£159 – Devon: 2-night gourmet coaching inn break, was £355

The Fox & Hounds Country Hotel
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Why We Love This Deal

Save up to 55% on a mini break at a former coaching inn that's 30 minutes' drive from Dartmoor and Exmoor national parks. This offer from The Fox & Hounds Country Hotel -- including a tasting-menu dinner -- is now less than £40 per person, per night.

What's Included

  • Two nights' accommodation in a Standard Room, with daily full English breakfast, for two
  • A 4-course tasting-menu dinner with an amuse bouche on the first night (worth £50 per person)
  • Saturdays are an extra £20
  • Superior Rooms are an extra £10 per night
  • Children under 16 can stay on B&B for an extra £20 per child, per night
  • Well-behaved dogs are an extra £10 per dog, per night

"Superb food, lovely location, restaurant is a bit sparse in decor, it was our second visit and would go again"
12 Sep, 2019 - Sevenoaks, UK
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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


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: 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.

Up to 55% off

£80 / night


When You Can Go

Sun-Fri 1 Oct-28 Feb +£20 Sat

Getting There

Parking is free. The Fox & Hounds Country Hotel is around 45 minutes' drive from Exeter. Eggesford Station, which has services to Exeter and Barnstaple, is 200 metres away.

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.

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
(67 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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Other Comments
The evening meal was disappointing so we complained!
Robert 13 Sep, 2019 Stafford, UK
Enjoyed Most
Superb food, lovely location, restaurant is a bit sparse in decor, it was our second visit and would go again
Jane 12 Sep, 2019 Sevenoaks, UK
Enjoyed Most
excellent service. Lovely big room.Beautiful grounds. Dog friendly.
Charles 07 Sep, 2019 Stockbridge, UK
Enjoyed Most
In countryside, peaceful, food great, staff friendly and everything clean. Hotel is in the middle of nowhere, so it’s a 40 minute drive to coast in either direction, so not so much a base for exploring. Great walks though around Chumleigh. Had a fantastic Indian in Chumleigh Tandoori, meal at hotel one evening was great.
Beverley 06 Sep, 2019 Falmouth, UK
Enjoyed Most
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Mo 23 Aug, 2019 Cardiff, UK
Enjoyed Most
Arrived on Friday afternoon after 5 hrs of driving in pouring rain. Staff were very good and helpful on arrival and through out the three night stay. got up on the Saturday to the sun shining, from then on Could not fault Staff / hotel / food / and grounds for a walk was good.
Other Comments
A few mins from the hotel is the railway station so the car stayed put. We used the train in stead into Barnstable and back.
David 22 Aug, 2019 Barton-upon-Humber, UK
Enjoyed Most
Lovely hotel that was clean. Food was good in the restaurant as was the breakfast in the morning.
Other Comments
A good hotel if you wish to take your four legged friend with you.
nigel 18 Aug, 2019 Newton Abbot, UK
Enjoyed Most
The rooms were excellent, very good dog friendly environment. Centrally based for places of interest.
Other Comments
If you are looking for a relaxed atmosphere that really caters for dog owners, with super food, this is the place for you.
Enjoyed Most
Nice setting, comfortable room, good food and friendly staff.
Wendy 08 Aug, 2019 Weymouth, UK
Enjoyed Most
Rather remote location. We did not like the fact that dogs were allowed in the dining room. Not very hygienic.
Joan 26 Jul, 2019 Danbury, UK

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