A friendly country hotel in the heart of Devon where guests and their pets always receive a warm welcome. Set in six acres on the River Taw we have 22 rooms, restaurant, licensed bar, café and even a luxury treehouse. We look forward to welcoming you for a delightful, relaxing stay in the country.


The Fox and Hounds County Hotel

Since its days as a coaching inn on the Eggesford Estate more than 150 years ago, The Fox and Hounds Country Hotel has been a popular destination for guests looking for the peace and tranquillity of the beautiful Devon countryside.

Known for the warmth of our staff, relaxing atmosphere, good food and for being very dog friendly we have 22 rooms set in six acres of grounds on the river Taw. We’re pleased that so many of our guests choose to return to us again and again year after year and consider The Fox and Hounds Country Hotel to be their home from home.


Contact, Newsletters & Directions

Information about how to contact us by telephone or email, send us a message, sign up for our newsletters, including Last Minute Alerts,  as well as how to get here by car and rail can be found on our Contact & Directions page. 


Hotel News, Updates & Stories


The Grounds

We have six acres of grounds at the hotel, divided into three main areas. The upper or wedding garden and areas around the hotel are our most formally maintained gardens. The middle gardens feature our treehouse and two ponds where a variety of wildlife can often be seen, including king fishers and the occasional otter. Our lower gardens, along the edge of the river comprise natural open fields and wooded areas and are a lovely place to walk and for children and dogs to play.


Dog Friendly

From Yorkshire Terriers to Irish Wolfhounds, we have a reputation for being a very dog friendly hotel and welcome all well-behaved dogs at the hotel. Dogs are permitted in all areas of the hotel with the exception of a few bedrooms and you are welcome to bring them down to meals. We ask that dogs be kept on-lead in the upper gardens and while in public areas of the hotel, under close control in the middle gardens and may be off-lead in the lower gardens, providing they do not disturb other guests. More dog related information can be found on our Dogs at The Fox & Hounds page. Check out out Pet Gallery for pictures of some of recent special guests!


Guest Information Portal

Our new Guest Information Portal has detailed information about the hotel and the surrounding area. It is a valuable resource and we invite you to use it to help plan your stay. Should you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to contact us at relax@foxandhoundshotel.co.uk or calling us at 0176 9580345 and we would be pleased to help in any way we can.


Friends of The Fox & Hounds

Friends of the Fox & Hounds is a free membership programme for guests who have previously stayed with us in the past 24 months. Members enjoy a variety of benefits and every month there is prize draw for a free stay.

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.