it was a pleasant suprise to find this was not the case."
- Travel date: Sun 17th of December 2006
Lovely three day break
"We first found this lovely pub two years ago when we were staying nearby. We liked it so much that we spent most of our stay in and around the Raleghs Cross.
We booked in for a three day break just before the bank holiday weekend.
We have two Labradors and were accommodated in a lovely room in a chalet complex beside the pub. It was brilliant, the staff are friendly and helpful, and the food is gorgeous. Not fussy, just very well cooked good pub food with lots of alternatives. We enjoyed the most delicious chicken and mushroom fettuccine ever one lunchtime.
We are now looking forward to our next stay at the Ralegh Cross.
We would thoroughly recommend this delightful inn, and the setting within the Exmoor National park is stunning.
Jan and Tony and Winston and Daisy
- Travel date: Wed 4th of May 2016
A nice place to stay.
"Very good value for money, good food ,nice room and friendly staff. A bit out of the way but the friendly attitude of the staff gives it a relaxed atmosphere and a perfect place for the mature traveler that wants to get out and about using the hotel as a base."
- Travel date: Mon 19th of May 2014