Escape to the Heart of Devon
Enjoy a friendly, relaxed stay in a beautiful country hotel on the River Taw where pets are welcome
THE PERFECT LOCATION
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
We’re delighted to have been selected as a Travellers’ Choice Award Winner for 2023. 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!
A RICH HISTORY
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.
DINE WITH US
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.
BROWN TROUT ￮ SEA TROUT ￮ SALMON
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.