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.
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.More details
The Hoops Inn has hosted shooting parties for many years with North Devon being recognized as a major UK game bird shooting county.More details
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?More details
From inshore and offshore fishing, salt water fly fishing, through to trips to Lundy, it's all close at hand.More details
Lundy lies off the coast of North Devon, where the Atlantic ocean meets the Bristol Channel with nothing between it and America!More details
Situated in the south west of Britain, Exmoor National Park contains an amazing variety of landscapes within its 267 square miles.More details
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.More details
The cobbled, traffic-free world famous fishing village in North Devon, built into a cleft in a 400' high cliff.More details
Needing a getaway to recover from a really pressurized winter, we opted to stay at the Hoops for three nights in March. The weather was wonderful, but it was tempting to stay in - our room was under the thatch in the oldest part of the hotel and featured fireplace, panelling, stained glass and a very comfy half-tester bed with tapestry hangings. Window seats and a top-notch en-suite completed the picture. It's very quiet, despite fronting the road.? The inn itself had very friendly staff for whom nothing was too much trouble, a cosy bar and a restaurant, both with lots of nooks for a secluded meal. The bar menu was comprehensive and the restaurant fare stylish - but we found we could mix and match from both menus no matter where we decided to eat. There is a characterful 'snug' and a library space too. Breakfast was gargantuan - a huge choice of dishes including local kippers and smoked haddock with poached eggs, and as a touch of luxury at no extra cost smoked salmon with scrambled eggs.
?We loved it all and would go back again any time!? A stream runs through the garden, and wild birds keep you entertained. It's a great place to tour from, coast and moor and historic towns all within easy reach.?It's not cheap as a one-off at a published rate around £200 a room per night with breakfast, but there are often good deals to be had for three night stays: we paid a total of £195 B&B for three nights in a 'best' room.
- via Tripadvisor