Walking in and around the Hoops Inn is really delightful, there are many walks that combine 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.
Over 30 miles of the Tarka Trail is available to walkers and cyclists between Braunton and Meeth, using the old railways of North Devon. Passing through the largely unspoilt countryside as it was described by Henry Williamson in his classic novel 'Tarka the Otter' first published in 1927.
There are many valuable wildlife habitats along the route including estuary mud flats and salt marshes, oak woodland, hazel coppice, hedges, ponds, streams, ditches and meadows.
"Beautiful place, great food, great beer and lovely staff. what more could you want for a weekend retreat. nice comfortable bed, spacious, clean and warm. The bathroom was modern and immaculate. TV, tea / coffee making facilities, bottled water and bathroom robes were very nice touches
The food choice at breakfast, lunch and dinner was superb and very varied, something for everyone.
If you like real ale the "Hoops Best" at 4.8 abv & £3-40 a pint is what it says, the best, but each pint slides down the throat far to easily so beware!!!
Would not hesitate to go back again and again and again.
Centrally located for all local attractions and nearby towns and the scenery around this area is breathtaking.
Give it a go i am sure you will not be disappointed. good discounted rates during their quieter period (jan & feb) so we have been told but please double check this with them 1st " Nov 2012
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