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The Watermans Arms

Bow Bridge | Ashprington, Totnes TQ9 7EG, England
+44 1803 732214
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Ranked #33 of 74 Restaurants in Totnes
Cuisines: English
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Description: A quintessential 17th Century Inn, located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, at the bottom of a steep valley next to Bow Creek and bridge. Hidden away at the bottom of a steep valley, the Riverside tables are perfect for savoring a pint of the fine Palmer's Copper Ale. Our Lunch, Evening and Sunday lunch menus are sourced from local suppliers and can be enjoy out by the river, or in our bar and restaurant. All our Dishes are made fresh to order so you can get the full taste from every bite. The Inn attract foodies from as far away as Exeter and Plymouth. We have two separate dining rooms, on three different levels, seating no more than 35 people in each, they have been recently updated and are now bright, airy and as modern as a 17th century inn can be! Lunch is served from 12.30 Till 2.30 Everyday. During June, July & August we serve evening meals from 6.30Pm till 9.00Pm
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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We arrived looking forward to another lovely evening sat outside next to the river with good food. On arrival the man behind the bar (not sure if was the owner?) came across very rude unfortunately and seemed to sigh alot as if we was too much trouble to serve. Such a shame because love this location and have always felt... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

It's got a lovely location. Unfortunately we had to sit inside because of the location. Inside there's some really cosy snugs around the bar. We were a large party so we ended up in an area that felt more like a standard pub restaurant. Food and beer were excellent, though.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Dined with my missus. I chose fish of the day and my girlfriend went for meat. Both dishes were tasty and well cooked (fish was really "of the day"). Good service and overall good value for money.

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Les_WatermansArms87, Manager at The Watermans Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are happy to see that you thoroughly enjoyed your meals with us! glad that you enjoy our fish of the day! As all our dishes are sourced locally and cooked fresh to order for the best taste! We really appreciate your lovely comments and hope to see you again... More

Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My meal at The Waterman's Arms was great! Sitting at a table next to the river was very pleasant and relaxing; the staff were very friendly and helpful; service was quick; and the food was excellent. I had a vegetarian burger, which was very tasty and flavoursome!

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Les_WatermansArms87, Manager at The Watermans Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed dining with us! We can't think of anything more relaxing then enjoying a meal by the calm river! It's great to hear that you enjoyed our vegetarian burger! Homemade and fresh for the best taste! We hope to see you again in the... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

A waterside pub with fantastic views. Good food and drinks and very friendly atmosphere. Gets very crowded in the summer' months.

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Les_WatermansArms87, Manager at The Watermans Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad to see that you enjoyed your visit to The Waterman's. We pride ourselves on our friendly and efficient service, making sure everyone feels welcome and has the best time here! We hope to see you again and thank you for your lovely comments! More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We visited yesterday for my Dads 60th Birthday. Let's start with the bad points. 1. The menu we had in the cottage shown a wide range of meals and when we arrived they had cut it down to around 7 main courses. 2. We arrived at 6pm for a 6:30 table. We ordered food at 6:15 and waited till nearly... More

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Les_WatermansArms87, Owner at The Watermans Arms, responded to this review

Dear Richard Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your constructive feedback. Again we do apologise for the mistakes made and the wait for your food. I do apologise for the confusion regarding the menu. Our menu changed weekly to keep it fresh and different each time people come to dine with us. I have... More

Devon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The girls and I from work booked a table for Friday 4th, for 5 of us. We booked days before because the menu looked amazing and we couldn't wait to eat here. When I arrived the service was average. The waitress gave us the menu and it was completely different only offering 7 main dishes where the menu I was... More

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Les_WatermansArms87, Owner at The Watermans Arms, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear that you did not have a pleasant dinning experience with us on Friday 4th. As we have not had any internet since Wednesday 2nd July, there being a problem with the local exchange and we are still waiting on it BT to fix the matter. This is why we have not be able to... More

devon england
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109 reviews 109 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
478 helpful votes 478 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Lovely view, hoped to feed the ducks, but customers dogs took over the river. Gave our order in just before 12.00 as we wished to have an early lunch, they explained that lunches were not served until after 12.30. Sat patiently until customers who ordered after us, were being served first. I mentioned this fact to the waitress, she explained... More

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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I called at this lovely old pub just for a bit of peace and quiet and discovered what was certainly one of the best soups I have ever eaten (mushroom) and a tremendous steak and ale pie. We have all probably had similar type of food at one time or another, but today was quite exceptional. The service was a... More

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Les_WatermansArms87, General Manager at The Watermans Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the soup of the day and our homemade pie! Both made in house with the finest locally sourced produce around! Thank you for your comments on our helpful staff! We pride ourselves on our friendly but efficient service, making sure... More

Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

We visited here last night (a Saturday) as a group of 6 for a birthday meal. The staff were all really friendly and attentive. We all agreed the food was excellent, we had tuna steak, crab salad, homemade beef burger, fish & chips and the pie of the day. My tuna steak was cooked perfectly! ! The new potatoes were... More

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Les_WatermansArms87, Manager at The Watermans Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed dining with us as part of a birthday celebration! We pride ourselves on our efficient and friendly service, making sure everyone has the best time here! it's great to hear that you all enjoyed your food! As for our new... More

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