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Fore Street, Brixham TQ5 8AH, England
+44(0)1803 859373
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Dining options: Late Night

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Hmmm...

Went for a pint. Certainly an old fashioned, locals type boozer. Friendly enough. No real ale on (impression it might be changing hands?) OK pint of Guinness. The overriding smell of old cooking oil/fast would not entice me to eat there.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Dahtorq
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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English first
Torquay, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Went for a pint. Certainly an old fashioned, locals type boozer. Friendly enough. No real ale on (impression it might be changing hands?) OK pint of Guinness. The overriding smell of old cooking oil/fast would not entice me to eat there.

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Bridport, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We happened upon this place by chance and were glad we did. The beer and wine were great, the atmosphere very friendly and there was a real character behind the bar who regularly broke into song in true Thespian style. Wonderful and highly recommended! I agree with one other reviewer, the lights could be dimmed a little but that's advice... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Wonderful old pub by the harbour, full of great characters and with a fabulous, roaring fire to help banish the winter chill. Great ale and very decent rioja. Highly recommended! Only slight quibble, the lighting could have been a bit less bright.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Went in for a drink and found a really great welcome from both the locals (and their dogs) and the chap behind the bar. Would have loved to stay for a meal in the cosy restaurant but were dining elsewhere

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

This is a locals pub but offers great welcome to friendly tourists. Warm winter fire we will be back

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Enjoyed a drink in here on Friday evening. Must say that it does seem a local orientated pub although thankfully it is not clicky

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
171 reviews 171 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We found a warm welcome in this charming, down to earth Brixham Pub. A roaring fire blazed in the hearth and the locals obviously knew this was a great venue. Good, Honest and Unpretentious

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Enjoyed a lovely meal with friends and our dogs. Nice food, good value. The restaurant area is aside from the main bar giving a quieter dining experience. The only slight down side is that this is a very popular pub that fills up in the evening and you have to go to the bar to order food and drinks. Early... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Good beer, well kept and served with a good atmosphere to the place. Right by the harbour right by a great seafood stall. Beer and Oysters. What more could you ask for? Recommended

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Lovely friendly pub excellent food and good company. Great atmosphere the bar staff are very friendly and the food is fresh and very well presented.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Fore Street, Brixham TQ5 8AH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Brixham
  • Phone Number: +44(0)1803 859373

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

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