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The Watermans Arms

$$ - $$$, British,
Bow Bridge | Ashprington, Totnes TQ9 7EG, England
+44 1803 732214
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Bow Bridge | Ashprington, Totnes TQ9 7EG, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We booked 2 nights at the Waterman’s Arms but unfortunately had to return to Yorkshire due to the weather and only stopped 1 night. We found the staff more than accommodating and friendly, our room was clean comfy and warm as expected. We did book...More

Thank mike1061731
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The pub/inn is a lovely old inn with wooden beams and coal (but like log) fire inside. Bit smokey but loved the warmth and atmosphere for our late afternoon pints before dinner. Ate there both nights and we both enjoyed our mains. I especially really...More

Thank ADW225
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

I was really looking forward to staying here, but it was a huge disappointment. The room was based on shabby chic and was more shabby than chic. There were cobwebs hanging on the walls in the bedroom and bathroom. Renovation work had been done in...More

Thank Susan O
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

The mattress was soooo thin that it had no support at all. Really poor nights sleep and to top it off the breakfast doesn't start being served until 8.30, which is far too late for a weekday morning. So we had to start the day...More

Thank NotavailableGrrrrrrr
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

This pub has all the makings of a brilliant venue, however being first into the pub that evenin the beer suffered from being sat in the pipes so tasted vinegary. Same happened on two occasions. Beer was replaced and once pipes were cleared through beer...More

Thank PerkinTheHermit
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We managed to dine out twice at the wonderful Watermans Arms on our recent trip to Tuckenhay, Devon - and can highly recommend it. This quirky gastropub/ inn guarantees a great experience, the warmest of welcomes and dishes that wouldn't be out of place in...More

Thank Jax H
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Just spent one night at this is lovely old country pub. Ate our evening meal there and had a wonderful night. Set in an idylic spot by a small river this charming old pub is great for a 'getaway from it all' break....we wished we'd...More

Thank TravelchickSW
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Unfortunately we chose to go for lunch on Sunday. The choice was limited to roast meat ( beef ,lamb or ham) or vegetables. We chose sourdough rolls with roast beef, Yorkshire pudding, gravy .The rolls were fine but the beef was very tough and the...More

Thank Sheila B
Reviewed 26 September 2017

A wonderful location reached over very narrow Devon Lanes. Very good bedroom with immediate hot water for the bath. If you are staying be wary as not all rooms have baths - some are showers only. The menu was adequate and the helpings good. Friendly...More

Thank Tony S
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Don't bother with this pub/hotel there are far better places near by. This was once a very nice old pub on the river with great food. It now is now fairly tired with very little maintenance achieved in years. Staff friendly until you come to...More

Thank geoffmay
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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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