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Waterman's Arms

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Porthcawl, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We previously visited the Waterman's Arms when we last stayed in Devon in 2014 following a local recommendation. The idyllic setting makes for perfect summer's day alfresco eating & drinking. Dog friendly too. Returned here again this evening (14/05/17) for a meal (inside this time). We had two ribeye steaks from the specials board which were cooked to perfection. All...

Thank Rupertino
Dudley, west mids
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Had a mid week break at the Waterman Arms, We were made very welcome on arrival. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The pub has a log fire and serves decent beer. Our room was very nice, warm and clean with a nice en-suite bathroom. The Waterman is pet friendly and our dog was allowed in all areas. however the...

Thank Wolfie53
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This is somewhere I used to visit many years ago when I lived in Devon and was very much looking forward to a return visit. We were very disappointed with the menu as it was very, very limited and unless we had spotted the specials board hidden away behind the bar, we would have found it very difficult to choose...

Thank Sandra R
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We arrived: two adults, three children (8 - 13 years old) and two springer spaniels. We had all been for a walk and had also been in the river ford for quite a while. As a result we were wet and cold. The bar maid looked at us and smiled when I apologised. She told us not to worry so...

Thank jontyg543
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Me and my husband stayed here for our wedding anniversary and was so pleasant and very well run by staff and a family room was clean spacious clean bathroom modern but still had that character to the room in such a old building , Generous with potions at the bar and eating area , loved the roaring real fire ....

Thank LB B
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 November 2016

I wasn't in the best of moods when I arrived, but when I walked through the door I got a warm welcome from the lady behind the bar and indeed from a happy group dining by the fire. The menu looked great and with a big glass of wine in my hand and the fire roaring away the world felt...

Thank PassingBy_Just
Solihull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 November 2016

This ranks as one of two of our best, relaxing, beautiful places that we will continue to visit for as long as we are able. Its like coming home. In autumn the smell of the log fires and the shades of the various falling leaves into the river together with a pint of Palmers 200,is second to none. Sit by...

Thank TonytheGardener
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Lovely clean and pretty room in the annexe . Evening meal very nice and good portions. Bar very quiet this time of year so not much atmosphere . Staff very friendly and helpful Breakfast was nice but little disorganised and portions small for some of the items although sausages and bacon made up for it . Lovely setting in the...

Thank Gabbycat123
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We had dinner with 2 of our kids at The Waterman Arms. The place was quiet but it is in a lovely setting and the Owners are very friendly and attentive. There is a varied and interesting menu, including a good kids menu. The food was very good, especially the beef stroganoff "special". Good size portions and very tasty. Prices...

Thank anthonymichaelp
Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Our Satnav had us going down single track roads to find this place but it was well worth it. The pub is situated next to a small river and has an interesting history . The rooms were very comfortable and well appointed. The star however was the restaurant and its menu, my wife had a crab and lobster burger and...

Thank grahamerichardson

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  • Free Parking
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
New Ownership From November 2013! Les and Sarah Gresty welcome you to their Beautiful 17th century Inn. With 15 en suite bedrooms, some with views of the river. Great food using local produce, open all day with an extensive selection of beers and wines. Large outside seating area and separate outside restaurant open during the season, May until October. Free Wi-Fi throughout Inn and gardens, family friendly and dogs welcome! A wonderful place to unwind or use as a base to explore the beautiful South Hams, business rates available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Waterman's Arms

Address: Bow Bridge, Ashprington TQ9 7EG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ashprington
Price Range: €95 - €116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Waterman's Arms 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
Watermans Arms Totnes
Watermans Arms Hotel Totnes
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“If you want a river view ask for a room above the bar rooms 7 and 8.”
Wolfie53, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The starter was so big we couldn't eat our mains ...”
Sus500, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a river view.”
631JohnH, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“some rooms are shower only, some have bath with shower”
I6834YZdavidh, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms allow dogs. Other rooms are above the bar: noise may be a problem for those retiring very early.”
andymL4623ZY, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
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