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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Valentines Break

"I booked the hotel as a Valentines short break for my wife and I. The staff were prompt in responding before I arrived with their communication and upon arrival, they were courteous and helpful The room was clean and comfortable. The car park is being renovated at the moment, but this did not cause any major problems. The highlight of our stay was the food. We had an evening meal and breakfast and both were of an extremely high standard. I would stay again and would recommend highly to others. Thank you."

David Reynders - 2018-02-16

First class stay

"Helpful and friendly staffComfortable accommodationExceptional food quality"

Malcolm MacDonald - 2018-02-05

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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