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.


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