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Restaurant at The Hoops Inn

) #5 of 105 Restaurants in Bideford ££ - £££ , British,
Horns Cross | Clovelly, Bideford EX39 5DL, England
+44 1237 451222
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (34 reviews)
“pork belly” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
Horns Cross | Clovelly, Bideford EX39 5DL, England
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1 - 10 of 562 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Firstly the Hoops Inn was the only restaurant I could find within a huge range of Bideford Register Office to offer a full restaurant menu and we wanted a meal for four at 4pm. I booked it unseen & Unknown over the phone with a...More

1  Thank 491irene
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really nice place, an old fashioned pub interior and a very large garden area, the food and service is really good and the staff very pleasant and helpful were on holiday but if you lived in the area you would use this...More

4  Thank David C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just popped in on the way back to the holiday camp for a cheeky pint and some cheesy chips as we knew this pub was good from our last visit. Been a while since last visit and the beer garden was just as nice Bar...More

2  Thank Ian P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here quite a few times over the years and it has changed hands a few times as well. A lovely old thatched pub with off road parking and nice inside with various rooms to eat in and a log fire in the...More

1  Thank robinandwendy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not great pub grub staff not overly nice. I ordered the burger bit fatty and bitty for me. Not the cleanest place.

Thank Antoinette M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy to find, good parking, though not if you have a disability as the walk down is fairly steep. Great facilities and seating. Food was only average, seemed to be a tired menu, Visited with friends, they all had sausage and mash, and said it...More

Thank carter1dotcom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in on the off chance and found the staff really friendly and allowed dogs in as well which was good to see. The meal was really good The creamy garlic mushrooms needed to be a little more creamy with dry bread. But the pork...More

2  Thank JandJ1999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Hoops looks a quintessential English pub from outside (see photo), and its inside is similar. They have a good range of beers etc and also a good, varied menu with really nice sandwiches (which we had) as well as other, more expensive, dishes.

2  Thank KentishMan56
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice restaurant and food but was disappointed as only went because of the web menu... When we got there they had changed it. But the food and drinks nicely priced and fabulous thatched cottage looking place !

1  Thank Grannypiglet
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my boyfriend came here a couple of days ago, and we couldn't fault anything! Staff were extremely polite and friendly, very welcoming! The menu had such a huge variety of dishes, so hard to choose! Food was excellent, such a high quality! Highly...More

1  Thank aeharding
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Questions & Answers
John S
8 February 2017|
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Response from travexLondon | Property representative |
Yes we do in the non carpeted bar areas and in our coach house bedrooms.
Gerry M
7 September 2016|
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Response from travexLondon | Property representative |
Yes dogs on a lead are welcome anywhere in the bar area or of course in the garden or courtyard.
25 July 2016|
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Response from travexLondon | Property representative |
Always best to phone and reserve a table so that you know you have a space reserved.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$29
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Horns Cross | Clovelly, Bideford EX39 5DL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Torridge  >  Bideford
  • Phone Number: +44 1237 451222
  • E-mail
A beautiful ancient thatched Inn conveniently located on the A39 Atlantic Highway between Bideford and the tourist destination of Clovelly. The Hoops Inn serves traditional bar meals in both the pub and restaurant areas with am emphasis on fine, locally sourced ingredients. Food is served all day. In addition to the popular pub there are also 13 en-suite bedrooms.
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