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Restaurant at The Hoops Inn

) #5 of 104 Restaurants in Bideford $$ - $$$ , British,
Horns Cross | Clovelly, Bideford EX39 5DL, England
+44 1237 451222
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (31 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Horns Cross | Clovelly, Bideford EX39 5DL, England
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1 - 10 of 554 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice restaurant and food but was disappointed as only went because of the web menu... When we got there they had changed it. But the food and drinks nicely priced and fabulous thatched cottage looking place !

1  Thank Grannypiglet
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Me and my boyfriend came here a couple of days ago, and we couldn't fault anything! Staff were extremely polite and friendly, very welcoming! The menu had such a huge variety of dishes, so hard to choose! Food was excellent, such a high quality! Highly...More

1  Thank aeharding
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have just left the Hoops Inn after a pleasant and delicious meal. We both had the local sausages followed by homemade chocolate brownie and were very impressed. Unfortunately our relaxing evening was briefly interrupted by a loud and rude lady shouting at the staff....More

1  Thank lesliedean38
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The best thing about this place is the ambience, set in a lovely old thatched pub with a beautiful outside garden. The food is variable - I had a steak which was good, but it was served with chips that had been reheated rather than...More

Thank Ray N
Reviewed 5 days ago

On our first night we popped in here on the off chance that they would fit in two oldies. They did and we had a really nice little table in one of the bar areas. That young lady was so friendly. We were told that...More

Thank norman1366
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have lived in Bideford for many years and this is by far our favourite restaurant in the area! We recently popped in on our way to Hartland and myself and my husband both chose the fish and chips. WOW! plentiful and delicious. Rather confused...More

1  Thank sallydavison21
Reviewed 6 days ago

First time of visiting here, and we won't return. The menu didn't have a great choice and it was very expensive. We were hoping for normal pub food, i.e. Steak and kidney pie, gammon,chicken, sadly no. Very disappointed

Thank Holidayer164
Reviewed 6 days ago

As a local not a holidaymaker have eaten here before,food has been ok, stopped of on the way back from Clovelly for lunch.We ordered 2 burgers £12 each with bacon and one with cheese which was extra,Came nice and quick but as the waitress put...More

Thank AngelaJJEX
Reviewed 1 week ago

Poor presentation of food. Steak cooked as well done when order was medium rare. Menu said "with vine tomatoes" and plate arrived with one vine with tomatoes attached and one empty vine. Hand cut chips included one that was half eaten away by slugs. The...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a charming pub that served good pub grub. The service was both friendly and timely. Dogs were welcome with little treats available for our furry friends as well.

1  Thank Phil P
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
John S
Do you accept small dogs in the bedrooms?
9 February 2017|
Answer Show all 5 answers
Response from travexLondon | Property representative |
Yes we do in the non carpeted bar areas and in our coach house bedrooms.
Gerry M
Do you allow small well behaved dogs?
8 September 2016|
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Response from travexLondon | Property representative |
Yes dogs on a lead are welcome anywhere in the bar area or of course in the garden or courtyard.
Do we have to reserve a table of just turn up?
26 July 2016|
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Response from travexLondon | 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
US$6 - US$28
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
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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