The Arundell Arms Hotel & Restaurant

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Why We Love It

  • 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)

"Ungimmicky, pretty and comfortable" -- The Daily Telegraph
Enjoyed This
(105 Member Ratings)
"The peace and quiet sitting beside the cosy fireplace in the lounge the food was excellent and all the staff very efficient and friendly"
Jan 11, 2019
Farnborough, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

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.

Rooms & Rates

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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



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


  • 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


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 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.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(105 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Arundell Arms Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.2 Ambiance
4.1 Location
4.1 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
4.5 Ease of Booking
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Enjoyed Most
The peace and quiet sitting beside the cosy fireplace in the lounge the food was excellent and all the staff very efficient and friendly
Other Comments
Great location to go out and explore full they also do flyfishing shooting as well which we are going back in April for
Richard Jan 11, 2019 Farnborough, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The dining room was very nice and breakfast very good.
Other Comments
The room and hotel in general was tired and needed updating. The cold water was cloudy and had to run for about 4 minutes to wait for it to clear.
Nina Sep 02, 2018 Frome, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The best ever breakfast
Jenny Sep 01, 2018 Bristol, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Cleanliness of the hotel,and beautiful gardens.
Ann Aug 31, 2018 Leicester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
STL Aug 31, 2018 Bodmin, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very good food
Other Comments
Lovely place but parts are getting a little tired
John Aug 31, 2018 Torquay, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
It was very peaceful The staff were very professional Always friendly and smartly dressed
Denise Aug 23, 2018 Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The room was comfortable and relaxing. We had a lovely meal on Friday when we arrived, breakfast was sensational and plenty of it. The staff were attentive and friendly. Nothing was too much
Other Comments
Thanks so much for being so lovely. We had a great weekend and will definitely go back
Anthony Aug 22, 2018 Stourbridge, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Nice room very clean
Other Comments
Standard of the food. Especially the breakfast, very poor. If I had paid the full normal price for the 2 day stay & tasting g menu I would have complained. The wine list over priced.
paul Aug 22, 2018 Teignmouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We always feel at home there, we only live 10 miles down the road!
Other Comments
We enjoy the garden, and like to have tea there. We are always offered a ground floor room which we like.
Ronald Aug 22, 2018 Okehampton, United Kingdom

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