The Arundell Arms Hotel & Restaurant

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • 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)

Enjoyed This
"It’s a nice place with cosy rooms and decent (if overpriced) food. It’s ideal if you’ve got a car to travel elsewhere for activities because Lifton has nothing to offer."
Jan 22, 2020 - Cardiff, United Kingdom
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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.



  • 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
(44 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Arundell Arms Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.9 Value for the Money
4.9 Ease of Booking
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Enjoyed Most
It’s a nice place with cosy rooms and decent (if overpriced) food. It’s ideal if you’ve got a car to travel elsewhere for activities because Lifton has nothing to offer.
Megan Jan 22, 2020 Cardiff, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The bed was so soft, the most comfy nights sleep ever!
Other Comments
The pub attached to the hotel was lovely, the staff were warm and inviting and we had a fabulous evening
Gill May 02, 2019 Ledbury, Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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Other Comments
We had a delicious dinner and two excellent breakfasts
Julia May 01, 2019 Wellington, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Standards of service
Other Comments
Food was excellent and the staff could not have done any more to make our visit wonderful- we will be back!
Amanda Apr 30, 2019 Evesham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Relaxing atmosphere, welcoming staff, shabby chic presentation.
Sarah Apr 30, 2019 Saint Austell, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent service along with an ideal setting and ambience.
Other Comments
We are returning guest to this little gem, just outside Dartmoor national park. The menu is excellent along with the service.
Martin Apr 30, 2019 Hayle, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Our breaks at The Arundel Arms Hotel are always hugely enjoyable. It is such a well run and happy hotel in a great location. The fishing experience was exceptional with fantastic ghillies. We cannot wait to return.
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Ann Apr 30, 2019 AmershamAmersham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
lovely location great dog walks
Amanda Apr 14, 2019 Bristol, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Room 17 had beautiful views
Other Comments
Food was excellent quality.
Paula Apr 14, 2019 Bristol, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The friendliness of the staff
Other Comments
Lovely building, food and location
Pam Apr 14, 2019 Gloucester, United Kingdom

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