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Waterman's Arms

3.5 of 5 Bow Bridge, Ashprington TQ9 7EG, England
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having known this pub from childhood it was great to visit again. The last time I visited it was a huge disappointment, so a huge relief that it was really good. The land lord was very welcoming and attentive, the food was great pub food just what we wanted. My only comment is I wished they were burning logs instead... More 

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loads of character. Everyone very welcoming. Nothing too much trouble. Food was great, everything freshly cooked - breakfast too, no overdone bacon! Spent a couple of lovely evenings in the bar chatting. Good position for touring Brixham, Dartmouth, etc. We will be back, maybe when it's a bit warmer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were recommended by a friend to stay here, so we thought we'd give it ago. We came down 31/01/15. It's location is stunning, right next to the river. We went for a nice walk and returned for our evening meal. To say the food was fabulous would be an understatement. The chef didn't mind putting on a cheese board... More 

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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Called in on the off chance,was made to feel welcomed immediately lovely ambience and friendly staff. Hotel was very quiet due to it being January.Stayed for the night small menu provided food was great. The room cosy warm and clean breakfast was exactly right cooked to order. A special piece of Devon.Thank you.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We travel as a family to Dittisham in Devon every Christmas and eat out most evenings. Last year we gave the Watermans Arms a miss as the year before the food was inedible. What a change this year as a new owner in place. The food was very good and the welcome from Les even better, we found him to... 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 the Waterman's. It's great to hear that you gave the Waterman's another go after the change of ownership! We are so pleased that you enjoyed dining with us and also sitting by our open fire! Glad to hear that you got a great welcome too, we pride ourselves on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is the second time we have stayed at the Waterman's Arms. Last time over Christmas and this time over New Year, we are a small walking group and Les made us very welcome, our stay was very relaxed and laid back, the food was fantastic but a limited menu this maybe just because of the Christmas/New Year period. The... More 

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

We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us over New Year's. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the many walks all around the Waterman's! Thank you for your comments on our menu, we shall be looking into expanding our menu, and making sure that we also have a variety of specials on each night as well! Thank... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

From being shown to my room to being the only one served so kindly (and so early!) at breakfast - this is a place all about attention and keeping the guest happy! Highly recommended for any type traveller. Beats most of the competition nearby and in a lovely quiet location.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This is our 4th stay this year at The Waterman's Arms. The area is just beautiful. Evening meals was so tasty as was the breakfast. The room was very clean as was the pub. It was so nice talking to Les and his daughter and finding more about the history of the pub. I have to say all the staff... 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 lovely review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us again! Glad to hear that you thoroughly enjoy the food! All locally sourced and homemade for the best taste! Thank you for your lovely comments on our staff. We pride ourselves on giving the best possible service... More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We were travelling down to Cornwall and decided to stop off for the Friday evening. We had used the Waterman's many moons ago, however checked the website to make sure it was still up to standard. Although they say you should not go back, the fantastic setting for the pub makes it one of those you have to return too,... More 

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

We are so pleased to hear that you decided to visit again! It's so nice to hear that you enjoyed your stop over with us and had the chance to see this area of beauty in the white frost! Glad to hear that you enjoyed dining with us too! All locally sourced and cooked fresh to order! Thank you for... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I've stayed here twice but visited the pub on and off since 1976 when I was a student. It has changed hands many times. The beautiful setting with Bow Creek opposite is unchanged and the pub not terribly different as far as I remember. The current owners are friendly and welcoming but the food at the moment is at best... 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*
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
Watermans Arms Totnes
Watermans Arms Hotel Totnes
Waterman's Arms Ashprington, Devon

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