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“Great staff. Very average room”
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Hoops Inn
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Bideford
Certificate of Excellence
Taunton, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great staff. Very average room”
Reviewed 17 August 2013

We had a two night break here early spring and whilst the room was very basic (bathroom was lovely though and obviously very new with nice walk in shower) the staff, food and general atmosphere made it. Dinner in the restaurant is highly recommended!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

We founds the Hoops Inn on an internet search looking for somewhere different and maybe a little remote. The web site was crisp with plenty of images to support their claims. A very pretty 800 year old coaching Inn with a thatched roof.

We had room 4 with a stunning 4 poster bed with a comfortable mattress and a great ensuit bathroom that has a "jaccusi" bath and good shower. Loads of character in the hotel and staff were very helpful. We ate in the hotel restaurant the first evening and the food was good and priced reasonably. Breakfasts were equally well prepared and quality good.

This part of North Devon is lovely as it is slightly remote and not crammed with hundreds of tourists, we did a fair amount of exploring and discovered some local gems Instow being one with a wonderful seafood restaurant.

Would we return to the Hoops? Absolutely a great place to stay!

Room Tip: Best rooms are the "Thatched rooms"
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

We.were.passing.by.on.our.way.to.holiday.park.and.thought.it.looked.a.lovely.location.and.building.to.stop.and.have.dinner..There.was.no.room.in.the.bar.so.we.were.shown.into.a.lovely.private.dining.room..The.service.and.food.was.excellent.and.prices.reasonable.for.the.quality.of.food.and.service..We.would.certainly.visit.again.possibly.to.stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Redditch, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2013

We'd promised ourselves a stay here since we first visited for a meal over 10 years' ago. Well, we finally made it for our wedding anniversary treat and we weren't disappointed. The Mallow Suite is just gorgeous with its posh bed and bathroom. Staff are friendly and helpful, especially the girl who seemed to be everywhere - bar, breakfast and reception! Only small downsides were that the restaurant was not open on the night we wanted to dine, although our table in the bar was nice - in a little alcove all by itself. Also the lack of mushrooms - apparently the kitchen had run out, so I had to have vegetable risotto instead of mushroom and no mushrooms with my vegetarian breakfast. Hope to stay again.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 August 2013 via mobile

Passing by one evening, we decided to stop for dinner. The bar and restaurant area is certainly quirky, wirh lots of 'cubbyhole' areas for seating. This may not be to everyones taste, but lends a little charm! Food was imaginatively presented, hot and good value, although there was a bit of a wait. However, they were very busy. Will return again if we are in the south west.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

We stayed for 2 nights and loved this Inn. Had a meal both nights, one in the restaurant and one in the bar. Food was excellent. Bonus was live music on the 2nd night. the staff were wonderful and very friendly. The only negative was that the weather was very hot and absolutely needed to open windows at night - but traffic noise meant difficult sleeping. What a shame no fans were available.

Room Tip: The rooms at front of the Inn have great features but beware the road noise.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hoops Inn
Address: Horns Cross | near Clovelly, Bideford EX39 5DL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Torridge > Bideford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Bideford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hoops Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hoops Inn and Country Hotel is proud of its extensive range of high quality food provided. The menu is varied to accommodate seasonal specialties and is freshly prepared in our own kitchens using the best of garden and local produce. Guests can choose to dine in the candlelit restaurant, in the relaxed bars or, on balmy summer days, outdoors on the covered courtyard. There are a vast array of activities on The Hoops doorstep which can be enjoyed throughout the year such as golf, fishing, sailing, hiking, surfing and biking. In addition to the many historic houses, beautiful gardens and quaint coves and villages, The Hoops Inn has more than 8 acres of landscaped grounds for your enjoyment. ... more   less 
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