Guest reviews

4.5/5 Wonderful
22 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Breakfast included
Pet Friendly


Explore the area

Popular LocationDunster Castle2 min walk
Popular LocationDunster Working Watermill2 min walk
Popular LocationDunster Dolls Museum4 min walk
AirportTaunton (TTY-Taunton Bus Station)46 min drive

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  • Double Room, Ensuite

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDouble Room, Ensuite
  • Twin Room, Private Bathroom

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
    More detailsTwin Room, Private Bathroom
  • Double Room, Private Bathroom

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDouble Room, Private Bathroom
  • Family Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed and 2 Single Beds
    More detailsFamily Room

The average per-night price is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

About this area


Located in Minehead, The Stags Head Inn is near the beach. Exmoor National Park and Quantock Hills reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Blenheim Gardens and Exmoor Owl & Hawk Centre. Our guests appreciate the inn's location for the sightseeing.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Dunster Castle - 2 min walk
  • Dunster Working Watermill - 2 min walk
  • Dunster Dolls Museum - 4 min walk
  • Minehead Beach - 8 min drive
  • Dunster Beach - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Bishop's Lydeard Station - 25 min drive
  • Cardiff (CWL-Cardiff Intl.) - 145 min drive


  • Bar — 1 min walk
  • The Stags Head - 1 min walk
  • Hathaways - 1 min walk
  • Castle Coffee House - 3 min walk
  • Locks Tea Room - 4 min walk

About this property

The Stags Head Inn

3.5-star inn, walk to Exmoor National Park
"The Jewel in The Crown of Dunster""Where folk meet to eat & enjoy a good nights rest"Nestled in the vale of Exmoor a magical medieval village called Dunster.Once a port the 1100 yr old village has a wealth of historic buildings . The four comfortable and beautifully furnished rooms each with its own theme are available for family gatherings, relaxing weekends away and overnight stays for onward journeys to Devon and Cornwall. We are renowned for our welcoming friendly staff who are a part of The Stags Head Family atmosphere. Nothing is too much trouble!!. Exmoor Ale served in time long tradition sit with wines,ciders and soft drinks. We are also known for outstanding menu with family favorites sitting side by side with the delicious and exotic dishes from around the world. not forgetting Gold award winning steak and Stilton pies and pulled pork fennel and sage pie which enjoy a silver award. Fresh fish on "frydays" Exmoor ale battered Atlantic cod and sea bass grace the table too.
The Stags Head Inn offers 4 forms of accommodation. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free breakfast available
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Guest services

  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Smoke-free property



Check-in between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 10 per pet, per night
Dogs only
1 per room
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Pet fee: GBP 10 per pet, per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section)

Property is also known as

Stags Head Inn Minehead
Stags Head Minehead
The Stags Head Inn Inn
The Stags Head Inn Minehead
The Stags Head Inn Inn Minehead

Frequently asked questions

Is The Stags Head Inn pet-friendly?
Yes, this inn allows dogs (limit 1 per room). There's a fee of GBP 10 per pet, per night.
What time is check-in at this inn?
Check-in is from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at 10:30 AM.
Where is The Stags Head Inn located?
Situated near the beach, this inn is within a 10-minute walk of Dunster Castle and Exmoor National Park. Dunster Working Watermill and Dunster Dolls Museum are also within 5 minutes.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for The Stags Head Inn

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


  • Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Overpriced. We stayed one night here. In the morning there was only hot water for one of us to shower and the other had to wash in freezing cold water. We were then offered to use a different electric shower but only after having been faced with washing in cold water. When we left I was told-at least you’ll warm up in the sun! There is no parking available. You can park on the single yellow line until 9am but then had to drive around to find parking, which is very limited and took 20 minutes! The sheets weren’t even tucked into the bed and the lady cooking the breakfast was using her hands to pick up the food. Best avoided and certainly overpriced.

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Loved the atmosphere, thought the owners were great!

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Lovely stay in picturesque Dunster

We had a lovely stay at the Stags Head with our dog and 16month old son. The staff couldn't have been more accommodating and were very friendly. Dunster itself is a very picturesque village with a very impressive castle to visit. It's only a short drive down to the Minehead and Dunster beaches and not too far to see other nice places like Porlock / Porlock Weir. We enjoyed a tasty evening meal in the pub and the included breakfast the next morning was generous with fruit juice, coffee, cereals, toast and a full english. We'd happily stay again.

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Superb family run gem

Lisa and staff could not do enough, lovely food and very warming , thank u

Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2018