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The Pack of Cards

4 Self rated

Pack of Cards, High Street, Combe Martin, EX340ET

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About the hotel

Hello and welcome to the Pack o' cards. Situated in the beautiful seaside village of Combe Martin, the Pack o' Cards Inn is a unique Grade 2* Listed Ancient Monument and has been featured on the Paul Daniels Magic Show on BBC television. Constructed in 1690 to resemble a deck of cards card castle,it was built to the size of 52ft x 53 ft ,the cards in a pack including a Joker Card, has four floors to represent the suits in a pack,13 doors on each floor,13 fireplaces, the number of cards in a suit, and prior to William Pitts window tax ,the panes of glass in all of the windows added up to the total value of a pack of cards.

Nestling on the edge of Exmoor, Lorna Doone Country,with plenty of free car parking, and less than a 10 minute stroll to the beach and the sea,the Pack o' Cards is the ideal base for your stay in North Devon. All of our bedrooms have been recently refurbished and decorated. And, for that special why not stay in one of the larger rooms ,The Pink Room which is a 4 poster King size bed or The Fuschia Room, also a King size bed with its wonderful ornate ceiling, pure luxury. We have a fine selection of real ales and lagers, including our own Pack o' Cards ale which is especially brewed for us and is not available anywhere else in the UK, and you can enjoy excellent meals in our 3 restaurants or our riverside garden. there is also 2 playground areas for younger and older children. So come and visit one of Britain's most unusual follies - it is sure to be a unique experience !

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Showing Monday 24 October 2016 to Tuesday 25 October 2016

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Cots available, Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room, Hairdryer in each room, Iron And Board In Each Room, Limited room service for hot food
Car parking available onsite
Wi-Fi Available, Meeting Facilities, In-room Broadband, Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas, Private dining services
Restaurant, Bar, Breakfast to go
Massage, Fishing, Quad Biking, Horse Riding, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Sailing, Video/DVD Library, CD Player, CD Library, [Channels] News, [Channels] Movies (Free), [Channels] Music, [Channels] Childrens
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Video/DVD Player, TV, Satellite TV, Radio

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Max Child Age
Up to 5 years old
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The price shown is based on the occupancy and dates you have searched for. Prices and availability are subject to change based on the arrival date, number of nights and occupancy searched for. All prices are inclusive of all local taxes.
Pets are not allowed

Customer Reviews

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  • j g

  • October 2016

friendly and hospitable

From the moment we walked in we were made welcome.

The inn was quirky but we chose to stay here for that. We are evening and breakfast meals food was excellent. We would return to this inn any time we are I the area

  • C R

  • September 2016

Lovely and resful

We stayed for a long weekend for my partner's birthday.

I chose the pub as it was quirky and it was old - we love old buildings. We were not disappointed and had a lovely restful weekend. Landlord, landlady and all staff were very helpful and pleasent.

I booked the Magnolia room as the Fuchsia with king-size bed was already booked. I was a little disappointed as when booking it indicated that there was a bath in the en suite, I am assuming that was a typo. The Magnolia room has a double and a single bed - the single bed was very wobbly so it was a good job we did not need it. The door to the en suite would not shut as the hinges had dropped. We did mention it, but also said that we were not hugely bothered about someone coming in to fix it during our stay - hopefully it has been fixed on our leaving. The room had creaky floorboards (not complaining) and a sloping ceiling but was lovely and clean, not huge but perfectly comfortable. On the Sunday the other rooms were vacated so we took the opportunity to move to the Fuchsia room. Delightful and well worth the extra £10. Kingsize bed with memory foam mattress, original ceiling decoration and a lovely large shower which looked like it had recently been refurbed. There was a good choice for breakfast, tea, coffee, freshly squeezed orange juice, cereal, porridge (to order) and full English with a combination of bacon, egg, beans, sausage, mushrooms, tomatoes, whatever you would like. The only disappointment was the cheap bread used for the toast.

We had evening meal on Satuday - starter was Kalamari, then Sea Bass and the Ribs - all very good. We also had the Carvery on Sunday. Our local has the most incredible Carvery so it needed to be FANTASTIC to beat it. It was not FANTASTIC but it was bloomin' good and we really enjoyed it. Just 2 nit-picking issues, the cauliflower cheese was not cooked and the gravy was too strong - I would suggest trying the gravy before putting it on the meal. One good thing was that there was beef gravy and also chicken gravy - so one or the other may be more to your liking. All in all a lovely stay.

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