Bridge Cottage Tearoom is situated in the heart of the picturesque village of Winsford on Exmoor.
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Ideally located as a meeting place for walkers and mountain bikers, it is also a perfect stopping point for those taking a more leisurely tour of the heart of Exmoor.
Winsford has lots of historic sights to explore, as it pre-dates the Domesday Book of 1085 when 41 villagers, 34 smallholders and 9 slaves were recorded!
Bridge Cottage is over 200 years old and was built originally with one room up and one down under a thatched roof. The original fireplace still exists and the traditional Devon large round chimney.
Ernist Bevin, trade union leader, wartime Minister of Labour and Foreign Minister was born in Winsford on 7th March 1881. Bevin' cottage, identified by a plaque, is located across the road from the post office and village shop.
Winsford Hill, owned by The National Trust, not only offers spectacular views of Exmoor but also even more history. The Caratacus Stone weighing in at around 7 hundred-weight, is said to have been inscribed in the Dark Ages following the Roman occupation. There are also three Wambarrows, probably burial mounds of the Beaker period or Bronze Age and could be 4,000 years old.
There is a large,free car park situatated in front of the Tearoom.