We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Waterman's Arms

3.5 of 5 Bow Bridge, Ashprington TQ9 7EG, England
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Waterman's Arms
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Waterman's Arms
Write a Review

182 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    115
    33
    18
    10
    6
See reviews for
35
103
3
9
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (32)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (182)
  • Mar-May only
    (38)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (61)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (56)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (27)
All months
Teignmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Poole, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

2 reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

We stayed twice in the summer whilst house hunting and went back for Sunday lunch today. It was one of the best we have ever had in a pub! Great food and a wonderful location. Now we are "locals" we will be back soon!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Les_WatermansArms87, Manager at Waterman's Arms, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear that after settling in your new home that you came for Sunday lunch! Great to hear that you enjoyed your lunch too! Made with the finest produce Devon has to offer and cooked fresh for the best taste! Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review, and we hope to... More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

the best of British pub food in a peaceful relaxing little village. enjoyable tasty good portions a little bit pricey, had to wait a wile for food but was worth the wait. will be back if iam in the area for sunday lunch.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Les_WatermansArms87, Manager at Waterman's Arms, responded to this review

Great to hear that you enjoyed your visit to The Waterman's! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our Sunday roast and found it tasty! We use local sourced produce where ever possible in our dishes and cook fresh daily. Sorry to hear that you had a bit of a wait for your food but glad to hear it... More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for a stunning peaceful country location, close to a cosmopolitan town, with good food then look no further. The good bits: The Watermans arms sits beautifully next to a river teeming with kingfishers, egrets, swans etc. The walks in the surrounding area (South Hams) are both picturesque & peaceful, my advice go there! I love the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Les_WatermansArms87, Manager at Waterman's Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review! We are so pleased to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us and that you got to see just some of the wildlife on our doorstep! Great to hear that you liked our refurbished rooms too! We shall take your comments regarding earlier service into consideration... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Waterman's Arms? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Waterman's Arms

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
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Venere and Tingo so you can book your Waterman's Arms reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Watermans Arms Totnes
Watermans Arms Hotel Totnes
Waterman's Arms Ashprington, Devon

55 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (25)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (7)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Other (10)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (30)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (12)
Viewed
Room/suite (7)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Other (6)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay