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Waterman's Arms

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Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 September 2014

Stayed for a week to explore the South Hams. Lovely place, staff very friendly and helpful food was great, hot, fresh, home cooked and plenty of it. Great breakfast. Couldn't fault this place at all. Spotlessly clean. Its in a beautiful setting with lots of wildlife around. We saw our first Kingfisher here. If you want peace and quiet, good...

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Les_WatermansArms87, Manager at Waterman's Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for all your lovely comments regarding your stay with us! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and the food! All cooked fresh for the best possible taste! Great to hear that you spotted a Kingfisher! We've had many new sightings recently which just adds more to the natural beauty! We really do appreciate the time...

Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 September 2014

Stayed there for one night in July. Staff were friendly and food was good both evening meal and breakfast. Good selection of caffine free teas, which for someone who is allergic to caffine is good as most place just to camomile or peppermint. the room was good size with a nice four poster bed even though the curtains were a...

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Les_WatermansArms87, Manager at Waterman's Arms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comment! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us! We are glad to hear that you liked the room, with it's gorgeous river view and newly refurbished furniture, making it bright but cosy at the same time! It's great to hear that you also enjoyed dining with us in the...

Reviewed 3 September 2014

We came to stay here for a short getaway the day after our wedding. We wanted a peaceful and relaxed escape and this was perfect. The setting was gorgeous right by the river. The staff were really friendly and welcoming. The room was quaint and well maintained and the bed was really comfortable. Good shower. It is a beautiful setting...

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Les_WatermansArms87, Manager at Waterman's Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us for your mini honeymoon! Thank you for all your lovely comments about the Inn and our staff, we pride ourselves on giving a friendly service so everyone feels welcome and comfortable when staying with us! We glad...

Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2014

What an idyllic setting! We'll worth the 2 or 3 miles of lane bashing to find. Large room, well appointed with view over river. Les and his team could not have been more accommodating. Food was excellent, and served quickly with a smile. Lovely breakfast with excellent service again. No negatives throughout the stay and can certainly recommend the pub...

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Les_WatermansArms87, Manager at Waterman's Arms, responded to this review

Dear Bryan Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for all your kind words, it is really appreciated. It was lovely meeting yourself and your wife, and are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay! We are glad that you liked your room, one of our favourites as it's our largest room with lovely views...

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2014

We stayed here 1 night in August 2014. The room was beautifully furnished, we had a room with a king size bed and single bed for an additional guest that came with us. The single bed was very comfortable which we were surprised by, having been used to most hotels having poor quality third pop out beds. The receptionist was...

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Les_WatermansArms87, Manager at Waterman's Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about The Waterman's Arms and for all your lovely comments! We are happy to hear that you like your room and the surrounding countryside, despite the Devon lanes to get down here! We do apologise regarding your dinning experience. All our dishes are cooked fresh to order and there is...

Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 August 2014

This pub is in a fantastic setting, well worth braving those narrow Devon lanes to arrive to a pub by the river where kids can get their feet wet. The pub was very accommodating of our large group in the restaurant area and the food was delicious, with very generous portions. My only comment would that we did wait a...

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Les_WatermansArms87, Manager at Waterman's Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very pleased to see that you had a wonderful time here and your kids enjoying playing in the river. Glad that you enjoyed you meals with us! Sorry to hear that you had a bit of a wait for your food, as our dishes are cooked fresh to...

Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

We called in for a pub lunch with our two sons and in-laws (78 and 77). Food was great, wonderful real ales, my wife said the chips were the best she had ever tasted. Our children paddled in the river with rainbow trout swimming close by. Unfortunately my father in law managed to trip and fall over the step which...

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Les_WatermansArms87, Manager at Waterman's Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed dining with us and that your sons had fun in the river! We hope your father in law is okay and have now placed signs to warn of the step. Thank you for your constructive feedback we shall look into this matter...

Downton, null, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Made an overnight stop at this historic pub with accommodation. I had stayed there several times before but not for several years following a drop in standards. A new team is now in place and our greeting was very cheerful and the receptionist particularly helpful. As most rooms were already let, we were allocated rooms at the back of the...

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Les_WatermansArms87, Front Office Manager at Waterman's Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It's great to hear that after many times of staying here that you came again! Sorry to hear that you did not like the room as much as you like the superior doubles which I recall you talking about when you have stayed before. We shall make sure when you...

Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 August 2014

My wife and I stayed at The Watermans Arms with my son and his family. Having driven past it so many times in the past on our way to Dartmouth we decided that as it looked so nice, we must give it a try. We were met by Lucy on reception and she was, so helpful and friendly , just...

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Les_WatermansArms87, Front Office Manager at Waterman's Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us! It's great to see that after many times driving by, you decided to stop off for the night! We pride ourselves on our friendly and efficient service, making sure everyone feels welcome and is always greeted with...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Stayed last week for a short getaway, and wish we stayed longer! The Room was very spacious, clean and had a generous supply of tea/coffee in room. It was very peaceful and relaxing. The breakfast was lovely and eating in the evenings was a delight as it was warm enough to eat by the river. All staff were very attentive...

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Les_WatermansArms87, Front Office Manager at Waterman's Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! Great to hear that you like our Superior double, all been refurbished since the new ownership with Shabby Chic decor, for a classic look but still in keeping with the character of the Inn. We are happy to...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: €106 - €117 (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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