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Fox and Hounds

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Eggesford, Chulmleigh EX18 7JZ, England
01769 580345
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

my dog lay quietly by my side in the bar eatery after a glorious walk in the beautiful grounds. The menu was extensive, the long wait worth it for beautifully presented cuisine. The atmosphere was warm and friendly with people enjoying themselves. Although I was on my own I was not lonely and my dinner was served courteously and the... More 

Thank artistanne2015
Chulmleigh, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Set in beautiful grounds within short walking distance of Eggesford Station on the Tarka Line,the Fox and Hounds is an ideal venue for lunch and is a particular family favourite.The lunchtime menu is varied with delicious hot meals alongside salads and a good choice of sandwiches,but be warned - the sandwiches are substantial!! Good value for the standard of food... More 

Thank margaret1708
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a walk with the dogs around the beautiful grounds and River Taw before lunch in the sun on the small terrace. Lunch menu is mostly sandwiches but very nice sandwiches they are, with generous fillings.. mine roast beef and horseradish and his was ham and tomato. Staff were friendly and service good. I'd love to stay in that Tree... More 

Thank Anne C
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

We visited the fox and hounds country house hotel in Eggesford for dinner for my birthday in April 2016 - the staff were very polite, the decor very horse and hound. It was clean and staff were attentive. The food was fabulous - I had proper fish and chips with balsamic vinegar pickled onion s , my hubby had rib... More 

Thank Sam S
St Ives, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

We enjoyed our stay here although would recommend it for a country quiet get-away from it break rather what we did which was to go to see Bridgwater Illuminated Carnival...an hour's drive either way to the carnival didn't make it the ideal place to stay. I would however not hesitate to recommend the Fox & Hounds which offered wonderful food... More 

Thank thewillows3
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

I visited the Fox and Hounds with my family today for a Sunday carvery and was slightly underwhelmed! The setting is idyllic and from the outside very impressive and the bar area, even though surprisingly empty, seemed nice and the staff incredibly friendly and courteous. We wished we had stayed in the bar area and chosen something from the menu... More 

Thank ClaireAdamMoss
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

There was not a lot of variation on the menu, on the first night we had a steak meal each and it was average. we asked for gammon steak for our second night and it was very good. why is this not on your menu?

Thank Witty;Mr.alan W
Exeter, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

Had a really nice time today. A visit to the beauty parlour, which was very enjoyable and relaxing. Then a very tasty lunch with a friend in the bar. Recommend you go for lunch !

Thank Helena1882015
Bristol, England
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87 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

Interesting menu, attentive staff and well presented food. I had the smoked haddock 'scotch egg' for starter - a soft-boiled egg wrapped with a haddock mix and coated in breadcrumbs. It tasted nice, but the egg was stone cold. I chose steak for the main, which I asked for medium, most of which was cooked perfectly, but was undercooked in... More 

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Barry, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Attentive, helpful staff. Menu had good variety of local sourced options. Quality meal with friends made a great evening.

Thank Michael S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $24
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Eggesford, Chulmleigh EX18 7JZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Chulmleigh
  • Phone Number: 01769 580345
The Fox and Hounds restaurant and hotel in Eggesford, Chulmleigh, is set in grounds bordering the River Taw in the heart of the Devon countryside. This family-owned hotel and restaurant is a delightful and unpretentious spot for meals and riverside walks before or after. The dining room, decorated in tones of cream and chocolate with fresh flowers and white table linens, has a smart, relaxed ambience. The menu features the freshest, most seasonal local produce imaginable, with special emphasis on three choices of superb Devon steaks as well as game in season. Sunday lunch features live jazz monthly and it’s a local favourite.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?