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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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  • 106
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
Nice, dog friendly pub; great jacket potato!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
C.Weeks
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Swansea, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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179 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Swansea, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I am 22 years old and I work for a claims management company on paignton. I am also a law graduate from exeter university, and this is my 100% honest evaluation of the experience I had- on Wednesday night in this pub. I do not usually drink in this area at all- I have no previous experiences with any of... More 

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

Ruby M, firstly, no matter how many of your friends put bad reviews on here trying to drag our rating down, this will be my final response on the issue. Readers will just see any further reviews from your group as a vendetta campaign and I am too busy running my business to spend any more time on this. Secondly,... More 

Paignton, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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 

Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Only popped in for a coffe to warm up but reasonably priced and tasty. Very busy later on in the evening when the Rugby was on, seems a very popular pub.

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Devon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

A few of us visited this pub, which is on Babbacombe Downs in Torquay, and were really impressed by service we received from the very friendly staff. The menu is very good for pub grub and the view across Lyme Bay is magnificent, especially on a clear day. Well worth a visit if you are walking around the area and... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

Lovely meal, lovely views, lovely atmosphere, lovely pub. fully reccomend to anyone who finds themselves in babbacombe

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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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