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Spinning Wheel Inn

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Esplanade Road, Paignton TQ4 6ED, England
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Evening out. Recommended for a good night out.

Nice pub, lots of friendly people. Group was ok, made a good night out. Garden at rear was useful; for the smokers, was full though, even on a on a wet Saturday night. Pool Table too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Lisa D
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband & I holiday fairly regularly in Paignton and part of the reason is "The Spinning Wheel" which we visit every time as they have live entertainment on a few evenings and the standard is always excellent. Also the venue is full of atmosphere & character.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice pub, lots of friendly people. Group was ok, made a good night out. Garden at rear was useful; for the smokers, was full though, even on a on a wet Saturday night. Pool Table too.

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Thank Lisa D
Paignton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

It's not posh but it's a great night out, the door staff are mixed some are friendly some are not, but we always feel safe if there is a problem they get it sorted, the bands are brilliant and the atmosphere is always good.

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Thank liz m
Hereford, United Kingdom
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Varied acts were on here over the festive period. Efficient service and proper security staff. It tends to get crowded, which can be a problem as you get bumped into by those who are the worse for wear, having had too much to drink. Good atmosphere.

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Thank 501rayf
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Stayed in Paignton for a few night. Found this place to be welcoming. Lovely cosy fire in the colder months. Lots of things going on. Good live bands from what I've seen. The pub quiz is always worth a shout. This place attracts a better clientele compared to its competitors. We felt warm and safe like you could leave your... More 

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Thank Ross S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Great food two meals and drinks for £18. Big portions of beef stew and chicken curry. Well worth a visit.

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Was staying just round corner and went two nights running. Great to have live music going on every night. All free entertainment. Brill. Nice to see all age groups in there too.

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Thank Val W
Paignton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Good and varied selection of food, even for vegeterians, and food it piping hot. However it is slow to arrive. The pub itself is very atmospheric and quaint. LOADS of seating in the garden with sea views to take your mind off the food wait!

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Thank DebbieTheCat3
East Cowes, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

On arrival the staff were welcoming and friendly and were helpful arranging a table, as we were a party of 9. Upon ordering we were informed that the food was approximately a 15 minute wait. It took 45 minutes to arrive with no apology for the delay. The food was cold and tasteless, although the carvery was passable. The salad... More 

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Thank Julia S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

One of the best places I've been to for an evening out. Went down to Torbay for a long weekend to celebrate my partners birthday and decided to book a table at the Spinning Wheel - definitely one of my best decisions! Right on Paigntons Esplanade, it had a wonderful sea view, a huge patio area out the front and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Esplanade Road, Paignton TQ4 6ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Paignton

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 31
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?