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Waterman's Arms

Bow Bridge | Ashprington, Totnes TQ9 7EG, England
+44 1803 732214
Review Highlights
Great pub food

Went in on speck on a Monday night, fancied a Pizza, but told they were not doing them that night... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
Stephen T
Headley, United Kingdom
Overpriced and smelly, needs a complete facelift.

Smelling of dogs, they allow animals in rooms so not very good for those of us allergic to furry... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
Dorset, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Under New Management since November 2013! 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. The Inn has been used as a smithy, a brew house, petrol station, a prison and a haunt for the feared press gangs. The area was recorded in the doomsday book. Built in the 17th-century, Waterman's Arms overlooks tinkling Bow Creek, near Tuckenhay. We have fifteen beautiful, well appointed en-suite rooms with large bathrooms and powerful showers in the Annexe and spacious powerful shower rooms in the Inn. Direct dial telephones and free Wi-Fi equipped throughout. With riverside sitting across from the Inn, The Waterman's is the ideal place for a relaxing drink or a delicious meal by the river. We also have newly refurbished sitting to the side of the Inn on the patio. 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!
  • Excellent44%
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  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
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Bow Bridge | Ashprington, Totnes TQ9 7EG, England
+44 1803 732214
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Went in on speck on a Monday night, fancied a Pizza, but told they were not doing them that night so settled on the steak and ale pie, really tasty with lots of steak and the pastry was really good. Very friendly staff with very...More

Thank Stephen T
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Smelling of dogs, they allow animals in rooms so not very good for those of us allergic to furry animals. Much in need of updating, the smell of damp and dirt is overwhelming. Furniture in our room was rickety, our bathroom was in need of...More

Thank Chichi199
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Had booked a dinner table at the Malsters and decided to do a local pub crawl leading up to dinner. Walked down from the Durant to be greeted by a friendly Irish gent behind the bar. Really good service, with a smile. Drinks outdoors on...More

1  Thank Ryanontwp
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Decided to have lunch here on a cool rainy day. There were 12 of us 8 adults and four children. We were given a warm welcome admittedly on a quiet day . The food was very good served by friendly staff . The children pasta...More

Thank fiveprimes
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Potentially a great location overlooking the river, but the water wasn't at all clean when we visited. The fish platters were overpriced. Poor quality salmon and mackerel. Aggressive seagulls, which the staff try hard to discourage. Disappointing.

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

A truly amazing spot. Great beers. Friendly staff and if the weather is nice you have got to sit by the river....

Thank Hitchmob
Reviewed 21 March 2017

My wife and I stop here once a year for Sunday lunch. It's the nearby place to where we stay that offers a roast. When the weather is decent, there is riverside seating at the top end a tidal reach. The river is clear water...More

Thank Roger E
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Lovelly place on the river, and facinating scenary, lots of wild life, and fish, woods, walks and a good atmosphere, good place for a drink and a meal, Hope this has been of some help for you...

Thank garylomas
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Great location, probably nicer in the summer than the winter as went in feb and nobody around. Great pub on the outside, rooms were really nice too, but the actual pub could do with a massive sorting out, too many bright lights, so lack of...More

Thank hossegor72
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Stayed here for a weekend nothing was too much for the cracking Irish hosts My 4 month old spaniel dog was spoiled, the rooms we excellent clean and warm totnes was a 10 minute drive away ,Dartmouth just a little further ,yet we where next...More

Thank matthewsa6
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