The Arundell Arms
An introduction to The Arundell Arms
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Premier fishing hotel, gourmet food, beautiful accommodation, wedding facilities and more. Winner of the '2011 Best Business Hotel Award'.
The Arundell Arms exudes warmth and comfort - not only in the sitting room but in the bar with its buzz of talk about the events of the day, in the bedrooms with their private bathrooms, colour television, direct dial telephones, and in small thoughtful things such as the home-made chocolates placed in the sitting room for the guests after dinner and the vases of fresh flowers.
The rooms are 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.
All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with the finest Gilchrist & Soames toiletries, plentiful baths and power showers. Also, the hotel is taking every effort to reduce its carbon footprint by offering guests the opportunity of having their towels laundered every day or not as they wish. Whether travelling on holiday or business most of our bedrooms and throughout the hotel’s public areas have Wi-Fi.Fishing
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.
Here you are alone all day, fishing a mile of river for wild brown trout - shy fish that rise savagely to a fly. In the late spring, the first salmon arrive and by mid-summer, shoals of sea trout bring out the night fishers. We teach fishing. We run courses for beginners. We sell tackle, give advice and provide maps of our fishing. It is all this and more which makes The Arundell Arms a real fisherman’s hotel.Shooting - 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.