The success of the Fox and Hounds has been recognised by a number of awards including:

  • South West Wedding Awards Winner of the Best Venue in Devon in 2011, 2012, 2013, finalist in 2010, 2015, 2016 and Runner Up 2014
  • Hotel Reservation Services (HRS) National Award for Best Customer Service in 2008 (beating The Ritz in the final)
  • Special Commendation from The Publican for Food & Drink in 2007
  • FSB’s Award for Product Innovation in 2008 in recognition of the much publicised EBay Wedding Package
  • North Devon Plus Award for Best Business Turnaround in 2009
  • HRS 2010 Award for Best Family Friendly Hotel
  • The much coveted Publican’s national Chef of the Year Award in November 2009

In addition to these we were finalists in the HRS Award for Excellence in Marketing (2008) and Excellence in Business Management (2009), and Runner-up in the North Devon Plus Award for Business Innovation (2009).

National Chef of the Year

We were delighted in 2009 when our Head Chef, Alex Pallat, won National Chef of the Year at The Publican Food & Drink Awards in London - one for Devon we are very proud of!

Hotel Excellence Awards

In 2010 we were thrilled to have beaten many chain hotels to win Best Family Friendly Hotel at the Hotel Excellence awards - apparently it was having every size welly boot available to borrow which swung the vote!

The Westcountry Wedding Awards

The Westcountry Wedding Awards are Devon and Cornwall's most prestigious awards for client service excellence, voted for by customers. The Awards recognise those businesses which go the extra mile for their customers, providing outstanding service and inspire their customers to want to actively and positively promote them.

We have been the winner for Best Venue in Devon three times and Runner Up twice - all in the last 6 years !

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