The Waterman's Arms

Bow BridgeTQ9 7EGTotnesUnited Kingdom
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About The Waterman's Arms

A 17th-century inn overlooking the Bow Bridge, The Waterman's Arms provides a delightful place for guests to unwind.

There are several types of rooms in the property to cater to single travellers and families alike. All offer en suite accommodations with showers or baths. Free Wi-Fi is provided, along with a television. Guests can also use the coffee and tea making facilities.

Indoor and outdoor dining areas, plus a patio, make The Waterman's Arms an appealing place to host special events. Some spaces can accommodate 50 or more guests.

Guests can get lunch and dinner at the hotel’s restaurant of the same name. Additionally, the bar serves a delicious selection of beers, wines and ciders.

Close to the River Dart, the hotel offers easy access to attractions including the Totnes Elizabethan House Museum and Totnes Castle.


Bow Bridge, TQ9 7EG, Totnes, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1803)732214 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot
  • Childcare / Babysitting
  • Kids' playground

Positive Reviews

An Off-The-Beaten-Path Location.

Ideal for those times when you want to get away from the ordinary and become immersed in nature, this hotel is in a picturesque setting near a small river. You can even go on peaceful walks in the woods to relax.

Staff Members Are Very Customer-Oriented.

The hotel's employees are extremely friendly and attentive to needs. If you're looking for recommendations of things to do, the staff can readily offer those, but they're also prepared to simply offer pleasant conversation and help you feel at ease.

Rooms Are Comfortable and Clean.

The rooms are kept very tidy and they are designed for comfort. Guests also appreciated that the rooms have been refurbished with Shabby Chic décor that fits the mood of the property and gives a warm, cheerful look.

Negative Reviews

The Menu is Rather Basic.

Although guests generally agreed the food they got at the hotel was excellent, some were slightly disappointed that the menu just consists of basic pub fare. They sometimes commented that the menu choices lacked excitement.

It May Be Hard to Find the Property.

Guests who were trying to find their way to the property at night sometimes had a little trouble due to the out-of-the-way location. If the option is available to you, type the address into a satellite navigation device, and then you should have a better

Some Rooms Can Be Noisy During Peak Times.

Guests who stayed in rooms that were directly over the pub area said that they were sometimes bothered by the noise from the crowd below. This problem was more frequent during peak times, such as the winter holidays. Generally though, guests weren't annoy

Rating Overview

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8.6 out of 10 based on 325 reviews