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Watermans Arms

Date of photo: 2014

Picture source: Clive Schneidau

The Waterman's Arms was situated at 22 Chapel Street, closing in 2012. It dates from the 16th century and was originally thought to have been a cider house. It has been suggested that the correct name of the inn is the 'Waterman Arms'. A previous inn sign showed the family crest of the Waterman family who many years ago appear to have had some connection with Buckfastleigh. The inn now comprises a public bar, family room and the Dartmoor Lounge. The latter has a low ceiling, subdued lighting from hidden wall lights and old coach lamps and there is a beautiful exposed stone fireplace.
Thought to be haunted by the ghost of a woman who has been seen in the small room above the archway leading to the inn's car park, and which used to adjoin the hayloft (now, and since the early 1960s, a betting shop).
Dartmoor Inns, 1992, T.Quick

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Ian Holder 2002/2005 I was a customer and lived next door for a time. Would love to hear from the landlord Paddy.
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Picture source: Clive Schneidau