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

"Lovely hotel. The Chateaubriand was amazing as was the tasting menu and breakfast. Really enjoyed our stay."
23 Dec, 2019 - Ferndown, UK
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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: 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.

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.

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(123 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
Lovely hotel. The Chateaubriand was amazing as was the tasting menu and breakfast. Really enjoyed our stay.
Julie 23 Dec, 2019 Ferndown, UK
Enjoyed Most
Welcoming, friendly, very comfortable, excellent food.
Simon 09 Dec, 2019 Dawlish, UK
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 08 Dec, 2019 Teignmouth, UK
Enjoyed Most
Hotel was a bit tired but excellent staff and food generally really good. Very dog friendly which was really appreciated
Joanna 02 Dec, 2019 Bristol, UK
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 26 Nov, 2019 Bristol, UK
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Ideal for taking dogs. Lovely staff
Sharon 25 Nov, 2019 Bath, UK
Enjoyed Most
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The staff, food and level of cleanliness we're all all excellent. The two dining rooms lacked atmosphere, but were quite acceptable.
Keith 25 Nov, 2019 Swindon, UK
Enjoyed Most
Stayed for a two night bed and breakfast Travelzoo stay which included a four course dinner on the first evening. The food was delicious and the second night we ate of menu which wads also delicious!! the breakfasts were plentiful with a choice of buffet and hot food served and cooked very well. The staff were courteous and helpful Especially Megan the Events co-ordinator who was on duty for the first day and breakfast.
jACKIE 23 Nov, 2019 Helston, UK
Enjoyed Most
Really enjoyed stay at The Fox & Hounds Hotel - especially after the power outage last time we were there - food was just right and little waitress was run off her feet.
Rob 21 Nov, 2019 Braunton, UK
Enjoyed Most
Room was warm and well appointed.
Other Comments
Cooked breakfast on the first day was over cooked (18th Nov) breakfast on the 19th was much better. The young female manager did a sterling job and took on many rolls during our stay.
Anthony 21 Nov, 2019 Cardiff, UK

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