The Fox & Hounds Country Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • This former coaching house is set in six acres of gardens
  • The hotel sits alongside the River Taw and was made famous by Henry Williamson's novel Tarka the Otter
  • You can try fishing, falconry, horse riding and shooting on site
  • Exmoor, Dartmoor and Exeter are all within an hour's drive

Enjoyed This
(210 Member Ratings)
"The taster menu was delicious."
Nov 14, 2017
BristolNailsea, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

The Fox & Hounds Country Hotel is 25 miles from Exeter. Eggesford Station, which has services to Exeter and Barnstaple, is just 200 metres down the road, or there is free parking on site.

Rooms & Rates

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The Fox & Hounds Country Hotel is set in the North Devon countryside. The renovated coaching inn is surrounded by six acres of picturesque grounds, close to the Tarka Trail. The hotel's gardens extend down to the River Taw, and the property offers a 5-mile stretch of salmon and trout fishing. There's also an on-site fishing school.

Exeter, and Dartmoor and Exmoor national parks are all within easy reach by car, and it's a 25-minute drive to RHS Garden Rosemoor (open year round). Guests can try falconry, horse riding and shooting on site (charges apply), while DVD players and fishing equipment are available to hire (pre-booking advised).

The restaurant specialises in classic British cuisine using local Devon ingredients, and offers three local ciders and a number of real ales.

Rooms are spacious and feature antique French furniture. The rooms at the back overlook the garden with views of Heywood Forest and Eggesford Church. Pets and children are welcome (charges apply).



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly


  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 2:30pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 16.

Checkout: Standard Time is 10:30am.

Children and additional guests: Extra guest charges apply as follows: £20 per night per guest aged 16 and under, £40 per night per guest, for older children and adults. This includes breakfast. Infant's cots are available, free of charge, for children aged 2 and under. Infant's cots and extra beds are available with a maximum of 1 in a Standard room and 2 in a Superior room only and must be requested upon booking. Extra guests supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices and please use the Special Request field on the checkout page to confirm the age of the extra guests.

Pets: Dogs are allowed on request and will be charged at £10 per dog, per night. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

It is the responsibility of the hotel chain and/or the individual property to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. Travelzoo is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.

Enjoyed This
(210 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Fox and Hounds Country Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.2 Ambiance
4.2 Location
4.1 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Other Comments
Only negative would be not enough just seating areas in bar/ restaurant area when hotel is full
Jeremy Nov 16, 2017 cardiff, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The taster menu was delicious.
Other Comments
The decor was very bland.
David Nov 14, 2017 BristolNailsea, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly helpful team offering great service, Louis at checkin and dinner could not have been more efficient. Arron at breakfast ensured we had everything we needed. The food all weekend was fantastic, with a special mention for the steak and kidney puddings, the chefs are very talented in creating flavoursome dishes.
Other Comments
Our room was warm and welcoming kept very clean indeed, as is all the public areas. Lovely to be able to use the bar area with our dog. We hope to return. Thanks for a great weekend.
Kevin Nov 13, 2017 Ferndown, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely team of people very helpful & willing giving great service all weekend. Smashing food for every meal, talented chefs creating flavoursome dishes for dinner & good cooked breakfasts.
Other Comments
Comfortable country Inn rooms kept very clean as will all public areas. Warm and friendly, we would recommend. Thank you.
Kevin Nov 13, 2017 Ferndown, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Nice staff .
Other Comments
Room was cold when we checked in and when we said about it they said the heating only comes on at 4 pm ! At breakfast we was told there was no brown sauce and no ham today . no brown sauce in a hotel !!!!!!!!
PAUL Nov 13, 2017 CHARD, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The Staff were very friendly, and efficient and the menu / food were excellent.
Jocelyn Nov 13, 2017 Malvern, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food and the atmosphere. Had the tasting menu on the first night and it was exceptional. Also all the staff were very efficient.
Other Comments
Some of the bedroom furniture need a bit of diy . But overall it was a very good experience.
Chris Nov 13, 2017 Radstock, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Many things but the main ones were the cost, the friendliness of the staff and the quality of the food.
Other Comments
There were many positives as stated previously ie. welcome and friendliness of staff, quality of food, ambience of hotel and cost of stay via Travelzoo offer. Unfortunately one area that spoiled our stay was the timeliness within the eating areas! 3+ hours for dinner on first evening was rather excessive even for a taster menu and almost an hour and a half for breakfast on first morning was also excessive. I feel compelled to also mention that we were charged for a bottle of wine which we did not have although it was instantly refunded when I noticed the error.
Elizabeth Nov 10, 2017 Chippenham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The standard of food for the meals that we had was very good
Other Comments
when we arrived we were not told that the boiler had broken down. this meant there was no oportunatity to freshen up before our meal. We had to go downstairs after 2 hours to find out about the boiler breakdown. A small oil fired heater was the only form of heating for a large room. we were given the option of using the shower in room 18, which was on a different floor and up a steep staircase. this room was designed for single occupancy and strongly smelt of damp.After spending a very cold night the following morning we had to walk to room 18 to shower and shave and dress. If we had been made aware of the problems with the boiler on arrival then we would have not stayed the night.
andy Nov 08, 2017 Bristol, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Comfortable beds.
Other Comments
No hot water in bathroom hand basin for 24 hours. Friends room had no heating until next day. Items on breakfast and dinner menus not available. Beer pumps not working. In general poor organisation.
Jean Nov 08, 2017 Kingsbridge, United Kingdom

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