This popular inn and restaurant is in the centre of Wheddon Cross, the highest village on Exmoor, and a perfect base from which to explore this beautiful National Park.
This popular Inn and restaurant is in the centre of Wheddon Cross, the highest village on Exmoor, and a perfect base from which to explore this beautiful National Park. The Inn was originally a staging post for travellers on their way between Dunster and Dulverton, and you will still find a warm welcome, good food and extremely comfortable accommodation awaiting you there today, almost 200 years later. Whether you are looking for a relaxing break in beautiful surroundings, or a more active holiday, the Rest and Be Thankful Inn and Exmoor are sure to meet your every need.
Wheddon Cross, as its name suggests, sits on a crossroads near the centre of Exmoor. From here you have easy access to all parts of the National Park. The medieval village of Dunster is 6 miles away, with the seaside town of Minehead a further 3 miles.
The pretty villages of Selworthy and Bossington in the National Trust owned Holnicote Estate are worth a visit, as are Winsford and Exford. If you are looking for a walking, cycling, or fly-fishing break, we will do everything we can to provide you with the perfect holiday. There is a secure store at the Inn, where cycles and other equipment can be kept, and we also have a drying room for wet clothes and boots.
Horse riding and hunting can be arranged with prior notice.
Get an Ordnance Survey map covering the Minehead area.
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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Holnicote Estate - 4.8 miles (Countryside)
Gallox Bridge - 4.9 miles (Historic Building)
Selworthy, All Saints Church - 5 miles (Historic Church)
Dunster Working Watermill - 5 miles (Historic Building)
Dunster Yarn Market - 5.1 miles (Historic Building)
Dunster Butter Cross - 5.1 miles (Historic Building)
Dunster Castle - 5.1 miles (Castle)
Withypool, St Andrew's Church - 5.2 miles (Historic Church)
Bury Castle - 5.2 miles (Prehistoric Site)
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