The Fox and Hounds Hotel
Run by the Culverhouse family since 2007 this former coaching inn enjoys easy access from Exeter, Barnstaple and the M5 and is perfect for a relaxing break in the Countryside or a special celebration.
The hotel boasts some beautiful antiques and has undergone a gradual refurbishment over the last 6 years. Take a stroll down through the 6 acres of gardens to the beautiful River Taw. If you are lucky one of the locals might divulge where the otters are to be seen or if the salmon are leaping up Eggesford Bridge. Check out the wildlife everywhere you look - pheasants, owls, woodpeckers and siskins to name but a few. Even the roe deer might peek at you before trotting away. The lichen on the trees is a good sign as they say that only grows where the air is pure!
The London Hair Salon operates on site - call 01769 581821 for appointments
The History of The Fox and Hounds Hotel
There has always been a coaching inn since the late 1800's at Eggesford, the halfway stopping point from Exeter to Barnstaple. The Earl of Portsmouth owned the surrounding land and he built the Tarka Line railway in 1851 - this scenic line runs regularly today. Eggesford Church just up the hill has monuments depicting the history of the region.
In the early part of the last century the Fox & Hounds was a renowned fishing hotel and our catch records show entries from the 30's detailing the whoppers that used to come out of the River Taw. The fishing is still a major part of the hotel's business with the growth in shooting, riding and weddings adding to its' attraction.