Shooting Parties, Shooting Dinners and Shooting Lunches

The Hoops Inn has hosted shooting parties for many years with North Devon being recognized as a major UK game bird shooting county. Noted for Pheasant and Partridge shoots, along with Snipe, Woodcock, Duck and Geese, the area also has specialized stalker organised Deer Hunting.

Whilst The Hoops Inn, does not involve itself directly in organizing or managing shoots, we do welcome all Shooters and Shoot Parties and we have done so far since the 1950's. We are conveniently centered for the majority of North Devon Shoot venues, we are easy to locate on the A39, between Bideford and Clovelly, with a large (50+) secure car park.

The Hoops Inn is renowned for its food, has a prestigious AA Rosette for its Restaurant Menu and a good local following for its excellent Bar Food. Local Real Ales, a varied Wine list and a good offering of Vintage Ports, completes a rounded package. We have 2 separate Private Dining Areas, the first will accommodate up to 10 persons and second up to 18 persons, both offer superb service and ambience.

The Hoops Inn can also offer Shoot Lunches tailored in terms of quality and price to our customers exacting requirements.

Shooting Party Tariff Season 2012-2013

Minimum party size 4 guns (persons)

Bed & Breakfast.
Standard Room (8) £49.00 per room, Single occupancy.
 £70.00 per room, Double occupancy.
Superior Room (5)£70.00 per room, Single occupancy.
 £95.00 per room, Double occupancy.
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast.
Standard Room (8)£85.00 per room, Single occupancy.
 £140.00 per room, Double occupancy.
Superior Room (5)£120.00 per room, Single occupancy.
 £165.00 per room, Double occupancy.
Additional Term and conditions

Dinner is a 3 course Table  D'hote Menu. Customers may bring their own wine by prior agreement, there will be a corkage charge of £15.00 per 70cl bottle and £25.00 per Magnum (15cl).

Dogs are welcome with their owners in our standard rooms and Dogs are charged at £10.00 per night.

We take no responsibility for Shotguns or Sporting Weapons. Owners are entirely responsible for their own guns and correct licensing to meet UK Law. Normal cancellation charges apply.


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