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

"We had an enjoyable break, although as it was wet and my wife is a wheelchair user we were not able to properly explore the grounds and surrounding walkable area. The staff were very accommodating and made our stay."
Geoffrey S
Feb 22, 2020 - Blandford Forum, 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


  • 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: Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request, free of charge, for children 2 and 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-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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.

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(116 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Fox and Hounds Country Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.1 Ambiance
4.1 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
We had an enjoyable break, although as it was wet and my wife is a wheelchair user we were not able to properly explore the grounds and surrounding walkable area. The staff were very accommodating and made our stay.
Other Comments
When we arrived, we discovered that we had not been put in the particular room that I had arranged with the hotel, but in an alternative accessible room, with twin beds instead of a double. The very helpful young lady on duty soon had this sorted and converted the beds to a double. When we sat down to the tasting dinner, most of the dishes on the menu were not suitable for my wife’s dietary needs and she was able to order from the standard menu instead. Both of these incidents demonstrate the level of service provided (with a smile) by the staff.
Geoffrey S Feb 22, 2020 Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely hotel and stay, just a bit remote
Tracey Feb 09, 2020 BristolBristol, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Everything was as expected lovely large room ,staff were very helpfull and friendly.
Other Comments
Staff very helpful and friendly ,restaurant food good value and lovely
Keith Jan 31, 2020 Worthingss, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Enjoyed our 2 nights at this hotel very much. The food was very good and cooked fresh. Staff were first class and very friendly. Just a pity the weather was so bad. We would have liked to have gone on some of the lovely walks in the area.
Dawn Jan 27, 2020 Billingshurst, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely hotel. The Chateaubriand was amazing as was the tasting menu and breakfast. Really enjoyed our stay.
Julie Dec 23, 2019 Ferndown, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Welcoming, friendly, very comfortable, excellent food.
Simon Dec 09, 2019 Dawlish, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We liked the place and the service very much. Everything was of a good quality, right down to little thigs like the toilet rolls!! OK a funny thing to mention but it just illustrates the attention to detail they put into the service. Plenty of tea / coffee / milks in the room, nice quality bedding. Top quality chef producing some delightful food.
Other Comments
The location is absolutely fine, set back off the main road so peaceful and quiet. Very little else in the area, so either good if you like walking or you need to drive to go elsewhere. The hotel was sadly a little quiet, great for us, but I hope they get more trade in higher seasons, they certainly deserve it. (We went early December)
Mark Dec 08, 2019 Teignmouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Hotel was a bit tired but excellent staff and food generally really good. Very dog friendly which was really appreciated
Joanna Dec 02, 2019 Bristol, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food was good. Room a little tired but that might be because it was a dog friendly room. I think breakfast would be better served in the restaurant area rather than their function room. Brilliant location if you’re bringing a dog that likes lots of walking as lots of woods nearby. We caught the train from the local train station to Exeter for a day out.
Angela Nov 26, 2019 Bristol, United Kingdom
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Other Comments
Ideal for taking dogs. Lovely staff
Sharon Nov 25, 2019 Bath, United Kingdom

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