Often referred to as the ‘Gateway to Exmoor National Park’, Dulverton is situated on the B3223, 12 miles north of Tiverton and Junction 27 of the M5. The North Somerset Coast, Dunster, Lynton, Taunton and Exeter are all within an hour’s drive. The town is in the heart of West Somerset and also close to the Devon borders. The headquarters of The Exmoor National Park are located in Dulverton with the Exmoor Visitors Centre which promotes the surrounding area and its wide range of country pursuits and sports on offer. Dulverton, is a true Exmoor gem, it was mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086 and can trace its history back to Saxon times. It is a lively town of winding, medieval streets crammed with attractive buildings and interesting shops, galleries and inviting little cafes. Dulverton has a long tradition of welcoming visitors throughout the ages and makes an ideal and interesting base from which to explore Exmoor and the surrounding area.
The Lion Hotel occupies a prominent corner site in the town square, built in 1822, mainly of stone which is rendered and washed in white. The property retains all of its period features and if full of character. A substantial year round trade has been established and the Lion is a popular meeting place for a cross section of the community, as well as an ideal base from which visitors may explore this beautiful part of the country. There are three trading areas and a separate bar known as the “Tap” Room which has it’s own separate entrance. The trading areas are well furnished and smartly decorated with lots of ‘bric-a-brac’, vintage prints and country pursuits memorabilia. The spacious letting rooms are also well furnished and maintained and the Lion enjoys a good level of occupancy. The business is currently run by a hands-on husband and wife partnership with a team of full and part time staff including a Head Chef. The property is independently owned and held on a private lease which is free of any drinks tie.