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Welcome to the UK’s premier sporting hotel.

We are now taking orders for our delicious Valentine's Experience Four Course Dinner - please visit our Valentine's Experience page for details. If you would like to order, please either send an email or call us between 9am and 5pm Mon - Sat. The Arundell Deli & Vintner will also be opening on 23rd January. Please call 01566 784666 or email bookings@thearundell.com.

Country Sports

A former coaching inn, The Arundell sits at the gateway between Devon and Cornwall and with its position on the side of the old A30 it has for  hundreds of years been a haven for weary travelers, providing delicious food and a comfortable bed.  However, the village of Lifton is is also surrounded by some of England’s best wild and unspoilt fishing and since 1932, it has enjoyed the reputation of being one of the UK’s top sporting hotels; often referred to as the home of West Country Fly Fishing.

The hotel has 20 miles of rivers for fishing for wild fish with the fly and arranges both driven and rough shooting, and moorland stalking. Our beautiful countryside and nearby Dartmoor are ideal for rambling or cycling.

The hotel is also renowned for excellent food. We are a Masterchef destination with a focus on ingredient provenance and also a member of the Great Inns of Britain.

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Our Food

The Arundell has a long-standing reputation for its culinary excellence, comfortable surroundings and relaxed atmosphere. The kitchen offers an Anglo-French repertoire which has a traditional foundation and relies on quality local ingredients.

There is a gentle richness to the dishes which are superbly executed and full of flavour.

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Enjoy both lunch or dinner in either the rococo elegance of our main restaurant or the warmth of the log fire in our Lower Restaurant and bar. Breakfast and Afternoon Tea are both served in the main restaurant only. In summer you can dine on the terrace or gardens overlooking the historic cock-flighting pit. 

Our deli is open all day for simple meals. Whether you are a fisherman, or visitor wishing to eat al fresco whilst exploring Devon and Cornwall countryside, we can provide a hamper to suit your needs. Our delicious pre-prepared food can take the work out of home cooking and make those days away weekending all the more relaxing.

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Our Rooms

The hotel has a total of 25 en-suite bedrooms and a lovely 2 bedroom self-catering cottage. Thirteen of the bedrooms are in the main hotel, eight are in the Coach house, and four are located just on the other side of the road in Church Cottage. These rooms are ideal for business guests.

The rooms range from simple standard doubles, through to superior king size, twin or our beautiful super king suites. The Fishermen’s Cottage sleeps four.

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Our Fishing


The Arundell has been one of England’s premier fishing hotels for almost a century and has over 20 miles of its own water on the Tamar and six 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.

The Arundell can offer more than 20 private beats providing each fisherman with almost a mile of fishing for themselves for the day. Our tuition and guidance is second to none and we pride ourselves on providing a range of courses which cater for the absolute beginner right through to the most experienced fisherman. 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 and stalking our approach is that the camaraderie, hospitality and cuisine 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 hand selected estates all share our philosophy, and focus on safety, quality and presenting sporting birds to the guns.

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