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Spinning Wheel Inn

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

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
No interest in keeping locals happy

We love coming here for the Sunday carvery however have found the rules constantly change. First you were able to collect tokens for a free carvery, we collected enough and were then told we couldn't use them in the summer but when we tried using in the autumn were told they weren't doing this... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
sunshinegirly86
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UK
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  • Families with children
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English first
UK
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We love coming here for the Sunday carvery however have found the rules constantly change. First you were able to collect tokens for a free carvery, we collected enough and were then told we couldn't use them in the summer but when we tried using in the autumn were told they weren't doing this anymore. Secondly booking a table, it... More 

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Devon Uk
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I would recomend "The Spinny" as a meeting point for friends on a night out. The out door seating is great for large groups to gather in the warmer nights. The band nights are great too.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Lovely pub during the day - candles on tables, fire going. Lively in the evening, great 70s band playing.

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England
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Down for BMAD weekend again, this venue is the dogs, i would say the best place in Paignton, live music good beers, open till late, cracking atmosphere, well worth a visit

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Hastings, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

My wife and I had a simple, but tasty lunch at the Spinning Wheel. We both had items from the day's 'Specials' board: tagliatelle with spicy chilli and sour cream, and cream of mushroom soup and baguette. The food was excellent home-cooked fare, with generous portions. The local beer was fine, and the service was good. We enjoyed the atmosphere... More 

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bournemouth
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136 reviews 136 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Very rustic but gets busy. Good for live music,can get very busy at weekends,would go again.Average prices but worth a visit

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Stevenage, Herts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Was recently in Paignton for three nights and the food was so good here on out first night we went back for a second night! Portion sizes are generous, food is freshly cooked and hot and all the staff are helpful, chatty and hospitable, even telling us about he ghosts who live upstairs! Can highly recommend.

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Quality live music on stage throughout the week. Lively, party atmosphere. Pleasant bar staff and a good range of beers. Good security team who dealt quickly with any issues. A very popular venue with locals and tourists Bar prices were high and the place was packed, lots of people stood outside to avoid the crush.

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Cardiff
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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Spent the weekend in Paignton with the girlfriend, Child friendly. Lovely ale and local Cider. Live music was fab in the evening and the sunday carvery was to die for. Id recommend you pop in for a couple of beeras or a carvery if you get the chance. Its opposite the beach/park if the kids dont fancy the huge playgorund... More 

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Chalford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Went for a break to Paignton and after walking around town we came to The Spinning Wheel and decided to try the food. After browsing the menu we decided to go for two easy options - Burger and Chips and Ham, Egg and Chips and enjoy the live band warming up. It could not have been more than five minutes... 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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?