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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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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This pub is a bit out of the way, but is worth the effort. I stayed recently and found it to be very welcoming. It wasn't that busy ( a wet October mid week evening), but was clean and warm, with a fire going in the bar. The rooms have everything you need, with really good showers, and importantly, plenty... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove here on a rainy day as they welcome dogs. It was very quiet but the food was excellent. I normally avoid steak sandwiches for the fear of it being tough, however decided to go for it, it was so tender it melted, I wasn't disappointed. Hubby had burger and not a morsel was left and the chips are to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Waterman's Inn is a wonderful find! Hidden away on the upper reaches of the Dart river, it has welcomed us with nicely refurbished rooms, an enthusiastic welcome and great atmosphere and food. The lovely river runs past the front of the Inn under the hump backed Bow Bridge. Kingfishers fly fast from tree to tree. After a long day's... More

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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here end of September for 2 nights on our first visit to this part of the country. What a lovely friendly relaxing break. The food was excellent, steak pie to be recommended. Staff friendly, would like to wish Les and his family all the best running what is a delightful pub. Would recommend this to anyone looking for a... More

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

We are so happy to see that you really enjoyed your stay with us in September! It's great to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed our steak pie, made fresh daily with locally sourced produce! Thank you for your kind words I shall pass them on to my family and staff! We hope to see you again sometime in the future! More

High Wycombe. England
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wanting a place for just one night somewhere near to Torbay we found this through an internet search. Chose it for the good value and location, but were absolutely delighted when we arrived. In the annex - rooms very well appointed. Great weather when we arrived so a few sitting outside by the river but not overly busy. Rooms very... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. It's great to hear that you really enjoyed your stay with us! We are so pleased to hear that you liked the superior double room, one of our larger rooms with lovely views overlooking the patio and a little of the river! Thank you for your superb comments... More

Bracknell, England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for a place where we could “chill out” and relax for a week – we found it. The South Hams area of Devon, with Dartmoor on the doorstep, was the perfect place; but where to stay? The Waterman’s Arms filled the brief. A perfect location, with kingfishers every day – 3 on one occasion, and one right... More

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

Dear Mike and Barbara Thank you for your lovely comments! We are so pleased to hear that you had a fantastic stay with us! We pride ourselves on our friendly and efficient service, making sure everyone who stays with us has the best time! Great to hear that you liked the room and found the food very good! Glad to... More

Newcastle upon Tyne
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on a Thursday evening end of September. The setting is lovely, a kingfisher flew past as we sat outside and watched the ducks in the stream. The pub was quiet and the staff really friendly. The food was excellent, the crab salad was the best we had had all week, the fish and chips excellent too and... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review! Glad to hear that you enjoyed sitting out by the river and found our food excellent! All our dishes are made with local produce where possible and cooked fresh to order! Nice to hear that you got to view one of the Kingfishers; who recently have been putting... More

Twyford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 5 nights, room overlooked the river in the really old part of the house, didnot meet the ghost! Good promptly served breakfast every day, helpful staff and a wide range of menu options in the evening. Even live music one night and saw kingfishers daily on the river. Take the signed route "Bow bridge" from the Totnes... 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 your 5 night stay with us, and did not meet any ghosts! Happy to hear that you enjoyed breakfast and you like the wide range of different dishes we have on! All locally sourced and cooked fresh to order. Our evening menu changes weekly, with many different specials on each night... More

Tavistock, England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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

Dorset, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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

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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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