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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Beautiful Room, friendly staff and superb food.

"I stayed in Room 2 which was lovely. The bed was comfortable and I had a wonderful nights sleep. I ate in the restaurant on arrival. Beautifully cooked duck in a cherry and star anise sauce, followed by a brandy basked filled with minted strawberries and clotted team. I would recommend eating at the restaurant as it was really delicious. All of the staff were friendly and suggested places to visit and things to do. I hope to stay again, hopefully with my husband next time as I had some a lovely time. The gardens are beautiful and I loved watching two rabbits running around in the twilight. Don\'t be put off by the entrance to the carpark, which your SAT Nav will not find, as it\'s between two disused building currently being refurbished. A new entrance to the car park is planned. There is a sign indicating the entrance. once in the car park you will soon see the hotel."

Lorna Chatwin - 2017-06-25

One Night Stay

"Once again a very enjoyable stay at the Tumbling Weir. I have been staying here for the last 10 years and as always the service and friendly atmosphere were as great as ever and a breakfast to die for. Many thanks "

Mr. Christopher Burch - 2017-05-08

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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