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Wish you were here!

Wish you were here!

Well – time has really flown by now since the day that Boris set out his ‘Road Map to Recovery’ - here in Somerset at our two Exmoor hotels, we have mixed feelings. It is of course an optimistic thought and nice to hope that at last it seems we can see the ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ - but May is still such a long way off that the next couple of months of continued...

Back to Nature & Back to 'Normal'

Back to Nature & Back to 'Normal'

After Anne’s beautiful health and well-being blog comes my hard cold muddy and back to nature blog… It is hard to believe that a year has passed since we sold the Royal Castle and the Royal Seven Stars on the 11th February 2020. And hasn’t that year flown!! And how lucky are Anne and I. Our feeling of displacement at The Luttrell Arms and The Porlock Weir Hotel being closed is...

Happy New Year from Mrs Way & The Way Family

Happy New Year from Mrs Way & The Way Family

Wishing everyone reading this a Happy New Year! Don’t you think that this familiar seasonal greeting has suddenly taken on much more significance? I feel sure that most of us are looking forward to a Happier 2021 more than any year in memory - some will still remember the desperate war years of course but since then 2020 is a year that we will be more than happy to put behind us....

Hello, from Nigel

Hello, from Nigel

Firstly, may I thank you all for your continued support for us all at the Luttrell Arms and the Porlock Weir Hotel and for taking time to read this. I have been asking myself “What am I going to do with myself now that nearly all the leaves have blown off the trees  in the garden and I will soon have no leaves to sweep up …? “  The answer of course is ‘plenty&rsquo...

Back to a 'new normal'

Back to a 'new normal'

Recent months have been challenging and in many ways ‘life changing’ for everyone – especially us ‘Ways’! - Being forced to stop and re-evaluate lifestyle and priorities - a valuable lesson for some. I expect other people may identify with me in remembering times in our busy and complicated lives when we thought how good it would be to say ‘Stop the world, I want...

Life After Lockdown - What Happens Next?

Life After Lockdown - What Happens Next?

In truth no one is quite sure! But we do know that when we re-open it won't be the same as before, at least not for some time. We expect to have less than half of our rooms available and dining and drinking areas will have to be rearranged to follow social distancing guidelines.We as a family have been offering hospitality for more years than I care to remember...and hospitality is all about being...

What our guests say...

"Wonderfully Spoiling, Relaxing Break" - Penny V via Tripadvisor.co.uk

We have been coming to this hotel for many years and have seen it through many reincarnations. We are so happy that the current management has taken this much-loved treasure over and given it such a wonderful new lease of life. We stayed for 3 days with our dog. The staff were absolutely delightful and went out of their way to ensure that we were all safe in a way that was so unobtrusive that we almost...

"A Fantastic Find" - Lorraine via Booking.com

Stylish make-over, good staff, excellent food - breakfast was superb. We stumbled across the hotel by accident, a fantastic accident! Lovely little harbour with amazing views. The hotel was freshly made over, the staff could not have been more pleasant and helpful. Wood fired pizzas freshly made on the patio. Would highly recommend. ...

"Hotel Top Of It's Game" - Nocky-1975 - via Tripadvisor.co.uk

Just spent 3 nights here in these difficult times we now live in. Faultless is the word I would use to describe Porlock Weir Hotel from the time you book until the time you leave they can’t do enough to accommodate you. Under the leadership of Michell and Miquel the hotel is run impeccably from front of house to housekeeping nothing less than 10/10 and that’s before you get to dine where...

"Wonderful Two Nights Stay" - HolidaychicLondon via Tripadvisor.co.uk

We had room 4 looking out to the harbour. The room was spacious and attractively decorated. The breakfast were very nice, a very long wait the first morning though but not the second one - so all good. We had dinner there one evening which was delicious and great service and everything about the hotel is Covid friendly. The staff and guests all wear masks when moving around the hotel, there’...

"A Peaceful Relaxing Place to Chill Out" - Joanna via Booking.com

Stunning, peaceful setting alongside a quaint little harbour and pebble beach. The secluded hamlet down country lanes offered a couple of shops and a good pub next door. The small hotel did not disappoint! Undergoing extensive refurbishment, the overall ambiance was stylish but relaxed with a modern twist on traditional. The completed bedrooms were relaxing and comfortable and our bed provided a ...

"Dog Friendly Birthday Break" - Ardel R via Tripadvisor.co.uk

Lovely hotel with wonderful views over Porlock Weir, food was great and staff lovely, friendly and dog fans too. So a perfect break all round. We stayed in October and had a room with views out over the sea. We took our golden retriever with us and the place is very dog friendly with towels to clean their muddy feet if needed....

"Exceptional in Every Way!" - MJM48 via Tripadvisor.co.uk

From the moment we walked in we knew we had made the right choice - such a warm, friendly welcome. The hotel was beautifully decorated for Christmas and with the lovely open fires made us feel festive. Our room overlooking the harbour was absolutely lovely, spacious and spotlessly clean. The bed was very comfortable, shower excellent. We had dinner both nights of our stay, good quality ingredients...

"Just Like Home" - Justhadtosay via Tripadvisor.co.uk

Fabulous hotel which is hard to fault. As someone there said, you feel like the first person to use the room. Beautiful rooms and bathrooms and we had a view of the sea and bay which was just what we needed.We had a long walk one day which was such a tonic after working at home for so long. In our arrival back it was like getting home with a log fire, friendly welcome and home made cream tea.The staff...

"Lovely Staycation Find" - Rob A via Tripadvisor.co.uk

Just spent 3 nights here in these difficult times we now live in. Faultless is the word I would use to describe Porlock Weir Hotel from the time you book until the time you leave they can’t do enough to accommodate you. Under the leadership of Michell and Miquel the hotel is run impeccably from front of house to housekeeping nothing less than 10/10 and that’s before you get to dine where...
Our Awards and Suppliers

We are spoilt with an abundance of local suppliers and take great pride in hand selecting the best that the region has to offer. Here are just a few of our local suppliers and the awards we have won...

Our Locations...
The Royal Seven Stars Hotel

The Royal Seven Stars Hotel

Totnes is a vibrant centre for music, arts and natural health situated at the head of the River Dart estuary and in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

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