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  • Welcome to the UK's premier sporting hotel.

    From April 12th we will be open for al fresco drinks and nibbles and self-contained stays. The fishing season has already started and we are looking forward to opening the tackle shop and fishing school from 12th April. The Deli is open, providing light bites and groceries and we can't wait to fling open our doors and fully welcome back our fishers, walkers, cyclist and foodies from 17th May. .

    Country Sports

    A former coaching inn, The Arundell is nestled in the centre of Devon and Cornwall, on the side of the old A30, just before the River Tamar leads you into Cornwall. Its central location and its reputation for fantastic food and a relaxed atmosphere have long attracted travelers, fishers and outdoor enthusiasts. 

     The village of Lifton is is also surrounded by some of England’s best wild and unspoilt fishing and countryside and is often referred to as the home of West Country Fly Fishing. Since 1932, it has enjoyed the reputation of being one of the UK’s top sporting hotels and we are honoured that many of our guests are second or third generations of 'The Arundell Family".

    The hotel has 20 miles of rivers for wild fly fishing and expert guides to provide tuition and advice.  We host and arrange both driven and rough shooting, and moorland stalking. Our beautiful countryside and nearby Dartmoor are also ideal for rambling and cycling and the hotel provides routes for cycling holidays and guides for Dartmoor foraging and walking

    Just as important, the hotel is renowned for its excellent food, whether in our award winning restaurant, 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 as one of the best restaurants 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 and dinner, the restaurant is renowned for relaxed fine dining.

    A cosy lunch can be enjoyed by the warmth of the log fire in our bar, which is dog-friendly and is also open every evening for drinks and 'bitings'. In summer we have al fresco eating in the gardens overlooking the historic cock-fighting pit.

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    Our Rooms

    The hotel has a total of 25 en-suite bedrooms as well a lovely 2 bedroom self-catering cottage. Thirteen of the bedrooms are in the main hotel, our eight dog-friendly rooms are in the Coach house with direct access to the gardens and hotel kennels; and four are located just on the other side of the road in Church Cottage. Our combination of self-catering and hotel accommodation are ideal for large groups, functions, weddings and business conferences.

    Our rooms are comfortable and homely with little hints of luxury.  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 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, which is ideal for fishing holidays 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 Alex and David allocating beats and giving advice on the water and 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 hand selected estates all share our philosophy, and focus on safety, quality and presenting sporting birds to the guns.

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