Things to do & Places to visit

The Hoops Inn is surrounded by magnificent unspoilt countryside and is in walking distance of the rugged North Devon coast. Countryside pursuits are our speciality and we can offer you different routes to explore.


Walking

See great views of the cliffs along the coast of Bideford Bay, bluebell woods, burbling streams, a cliff-top walk through ancient Oak woods, two different visits to the sea shore, no main roads, and all of it in unspoilt countryside.

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Shooting

The Hoops Inn has hosted shooting parties for many years with North Devon being recognized as a major UK game bird shooting county.

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Falconry

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a bird of prey swoop out of the sky and land on your fist?

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Fishing

From inshore and offshore fishing, salt water fly fishing, through to trips to Lundy, it's all close at hand.

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Lundy Island

Lundy lies off the coast of North Devon, where the Atlantic ocean meets the Bristol Channel with nothing between it and America!

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Exmoor

Situated in the south west of Britain, Exmoor National Park contains an amazing variety of landscapes within its 267 square miles.

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Dartmoor

Dartmoor is not just about the landscape; there's a lot more to it than that. It's not just about the ponies, or the tors, the history or the heritage; but that's a good start.

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Clovelly

The cobbled, traffic-free world famous fishing village in North Devon, built into a cleft in a 400' high cliff.

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My partner and I stayed at The Hoops Inn for 3 nights in March 2012 for one of our many mid weeks breaks this year (staycation in UK). Cost 55.00 per night, inc breakfast for 2, which we both thought was quite reasonable. We stayed in room 11 which we were happy with. I think it was one of the best nights sleep we have ever had on one of our breaks away, it was so quiet, at night only hearing the pheasents from time to time and the dawn chorus from the other birds at day break, bliss...

A good breakfast menu to choose from with plenty of toast, tea and coffee also offered. There was also a good choice with an evening meal menu from the bar, in which we sampled from the 3 nights that we were there, which were excellent. Some nice local beers from the cask to choose from, it's always nice to try the local ales. And last but not least, all the staff were very warm and friendly. If we stay in the area again, The Hoops Inn will certainly be at the top of our list to stay at. Thank you to the Managment and Staff at The Hoops Inn, you really did make our stay enjoyable and relaxed.

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