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The Watermans Arms

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Bar, British, Pub
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Bow Bridge | Ashprington, Totnes TQ9 7EG, England
+44 1803 732214
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were travelling past on A385 when saw a sign indicating the place and thought as we hadn't eaten and it was nearing 8pm that we would try here. It's a bit of a trek off the beaten track but once we arrived here we thought it looked idyllic beside a river as my family and dog sat outside and... More 

Thank Nottmtrucker
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very pleasant pub - group of 9 of us sat outside by the river enjoying good pub food in the autumn sunshine. Good choice of menu - our teenage son said it was the best chicken burger he had had! Very friendly staff. Will be back 😁

Thank Franticmum
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Located by a bridge and the river the location is just perfect (see photos). Well known locally for its amazing Sunday lunches (huge portions, I had a child portion and that was huge as well!); come early as gets very busy - if too late - then the soda bread with meat and coleslaw equally good - as is the... More 

Thank SusanN5A5AF
Torquay, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff were friendly and welcoming. The food was lovely. We ate by the waterside, the weather helped but the views were lovely. The service was quick and the food was faultless. Would recommend and will definitely eat there again.

Thank Rhonny M
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever we have friends stay for more than a few days, we can always rely on this fab spot. VERY friendly with top notch food to match. See you soon.

1 Thank AngieCutie
Heathfield, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned from 3 night break with friends. Been here many times before but not in last 6 years. As ever it never disappoints. Five star luxury it isn't but if you are looking for comfortable accommodation in a beautiful peaceful setting this may be for you. The pub is set on the edge of a small river in a... More 

Thank Liz M
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This pub is in an ideal spot for those that want peace and tranquility. Nice setting out in the sticks. Bit too quiet for us as once you have had a couple of sherbets you are very much a captive audience. Food was excellent as was the service. Two sat navs in the car failed to initially find the pub,... More 

Thank jksiv
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

Great menu- I'd particularly recommend the salmon and prawn salad, Sunday lunches and ice-creams. Good ales, lagers, ciders and wines pleased the diverse tastes of my family. Friendly and efficient service.

Thank Jeni W
Paignton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

So lovely and calm sitting by the river int he sunshine drinking a pint. Happened to be quiet when I was there and it was so relaxing. Good parking and a good selection of ales.

1 Thank rossbro
Dobcross, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Have to say can't find much fault this time round. Booked an early evening meal with the kids. Warm welcome from the owners who provided the kids with some colouring books etc to keep them amused. Decent food, piping hot calamari starter which went down a treat as did the lovely scampi and chips all washed down with a couple... More 

1 Thank SalmonellaSam

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bow Bridge | Ashprington, Totnes TQ9 7EG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Totnes
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 732214
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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