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Waterman's Arms

3.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Bow Bridge, Ashprington TQ9 7EG, England
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Ranked #1 of 2 Ashprington B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
KellyR653 Beaminster, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Tavistock, England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked in here because website looked inviting, but sadly breakfast and service was poor, room was average with a mouldy teapot, staff not interested in complaints, certainly not worth £100 a night.

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

We are very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay at The Waterman's. When you mentioned these issues to our receptionist upon check-out, who apologise for this, she went and spoke to housekeeping regarding the teapot. We are very sorry for this mistake and shall make sure it does not happen again. We do apologise if you... More

Beaminster, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A group of 15 of us visited for lunch, which included 5 kids. We sat outside in the garden looking over the river which was lovely as the Kingfishers provided a lovely show for us. Kids happily played in the river. plenty of staff. nice and affordable lunch menu. food all came out together which is great for a group... More

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

We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed lunch out by the river! Glad to hear that you found our service friendly and efficient, we pride ourselves on our high standard of service! Great to hear that you enjoyed the crab salad and our half pound burger! All locally sourced and cooked fresh to order! Thank you for all... More

Swindon, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

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... More

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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... More

Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More

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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... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... 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! 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... More

Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More

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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... More

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... 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 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... More

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

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... 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. 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... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

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... 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. 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... More

Downton, null, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 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... More

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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... More

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Address: Bow Bridge, Ashprington TQ9 7EG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ashprington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Waterman's Arms 3.5*
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Also Known As:
Watermans Arms Totnes
Watermans Arms Hotel Totnes
Waterman's Arms Ashprington, Devon

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