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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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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
newcastle upon tyne
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited for a drink on a lovely summers afternoon where the kids played in the river which was lovely. Also had dinner here, managed to get the last table on a Tuesday night which shows how popular the place is. Upon walking into this lovely old rustic pub the staff were very welcoming and friendly. Food was lovely fairly simple... More 

Thank karlwilson9
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Happened upon this pub by accident as it's somewhat off the beaten track down long, windy and extremely narrow lanes! Received a warm welcome from all staff and ordered a roast vegetable lasagne and a beef and able pie. Both were superb; the lasagne being one of the best I've ever had with also the nicest garlic bread and salad.... More 

Thank Claire99963
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The title says it all, after 56 years on this planet it goes without saying I have got myself on the outside of many a pie with Steak and Ale being a favourite. The home made every day pie at the Waterman's is, without any shadow of doubt, the best I have ever tasted, and unless I can mimic it... More 

1 Thank Peter S
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on an evening after climbing Tors. We were hungry and tired and the food came fairly quickly and was fairly nice. We sat outside to enjoy the sunshine and sorting by the river was entertaining with the swans, ducks and canoeists. We were disappointed that they'd ran out of sticky toffee pudding but we did get there... More 

Thank Dimple C
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 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 

1 Thank Jamie C
Runcorn, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

On our first day of holiday we came to this pub because me and my family are vegetarian, and I specifically googled this place and we drove here because of the range of veggie options available. I ordered a vegetarian lasagne, very specifically and when it came to the table the waitress said 'vegetarian lasagne' as they do and I... 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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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