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The Buccaneer Inn

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Bar, British, Pub
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43 Babbacombe Downs Road | Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3LN, England
441803312661
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Brackley, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not very impressed with the Sunday roast at this pub , very helpful staff and found us a table as we had not booked, roast not good at all, after reading the reports on here we thought that's the place to go eat ! you can choose Beef at £9.95 or the pork or turkey at £8:95 we both went... More 

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Thank pipcaley
torquay
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11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

excellent food, good choice, friendly yet professional service good outside space on the downs, views over the bay.

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Thank paul c
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited this pub, and an excellent Pint of Tribute, on every occasion. We are stayng in Babbacombe next year, and cant wait for it. The staff, and landlord are friendly too. We did not dine there, so unable to rate the meals!

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Thank AlanCook
London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a family get-together are so needed somewhere to seat 10 people. I work colleague recommended the buccaneer as he goes there all the time. It gets very busy in the summer time. The only downside is they don't take reservations during the summer holidays. the burgers were outstanding and come in many different styles including lamb which I... More 

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Langport
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were really grateful this fab pub was next door to our accommodation. We had a few meals here and a few ciders which were fantastic and the food is very tasty and filling. It's very dog friendly which is great and the atmosphere is brilliant along with the brilliant and friendly staff. We'd like to thank the new lady... More 

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Thank Neem H
Buccaneermanagement, Owner at The Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Hi, very many thanks for the lovely review. We've passed on your lovely comments to Kay, the new member of bar staff. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We try to go to Babbcombe as much as we can and this pub is one of the reasons we keep coming back. The staff are really friendly and the food is wonderfull, lunch times or evenings. I would really recommend this pub if you are in the area and if you are not it is worth making the effort... More 

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Thank Joan C
Buccaneermanagement, Owner at The Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Hi Joan C, Many thanks for your very kind review More 

Paignton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the Buccaneer Inn last night for a birthday meal, I ordered the gammon steak as the food was being served from the kitchen we all looked at each other and said oh that looks nice. The meal was very tasty and piping hot, chips were proper big chips not some frozen rubbish. The atmosphere was relaxing and the... More 

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Thank Shirley P
Buccaneermanagement, Owner at The Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. Were glad you enjoyed your meal. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called with a group of York city fans for the game with Torquay for pre and post match drinks, good parking nearby for the game, never ate here but the bar staff are most welcoming as usually football groups get a short shrift, highly recommended and affording fantastic views of the English reviera.

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

Hi Phattmatuk, thanks for your review. We always try and give visiting football fans a warm welcome, and we treat as we find. I remember your group visiting and you were all very respectful so we were happy to have you here. Look forward to seeing you next season (if our teams are still in the same league of course!) More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice local pub with friendly owners and excellent beer plus outdoor seating and good views I totally recommend it. Also close to lots of other places.

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Thank John T
Buccaneermanagement, Owner at The Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for an early evening meal for 3 of us, had a lovely meal in a great atmosphere with friendly staff. It was very busy but the food did not take too long to arrive. Would love to visit again.

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Thank Tonya M
Buccaneermanagement, Owner at The Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

....and we would love to see you again. Thanks for the review More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Babbacombe Downs Road | Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3LN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: 441803312661
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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