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The Maltsters Arms
Ranked #1 of 1 Tuckenhay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Brighton, England
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140 reviews
55 hotel reviews
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“This will get better and better”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Spent a boys weekend here with 7 friends. It's not quite perfect but it's almost churlish to nit pick, the hospitality is so abundant. Nice rooms, hearty food freshly cooked to order where possible, not quite gastro yet but could get there with a bit of refinement, kitchen not overwhelmed by a very busy Saturday night full house, and sensibly priced. The owners, manager (Lou is a star,) chef, staff and bar staff work really hard in this fantastic location and deserve every success.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Totnes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

We had an excellent meal on a Friday evening. The food was good quality and well cooked, and on the whole well presented ( ice cream on a scatter of crumble on a wooden board seemed eccentric). The service was excellent - attentive but unhurried - dealing charmingly with the 5 of us and dog. We live locally and this was the best food that we have had in the area. The only draw back was that the background music was too loud, encouraging some of the pubgoers to shout their conversations and making the general noise level in the dining area too loud for normal conversation to be carried out.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 22, 2013

Stayed for one night. Very welcoming at all points. Didn't have any dinner but breakfast was really good. Had a full English which was tasty and the girlfriend had salmon and a boiled egg. The smoked salmon is apparently smoked on site. Was delicious! The room was clean and tidy. Seemed to have been newly renovated. Very Ikea but nice enough. No view in our room. Nice shower and comfortable bad. Irritating that the free wifi didn't work in the room. Always think that in places that have crappy phone reception (due location) there should always be good wifi!! Oh and really crappy towels!! Nice shower thou!

I'd recommend but wouldn't shout about it!!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cornworthy, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

Having moved down to devon just before Christmas not far from Tuckenhay we use the the Maltsters Arms on quite a regular basis , friday we had some friends Stay so we booked in for dinner all i can say is it was excellent! you are made to feel very welcomed in this place one of the best in South Devon you must come and see the Fantasic location and great Hosts.

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London
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

We came down for the New Year weekend, and couldn't have been happier with our choice. The pub is in a fantastic location, and the hosts really put on a show for the big night.

The food was excellent (not just on the night - they were completely booked out for the sunday lunch too - so book early!), and the rooms were spacious and clean.

Were it not for the english weather, this would have been a perfect base from which to explore the devon countryside.

Would thoroughly recommend, and we'll certainly be going back in the summer as, given its location, imagine it's even better!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

We went to stay for a couple of days over new year and had the best time. Absolutely fantastic food, great service and very friendly faces to make you feel welcome.
Our room was gorgeous, clean, smart, warm and comfortable – (with a really good shower!)
The New Year Bugsy Malone night was well organized, had a fab band, amazing fireworks and delicious food.
I would highly recommend a visit – thank you to all at The Maltsters Arms that made it so memorable!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Totnes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

The Malsters has been transformed by the new owners and it must be one of the best pubs in the west if not the UK...great staff,great food,great beer,great atmosphere,great location...what more do you need!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: The Maltsters Arms
Address: Tuckenhay TQ9 7EQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Tuckenhay
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Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Tuckenhay
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Number of rooms: 7
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