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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I wasn't in the best of moods when I arrived, but when I walked through the door I got a warm welcome from the lady behind the bar and indeed from a happy group dining by the fire. The menu looked great and with a big glass of wine in my hand and the fire roaring away the world felt... More 

Thank PassingBy_Just
Solihull, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This ranks as one of two of our best, relaxing, beautiful places that we will continue to visit for as long as we are able. Its like coming home. In autumn the smell of the log fires and the shades of the various falling leaves into the river together with a pint of Palmers 200,is second to none. Sit by... More 

Thank TonytheGardener
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely clean and pretty room in the annexe . Evening meal very nice and good portions. Bar very quiet this time of year so not much atmosphere . Staff very friendly and helpful Breakfast was nice but little disorganised and portions small for some of the items although sausages and bacon made up for it . Lovely setting in the... More 

Thank Gabbycat123
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33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We had dinner with 2 of our kids at The Waterman Arms. The place was quiet but it is in a lovely setting and the Owners are very friendly and attentive. There is a varied and interesting menu, including a good kids menu. The food was very good, especially the beef stroganoff "special". Good size portions and very tasty. Prices... More 

Thank anthonymichaelp
Belfast, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Our Satnav had us going down single track roads to find this place but it was well worth it. The pub is situated next to a small river and has an interesting history . The rooms were very comfortable and well appointed. The star however was the restaurant and its menu, my wife had a crab and lobster burger and... More 

Thank grahamerichardson
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

After taking a bit of a magical mystery tour through the winding lanes we eventually arrived at Bow Bridge and the Waterman’s Arms. First impressions as we turned the corner was wow, the establishment was picture postcard quality with the sun was shinning down on the outside eating area and glistening across the babbling river. We parked the car in... More 

Thank Paul S
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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed one night cosy pub with rooms excellent wifi and very comfy bed home made evening meal of fish pie delicious! Followed by huge breakfast next day very friendly helpful staff would recommend plenty of car spaces too

Thank Tina L
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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154 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 635 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

It's a good while since we popped in here but I'm pleased to say that it's still a pub worth coming to. This is a lovely pub. It's actually deceptively large but the layout of a central bar with small bars and snugs around it gives a real cosy atmosphere, which is augmented by the darkish decor. For those who... More 

Thank johnhouston2
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Had a meal at Waterman's Arms - calamari for starters which were good but a very generous portion, so actually none of us could eat the whole main (cod&chips, scampi& chips, chicken & chorizo pasta). The food was good, honest pub food - not great - and the menu was accordingly. £9 for a starter is quite steep - had... More 

Thank Sus500
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We had a one night stopover after visiting Brixham. On arrival we were shown to a room overlooking the car park and I was very unhappy because Booking. com had promised us a river view room.The receptionist explained that they have had several guests arriving who have been sold river view rooms by booking. com when none are available on... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
New Ownership From November 2013! Les and Sarah Gresty welcome you to their Beautiful 17th century Inn. With 15 en suite bedrooms, some with views of the river. Great food using local produce, open all day with an extensive selection of beers and wines. Large outside seating area and separate outside restaurant open during the season, May until October. Free Wi-Fi throughout Inn and gardens, family friendly and dogs welcome! A wonderful place to unwind or use as a base to explore the beautiful South Hams, business rates available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Waterman's Arms

Address: Bow Bridge, Ashprington TQ9 7EG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ashprington
Price Range: £93 - £100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Waterman's Arms 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
Watermans Arms Totnes
Watermans Arms Hotel Totnes
Waterman's Arms Ashprington, Devon
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“The starter was so big we couldn't eat our mains ...”
 of 5 bubbles Sus500, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a river view.”
 of 5 bubbles 631JohnH, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“some rooms are shower only, some have bath with shower”
 of 5 bubbles I6834YZdavidh, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms allow dogs. Other rooms are above the bar: noise may be a problem for those retiring very early.”
 of 5 bubbles andymL4623ZY, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We did not use the WA as a hotel, merely as somewhere to eat.”
 of 5 bubbles geoffc171, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
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