A traditional, yet stylish, country Inn, centrally positioned in the heart of Timberscombe, a pretty Somerset village which is nestled on the edge of what is thought to be earth’s oldest feature – Exmoor National Park.

6 minutes south-west of Dunster, 45 minutes from Taunton, 1 hour from Exeter – an ancient city dating back to the Roman era.

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The Lion Inn is set in the heart of Timberscombe.  It is the ideal stopping- off point for a thirst-quenching drink or a hearty meal, after walking, cycling, or simply enjoying a drive in the stunning Exmoor countryside

A place for succour, good cheer and merry cliché, where damp socks are dried before glowing hearths, pints are forever foaming on summer evenings whiled away in the soft crepuscular gloom. 

its as much about fish & chips as it is fine dining

Wine and Dine 

This traditional country inn, think antlers, natural flooring, and wingback chairs, is a no-nonsense pub with no-nonsense old-fashioned beer, world-class wine, and classic cocktails.

A combination that draws foodies from far and wide, & our specials boards changes as frequently as the landscape.

Meat & Game from local farms,  Fish & Seafood from local suppliers, and fresh produce from PP’s garden allotment.

The main bar has a large log burner for, the cooler months. The perfect place for you and your four-legged friends.  The restaurants are divided over 3 rooms, which are individually decorated, with stripped wooden tables and fresh flowers.

Gift Vouchers

Special Occasion, Cant decide what to give, want to share that you care, looking for a last minute gift, want to create something bespoke?  Don’t worry we’ve got something up our sleeve …our vouchers make the perfect gift.

Simply select the amount you would like to spend and we will do the rest.

The Vouchers are valid for 1 year & can be emailed, hand written, or left blank for you to personalise.

Stay & Unwind

Not sure where to stay?

Fear not, there are plenty of unique places on Exmoor! From self-catering holiday cottages (some with heated indoor pools). To Luxury B&B’s, Small Boutique Hotels, Wild Camping (with the permission of the landowner), Impressive listed Manor house, Log Cabins with outdoor bathtubs, Modern Townhouse’s or Glamping in safari tents under a canopy of stars. 

Phew, the decision is, which one will you choose? Well, you have to stay somewhere whilst our rooms are being transformed.



Our Opening Times

17:00 – 22:30

12:00 – 22:30

12:00 – 23:00

12:00 – 22:30