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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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful meal at The Hoops. The food was exceptional and the staff are very nice. The restaurant itself is beautiful and has a very cosy feel. We sat next to the fire which created a great winter atmosphere. My only suggestion would be to slightly extend the menu. We will definitely return on our next visit to... More 

3 Thank megadrive
Instow, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited this very lovely B & B, restaurant several times. Friends have stayed at the B & B and recommend it highly. Whereas we are locals and have been privileged to enjoy extremely first class meals. The menu is extensive, but I have chosen the fish of the day in most instances and it has been prepared to... More 

6 Thank Dolores M
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257 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Approx 6-8 starters, main courses and desserts are available. The choice is very good and its difficult to make ones mind up! The fish and chips at around £11 was good and was only let down for me by the chips (or type of potato used). But it was all ate and enjoyed, especially washed down with fine ales. Its... More 

6 Thank ChiefRN
Fareham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Had a meal here in the restaurant! Beautiful log fire and Christmas Tree. Food was ok. The chips we had were slightly overcooked which was disappointing but we didn't complain. Maybe just a bit unlucky in the night. There was a warm atmosphere and welcome.

Thank Pauline F
Colchester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

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 

5 Thank EssexLin1
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

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

6 Thank ruth h
Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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 

5 Thank mikeguitar2016
Bideford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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

5 Thank Penny0617
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 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!

5 Thank Erica F
Bideford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

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

5 Thank jwjoydays

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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$27
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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
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?