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Restaurant at The Hoops Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
Horns Cross | Clovelly, Bideford EX39 5DL, England
+44 1237 451222
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (38 reviews)
“pork belly” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Horns Cross | Clovelly, Bideford EX39 5DL, England
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1 - 10 of 689 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for dinner whilst staying in Clovelly itself. Large group of us with 3 dogs and we had a private room, the Library. Beautiful looking pub with great food and drinks. Very helpful during the booking process. Will definitely visit again whilst in the...More

Thank Marie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tried to book a table for Friday night when we arrived at a nearby campsite after having driven past. Unfortunately they were fully booked but we managed to get a table for the Saturday night. When we arrived there was a wedding reception taking place....More

Thank Michelle G
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Went on a Friday evening, 5 in total and it was superb. Every meal from every course was faultless and the service was excellent. My only minor point is that although there is a reasonable range of real ales there were no strong ones over...More

Thank RObbo60_11
Reviewed 15 September 2018

Lovely old Inn - and we enjoyed coffee and chat in the bar area. No time to stay for a meal, but the Bar became very busy as we were leaving.

Thank Angela L
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Arrived by chance as was looking for somewhere for a late lunch and not many options for all day dining in the local area. Had a great lunch so great we booked for dinner the following evening. Lunch was delicious and evening dinner was amazing...More

Thank Clara777
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Firstly I like businesses that respond to good and bad reviews but this one doesn’t seem to do that. I book on recommendations and good reviews this restaurant has both in abundance but for our party of 7 for a Sunday dinner it failed to...More

Thank Edbaker
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Went for an evening meal. Several veggie meals and a great steak! Flowers in courtyard were very pretty. Staff friendly and a high car park.

Thank stim13
Reviewed 4 September 2018

We have eaten at the Hoops Inn a number of times but not for a few years. Good menu but very limited vegetarian options. Very disappointed with the scallop starter. 3 tiny scallops - each no larger than a teaspoon with a few other bits...More

Thank KarenRBBarnstaple
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely 3 course meal in this lovely Inn. The staff were polite and attentive and all the food was tasty and varied. Will definitely be visiting again soon. Make sure to book as was really busy!

Thank Katherine P
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This is almost a hidden gem, although it’s not hidden lying along the road. But you have to stop to be able to find out how nice it is. We passedit on our way from a visit at Clovelly a couple of years ago, and...More

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Questions & Answers
John S
9 February 2017|
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Response from Steve B | Property representative |
Yes we do in the non carpeted bar areas and in our coach house bedrooms.
Gerry M
8 September 2016|
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Response from Steve B | Property representative |
Yes dogs on a lead are welcome anywhere in the bar area or of course in the garden or courtyard.
26 July 2016|
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Response from Steve B | Property representative |
Always best to phone and reserve a table so that you know you have a space reserved.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 29
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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