Things to do & Places to visit

The Hoops Inn is surrounded by magnificent unspoilt countryside and is in walking distance of the rugged North Devon coast. Countryside pursuits are our speciality and we can offer you different routes to explore.


Walking

See great views of the cliffs along the coast of Bideford Bay, bluebell woods, burbling streams, a cliff-top walk through ancient Oak woods, two different visits to the sea shore, no main roads, and all of it in unspoilt countryside.

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Shooting

The Hoops Inn has hosted shooting parties for many years with North Devon being recognized as a major UK game bird shooting county.

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Falconry

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a bird of prey swoop out of the sky and land on your fist?

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Fishing

From inshore and offshore fishing, salt water fly fishing, through to trips to Lundy, it's all close at hand.

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Lundy Island

Lundy lies off the coast of North Devon, where the Atlantic ocean meets the Bristol Channel with nothing between it and America!

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Exmoor

Situated in the south west of Britain, Exmoor National Park contains an amazing variety of landscapes within its 267 square miles.

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Dartmoor

Dartmoor is not just about the landscape; there's a lot more to it than that. It's not just about the ponies, or the tors, the history or the heritage; but that's a good start.

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Clovelly

The cobbled, traffic-free world famous fishing village in North Devon, built into a cleft in a 400' high cliff.

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"We were staying for a weekend at a caravan park 3 miles away and decided to try hoops inn for for our first nights evening meal. We opted for the "early bird" menu (2 courses for £10). We all had the prawn cocktail to start. very generous portions. Then my husband and I had the scampi and my daughter the lasagne. All very nice. The staff were very friendly and attentive. we enjoyed it so much that we went back for our 2nd night and chose from the bar menu this time. I had the mussels which were absolutely gorgeous. No desserts as main courses were filling. We were going to try somewhere else for our last night but there was a couple of desserts we wanted to try so we went back to Hoops instead. This time my husband and i shared the fish platter for our main course and for our dessert he had a knickerbocker glory and i had the star anise brulee. Very nice. There was plenty of choices on the children's menu for my daughter. All in all we really enjoyed our 3 evening meals there. The staff each night were very friendly. We will return next time we are in North Devon." Oct 2012

- via Tripadvisor