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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This is a very pleasant place in a really lovely location. Friendly and extremely helpful staff made our trip special. Lots of little nooks and crannies and a really beautiful garden make The Hoops interesting and quirky. We had very good food in the restaurant, and the bar menu looked good too. One criticism would be that every table in the bar is laid up for dinner which isn't great if you just want a drink. The restaurant manager was particularly helpful. I would recommend it highly but they need to get treacle tart on the pudding menu. Wonderful shower room!!

- via Tripadvisor