About Us

The Culbone Stables and The Lillycombe Estate share the same ownership whilst operating as separate businesses.
Situated on the A39 northerly coast road between Porlock and Lynmouth, The Culbone is ideally positioned at the head of an outstanding scenic valley and the moor beyond. The owner has substantially upgraded the premises in the last 4 years, now offering 8 en-suite rooms in the main building and a further 2 double bedrooms in the newly extended ‘Lodge’ immediately opposite.

To book call 01643 863349 or email reservations@culbonestablesinn.co.uk

The Chef

General Manager and Head Chef – Merrick Webber was born and grew up locally in Porlock.

He began his training under Andrew Dixon of Andrew At The Weir before moving to the Cotswolds, gaining experience with 2 Michelin star Chef, Martin Burge at Whatley Manor.

Later, Merrick moved to Denmark’s West Coast to work at 2 Michelin starred Henne Kirkeby Kro under Head Chef, Paul Cunningham. Now back on Exmoor in his first managerial role, Merrick is excited to share his passion for creative food with our diners.

Lillycombe Estate

The Culbone Stables and The Lillycombe Estate share the same ownership whilst operating as separate businesses. Situated on the A39 northerly coast road between Porlock and Lynmouth, The Culbone is ideally positioned at the head of an outstanding scenic valley and the moor beyond.

The owner has substantially upgraded the premises in the last 4 years, now offering 8 en-suite rooms in the main building and a further 2 double bedrooms in the newly extended ‘Lodge’ immediately opposite. A major building project completed in early Summer 2021 provides for private dining parties with a panoramic view and outside eating area if weather permits.

During the game shooting season (1st September to 1st February) the new private dining facility will be used exclusively for the clients of Lillycombe Sporting Club. The Estate has several fabulous bridle paths, one of which commences close to the proximity to Robber’s Bridge (mentioned in Lorna Doone), terminating at The Culbone and is well worth the effort!

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SUMMER TIME HAS COME TO AN END🌞👨🏻‍🍳 From all of the staff at the Culbone, thank you all for the support and feedback you have given over the past 3 months, we will see you all very soon in the spring! 🐥🐝🐰🌷#endofsummer #shootseason #firstsummer #businesscouple #smashedit #placestoeatexmoor #theculbonestables #porlock #somerset ...

ENGLISH TRIFLE TO FINISH THE SUMMER PUDDINGS 🍓🌱
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BEAUTIFUL DAYS ON EXMOOR 🐴🌞🌳 getting very close to the end of summer, one more weekend left of tasting menus and Sunday roasts before the Shoot season starts! #views #vally #britishsummer #theculbonestable
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QUACK QUACK 🦆Duck Breast, torched plum, pistachios,homemade ricotta
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FLAVOUR TOWN ALERT!! 🚨 🚨 🚨. Basil Arancini, tomato and olive oil emulsion, summer garden. A dish from our 6 course tasting menu 🥰😎😍@mezwebber13 👨🏻‍🍳 #exmoor #visitexmoor #restaurantwithrooms #finedining #sundaylunches
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