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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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Very disappointed having visited today. Surprised lunch doesn't start until 1230 in the summer but it what it is... having ordered we received the wrong order, despite handling the sand which by us to check contents and eat a few chips, it was duly collected and given to another table. Once the order arrived there was nothing very 'club' about... More 

Thank Jamie C
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good homely food and fantastic staff, we love this place. The burgers are delicious and the chorizo chicken pasta is bursting with meat. They do a lovely cider called apple bee and it's a fabulous place to sit outside by the river. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Chez8114
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61 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Watermans Arms is hidden at the head of a tributary of the River Dart and is well worth seeking out. We stayed for one night and had our dinner here. Apart from the beautiful setting the next impressive thing were the delightful staff, very welcoming and helpful. Our room was a good size with all the facilities needed, tea... More 

Thank KFW
Lanark, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came across this little gem after a visit to nearby vineyard. Lovely setting and very enjoyable lunch sitting beside the stream

Thank TripsJohn
County Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for a week in July as recommended by a family friend. It's a beautifully set inn, right by the riverside as the name suggests. The Watermans Arms is a warm and friendly establishment with well appointed , and daily serviced, rooms. The staff were very friendly and went "the extra mile" to make myself,my wife,and two children... More 

Thank wilbery10
Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Possibly the best small 'boutique' hotel I have ever stayed in - beatifully appointed rooms, idyllic setting, better than average pub style food, friendly, efficient service!

Thank John H
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off for a coffee and a beer. A lovely atmosphere! Lovely Landlord. Great, chatty locals. A typical, town boozer. Gents was antiquated, but clean.

Thank David C
Southampton, United Kingdom
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45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a week's stay in Tuckenhay and visited the Watermans twice. Both visits were pretty much faultless. We sat out by the river, watched the wildlife go by and enjoyed some fantastic, wholesome pub food with a few drinks. NB - having a sourdough bun with the burger was a massive hit with my girlfriend. She's still raving about... More 

Thank DZ27
Torquay, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I returned for lunch there today - 1st visit for a couple of months or so. The riverside setting is just as idyllic as ever - horses crossing the ford today - ducks and tiny ducklings to feed - fish jumping. As usual we we sat right on the riverside. Sadly there was no kingfisher for only... More 

Thank smoothound54
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for an evening meal while visiting Stoke Gabriel. It was a lovely atmosphere and super cosy! I had the baked sweet potato with goats cheese, rocket and onion marmalade which was incredible! The service was great as well as the food. I'd love to come back when the weather was better to sit outside and see what the... More 

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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
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view
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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