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Babbacombe Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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59 Babbacombe Downs Road | Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3LP, England
+44 1803 316200
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love this place, accurately described as a bar and restaurant, although it's as welcoming and relaxed as any well-run local pub. It has a nice outdoors area with sea views, and is cosy on the inside. It's clean and modern, the staff are polite and attentive, and the food is really good - last night's meal of a trio... More 

Thank Suze54
Somerset UK
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pub looks a bit like one of the ghastly chains but trust me its not. Visited twice last week both times the food was excellent. First night fish (hake) cooked perfectly second visit rib eye cooked as ordered. all staff on first night very good and friendly second night bar staff brilliant waiting staff a bit miserable. Also dog friendly

Thank CD-and-J
Poole, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in here for an evening meal at the weekend. We chose to dine here as the view of the bay is stunning. The pub is clean, bright and modern. The staff were friendly and accommodating. We chose a table to enjoy the view and ordered drinks and food at the bar. I chose the scampi and chips which was... More 

Thank Anthea H
Stafford, United Kingdom
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308 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My visit here was for a wake following the funeral of a friend so perhaps not the best situation for a review! Seemed a nice place, staff were friendly and polite and coffee was decent!

Thank Gary F
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A excelent place to eat or just have a drink. The staff are very pleasant and helpful the locals use this pub. THE FOOD IS EXCELENT we ate there twice and each time it was hot and delicious. We were only on a short break .But we would definitely visit again when we are in the area

Thank SonyaWorcs
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87 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on Sunday for a beautiful Sunday lunch! Can't fault one thing. The staff are friendly, there is a nice choice of Devon real ales, the decor is modern. Really enjoyed it and will definitely be eating lots more Sunday roasts here as we have just moved to Devon. I chose the pork which came with lovely stuffing with... More 

Thank LannyB
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In Babbacombe for the day there was a sudden downpour (Rain), We scurried inside out of the rain and had a 2 Coffees.after the rain had stopped we went outside where a Lady who had just had a meal there recommended it . As a result we returned the next day to the Inn for a meal and despite the... More 

Thank John O
Exeter, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eat in the restaurant its waiter service. Lovely steak sizzlers followed by some very naughty desserts

Thank Nicola B
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There was five of us for the Sunday carvery and while it didn't take very long some of the food like the potatoes didn't taste fresh. We accepted that because we went later on it was probably the reason why, however some of those I was with complained that their potatoes weren't even warm. Overall my meal was nice and... More 

Thank Becky N
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We're recommended here for Sunday Lunch and were not disappointed. You have to book a table as it is very popular. There are a choice of four meats and this comes already plated up with Yorkshire Pudding and roast potatoes and plenty of gravy, then the seasonal vegetables arrive and there is more than enough veg. Food was beautifully cooked... More 

Thank CathyAM

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 Babbacombe Downs Road | Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3LP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 316200
Cold beer, great food and a very warm welcome.
Fantastic pub and restaurant located on the stunning Babbacombe Downs with views out to sea across the bay.
Beer garden and fully air conditioned restaurant.
Entertainment every Friday and Saturday evenings.
Quiz Night every Monday

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?