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Welcome to The Lion Hotel

In an Unspoilt Corner of England :


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Lion Hotel





The Lion Hotel was built in 1822 in the heart of Dulverton, which is the headquarters of the Exmoor National Park. The Hotel offers customers a warm and friendly welcome where you can relax and unwind. You will find the service friendly and the hospitality second to none.

The Lion has a Lounge Bar providing a relaxing informal area to enjoy some local ales and ciders and a non-smoking dining room. Lunches and Suppers can be served in the Dining Room or the Lounge Bar where we can offer a variety of homemade pies, home cooked hams, plates and local specialities at affordable prices. We take pride in sourcing our produce locally, it’s fresh and in season - offering you a true taste of Exmoor - from Exmoor lamb, venison and game to fruits and vegetables.

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Dulverton is the ideal base to explore unspoilt Exmoor and the surrounding countryside. Nestling in a natural bowl in the landscape, it is surrounded by deciduous woodland and small Devonshire fields.

There are several activities which anyone can pursue: Fishing, Riding, Shooting, Clay Shooting, Walking, Exmoor Safaris, Squash and Golf can all be arranged locally.

Local attractions within striking distance are:

Cleeve Abbey, West Somerset Steam Railway, Dunster Castle, Combe Sydenham Country Park, Dartington Crystal, Sheppy’s Cider Farm, Wimbleball Lake to name but a few.

Comfortable Rooms

You will enjoy beautiful scenery, heather-clad moors and quiet leafy lanes plus Exmoor's free-roaming herds of Red Deer and Exmoor Ponies.

All of our 12 bedrooms have en-suite, TV, Direct Dial Telephones and Hospitality Tray. Opt for our four poster bed for that touch of extravagance.

The Lion Hotel is family owned and operated.



Dulverton has a wealth of activities throughout the year... Dulverton Carnival, Secret Gardens, Dulverton by Starlight (7th December 2014) for a great day out and a spot of late night christmas shopping.


Morris Dancers

Morris Dancers at the Whitsun end of May Bank Holiday

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Dulverton by Starlight

Boxing Day Hunt Meet

Boxing Day Hunt Meet


One of the many fun events held in the Lion Hotel



Get in touch:


Tel: +44 (0) 13 9832 4437

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Sunday to Thursday - no check in between 3.30 and 6.00pm except by prior arrangement.


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Lion Hotel 1822

The Lion Hotel was built in 1822 - this picture was taken in 1896.

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