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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

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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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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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! 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

Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Waterman's has new owners. Still the same standard of bedrooms,but the menu is less adventurous,basic pub grub but still delicious and good value. However,they could do with a bit more imagination with the dinner and breakfast menus.

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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

It's great to hear that you enjoyed your mid week stay with us! Happy to hear that you like our rooms, all with plenty of tea, coffee and water in the room. Glad that you enjoy our Palmers ales and also enjoyed dining with us too! All our dishes are cooked in house with the finest locally sourced produce! Thank... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review from your recent visit. We are so happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed the steak sandwich, cooked fresh for the best taste and made with the finest local produce around! And glad to hear your husband also enjoyed our homemade burger too! Thank you again for your great review,... More

London, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 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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Les_WatermansArms87, Manager at Waterman's Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review! It's great to hear that you had a comfortable stay while exploring the beautiful Devon coastal paths. We are so pleased to hear that you liked the rooms, all refurbished in a Shabby Chic décor that suits the character of the Inn. Thank you again for taking the time to write such a great... More

Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

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

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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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