The Rockford Inn - one of the Favourite Small Hotels in Devon

A Country Pub with Rooms. Exmoor B&B Accommodation. North Devon Bed and Breakfast near Lynton and Lynmouth.

hidden in a secluded wooded gorge, deep In the remote wilds of Exmoor National Park. Stay in secluded bliss, overlooking waterfalls, rocky rapids and deep green pools. This Devon Hotel and Bed and Breakfast Inn near Lynton and Lynmouth is an ideal base to explore North Devon.

Remote Hotel in Devon, on Exmoor overlooking river.

View of Brendon Valley

Short Breaks at Devon B&B

A lovely small Hotel in Devon, The Rockford Inn has ridiculously good reviews for the quality of it's charm, accommodation and food. Old and unspoilt, it lies hidden in the remote Brendon Valley on Exmoor, one of the two great National Parks in the South West corner of England. With just 7 rooms the 17th century Inn is one of the cosiest B&B hotels in North Devon and a perfect retreat from the stresses of modern life. Managed by Cathryn and Sarah Ward, the Inn, with it's focus on service and good food has become an extremely popular destination for short breaks in Devon. In fact, so in demand that it is sometimes hard to book rooms at short notice. With many guests returning again and again, The Rockford Inn is one of the country's best kept secrets.

The Rockford Inn

The Rockford Inn

Exmoor B&B

Its a traditional Exmoor B&B country Inn near the border with Somerset and is popular with local farmers, ramblers and fishermen alike. We provide quality B&B accommodation at affordable prices and  is a great place to stay for those wishing to explore the vast open expanses of Exmoor. The dramatic East Lyn River flows by the property as it carves its way through the wild moors of Exmoor down to the sea at Lynton and Lynmouth. The fast flowing river is a walker's paradise with waterfalls, rocky rapids, house-size boulders and deep green fern-lined pools. The National Trust Footpaths are well maintained as they parallel the water, through gorges and wooded valleys.

Old world charm

Old world charm

Lynton & Lynmouth Hotel

This lovely Lynton and Lynmouth Hotel, Rockford is just 3 miles up the river from these quaint seaside towns. We provide comfortable and stylish rooms on a bed and breakfast basis surrounded by some of the UK's most beautiful landscapes. There are amazing country walks right on our doorstep. Whether it's up on the exposed, treeless moors, or along the South West Coast Path as it traverses some of England's highest sea cliffs. There are also many beaches nearby ideal for families with small children and equally appealing for surfers who flock here for the waves.

The East Lyn River is famed as one of the UK's best salmon and trout river, with permits to fish available at the bar. During the colder months salmon can be seen leaping the waterfalls or laying in the deep pools. If you are lucky they can be seen spawning in pebbly shallows. The gin clear water in the deep pools, although cold, attracts those who like outdoor natural swimming.

A pint by the fire

A pint by the fire

Country Pub with rooms

We provide tasty home cooked meals using seasonal foods, local brewed real ales and feature open log fires and wood burning stoves. We also offer comfortable accommodation in which to stay, where we offer Bed and Breakfast, with full or half board an option.

We are close to the seaside towns Lynton and Lynmouth, Porlock and Minehead. With Barnstaple, Ilfracombe, Saunton Sands, Coombe Martin and Braunton all within 30 minute drives.

Boutique Hotel in Devon

The Rockford Inn, an informal, small & cosy, almost boutique hotel in Devon.

We pride ourselves on quality of service; from cleanliness, our friendly welcoming staff and of course the quality of Sarah's home-cooked foods. 

View from our riverside patio

View from our riverside patio

TripAdvisor Review - "A Special Time Away"

"I stayed at the Rockford inn, so that I could spend some quality time with my Dad who lives overseas, we don't get to see each other very often and this was a special time for us both. Cathryn and Sarah have the perfect balance of excellent customer service and friendliness along with total respect for their guests individual needs and privacy. I had four days of exploring the beauty of Exmoor with my Dad, the place was beautifully located, everything under one roof for those who don't wish to venture too far and beautiful walks for those of us who enjoy them. The location itself has breathtaking scenery and the accomodation was both well presented and comfortable. The food was wonderful and we enjoyed breakfast and evening meals (which were extreamly reasonably priced - as were the drinks) for three days. Sarah is a magnificent chef and Cathryn a most pleasing host. I have very fond memories of my trip and would book again with no hesitation and totally recomend to anyone planning to stay in that area, nothing seemed to be too much trouble. Such kind, friendly people, such a lovely place. On our last night we experienced very heavy rain, but found so much satisfation in sitting in front of a roaring open fire, eating a steak and having a glass of wine while the rain poured down outside - the Rockford inn shows Exmoor in it's real beauty - would certainly book again and highly recommend. thanks to Sarah, Cathryn and Tim who were part of the memory that made a very special trip."

Ash Pool on the East Lyn river 300 yards from The Rockford Inn

Ash Pool on the East Lyn river 300 yards from The Rockford Inn

Foreland Point at Countisbury

Foreland Point at Countisbury

View from Countisbury towards Lynton & Lynmouth

View from Countisbury towards Lynton & Lynmouth


Bonnicott House Hotel

Our sister hotel Bonnicott House in nearby Lynmouth. www.bonnicott.com

Our sister hotel Bonnicott House in nearby Lynmouth. www.bonnicott.com

We recently acquired this charming Grade II listed house in nearby Lynmouth which dates back to 1809. The former rectory nestles at the heart of the village giving panoramic views over the sea, the harbour, the village and the East Lyn valley. All the sea-facing rooms enjoy magnificent views of where the village and the river meet the sea.

Retaining the ambience of a home of peace and quality, Bonnicott House offers home-from-home hospitality in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Guests are invited to relax and enjoy the wonderful sea or valley views from the luxury of their room. Alternatively, the lounge offers a stunning sea panorama, somewhere to enjoy a book, take tea, coffee and light afternoon refreshments or savour a drink from the licensed bar, enhanced in autumn and winter by a crackling log-burning fire.

MOOR to SEA

Check our "Moor to Sea" special offers - Split your stay with nights at both Rockford and Bonnicott.
* Reduced Rates when staying at both venues,
* Discounted meals when eating at Rockford but staying at Bonnicott
* You walk between the two, we drop your luggage for free at your next destination, be it The Rockford Inn or Bonnicott

The Brendon Hills above Rockford

The Brendon Hills above Rockford

The ford at Rockford

The Rockford Inn  |  Brendon  |  Lynton  |  Exmoor  |  North Devon  |  EX35 6PT  |  Tel: 01598 741 214