Things To Do

Fishing at The Fox and Hounds Hotel

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. Click here for fishing information.

 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 just over half an hour away with Saunton Sands and Croyde, rightly famous for its surfing, about 50 minutes drive.

If you are looking for something more tranquil why not visit some of the gardens including RHS Rosemoor or perhaps ride the famous Tarka Railway which runs between Exeter and Barnstaple and stops at Nearby Eggesford Station.



2 day rough shooting break - POA

For experienced shooting groups or individuals we have a variety of driven 60-200 bird shoots available in the surrounding area. For pheasant, woodcock and partrige shooting you must have BASC or similar membership. We are able to arrange single days for groups of 6 guns minimum. Submit an enquiry now!

See also » Clay Shooting

The London Hair Salon

Hair Salon

We are very lucky to have a top trained hairdresser with over 15 years of experience located within the hotel.  We recommend booking early to avoid disappointment. Bridal hair and make up are also available to look your very best on your big day.


Call O1769 581 554 to book direct now!

Click here  for the London Hair Salon website

RHS Garden Rosemoor

RHS Garden Rosemoor

A trip to RHS Rosemoor is highly recommended any time of year and it is just 25 minutes from Eggesford

If you are looking for inspiration and a relaxing day out, come to RHS Garden Rosemoor and stroll around the enchanting 65-acre garden. Rosemoor is a garden of intoxicating beauty, meticulously crafted and planted, retaining the essence of rural North Devon within a dramatic backdrop of steep wooded valley sides.

Whatever the season, the exciting colours, scents and textures mean that all your senses will be stimulated, and with both formal and informal gardens - as well as woodland walks, water features and open spaces - there is something for children and adults alike to enjoy time and again

We offer discounted entry tickets for hotel guests. Click here for more information

National Trust Property

National Trust Properties

There are an abundance of wonderful houses, estates and grounds to explore in the local area including the beautiful Knightshayes Court at Tiverton, Arlington Court and Killerton. Click here for a link for further information.



We can arrange for a Close Encounter with an expert from Exmoor or Dartmoor who will bring a selection of Birds of Prey to the hotel grounds. You will learn all about hawks, falcons and owls and even get to fly one from your hand. Suitable for all ages, prices start from £150 for a 2 hour up-close encounter for 1 to 15 guests.

Quad Biking

Quad Biking

Held near Umberleigh, approx. 25 minutes drive from the hotel, this purpose built outdoor track provides racing for ages 6 upwards and includes all safety equipment and necessary training with qualified instructors. This is the longest track in the Southwest and is suitable for all levels of experience.



The beaches of North Devon are rated amongst the best in the UK with Saunton Sands and Croyde being the most accessible. Saunton is about 50 a minute drive and is ideal for families, offering a huge beach that even on the most crowded days offers quiet spots. There is parking directly at the beach and good shops and restaurant facilities are available. Surf hire and lessons are available but worth booking in advance during peak seasons. Ten minutes further round the coast is Croyde which is one of the most famous surfing beaches in the country. Experience the great laid back atmosphere whilst watching the action in the waves!

Scenic landscape


Eggesford Station is just a 2 minute walk from the hotel and the scenic Tarka Train Line has a frequent service from Exeter to Barnstaple. The Fox & Hounds Country Hotel is also a part of the line carries along the South coast for a stunning journey through to Torquay or Kingsbridge (opposite Dartmoor) almost touching the sea. Steam fanatics will love the Woody Bay line through Exmoor from Barnstaple.

Horse riding


Our glorious surroundings can be best seen on the back of a trusty steed. Whether you are new to riding or an experienced rider the local stables will be able to arrange a brilliant lesson or hack with the best trained horses. Prices from £27 per hour.

Couple walking


There are a number of great walks within easy reach of the hotel and offer a great opportunity to see some of the best, unspoilt countryside the UK has to offer. We have a file with maps and trails ranging from easy to moderate so whatever your level of ability, there is something for everyone from a gentle forest walks to more adventurous day trips including the Tarka Trail, Two Moors Way and many more miles of footpaths and bridleways.