Occupying a site recorded in the Doomsday book, The Watermans Arms is a quintessential 17th century inn situated at the head of Bow Creek which is a tributary of the river Dart. Located in the South Hams, an area of outstanding natural beauty, the inn nestles in a picturesque valley where kingfishers can be seen flying up and down the creek. Throughout the centuries The Watermans Arms has had a variety of uses. It was once the haunt of the feared press gangs who used to ” recruit ” unsuspecting drinkers by dropping the King’s shilling into their tankards. The inn has also been used as a smithy and at one time a prison although it is difficult to imagine a more delightful situation in which to be incarcerated! The present inn now has 15 comfortable on suite letting rooms is ideal for both holiday makers and business people alike. Open fires will be found at the bar, which is open all day, along with an excellent selection of real ales and a comprehensive wine list. Our chefs are passionate about using fresh locally sourced food which is delivered daily. Practically all ingredients for our breakfast are sourced from farms no more than a mile away.


Dogs VERY welcome fresh drinking water and snacks always available. Large Beer Garden right next to Bow Creek. Superior al fresco dining from July to September inclusive, booking essential

  • Car Park
  • Baby Changing
  • Beer Garden
  • Separate Restaurant
  • Children Welcome
  • Conference Room
  • Waterside
  • Open Fire Place
  • Smoking Area
  • Pets Welcome
  • Near Motorway
  • Patio
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Children's Outdoor Play Area
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Function Room

Range of real ales, beers, ciders and lager on tap along with a wide selection of white, red and sparkling wines.

  • Pimms
  • White wines
  • Soft drinks
  • Real ales
  • Cocktails
  • Red wines
  • Speciality drinks
  • Champagnes
  • Spirits
  • Coffee / Tea
  • Rotating guest ales

Smaller portions for OAP's We offer a Bar snack menu and a full menu.

  • Bar Snacks
  • High Chairs
  • Waiting Service
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Types of Cuisine
  • Booking Required
  • Specials Board
  • Bar Snacks
  • A La Carte Menu
  • Sunday Roast
  • Restaurant Meals
  • Bar Snacks
  • Special Dietary Requirements
  • Service Included
  • Bar Snacks
  • Children's Menu
  • Bar Meals
  • OAP Specials

Live music and entertainment events throughout the year, see our website or inquire for details.

  • Theme Nights
  • Live Music & Bands
  • Quiz Night
  • Disco
  • Card Games
  • Stag or Hen Parties Welcome
  • Dartboard
  • Traditional Pub Games

15 bedrooms, all ensuite, all exceptionally well-appointed with a choice of double, superior and family/twins. Many have views over the river. All are individually designed for your comfort including tea/coffee facilities, colour TV and free WIFI.

  • Family rooms
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Breakfast inc
  • Double rooms
  • Room Service
  • Ensuite
  • Single rooms
  • Special Breaks Offers
  • Pets Welcome

Please inquire for bar and waiting staff vacancies.

  • Jobs available

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