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Restaurant at The Hoops Inn

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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Horns Cross | Clovelly, Bideford EX39 5DL, England
+44 1237 451222
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed a mile or so down the road at a B&B but I had researched local restaurants so ate here the first night of our stay. This is a lovely old inn, plenty of parking, also a hotel. It's much bigger than it looks from the road. Out table was in a side room with back access to the... More 

1 Thank EssexLin1
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have passed The Hoops Inn so many times ,and decided to stay there for our anniversary, glad we did ,staff couldn't do enough, especially in the restaurant,booked a superior room which was lovely ,my only complaint would be cheap loo paper and loose loo seat ,but shower was wow

2 Thank ruth h
Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Comfortable inn with pleasant bedroom. All usual facilities including free wi fi. Cost of room includes full English breakfast which was excellent Had three evening meals whilst at the hotel, all excellent , staff very helpful and friendly. Nice selection of wines and real ales. Wood burners/ fires in bars, however it wasn't cold enough whilst we were there. Did... More 

2 Thank mikeguitar2016
Bideford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have visited on many occasions over the last 18 months, food always delicious, staff very helpful and a super atmosphere.

2 Thank Penny0617
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a quick lunch with my husband and daughter on a wet miserable day, however we were cheered by a warm welcome and a delicious meal. Try it!

2 Thank Erica F
Bideford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Comfortable excellent food, great ambience.. unpretentious.. just right. Staff welcoming and attentive.

2 Thank jwjoydays
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly helpful staff. Great food, delicious. Lovely oldy-worldy restaurant. Highly recommend the Lamb dish.

2 Thank Pat D
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in with my wife for dinner. Great pub restaurant and I believe they have rooms also. Good menu with value for money and excellent service. Traditional English food.

2 Thank Keith W
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A very pleasant meal and a decent price. Service was not too quick, not too slow, and very pleasant. Our starters were both very tasty (although perhaps the portion of soup could have been smaller!), well presented and very well cooked. Main courses were equally tasty although perhaps not 5-star. We are both vegetarians and did not struggle to make... More 

1 Thank EphraimShay
Aldridge, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Was told about The Hoops by owners of a cottage we where staying in. We went before 6.00 and they have an off of 2 courses for £14.00. The menu had good variety. There were 10 of us including two young children and we all found something we liked. The food portions were good and the food was very nice.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$28
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Horns Cross | Clovelly, Bideford EX39 5DL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Bideford
  • Phone Number: +44 1237 451222
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?