About Us

The Tumbling Weir is a small thatched hotel, converted from a 17th Century cottage, nestling between the River Otter and its mill stream. Lynn and Paul Thurgate welcome you to their picturesque, family owned and run hotel, for a comfortable and relaxing stay in a very tranquil, rural setting, away from traffic noise and street lights. If you are looking for an overnight stay, a gourmet break, a quiet room on a business trip or somewhere to meet up with family and friends, the Tumbling Weir Hotel is the perfect location in which to relax, entertain and dine. Set in nearly an acre of beautiful, mature gardens with unusual plants, overlooking fields and the River Otter. The Hotel is within easy reach of the M5 and is close to Exeter, its airport and the coast. Historic Ottery St Mary is just a few minutes walk. We look forward to welcoming you to our friendly family hotel, Lynn and Paul Thurgate


LUNCH (daily, except Monday) orders taken Midday - 2.00pm

DINNER (every evening, except Sunday) orders taken 7.00pm - 9.00pm

We are open for Sunday lunch every week, so if you are BORED of STANDING in a  CARVERY QUEUE, WAITING to SERVE YOURSELF, treat the family, sit and relax together and be waited on!  Orders taken between Midday and 2.00pm.

3 course Sunday lunch ~  £19.00 per person; 2 course Sunday lunch ~ £16.00 per person  

To book a table, please call us on 01404 812752 or just come in ~ reservations are not always necessary



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A lovely hotel

"On first impression, the approach through the building site was less than ideal (a shame but not their fault) and the corridors smelt a little musty when I went up to my room.But,my room was very comfortable, nicely decorated and everything was very clean.Bathroom was spotless.Breakfast was great - wonderful poached eggs!The walls are a little thin so I could hear everything going on in corridor but guests weren’t up all hours so it wasn’t a problem when you were trying to sleep.The staff were very friendly which was nice as I was on my own.Although I felt a little exposed on my table for one which was laid up right by the entrance to the. restaurant (minor detail)Thank you, it was a really good night’s stay."

Joanne Caldwell - 2018-05-12

Thank You

"What can I say, a beautiful setting with very welcoming staff.We only stayed one night but it was the best night’s sleep I have had in a while.The room was fresh and crisp and overlooked the beautiful, well maintained garden.We had drinks in the lounge where we order our evening meal, dining room was light and airy, the meal was of high quality and presentation, with the taste to match.Breakfast was a feast of choice and was as good as the evening meal.Thank you for making our stay relaxing.Would highly recommend a visit.Stephen and Toni Cole"

S & T Cole - 2018-04-30

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Twin En-suite Room (inc. Breakfast)

Large room with bath and shower.

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Single Bed En-suite Room (inc. Breakfast)

A single bed in a small room with en-suite shower.

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Contact Details

Tumbling Weir Hotel and Restaurant
Canaan Way
Ottery St. Mary
EX11 1AQ
Tel:01404 812 752