Arundell Arms Hotel

Lifton, Devon

An 18th-century country hotel situated in the heart of the West Country on the Devon and Cornwall border with over 20 miles of privately-owned river. The Arundell Arms is one of England’s premier sporting hotels, offering a range of country pursuits and comfortable accommodation. Year on year the hotel receives numerous local and national awards, recognising the commitment of the team and their outstanding customer service.

Hotel Details

The Arundell Arms is a superb country hotel situated on the Devon and Cornwall border and is famous for country sports including fly fishing, hunting and shooting, it exudes all the charm of a rural country hotel with attention to detail and thoughtful touches throughout. It also has a fascinating history, with 50 years of management from the Fox-Edwards family and gardens housing one of the last few remaining 250-year old rare cockpits in England, which is now converted into a rod and tackle room. 

Room Types

There are 25 guestrooms at the Arundell Arms, including 4 with ground floor access. Rooms are decorated throughout in a warm traditional style, with many offering beautiful garden views.

Rooms are available on a Bed & Breakfast basis or Dinner, Bed & Breakfast. 

  • Single
  • Classic Double/Twin
  • Large Double/Twin
  • Double Room with Single Occupancy 

Rooms include:

  • Generous baths/power showers
  • Fluffy towels
  • Luxury Gilchrist & Soames toiletries
  • Flat screen television
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Telephone
  • Guest laundry service
  • Room service
  • WiFi access

Arundell Arms Hotel Restaurant

From fine-dining to Brasserie style or hearty pub-classics, you will find delicious food to suit every occasion at the Arundell Arms. 

2 AA Rosette Restaurant

Discover some of the tastiest food in the South West in an award-winning restaurant led by one of only 80 Master Chefs of Great Britain, Steven Pidgeon. Steven prepares dishes using only the finest local produce and after a day of country pursuits, he will also prepare guests catch or game for dinner, alongside the freshest ingredients grown in the kitchen garden. Enjoy dining on quality food in elegant surroundings with an attentive, friendly service.

Hotel Bar

The Hotel Bar is decorated with mementos and pictures reflecting the sporting history hotel and makes an ideal meeting place at the heart of the Arundell Arms. In the winter there’s a warming log fire, offering a relaxed and informal atmosphere that is popular with many locals and passing travellers. Casual dining with relaxed atmosphere and great food.

In 2017, The Hotel Bar received a Gold in the Taste of the West Awards for 'Casual Dining' and won the Devon Food & Drink Award for 'Best Bistro'.

Courthouse Bar

The Lifton Courthouse Bar was formerly the old police station and Court and it still retains the original cells complete with bars over the windows. Serving pub favourites as well as a regularly changing specials board, the bar has a great character and welcoming atmosphere

Afternoon Tea

Enjoy a delicious home-made Afternoon Tea at the Arundell Arms. Perfect for a celebration, birthday treat or just a good excuse to get together with friends and family!


Located just 1 mile off the A30 in Lifton, on the Devon and Cornwall border, The Arundell Arms is an ideal business hotel for the South West. With easy access by road and over 90% of Devon and Cornwall able to reach the hotel in under an hour. There are 3 meeting rooms available and the largest can accommodate up to 100 delegates. 

Conferencing at a glance...

  • Three meeting rooms (The Tamar Room, Carey Room, Lyd Room)
  • Free parking for 60 vehicles
  • Easily accessible, central location
  • Day rate/Half day rate/24 hour rate
  • Corporate day/team building activities available
  • 25 bedrooms available  
  • Restaurants and bars available onsite

All conference bookings include:

  • Flip Chart 
  • Overhead Projector
  • Digital Projector
  • Projection Screen
  • TV
  • Blackboard
  • Spotlighting
  • Audio Equipment
  • Lectern
  • Use of a photocopier
  • Free WiFi
  • Free room setup in advance


The Arundell Arms is located in the village of Lifton, in England's West Country, near the Devon / Cornwall border. Lifton is just 1 mile off the A30, a dual carriageway from the M5 motorway when travelling from points North and East.

Country Pursuits

The hotel is perfectly situated in the countryside making fantastic grounds for indulging in a range of country pursuits, including:

Shooting & Stalking

Horse Riding

Cattle Drives

Clay Pigeon Shooting

4x4 Off-Road Driving

Attractions, Activities & Places to Visit

Outside of the hotel grounds, discover the glorious Devon countryside of green rolling hills, coloured patchwork fields, high-sided lanes and bustling market towns or venture into Cornwall and find yourself on sandy beaches, scenic coastal paths and in picturesque fishing villages. The world-famous Eden Project is just 45 minutes from the hotel, with some of the finest surfing beaches in Europe just 40 minutes away.

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