The Fox & Hounds Country Hotel

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Krystina Rees
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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
(221 Member Ratings)
"The staff were very professional and extremely friendly and the young chef's food was divine"
Dec 08, 2017
13a Broad Halfpenny Lane, 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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available 24 hours

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

Enjoyed This
(221 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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Enjoyed Most
The staff were very professional and extremely friendly and the young chef's food was divine
Jo Dec 08, 2017 13a Broad Halfpenny Lane, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The lovely guy who seemed to be left in charge of everything after 4pm managed to find us a warm room, provided excellent service and was a credit to the hotel that is in dire need of something!
Other Comments
Rooms were freezing. Very appreciative of early check in but wrapped in blankets until heating came on at 4pm. Heating only came back on in morning until 9am. Apart from the delicious prawns the rest of the tasting menu was bland and the restaurant was also freezing. I very rarely ware a coat normally!
Linda Dec 04, 2017 Southampton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
They are very dog friendly with a welcome pack of walks, a towel at the main entrance for muddy paws, treats etc.
Other Comments
5 course taster menu was excellent. Breakfast less so.
Gina Nov 29, 2017 n somerset, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We were delighted with the Superior room and four poster bed.The room and bathroom were spacious and spotlessly clean.A nice view over the gardens .On arrival there were tea making facilities,bottles of water and a jar of homemade shortbread which was appreciated.The first evening we went to the bar/dining room and thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance .The log burner made the room warm and cosy. The five course starter meal was most enjoyable and surprisingly very filling. The waiting staff were very pleasant and efficient.
Other Comments
Our only disappointment during our stay was the first cooked breakfast. The fresh fruit salad/ cereals were very good.When our ordered fried breakfast arrived, the bacon had been cremated,the fried egg had obviously been prepared a long time before being served.Consequently we only ate the sausage and toast. The second morning we were both put off ordering a cooked breakfast and made do with cereals/toast and fresh fruit salad, which I hasten to add were very nice.
Richard Nov 26, 2017 Brixham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Breakfast was delicious and well cooked and the staff were friendly and helpful
Anne Nov 26, 2017 Sully, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
easy going relaxed comfort
Other Comments
it would be nice if you could choose five course taster or menu like old times
Diane Nov 23, 2017 nuneaton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The friendliness and efficiency of the staff
Other Comments
This is an excellent hotel that benefits from being independently run. The rooms are well decorated with good quality furniture and a relaxed atmosphere. I would highly recommend it.
Christopher Nov 23, 2017 LOSTWITHIEL, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Service the staff went out of their way to provide excellent service
Other Comments
Take an appetite food is good and plentiful
sharon Nov 18, 2017 milton keynes, United Kingdom
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

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