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“super gastro pub” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Durant Arms

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The Durant Arms
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ashprington
Truro, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“super gastro pub”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2012

We called in yesterday lunchtime while driving by, what a good choice we made! Very friendly landlord, great local beer and HOMEMADE food - how often does this happen nowadays. Just wish we could have taken the pub home with us to Cornwall. Will call in again anytime we are in that area. Room rates for stays are such good value too.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2012

Patrick and Linda have a lovely hotel in the sleepy village of Ashprington (about 4 miles from Totnes). They couldnt have been more accomodating on out visit during May 2012. The breakfast is cooked to order and is absolutely perfectly prepared. The restaurant meals in the evening are also outstanding and very reasonably priced for the quality, they also have a large selections of wines, beers and ciders. The room was located in a coachouse next to the pub, the room was well appointed with a comfy double bed, LCD TV, wardrobe and drawers, with a large bathroom with a large good quality bath and fittings. There is also a shared kitchenette downstairs with oven/hob, microwave and fridge, as well as a shared sitting area. I will definatley return again and can wholeheartedly recommend this hotel

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2012

we stayed here april the hosts were lovely and the room was so cute food in restaurant was so nice would definately go back the area was so pretty and peaceful we had a lovely drive round the coastline it was nice to go back there in the evening

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank chapmans8
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Kidderminster
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2012

My first visit to the Durant Arms, and after my few days of staying there, i can safely say i will be staying there again!!
Lipsmacking, fingerlicking good food, fit for kings & queens!!
The service from the moment we stepped into the reception to the moment we left was excellant. The owners & staff really work well as a team which shows in the generous hospitality they offered. Can't believe they actually got a bad report, which in all fairness should be ignored. They say the proof is in the eating, well go and try it for yourselves, you won't be dissappointed!!!
Rooms were very clean and presentable, with fresh milk for your drinks, and a lovely rose left on your bed each day, nice touch!!

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rawnerve
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Devizes, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2012

Don't get me wrong the staff were lovely! The food was awful, I asked for a medium cooked steak, 10 minutes with a good vet and it would have been charging round a field again, a book signing was taking place which we were told about when I booked however we were not told a book reading was going to happen too, the chap who kept shooshing people was most annoying and needed to be told that WE didn't book to listen to the story's HE however did!!! We won't be going back but I will thank Patrick for not having the nerve to charge me for my steak.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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South Brent, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2012

Patrick and Linda are the new owners of The Durant Arms and the food has remained to it's excellent standard as always. Always friendly, fun and cheery, the Durant Arms has a special energy about it which makes it a wonderful treat for a local like myself to take the family there for lunch occasionally. We have not stayed there but we have had feedback from so many that have stayed there that it is a truly lovely experience. The Sunday Roast and the Rib Eye steak are always a favourite, melt in the mouth home cooked food at it's best. Just a lovely place. Highly recommended!

Room Tip: apparently the Coach room is the one to book!
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Stellar432
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Surrey
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158 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2012

Once again well up to expectations. We stayed in the "Linney", set back from the main building,almost a cottage on its own.A very comfortable bed and lovely en suite with a corner bath.
The offer of three nights for the price of two( £82.00 per night B&B) is great value. We also discovered, too late, that a packed lunch is available on request.
As on our last visit the food was delicious and beautifully presented.
Patrick and Linda extend a very warm welcome and have created a very friendly atmosphere. Nothing is too much trouble. We shall certainly return.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank lizanneSurrey
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Property: The Durant Arms
Address: Ashprington | Totnes, Devon, Ashprington TQ9 7UP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ashprington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ashprington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Durant Arms 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Durant Arms is a family-run Free House serving real ales and great home-cooked food with four en-suite guest bedrooms. With real fires on chilly days a warm welcome awaits. Open Tuesday to Sunday. Lunch: 12pm to 2.30Pm Evening Meals: 6.15Pm to 9pm. Sunday Lunch 12 noon until 3.30Pm. Kitchen closed Sunday night and all day Monday after breakfast service. ... more   less 
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