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“A lovely Find!”

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 July 17, 2013

Looking to go out and eat on a Friday night I took to the internet to see what was about and The Hoops Inn came up. A very pleasant surprise indeed! Welcoming staff, very friendly. When we arrived we were given the chance to sit outside if we wished and if it got chilly we could move inside to our booked table. The food was to a very high standard as far as I am concerned. The portions were just right not to much but more than enough to fill you. As for the cheese, the best I have tasted in a restaurant/pub in a very long time.I can't praise the staff enough they were friendly and chatty but not to the point where they can be annoying. I am looking forward to my next visit. Well done THe Hoops Inn!!

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Reviewed July 15, 2013

I loved it here. I went as part of a coach party, and we were all served efficiently, and politely. We had sandwiches, chips and soup, and everything was perfect.
In fact I enjoyed lunch so much I went back later on for tea and cake, and my carrot cake was simply divine.
A delightful place.

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2  Thank Martin D
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

We have visited this pub many times over the years but this is our first visit since host, bishops stortford took over. As we have always been pleased with the quality of food in host, we were hopeful of a good meal.

We took advantage of their 2 course for £10 available between 5-7pm. The vegetarian option was a gnocci and was overcooked, soggy and rather tasteless. The burger was ok but the chips with it were very poor, equivalent to very basic frozen fries! The ham eggs and chips was the worst meal of the 3, again the fries were of very poor quality but the ham, imagine the cheapest pack of ham you might buy in a supermarket! In a pub restaurant like the hoops i woukd expect decent chips and certainly a thick quality style ham. Will not be visiting again. Lovely garden though!!

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1  Thank Barbara N
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Took a group of Business people to see the Moore Rodin exhibition at the Henry Moore foundation, very cultured day out. We had a very pleasant lunch in the lovely gardens of the Hoops Inn, very busy little place for the middle of nowhere. We didn't expect much as the place was packed with hundreds of other visitors. But got a perfect hot smoked salmon salad with a glass of crisp white chardonnay. After we had finished the tour we decided to have an early dinner before we went back to London. The evening menu had changed and the food was really quite something, pork belly with candied apple and dauphanoise was perfection. We ended up staying all night, staff were young but very pleasant, menu very reasonable with good wine list. Really glad we had a driver!

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1  Thank Tim M
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

We last visited The Hoops a couple of years back and the meal was fine. Perry Green was the home of world-renowned sculptor Henry Moore and his works can be seen in the nearby grounds of his house and gardens. So there is a lot of passing trade for this gastropub but, compared with our previous visit, things seem to have gone downhill. We sat outside – bad move as there is a much-reduced menu if you choose to take advantage of the limited English summer. Why? The kitchen is still pretty near and there were enough staff working there to serve the food. My hot smoked salmon salad was pretty good as was the portion size, but my wife lost out with her asparagus, pea and mint salad. The portion was small and demonstrated the latest kitchen trick to squeeze out extra profit – instead of whole asparagus spears some restaurants are now cutting them into thin shards so reducing the amount and getting more for their money while you get less for yours. We opted to share an ice cream dessert but amazingly were served our coffees before this even came. And it then took about 15 minutes for it to arrive with an apology but no explanation. The rum and raisin ice cream was meant to be topped by a hot chocolate sauce but by the time we go it the sauce was no longer hot and had descended to the base of the cup. Staff were helpful but seemed to be school kids with minimal training doing a holiday job. The place is run by the Henry Moore Foundation itself and they really need to take a look at what is happening in their back yard as The Hoops has definitely declined and there are other decent pubs in the area to go to after a burst of culture.

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Thank Macker61
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