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The Buccaneer Inn

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43, Babbacombe Downs Road | Babbacombe, Torquay, England
01803312661
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: A great Pub that does excellent value and quality 'Pub Food' with its own...
A great Pub that does excellent value and quality 'Pub Food' with its own twist. Winner of St. Austell Brewery 'Cask Ale pub of the year 2012'. Recommended in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2014.
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Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 109
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Friendly staff, great food and traditional ale - PERFECT.

I have been here twice for meals(nine in total) and I will continue to return. All staff are very nice and friendly and there is a good choice of food. The quality and large size of the meals was excellent. Good real ale makes it perfect. Well done Buccaneer!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
BBB625
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Torquay, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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182 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Torquay, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I have been here twice for meals(nine in total) and I will continue to return. All staff are very nice and friendly and there is a good choice of food. The quality and large size of the meals was excellent. Good real ale makes it perfect. Well done Buccaneer!

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corby
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164 reviews 164 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

A very busy pub, so expect long waits at the bar. A notice over the bar tells you that childern, yes that's how it's spelt are welcome at the bar. Friendly staff and efficient.Telly screens all over the place.

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Brixham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This choice of a place to eat was a leap of faith on Mother’s Day for a last minute family get together. We’d never been there before but the Trip Advisor reviews were mostly very good so we decided to give it a go and were so glad that we did – we will definitely be back! We were welcomed... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My sister and I took mother for the Sunday Roast on Mothers Day. The food was excellent. mother and I had the Roast Pork and my sister the Lamb Shank. We were given an extra portion of lovely "roast tatties" baked with dripping. A nice large piece of crispy crackling with the pork too. The Buccaneer Inn is the perfect... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We've never been disappointed at a St Austell brewery pub and this was no exception. The staff were very friendly and welcoming and it was great to be able to get in out of the wind with our dog. My husband and I ordered a 'light lunch' of the 'Buc-dog' hot dog and a jacket potato. The food took a... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We often frequent the buccaneer for food as we are never disappointed. Good value, great service and always hot! Also the other reason I love this pub so much as it has a great family atmosphere, is dog friendly and even though they accommodate the sports fans they don't tolerate bad language and rowdiness so that families and others alike... More 

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I ended up in the Buccaneer last night as a group of us were celebrating a birthday. Firstly, I felt the £10 minimum card charge was excessive; I only wanted a couple of pints and had I not had a bit of cash I wouldn't have been able to buy any. Secondly, my friend was charged £1 for a glass... More 

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Buccaneermanagement, Owner at The Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

As owners of a pub that prides itself on good service of quality food and drinks and being a friendly and professional establishment that the vast majority of customers appreciate, nothing is more exasperating than ridiculous reviews like this. Firstly, this Trip advisor site is for reviewing food, drink and service, not venting about not being able to use an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Visited this pub after a trip advisor search on our weekend away and found it well worth the good rating it had. Friendly staff, dog friendly, good choice of drinks but the best thing was the food. I'm vegetarian, my partner is not, we both had plenty of good value for money choices. I loved my soya mince nachos :-)... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Took our family out for Sunday lunch was not sure where to go so we thought we would try the bucaneer in Babacombe. We all had roast dinner except one of our children had chicken and chips. The children had j2os I had a glass of wine. The children all had ice cream my wife had Apple crumble all for... More 

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tianjin china
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nice atmosphere; good food and fair prices. Family friendly and great to just have a drink. Location can't be bettered as it is slap on the edge of the Downs and with super sea views from the outside beer garden.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 43, Babbacombe Downs Road | Babbacombe, Torquay, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: 01803312661

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

A great Pub that does excellent value and quality 'Pub Food' with its own twist. Winner of St. Austell Brewery 'Cask Ale pub of the year 2012'. Recommended in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2014.

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