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The Hoops Inn Restaurant
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: The Hoops Inn is a classic British pub and dining room with a contemporary twist. It is a beautiful dining space with a roaring fire and stunningoutdoor areas and is a great placeto enjoy fine ales and the exceptional wine list.The food is seasonal and locally sourced, wherever possible, withherbs fresh from the garden. There are daily specials alongsideclassic gastro pub fare - all superbly executed within a warmand relaxing atmosphere.Set within the beautifulsurroundings of the Henry MooreFoundation Estate in the village of Perry Green, near Much Hadham, The Hoops Inn is now under new management as of November 2012. The Hoops Inn has an interesting history and is believed to havebeen built about 1834, a date found on several interior beams. Throughout the 19th Century, it was described simply as a "beerhouse" and more recently was well known as the local of thegreat sculptor himself.The Hoops Inn is also available to hire for events and parties.All visitors to The Henry Moore Foundation benefit from a rangeof special offers when dining at The Hoops. Collect a voucherwhen buying tickets at the Visitor Centre during the open season.
Reviewed February 24, 2013

Sunday lunch was well cooked and ample. The food service was prompt although the drinks took a little while. The menu was commendably short, suggesting actual cooking from real ingredients. The surroundings are pleasant sited as it is away from the common herd. The diners were respectable.

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Reviewed February 15, 2013

Lunch at the Hoops was delicious today Friday 15th Feb.
Great ambiance with busy but friendly atmosphere and relaxed feeling to the restaurant.
The grounds are very pretty with great outside seating which will be inviting once the weather improves. The Hoops is right opposite the Henry Moore Foundation so a really good place for lunch after a visit there. Will definitely be back.

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Thank Sue G
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

This is my 4th visit to the Hoops since it was renovated about 3 years ago. During that time, the owners have changed the management 3 times(!). Previous visits have been mixed. In the past, we experienced slow service, mistakes with orders, and the food was OK to being rather bland. Value for money could have been better.

So today, we thought we'd give the Hoops another try - and I'm pleased to say that since the people from Host have taken over the management, there has been a big improvement in everything. The new front of house staff were courteous, attentive and efficient. As for the food, it was very good, well presented and delicious. The service was much faster (the last time we went it took the waitress 20 minutes to get me some crisps!) and we managed to have a lovely 2 course meal in about an hour.

Value for money was much better. It is a little bit on the pricey side, but I can see they are targeting the higher end of the market and the quality of the food/service we received does make it worth that little extra.

So, a good experience all around and we will definitely be back.

Recommended!

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Reviewed January 13, 2013

Highly recommended sunday roast.
Higher end prices, but superb quality
Good wine list, great country atmosphere.

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Reviewed December 9, 2012

First Sunday Lunch, since the new management.
Absolutely fantastic.
Generous servings, high quality food, great ambience.
Possibly a best Sunday Lunch we have had in the area.
Higher end prices, but you pay for quality.
Highly recommended !

Thank Trevor C
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