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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Very comfortable

"This little Hotel was just the perfect place to stay when you’re vistimg the area and need a place to sleep. We didn’t get to eat there as we were only needing a bed so I couldn’t comment on the quality of supper or breakfast.At the moment it is approachable through a new housing estate which isn’t ideal but once through the building you arrive to a very quiet place. The rooms were clean and had a very comfortable bed, which was a small double but for one night, we still slept well if not more cosily than we’re used to! The small bathroom had all the necessary shower gels and vanity items that you could need and should you want hot drinks there was a tray of coffees teas and biscuits plus a nice bottle of water. So we left the place feeling that if we were needing to stay around there again we would certainly consider revisiting the hotel."

Alice Page - 2018-04-23

familial visit

"Despite reviews to the contrary the directions to TWH were spot on. The welcome was warm and our room comfortable. Drinks in the lounge were followed by dinner for which there was ample choice on the menu. Our meal was thoroughly enjoyed by all as were the digestifs, again brought to us in the lounge. Breakfast was excellent.We were made to feel welcome by all the staff."

John holliday - 2018-04-18

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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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Small Double En-suite Room (inc breakfast)

Small double bedded room,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