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Address: Bow Bridge | Ashprington, Totnes TQ9 7EG, England
Phone Number: +44 1803 732214

Under New Management since November 2013!

A quintessential 17th Century Inn,...

Under New Management since November 2013!

A quintessential 17th Century Inn, located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, at the bottom of a steep valley next to Bow Creek and bridge. The Inn has been used as a smithy, a brew house, petrol station, a prison and a haunt for the feared press gangs. The area was recorded in the doomsday book.

Built in the 17th-century, Waterman's Arms overlooks tinkling Bow Creek, near Tuckenhay.

We have fifteen beautiful, well appointed en-suite rooms with large bathrooms and powerful showers in the Annexe and spacious powerful shower rooms in the Inn. Direct dial telephones and free Wi-Fi equipped throughout.

With riverside sitting across from the Inn, The Waterman's is the ideal place for a relaxing drink or a delicious meal by the river.

We also have newly refurbished sitting to the side of the Inn on the patio.

We have two separate dining rooms, on three different levels, seating no more than 35 people in each, they have been recently updated and are now bright, airy and as modern as a 17th century inn can be!

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Pleasant stay

Good side: the place is next Dart River, you could have a drink or a dinner sitting on the outdoor picnic tables while watching the running stream or the ducks. Food is generally... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 July 2016
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Great location and a lovely chilled atmosphere, we only popped in for a couple of soft drinks and were charged more than we would of been if we had 2 alcoholic drinks, pubs out in the sticks must make soft drinks cheaper to encourage people to visit.

Thank mike p
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

A friendy place to eat, the service was top notch and very reasonably priced to. A place i would recommend to anyone who is looking for a place to eat.

Thank Andy R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Good side: the place is next Dart River, you could have a drink or a dinner sitting on the outdoor picnic tables while watching the running stream or the ducks. Food is generally nice with a few choices on the breakfast menu. It is recommended to book a dinner table as it seems to get busy during the summer holidays.... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We popped in on our way to Cornworthy. Good beer and good, but simply food. I had a really robust Ploughman's and a pint of Otter beer - both excellent. Sat by the river in the sunshine. Bliss. This is definitely a pub that does food and not a "Gastropub" but at least it knows that. Definately worth a visit... More 

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United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Hidden away by a slow flowing tidal river.Very nice food, helpful staff. Lots of choice on the menu. You can sit in doors or out under cover or out in the sunshine. Plenty of parking.

Thank nancy609
Exeter, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

I'bve stayed here twice during cycle holidays, and it's a welcome sight indeed! Good beer, good food, comfy rooms. I'd go again.

Thank AdamxG
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

Party of four arrived too late for roast lunch on Sunday (2pm so get there early) but they provided sour dough baps with roast lamb, ham, plus Yorkshire pudding with gravy. Not what we were expecting but absolutely delicious. Fabulous setting - don't be side-tracked by the first pub you come to - go on past that one about 3-400... More 

Thank SusanN5A5AF
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

Really friendly cosy pub with small but pleasant garden. They don't serve food but have a great selection of drinks. I really enjoy the Dortmund lager. This pub is not pretentious and very popular with regulars but has a friendly and informal atmosphere that is welcoming and accessible to all. Highly recommended!

Thank Pete F
Hong Kong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Great comfort food in a cosy bar next to the river with a simple menu and a great selection of local beers.

Thank StevieHK
South Devon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

Great pub where you can sit next to the stream and enjoy good food and service, staff are efficient and helpful with a warm welcome.

Thank David H

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