Local Links

General information about Porlock and Exmoor:

Website maintained by Porlock Visitor Centre with places of interest, calendar of local events, etc.

General information about Exmoor National Park. A comprehensive guide to places to visit and things to do.

Our local butcher in Porlock High Street has been serving the community and visitors to the village for over 25 years. All produce is free-range and free from antibiotics and growth promoters, and tastes wonderful!

The Coleridge Way follows the footsteps of Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834). From its start in Nether Stowey, the 51 miles of the walk take you through some of the most enchanting countryside in Somerset, passing through Porlock and ending in Lynmouth.

The South West Coast Path is a 630-mile adventure around the coastline of England’s south west peninsula. It stretches between Minehead in Somerset and Poole Harbour in Dorset, via Land’s End, and is simply the best way to enjoy the incomparable scenery, the wildlife and the heritage of this wonderful coastline.

Activities and local places to visit:

Exmoor Adventures provides a range of outdoor activities including coasteering, kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, abseiling, canoeing, raft building, archery, hill walking, orienteering and team building activities across North Devon and Somerset.

Travel back in time on the steam trains that run between Minehead and Bishops Lydeard. A great day out for all ages.

Situated in the heart of Exmoor, the charity works to protect and promote the endangered rare-breed Exmoor pony. Visit the centre to see the ponies or book a riding activity at the centre or across the moors.

Visit the Exmoor Owl & Hawk Centre in Bossington to see birds of prey or experience flying them yourself. Horse riding activities are also available.

Dunster Castle is dramatically sited on a wooded hill overlooking the Bristol Channel to the north and the medieval village of Dunster to the west. Visit the impressive castle or meander through its attractive gardens.

Places to eat in Porlock:

Bramdowns Tea Room in Porlock High Street provides its customers with a warm nostalgic welcome. Enjoy a generous cream tea or a light meal, or just pop in for a cuppa.

Relax in The Whortleberry Tearoom in Porlock. Full cooked breakfasts, light lunches or afternoon tea available all year round.

One of the oldest inns on Exmoor, the Ship Inn in Porlock remains a popular place to enjoy good food and a wide selection of real ales and ciders. Or visit its sister pub, the Bottom Ship at Porlock Weir, which also offers great food and drink at its harbourside location.

Porlock artists:

A distinctive range of quintessentially English wildlife and domestic animal artworks by Porlock artist Andy Partridge. A selection of his cards and prints is on display in The Cottage.

Colourful contemporary oil paintings and giclee prints by Melody Hawtin. View her gallery in the High Street which also displays photographs of Exmoor by David Hawtin.

A small and friendly company based in Porlock Weir, they operate out of a tiny glass studio and a gallery which sells their glassware, Dichroic jewellery and a whole host of other curious items in glass and otherwise.