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Hoops Inn

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Horns Cross | near Clovelly, Bideford EX39 5DL, England
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Ranked #5 of 14 hotels in Bideford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

OMG this place is SO Pretty, it was built in 1215 and the features of this gorgeous hotel have been very well looked after, our room was no 5, very spacious bedroom and very spacious bathroom, all decked out beautifully, the food brilliant, the beer cold, the gardens are gorgeous and the staff second to none. I can't recommend this... More

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had booked a four night stay in a so called, Superior Canopied Room, but left after one night. We had booked an evening meal in the restaurant after seeing the type of food available on various web sites but on arrival were informed that the meal would be served in the bar and even worse, that the menus were the... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 3 nights. This place as real curb appeal, it is a chocolate box thatched inn, beautifully presented with flowers and lighting to add to its attraction. Once inside it as lots of small cosy rooms, and a friendly atmosphere. We stayed in the Mallow suit room 2, and at beening the most expensive room, I had... More

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86 reviews 86 reviews
21 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dear Reader, many of the reviews on this page and previous ones are for the restaurant, submitted by people who appear to have difficulty distinguishing between the two. I've done a separate review for the restaurant. So - what's it like to stay in? I'd say, for pub accommodation, it's pretty good. It's really not in Bideford itself - so... More

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Terrigal, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After leaving it far too late to find accommodation, we stumbled upon the Hoops Inn after seeing a sign saying rooms available. We were surprised to drive into the carpark and find at least 50 cars. It must be good we thought! Turned out that we were able to get a lovely deluxe room with a fourposter bed and shower... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner at the Hoops last night, two adults, two kids and two dogs. Food was very good, water was provided for the dogs. Service was friendly and all in all was a very pleasant evening out. We sat outside so can't comment on the dining room but the garden is lovely. There were lots of families here so... More

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Tenterden, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not what I expected - Food was good but spoilt by poor service and loud music from a tinny CD player in the restaurant, also lots of Kids running around, not the place to go for peace and quite - Wouldn’t go back

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Bodmin, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
23 hotel reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We stopped by here for lunch today and as it was a beautiful sunny day decided to eat in the garden. The garden is really lovely, lots of tables well spaced to give some degree of privacy in well tended grounds with some pretty floral borders and hedges. I ordered a cheese ploughman's, hubby had burger and chips. My ploughman's... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

This is a very pretty little inn at which I arrived with colleagues recently. All the staff there were very friendly. The food was good (not outstanding). The bar area is very comfortable and there is a lovely garden. my room was comfortable and clean with a whirlpool bath! Some might say it was a little dated but for the... More

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Pontyclun, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We stayed for four nights at The Hoops and were delighted with the establishment. The room was spotless, the ensuite excellent. The staff were all friendly, helpful and generally first rate. The foos was excellent. What more could one say, except that the appearance of this old thatched property adds to its charm even before you go in!

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Address: Horns Cross | near Clovelly, Bideford EX39 5DL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Bideford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hoops Inn 2.5*
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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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