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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: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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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  • 143
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 14
    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
FAB

If you visit this establishment the fish and chips are fantastic . Fresh cod , no bones and in beer batter . Well worth a visit .

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
She11ey42
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Doncaster
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Doncaster
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

If you visit this establishment the fish and chips are fantastic . Fresh cod , no bones and in beer batter . Well worth a visit .

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We enjoyed this pub mainly because of the stunning view when sat outside in the beer garden looking over the sea but also for the good service when odering food and drinks at the bar. my wife had scampi which she seid was nice and i had 12 oz rib eye steak with all the trimmings my steak was cooked... More 

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Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Popped in with family after a previous visit a couple of years back. Decided to have one of the burgers for dinner which was really nice, if you like burgers then definitely Have one. The staff are Really friendly and they have a great selection of beers and ciders. If you're in the area its definitely one to check out.

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Mark, , United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Slightly noisy so you wouldn't go there for a quiet romantic meal as the tables are very close together. BUT the food was excellent and good value for money! The only thing that put me off was the fact that dogs were allowed in the eating area and the lady behind me was feeding her dog the leftovers from her... More 

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

Hello Sheena. Firstly, thanks for your kind comments on the quality and value of our food. We are proud to be the highest rated food pub in Torquay on Trip advisor, but this does of course contribute to us being very busy and hence not the quietest dining establishment, especially in peak summer season. Regarding the issue with a customer... More 

Ely
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Each time we passed by it seemed to be quite busy and as we were hungry didn't want to wait for food. However we decided to go in. What a lovely surprise, great menu no long wait. We enjoyed the food so much went back the next day and I had exactly the same... Torbay Sole beautifully cooked. This is... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Good real ale with an excellent view. We had booked a table at Le Bistrot Pierre and decided to cancel our booking and eat at The Buccaneer Inn, as it was such a nice day & the menu at the Buccaneer looked excellent. Unfortunately, the meal was nothing special and we did feel disappointed that we'd changed our plans. However,... More 

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Sutton, null, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Was here on a Saturday lunchtime, outside busy but inside very quiet. Had ales on tap that were kept well. Food took 50 minutes which was a long time considering only filled baguettes and a crab salad. Food ok, nothing amazing but perfectly acceptable for price though the views do make up for it!! They are stunning!

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Hi just popped in for a bite to eat great food with a friendly service will be going back this evening

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Torquay, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Lovely food, freshly cooked and lovely ambience within the room. Unfortunately I couldn't give this an excellent review as our food took approximately 45 minutes from order to arriving at the table.

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darlington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

the buccaneer was a real find.steve and marion were great hosts.we were shown to our room and was well pleased,a good sized room with a enclosed balcony which ran the full length of the room with great views over looking the downs and the sea,theres a good sized bathroom with a large shower.we found this to be a excellent pub... More 

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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: British, Pub

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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