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Waterman's Arms

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Bow Bridge, Ashprington TQ9 7EG, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Basingstoke
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24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very pretty pub in a very pretty location overlooking the river. When we visited there were six adults and three kids, all catered for brilliantly. There is a little gated play area outside for the little ones to play safely which was great and plenty of highchairs dotted about. The food was lovely and the ice cream... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found this place a couple of years ago and loved it from day 1. The staff are friendly and happy to help, the food is amazing and the situation is idyllic. It is easily my favourite place in devon. I only wish I could spend more time in this beautiful place.

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Bodmin, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the first time my daughter and I have ever stayed away together, so we were very excited about going for a weekend. We looked at all the reviews beforehand of many places in the area. We thought that we found a really nice place to get away. The room was very nicely decorated and clean. Couldn't fault the... More 

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

We are pleased to note that you enjoyed your room, but obviously fell short on your expectations when it came to our selection of food. The breakfast menu has ten different options, be it a full English, or vegetarian option. The fruit salad is made fresh everyday and as the bowl empties, it is refilled to ensure its freshness. I... More 

Winkleigh, Devon, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Very friendly inn, lovely staff, good honest food and drink. Beautiful location. the bedrooms as plain but adequate, maybe a new mattress is needed in room 6, as it is a touch soft. We took our two dogs, and they were warmly welcomed as well. We will be back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We stayed here for a couple of nights recently. Every member of staff was friendly and cheerful from the moment we arrived until we left. Breakfast was great and very filling. Both breakfast and dinner service was quick. Our room was clean and tidy, and I loved that there wasn't a surcharge for our dogs. The only downside was the... More 

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somerset
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Lost count the number of visits we have made over the years.It is a lovely pub by the river at Bow Bridge.driving down the hill it comes into view and you know is going to be a great place to stay.Rooms have been tastefully updated and the food is excellent. Staff are friendly and nothing is to much trouble.You can... More 

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

Thank you so much for another great review! It's great to read that you enjoy staying with us time after time! Lovely to see you like how we have refurbished the rooms, all done in a Shabby Chic style that reflect the character of the Inn! Thank you for your lovely comments on our staff, we aim to give an... More 

Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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456 reviews
90 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 298 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

While staying up the road at the Durant Arms in Ashprington we wandered down to the river and were pleasantly surprised to come across this delightful pub. As it was a lovely sunny afternoon we took advantage of the riverside beer garden and spent a most pleasant hour. The location here is fantastic and the interior of the pub has... 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 review. It's lovely to read that you had a delightful afternoon here and making the most of the river side seating while its sunny! Thank you for your kind words on the pub, it's a 17th century Inn with so much history and character! Once used as a smithy, patrol... More 

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We stayed here by pure luck due to work arrangements. What can we say, what a delight! The hospitality we received was absolutely faultless, Les (the landlord) and the team (some of which family, I assume) made us feel at ease the moment we stepped foot through the door. we were late arriving on our first night and were very... More 

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

We are so pleased to read you really enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you for your kind words on our staff! We aim to go above and beyond for all visiting The Waterman's. Making sure they have an enjoyable time and feel welcome! Glad to hear that you enjoyed dining with us too! All locally sourced and cook fresh... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

Stayed for one night in a gorgeous room overlooking the river, the surroundings didn't look their best but we could imagine that it would be stunning later in the year. The staff were amazing, we had to call ahead after getting lost and being late and they were very understanding. The food was excellent, we both felt that our meal... 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 your recent stay with us. Thank you for your kind words on our staff, we always aim to give a friendly and efficient service to all who visit The Waterman's It's great to read you thoroughly enjoyed dinning with us! We use all locally sourced produce and cook fresh... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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384 reviews
93 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Ten of us went here for a meal on a Friday night. The location is absolutely gorgeous, on the river front with plenty of car parking space. At night the area is totally black so it is great to be able to see the stars! I wish I had taken my camera for pictures of the hotel reflected in the... More 

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

We are so pleased to read you enjoyed dining with us! It's lovely to read that you all enjoyed the food and found our service quick! All our dishes are made with all local produce and cooked fresh to order! We pride ourselves on our friendly and efficient service too, making sure everyone is happy and enjoying their visit to... More 

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