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Waterman's Arms

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Bow Bridge, Ashprington TQ9 7EG, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Winkleigh, Devon, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Very friendly inn, lovely staff, good honest food and drink. Beautiful location. the bedrooms as plain but adequate, maybe a new mattress is needed in room 6, as it is a touch soft. We took our two dogs, and they were warmly welcomed as well. We will be back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We stayed here for a couple of nights recently. Every member of staff was friendly and cheerful from the moment we arrived until we left. Breakfast was great and very filling. Both breakfast and dinner service was quick. Our room was clean and tidy, and I loved that there wasn't a surcharge for our dogs. The only downside was the... More 

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somerset
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lost count the number of visits we have made over the years.It is a lovely pub by the river at Bow Bridge.driving down the hill it comes into view and you know is going to be a great place to stay.Rooms have been tastefully updated and the food is excellent. Staff are friendly and nothing is to much trouble.You can... More 

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

Thank you so much for another great review! It's great to read that you enjoy staying with us time after time! Lovely to see you like how we have refurbished the rooms, all done in a Shabby Chic style that reflect the character of the Inn! Thank you for your lovely comments on our staff, we aim to give an... More 

Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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402 reviews 402 reviews
85 hotel reviews
274 helpful votes 274 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While staying up the road at the Durant Arms in Ashprington we wandered down to the river and were pleasantly surprised to come across this delightful pub. As it was a lovely sunny afternoon we took advantage of the riverside beer garden and spent a most pleasant hour. The location here is fantastic and the interior of the pub has... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. It's lovely to read that you had a delightful afternoon here and making the most of the river side seating while its sunny! Thank you for your kind words on the pub, it's a 17th century Inn with so much history and character! Once used as a smithy, patrol... More 

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here by pure luck due to work arrangements. What can we say, what a delight! The hospitality we received was absolutely faultless, Les (the landlord) and the team (some of which family, I assume) made us feel at ease the moment we stepped foot through the door. we were late arriving on our first night and were very... More 

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

We are so pleased to read you really enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you for your kind words on our staff! We aim to go above and beyond for all visiting The Waterman's. Making sure they have an enjoyable time and feel welcome! Glad to hear that you enjoyed dining with us too! All locally sourced and cook fresh... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for one night in a gorgeous room overlooking the river, the surroundings didn't look their best but we could imagine that it would be stunning later in the year. The staff were amazing, we had to call ahead after getting lost and being late and they were very understanding. The food was excellent, we both felt that our meal... More 

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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 on your recent stay with us. Thank you for your kind words on our staff, we always aim to give a friendly and efficient service to all who visit The Waterman's It's great to read you thoroughly enjoyed dinning with us! We use all locally sourced produce and cook fresh... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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381 reviews 381 reviews
91 hotel reviews
299 helpful votes 299 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Ten of us went here for a meal on a Friday night. The location is absolutely gorgeous, on the river front with plenty of car parking space. At night the area is totally black so it is great to be able to see the stars! I wish I had taken my camera for pictures of the hotel reflected in the... More 

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

We are so pleased to read you enjoyed dining with us! It's lovely to read that you all enjoyed the food and found our service quick! All our dishes are made with all local produce and cooked fresh to order! We pride ourselves on our friendly and efficient service too, making sure everyone is happy and enjoying their visit to... More 

United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Mmm - the plus points were newish clean en-suite shower room and the staff. The major negative point was the bed, which was absolutely terrible. It started off life as a slatted bed with mattress on top, obviously some slats had broken so a peice of hardboard had been put under the mattress, which was utterly useless. Some much better... More 

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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 on your stay at The Waterman's. Great to hear that you found our staff friendly. We pride ourselves on giving a friendly and efficient service to all our guest. We are so sorry to hear you did not like the bed in room 5. I remember you mentioning it upon... More 

London UK
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Stayed here at short notice. Stunning beautiful location beside Bow Bridge. Outdoor tables. Good parking. Rooms basic but clean. Good but fairly basic menu. Not a gastro pub but Good beer and friendly staff. Breakfast hit the mark but nothing special. Overall happy with o choice especially the location which has great walks from the door.

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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 on The Waterman's Glad to hear you liked the location, situated just over Bow Bridge next to the river in this idyllic part of Devon! Great to see you enjoyed dinning with us during your stay.We use the finest local produce all sourced from around South Devon, all cooked fresh... More 

Bletchley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Have been here many times. ...never disappointed! Wonderful dreamy setting and fabulous food for children and adults! Also. ..very whitty chalk board signs! !!...wish i could Add the pictures! Les and hannah are very attentive hosts and the relaxing atmosphere is a welcome break from daily life!

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

Thank you for taking time to write us a review! Great to hear you enjoyed our food! All locally sourced and made fresh to order! Thank you for your kind comments on myself and my daughter! We pride ourselves on giving a friendly service to all that visit The Waterman's. Great to see you enjoyed our witty signs! Thank you... More 

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