The Fox & Hounds Country Hotel

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • This former coaching inn is set in six acres of gardens
  • The hotel sits on the banks of the River Taw, which was made famous by Henry Williamson's novel Tarka the Otter
  • Activities on offer include fishing, falconry, horse riding and shooting
  • Exmoor, Dartmoor and Exeter are all within 45 minutes' drive

"Every thing was great"
17. Oct 2019 - Wadebridge, United Kingdom
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The Fox & Hounds Country Hotel is a former coaching inn set in six acres of picturesque grounds in the North Devon countryside.

There are lots of walking routes nearby, including the Tarka Trail, the Two Moors Way and the South West Coast Path, and the hotel has maps and trails for guests to use.

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. Guests can try falconry, horse riding and shooting on site (charges apply), while DVD players and fishing equipment are available to hire (supplements apply; pre-booking advised).

Dartmoor and Exmoor national parks are half an hour's drive away, as is the city of Exeter. It's a 25-minute drive to RHS Garden Rosemoor (open year round). 

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

Rooms are spacious and feature antique French furniture. The rooms at the back have views over the garden to Heywood Forest and Eggesford Church.



  • 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 the hotel


  • 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


Check-in: Standard Time is 2:30pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 10:30am.

Children and additional guests: Cot available upon request, free of charge, for children 2 or under.
Please use the Special Request field to confirm the age of the third guest.
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.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
£20 per night for children 3 to 16.
£40 per night for older children and adults.

 Infant's cots and extra beds are available in Standard and Superior only.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at £10 per pet per day.

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 Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm AET

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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(90 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
4.3 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Every thing was great
Jeffrey 17. Oct 2019 Wadebridge, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff. Delicious taster menu and great breakfast. Good walks around the area.
Other Comments
Hotel in beautiful setting. Lovely standard room, although we found mattress quite firm and not very comfortable. Tea/coffee facilities, no fridge.
Rachel 17. Oct 2019 Yeovil, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
A relaxing two day break with a fantastic tasting menu dinner on the first night
John 14. Oct 2019 Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Delightful hotel - a great find. We'll definitely be back.
Other Comments
Everything about the Fox & Hounds is commendable - friendly, helpful staff; very comfortable room; excellent food.
Brenda 13. Oct 2019 Swindon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff very friendly and helpful the food 10/10 good menu. the room clean and tidy we upgraded to a superior room
Ray 13. Oct 2019 Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Very dog friendly. Great food. Comfortable bed
Derek 13. Oct 2019 Exmouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Room very good. Staff friendly and efficient. Food excellent
Other Comments
Would have been nice to have had a fire lit on the second evening.
Ann 11. Oct 2019 Clevedon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very friendly hotel where the staff made us very welcom. The food was very good and the menu selection comprehensive. Room was clean, spacious, with plenty of spce for clothes.
Other Comments
Take your wellies if you use the river walks.
Michael 11. Oct 2019 Southampton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely country hotel in a rural location. Friendly, welcoming staff. Dinner was very tasty, well presented and cooked to perfection. Very nice breakfasts. Bedrooms were well appointed and each one individually decorated.
Other Comments
Although we have no complaint with the bedroom itself, we were allocated one of two bedrooms situated in the attic up a steep staircase, the other seemed to be designated for staff use.
John 11. Oct 2019 Plymouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food was SO tasty and well presented, delicious. Great log fire. Relaxing.
Other Comments
All staff helpful and informative.
MARTIN 10. Oct 2019 CHUDLEIGH, United Kingdom

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