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
(102 Member Ratings)
"Lovely hotel in beautiful surroundings. Good restaurant and food. Rooms spotless and nicely presented. The hand made biscuits were a nice touch."
02. May 2018
Epsom, UK


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 and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.


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 Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

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

Enjoyed This
(102 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Fox and Hounds Country Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.1 Ambiance
4.2 Location
4.0 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Lovely hotel in beautiful surroundings. Good restaurant and food. Rooms spotless and nicely presented. The hand made biscuits were a nice touch.
Other Comments
I would totally recommend this hotel and look forward to staying again at a later date.
Philip 02. May 2018 Epsom, UK
Enjoyed Most
The wood burning fire in the bar/dining seating area.
Bryan 28. Apr 2018 Bolton, UK
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful room . Friendly and helpful staff. Excellent food. Beautiful grounds. Would be lovely to see them in bloom summertime.
Other Comments
The décor inside the pub was excellent and was happy to see it was a pet friendly hotel. Was exciting to see a different array of dogs staying there. I took several photos of the paintings .
linda 10. Dec 2017 Bristol, UK
Enjoyed Most
Great food .lovely location to get away from it all.friendly staff.
Other Comments
Room 24 has large bed .sitting area and large bathroom with big bath .
Visa 13. Dec 2017 Langport, UK
Enjoyed Most
Very friendly staff.
Other Comments
We felt a bit like second class citizens up in th attic.
Karen 13. Dec 2017 Stroud, UK
Enjoyed Most
The food was very good & better than we expected it to be.
Barry 18. Dec 2017 Brightonbrighton, UK
Enjoyed Most
Breakfast was delicious and well cooked and the staff were friendly and helpful
Anne 26. Nov 2017 Sully, UK
Enjoyed Most
Hospitality,food and service excellent!
Other Comments
The whole experience was great.
Markos 09. Dec 2017 Cheltenham, UK
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 23. Nov 2017 nuneaton, UK
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 29. Nov 2017 n somerset, UK

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