Fox and Hounds Country Hotel
The Fox and Hounds Country Hotel is located in the glorious North Devon Countryside, perched on the River Taw and amongst the scenic landscape of the Tarka Trail. The hotel offers a comfortable retreat to nature where you can enjoy the outdoor life amongst the surrounding natural beauty.Fox and Hounds boasts access to some of the best country sports in the country and boasts rolling gardens that meet the riverbank, where on a lucky day you can find salmon leaping and otters frolicking.Rooms offer the traditionally comfortable furnishings and decor one would expect of a country hotel, allowing guests to truly relax after an exhilarating day spent enjoying the delights of the countryside. In addition, rooms boast an excellent range of modernised features to enhance your enjoyment, including flat screen television and free wireless internet access. For an extra sense of grandeur in your stay, the hotel's four poster bedrooms complete with antique furnishings are the perfect treat for those special weekends away.Food is a passion at the Fox and Hounds and under the guidance of the Head Chef, the hotel has been granted a high commendation at the prestigious Publican Food and Drink Awards. From traditional home made classics, such as 'Proper' Steak and Kidney Pudding with hand cut chips, to the most beautifully presented a la carte dish, your meal will be freshly prepared to order.The bar has a choice of local ciders and fine real ale, drawn from original beer engines with Royal Doulton handles depicting hand painted hunting scenes. Warm your back by the log fire and take a glance at the art on the walls - all commissioned by local Devonian artists.The hotel is one of the very few in the country that offers their own in-house Fly Fishing school, with full time AAPGAI instructors on hand for experienced fly fishing tutorials. For the more advanced angler, the lake is the perfect spot to perfect your casting and perhaps add a few more techniques.The local area boasts many sites of interest and country pursuits, including the famous national parks of Dartmoor and Exmoor. There is an amazing array of activities on offer at the hotel or in the nearby countryside. The hotel is famous for its fishing with a rich history associated with trout and salmon fishing and currently has over five miles of fishing available on the River Taw with concessions at a number of other local rivers. If you fancy something more energetic there is great riding, seasonal shooting, walking and numerous golf courses within a few minutes drive. Slightly further afield are the beaches of North Devon with Saunton Sands and Croyde, rightly famous for its surfing, about 35 minutes drive.
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