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The Arundell Arms at Lifton, North Devon

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The Arundell Arms at Lifton

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Mid Devon Dartmoor
PL16 0AA

Tel: 01566 784666

The Arundell Arms is an absolute treat.

A Modern British menu, meticulously prepared is served in the restaurant while the Courthouse Bar provides less formal, delicious home cooked food alongside an ever changing specials board.

No matter where you dine, fresh, local and seasonal food are all skillfully prepared under the watchful eye of talented Master Chef Steven Pigeon.

Award winning food, regional ales and superb wines compliment each other wonderfully. Simply top notch!

The Arundell Arms Hotel has also been one of England's premier fishing Hotels for more than half a century and has over 20 miles of its own water.

Further Details

The Hotel has 21 en-suite rooms, decorated throughout in a warm traditional style using decorative wallpapers, antique furniture and tasteful upholstery.

The hotel comprises superior doubles, standard/twin doubles and single rooms which are either located in the main hotel or the former stables which have been lovingly converted to provide additional accommodation.

Many rooms have views over our pretty terraced garden with a 300 year-old cockpit, one of the few remaining in England which is now the hotel’s rod room and fishing tackle shop.

The Arundell Arms Hotel has been one of England’s premier fishing hotels for more than half a century and has 20 miles of its own water on the Tamar and six of its tributaries.

These are spate rivers that rise on the moors and come down to our valleys through woods and farmland, becoming larger, deepening, providing an infinite variety of water, long slow pools, gravelly runs and stickles, fast shallows and open glides.

Pheasant, Partridge, Snipe, Woodcock and Duck

When autumn comes the character of the hotel and the country changes. The fisherman go, the shooting parties arrive with the spaniels and labradors and the talk now by the fire in the bar is of high birds and driven snipe.

There is nothing new about coming to Devon for the shooting - Negley Farson was doing just that in the 1920's, for woodcock, pheasant and black grouse. Were he to return today, he would not find a blackcock, but would be astounded by the quality of the pheasant shooting, for which the country is now famous.

Located within the village of Lifton, near the Devon/Cornwall border The Arundell Arms can offer you a bespoke wedding day which is managed and co-ordinated by the hotel manager and team, ensuring that your special day is tailored to your individual specification.

We are proud, not only of the personal attention and consideration you will receive from everyone at the hotel from the moment you arrive, but of the cooking, which we believe is among the best in England.

Our chef, Steven Pidgeon has the rare honour of being elected a Master Chef of Great Britain, one of only 80 in the country and our restaurant has been awarded top accolades by all the leading guides including the Good Food Guide. Almost all the produce we use is from local suppliers.

Situated in the middle of the West Country and reached by fast roads from all directions, this is an ideal conference location. The Arundell Arms was originally an 18th century coaching inn and now updated it has a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

There is an excellent AA 2 rosette award-winning restaurant and a chef with an international reputation. The hotel is a must for fisherman as there are 20 miles of private fly fishing in rivers and the lake. Golf, shooting and riding activities are available nearby.


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Vegetarian Menu Available

Children's Play Area:

Disabled Facilities:
Yes, good disabled facilities.

Wheel Chair Access:
Good level access to the Bars and a ramp to the Restaurant.

Large off road private car parking.

Smoking Area:

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21 en-suite and comfortable rooms to a very high standard.


Restaurant - 100. The Hotel Bar - 35. The Courthouse - 30


Wine List:
A superb list of Fine Wines to compliment the food perfectly.


An exceptional venue for Weddings, Celebrations as well as Business and Corporate functions. Superb attention to detail alongside first class facilities.


Menu Summary:
Modern British food in the restaurant. Home Cooked Pub Favourites and regularly changing Specials Board in the Bars. All with a focus and Fresh, Local and Seasonal Food.


Vegetarian Options:
Always and creative choice on either menu.


Sample Dish:
Escalope of Organic Salmon. Fillet of Aylesbury Duck. Ticklemore Goats Cheese. An Appetiser of Chicken, Artichoke and Rosemary Soup all served in the restaurant. 10oz Rump Steak. Fresh Fish and Chips. Devon Rib Eye Burger. Mixed Grill. Gammon Steak. Ploughmans all served in the Courthouse Bar.


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