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
  • Actitivites on offer include fishing, falconry, horse riding and shooting
  • Exmoor, Dartmoor and Exeter are all within 45 minutes' drive

"That we could take our dog and feel welcome with him ."
12 Feb, 2019 - Torquay, UK
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The Fox & Hounds Country Hotel is a renovated 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.

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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.

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(48 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Fox and Hounds Country Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.3 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
That we could take our dog and feel welcome with him .
Karen 12 Feb, 2019 Torquay, UK
Enjoyed Most
being totally spoilt. Wonderful decorations in room . Including a magnificent 4 poster bed. (if only I was lots of years younger lol) . Brilliant food for breakfast .
Other Comments
Thank you to all the staff for your attentiveness and help. From reception , cleaners , waiters and kitchen staff a very big thankyou. (memories for us)
linda 10 Dec, 2018 Bristol, UK
Enjoyed Most
Food was excellent. Staff were very friendly and able to help at all times
Brian 29 Nov, 2018 Pontypool, UK
Enjoyed Most
Lovely location, large bedroom and a large carpark
Other Comments
Superb location for railway line, only 250 metres from hotel
bernard 24 Nov, 2018 Colchester, UK
Enjoyed Most
Dogs are made to feel particularly welcome
tamsyn 10 Nov, 2018 Par, UK
Enjoyed Most
The food was superb. The staff, although not many of them, were excellent. They were attentive, professional, polite and friendly. Room was bigger than expected with private outside courtyard. Room very comfortable with SuperKing sized bed. All very good.
Other Comments
This is a very dog friendly hotel. I am not sure I like the dogs being allowed in the restaurant but this was our only negative concern. Having said that all the owners were very careful to keep their dogs under control.
Theresa 02 Nov, 2018 Hook, UK
Enjoyed Most
The peace and quiet and relaxing ambience.
vivian 01 Nov, 2018 Gloucester, UK
Enjoyed Most
Couple + dog. Great food & service. Very pleased with the superior room booked
evelyne 31 Oct, 2018 headcorn, UK
Enjoyed Most
Very dog friendly, excellent food with attentive staff.
Neil 20 Oct, 2018 High Wycombe, UK
Enjoyed Most
Unable to single out anything in particular as this hotel is one of the best we have ever stayed t
Other Comments
The staff and rooms were excellent with the food being exceptional
Sid 19 Oct, 2018 Ludlow, UK

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