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Restaurant at The Hoops Inn

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Horns Cross | Clovelly, Bideford EX39 5DL, England
+44 1237 451222
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Hindhead, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived without a reservation, hoping for dinner. What a treat. We were able to have the quaint window booth as the reservation already made for it allowed us enough time - how sensible. Great service and fabulous food. The vegetarian artichoke tart was delicious and the burger was good too. We looked at the pretty garden and that'd make... More 

1 Thank Carolyn D
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited and ate twice over the Easter Bank holiday. It was extremely busy yet they fitted us in as a table of 4 on Sat. Eve. And a Late (4pm) Sunday lunch. Food was great Sat eve at prices you expect. For the time of day which suited us after a long walk was great value and excellent quality... More 

1 Thank TRAVELMARKLondon
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked a late Sunday lunch here and had the local topside of beef. Was absolutely lovely- all three of us said was best beef ever! Homemade Yorkshire and lovely veg as well. Will be back soon!

1 Thank MandyM1969
Hawick, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We called into Hoops Inn & it was full being Easter Saturday, but the Staff made us a table up in the Library Room which was excellent. The food was all fresh & home cooked. It was delicious & the Staff were very friendly & efficient. The menu was varied to suit all tastes & they did childrens portions

1 Thank 264MaryD
Paignton, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Passed the Hoop Inn on our way back to Bideford then it was recommended by the owner of the hotel where we were staying so gave it a try we were not disappointed.It is advisable to book, we went on the off chance and they managed to find us a table in the bar at the back.The food is excellent... More 

1 Thank PlymouthSarjo
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanted a nice meal but not too expensive for a night off from the kids - had driven past The Hoops a couple of times so gave it a go. Beautiful surrounds and lovely atmosphere, staff great and very helpful and friendly. We both had rib eye steak which was great. It's a little pricey if you are on a... More 

1 Thank Tanya L
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've found it by chance- we liked the look of it at first. Absolutely delicious food, everything from the manu is worth trying but the sticky toffee pudding is to die for!!! The staff is extremely attentive, chatty and very nice. I can't praise it enough! Worth booking a table as it can be busy. Ps. Dogs are allowed in... More 

1 Thank Izabela1313
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found The Hoops Inn as we were staying for the weekend at nearby Moorhead Farm holiday park. We pre-booked for an evening meal for our family of two adults and two children and first impressions on arrival were very good. The staff were friendly and welcoming and the general atmosphere is very pleasant. They were welcoming to families. However,... More 

1 Thank L3749TPandrewb
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a gorgeous little find. Excellent food, if a little expensive, lovely friendly staff. Perfect for a treat

1 Thank Angharad H
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88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here as a couple last week. Booked ahead and were lucky enough to be seated in one of the window cubby holes that was very cosy and pricate, this was an instant hit with both of us. I notice one review mentioned that the food is good pub food. I have to say it was a lot better than... More 

1 Thank nic-nack83

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$28
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
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
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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