Escape to the Heart of Devon

Enjoy a friendly, relaxed stay in a beautiful country hotel on the River Taw where pets are welcome


A Home from Home

Situated on six acres of grounds on the River Taw, The Fox and Hounds Country Hotel  is a peaceful and relaxing country escape where you’re guaranteed a warm welcome by our famously friendly staff.

Midway between Dartmoor and Exmoor in mid Devon, the hotel is the perfect location from which to explore the beautiful Devon countryside, nearby attractions and a wide range of activities.

We invite you to stay with us and hope that you’ll become one of our many regular, returning guests who have made The Fox & Hounds their home from home.


Travellers' Choice 2023-24

We’re delighted to have been selected as a Travellers’ Choice Award Winner again for 2024. The award is given to establishments that have received consistently received great reviews over the past 12 months and we  are so very grateful to our wonderful guests for their kind words and recommendations, and placing us in the top 10% of Tripadvisor listings globally.

We will continue to do our very best to be deserving of your trust and confidence by doing everything we can to ensure that every guest’s stay is as relaxed, welcoming and enjoyable as possible!


150 Years of Smiles

With a history that stretches back more than 150 years to its days as a coaching inn for the Eggesford Estate and the Earl of Portsmouth to its later function as a fishing lodge for salmon anglers in the early 1900s, the hotel has a rich history in the local area. Today our 22 bedroom hotel serves as a country getaway for travellers who appreciate the peace and tranquillity of the Devon countryside.  


Heywood Restaurant

Open to the public and hotel guests for breakfast, lunch and dinner, The Heywood Restaurant at The Fox and Hounds Country Hotel offers delicious food in a relaxed atmosphere and terrace dining, weather permitting. We’re open from 8am to 11pm daily, so why not join us or just drop in for a coffee or a glass of wine?  See our Dine with Us page for more information , menus and online table reservations.

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The Treehouse

For a truly unique experience discover our Luxury Treehouse

We Love Dogs

The hotel has a reputation for being one of the most dog friendly hotels in Devon. Well behaved dogs are allowed in all areas of the hotel with the exception of a few guest rooms. Our new Pet Gallery features some of our recent special guests.


Fly Fishing

Sitting directly on the River Taw, the hotel’s own Home Beat stretches nearly a mile and we have access to nearly four miles of rarely fished waters just minutes from the hotel. This year we’ve added another two miles of fishing on the nearby River Torridge. 

Closed for Private Function

Please note that the hotel and restaurant are closed today (Saturday 8 June) for a private function. 

We will be open to the public tomorrow as usual and apologise for any inconvenience. 

The Fox & Hounds Team

Thank you

Thank you for your enquiry.

A member of the Fox & Hounds team will get in touch with you shortly and will be happy to discuss your requirements and answer any question you may have. 

Thank you

Thank you for applying to join Friends of the Fox & Hounds. A member of the team will review your application and once complete, will issue you with a membership number that you can use to take advantage of special member-only offers.  In the meantime, detailed information about the program, including Terms & Conditions can be found here.