Find out more about the History of The Fox and Hounds Hotel in Devon
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.