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  • The Arundell, one of Devon's favourite rural hotels for exploring the countryside.

    Welcome to our world of calm, tucked away on the Cornwall Devon border, on the edge of Dartmoor and in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Our restaurant is renowned for its wonderful food that is always seasonal, sourced locally and freshly prepared. A warm welcome awaits.

    Country Sports Hotel

    The Arundell has been a coaching inn for over 150 years, providing warm hospitality to travellers and those wishing to explore West Devon and North Cornwall. Situated in the most westerly corner of Devon in the Lyd valley, on the side of the old A30, we are at the heart of all that Devon and Cornwall have to offer. Whilst we no longer offer stabling for horses, we have continued the coaching inn tradition and now offer 6 Tesla superchargers in our carpark.

    For over a hundred years, The Arundell has also been a fishing hotel. The village of Lifton is surrounded by some of England's best wild fishing and we have over 20 miles of rivers for wild fly fishing and our in-house Fly Fishing School offers expert tuition and advice.

    The stunning beauty of the Tamar and Lyd Valleys, Dartmoor & the North Cornwall coast  are all on our doorstep.  To explore our beautiful countryside we organise and arrange rambling, cycling and moorland riding and can book canoeing, paddleboarding and sailing.  We also offer driven, rough shooting, and moorland stalking.

    Just as important, the hotel is renowned for its excellent food, whether in our  brasserie style restaurant, our cosy bar or the newly opened Deli. Our focus is on local, seasonal and wild ingredients with the best of Devon and Cornish produce at its heart.

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    Our Food

    The Arundell Restaurant has a long-standing reputation for serving some of the best food in Devon and Cornwall and has won many awards. The kitchen offers an Anglo-French repertoire which has a traditional foundation and relies on the very best of local and seasonal ingredients. There is a gentle richness to the dishes which are superbly executed and full of flavour. Open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant and bar are renowned for their relaxed environments and high standard of food.

    A cosy lunch can be enjoyed by the warmth of the log fire in our bar, which is dog-friendly and is also open all day and every evening for lunch, drinks and or for those who would like to have a drink and light meals.  . In summer we have al fresco dining in the gardens overlooking the historic cock-fighting pit.

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    Our Rooms and Self-Catering Cottage

    The hotel has a total of 

    - 21 en-suite bedrooms 

    - A lovely 3 ensuite bedrooms self-catering cottage. 

    - A 2 bedroom ensuite self-catering cottage

    We have 13 bedrooms in the main hotel, 8 dog-friendly rooms in the Coach house with direct access to the gardens; a 3 bedroom cottage located just on the other side of the road, known as Church Cottage; and the 2 bedroom Fishing Cottage, which is attached to the hotel. Our combination of self-catering and hotel accommodation are ideal for large groups, functions, weddings and business conferences.

    Our rooms are comfortable and homely.  Rooms range from simple standard doubles, through to superior king size, twin or our beautiful super king suites. The self-catering Fishing Cottage has a twin and a double bedroom as well as a small sitting room with an open-fire and a small kitchen/diner.

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    Our Fishing


    The Arundell has been one of England's leading fishing hotels for almost a century and has over 20 miles of its own water on the Tamar and five of its tributaries. Its unique location in the valley of the seven rivers provides an unparalleled variety of wild fly-fishing for brown trout, sea-trout, grayling and salmon. The charm of the rivers is that they are wild and all are within easy reach of the hotel, which is ideal for fishing holidays, those learning to fish and the keen fisher!

    The Arundell offers more than 20 private beats, each one providing almost a mile of private fishing for the day. Our ghillies provide expert tuition and guidance.  Mornings at The Arundell Cockpit are busy with our guides allocating beats and giving advice on the rivers and choice of fly. the fly. Tackle, equipment and flies are available to buy or hire.  We offer fly-fishing tuition and courses for the absolute beginner right through to the most experienced and many of our long-standing guests learned to cast their first fly at The Arundell.

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    Our Shooting


    The Arundell continues to be a favourite destination for shooting parties. For both game shooting (partridge, pheasant, snipe and woodcock) and deer stalking our approach is that the camaraderie, hospitality and food are as important an element to your day as the sport itself.

    All our shooting is either arranged by the hotel or is in collaboration with well-established local shoots. These estates all share our philosophy, and focus on safety, quality and presenting sporting birds to the guns.

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