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100% (39 member ratings) "Ungimmicky, pretty and comfortable" -- The Daily Telegraph

The Arundell Arms Hotel & Restaurant

Lifton, UK
  • This countryside hotel is well placed for exploring Devon & Cornwall
  • It's one of the UK's top destinations for country sports & fly fishing
  • The hotel owns 20 miles of fishing rights on the River Tamar
  • Food at the 2-AA-Rosette restaurant is "the real deal" (The Daily Telegraph)


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100% (39 member ratings)

4.3Location
4.8Staff/Service
4.4Ambiance/Design
4.3Rooms
4.6Value for Money

Location

Fore Street
Lifton, Devon, PL16 0AA
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Run by the same family for over 50 years, the Arundell Arms is "one of England's major hotels for country sports and fly fishing", according to The Good Food Guide. This charming 300-year-old inn also excels in other areas: the rooms are "ungimmicky, pretty and comfortable", according to The Daily Telegraph, and the restaurant holds two AA Rosettes.

Set in the quiet village of Lifton, the hotel is 30-minute drive from Dartmoor National Park and two miles from the Cornish border. Plymouth, the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan can all be reached in under an hour by car.

The hotel is renowned for its salmon, trout and grayling fishing on the River Tamar -- the hotel owns 20 miles of fishing rights. We have negotiated a half-day fly fishing experience for £49. Information about tackle hire (including waders) is available at the hotel's tackle shop. For rainy days, there's a skittles alley, table football and table tennis on site.

Guests can feast on hearty pub grub in the hotel's Courthouse Bar (closed Monday evenings). There's also a cosy hotel bar selling well-kept cask ales, including local favourite Jail Ale from Dartmoor Brewery. The hotel's fine-dining restaurant was once the village's assembly hall. Now glamorously lit by a crystal chandelier, it has held two AA Rosettes since 1987 and showcases local produce like Devonshire beef and Aylesbury duck. You can get a 4-course tasting-menu dinner for two at the restaurant, with a sorbet course for £49.

The rooms feature antique furniture and beds are on the soft side, but the hotel can provide firmer mattresses on request. Those staying in rooms at the front might hear the church bells on Sunday mornings. Wi-Fi is free throughout.

From the press:


  • "Good interesting lunchtime food in substantial country-house fishing hotel" -- The Good Pub Guide

  • "The bar meals reflect the care taken in selecting the finest local produce" -- The AA Pub Guide
by Kate Harden-England

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Games room
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer

Parking

  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Wheelchair accessible
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Check-in

  • Standard check-in time: 2pm.

Checkout

  • Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests

  • Children under 5 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cot/crib available on request free of charge for children aged 2 and under. Extra bed available on request for children 6 - 15 in the Classic Double/Twin and Large Double/Twin Rooms: 25% of the full adult rate. Meals will be charged as taken. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at £15 per night. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.

Cancellation

  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Getting there

The hotel is located in the village of Lifton, just off the A30 on the A388. The nearest airport is Exeter Airport, 45 minutes' drive away. The hotel is just under four hours' drive from central London, Exeter is 40 minutes away by car and Plymouth is 50 minutes away. Free parking is available on site.

Address

  • Fore Street
  • Lifton, Devon, PL16 0AA
  • United Kingdom

Customer Service

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Tel: +44 (0) 20 3564 9000

M-F, 8am-9pm

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