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 pleasant break

"The lane into the hotel is a bit of a surprise - the neighbouring building site seems to have spread - but once you get to the hotel it\'s a very pleasantly tucked-away spot with an attractive garden (very wet when we visited), and a variety of walks around it. We ate extremely well - dinner of mushrooms and local fish and excellent smoked salmon and scrambled eggs for breakfast. A comfortable room with everything you might need. Our only criticism:the bed was a little small. In our (limited) experience, the best place to stay in the neighbourhood."

Roderick Thirkell-White - 2017-09-16

overnight stay

"we found your hotel first class the hospitality could`nt be faulted the staff was first class also, I would recommend your hotel to anybody keep up the excellent work."

Leonard Drake - 2017-09-15

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Double En-suite Room (inc. Breakfast)

bath and shower

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Small Double En-suite Room (inc breakfast)

Small double bedded room,En suite shower

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Double En-suite Room (inc. Breakfast)

Individually decorated en-suite bedrooms with smart furnishings and free WiFi.

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Contact Details

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