The Rest and Be Thankful Inn, Wheddon Cross

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 bed and breakfast for a relaxing break in beautiful surroundings on Exmoor, or a more active holiday, the Rest and Be Thankful Inn and Exmoor are sure to meet your every need.

The fantastic Exmoor National Park is home to Snow Drop Valley. Tours and walks to Snow Drop Valley can be accessed from the bus leaving right from our door. The B&B also has enviable access to the West Somerset Railway less than 10 miles away.

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.

Our restaurant has firmly established itself as the place to eat when visiting the moor, or to pop in for a light snack when out for a ramble. We take pride in our traditional home-cooked pub meals in the heart of Exmoor, using local produce in and around Wheddon Cross Exmoor whenever possible. Great care and attention is taken in the cooking and presentation of each dish. Vegetarian dishes are always available, and any special dietary requests can be accommodated with prior notice.

In addition to the restaurant we have an adjoining room seating up to 16 people, which can be used for private parties in Wheddon Cross, Exmoor. Booking is advisable.

The bar area has a traditional country pub atmosphere, with log fires in winter. There is also a skittle alley and a pool table. The bar’s normal opening times are (11am – 3pm, and 5pm – 10.30/12 midnight) and 10am for morning coffee. We serve food in the bar and restaurant from 12 noon until 2pm, and from 5pm until 8.30pm.

Exmoor Food Fest offer:
2 courses: £20.00
3 courses: £25.00
Mon – Sat evenings only 5 – 8.30pm  


Celery, apple & stilton soup served with a warm roll (v,gf)

Baked goats cheese salad with pears and walnuts (v)

Pate of the day, apple & cider chutney, salad & toast

Crispy battered prawns served with salad and lemon mayonnaise


Lamb rump with a rosemary and port sauce, dauphinoise potatoes and roasted root vegetables

Baked cod fillet with lemon and dill crust, crushed new potatoes and buttered samphire

Red wine braised venison, with roasted potatoes and vegetables

Beetroot wellington, creamy mashed potato, vegetables and a red wine gravy (v)


Warm apple pie with custard or cream

Strawberry and white chocolate cheesecake with ice-cream

Lemon curd mousse with a blueberry compote (GF)

Selection of ice-cream 3 scoops (vg choc or vanilla)

Please inform us of any allergies you may have and we can tailor the dish accordingly.

V= Vegetarian GF = Gluten free

The Rest and Be Thankful Inn
Wheddon Cross
TA24 7DR
Tel: 01643 841 222

Explore Snowdrop Valley from The Rest and Be Thankful.
Photo by Leanna Coles
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