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The Buccaneer Inn

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43 Babbacombe Downs Road | Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3LN, England
441803312661
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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed hear for 2 nights on the Aug 9th room was great and food and drinks were spot on thanks for a lovely stay

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We popped in for a drink, with our 11 year old,as we had already eaten. It was quite cold so we wanted to sit inside. We ordered a drink then moved to a table within the bar area and were swiftly told by a member of staff that children were not allowed in the bar. We were told we had... More 

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Thank Compo14
Buccaneermanagement, Owner at The Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. I am exasperated at having to explain things on TA this year that could easily be sorted out by dialogue in person, but seemingly there are a lot of people out there who don't have the confidence for discussion and prefer the safety of using a keyboard and posting reviews online. Anyway, here we go again.... More 

Bazel
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We only have been here for 5 minutes, so not a long time... Looking for a place to eat, we entered, but found ourselves in pretty noisy bar with loud music, making it rather difficult to have a normal conversation with 4 people. So we left with ordering. Perhaps food would have been good, but dining is about the full... More 

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

Hello, we are intentionally a pub that serves food and not a restaurant. However, its a shame you did not take the time to look around and see that we have a dining room where the music is a lot quieter and the general ambience a lot more relaxed. I hope you found the formality you required to dine in... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Called in several times during our weeks stay in babbacombe bot for food and drink. It's a friendly place with a good menu and excellent service. They get busy weekend evenings as you would expect so arrive early if you want to eat, I had calamari and an excellent steak washed down with a few pints of Tribute and Doombar.

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Thank RichinNotts
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went for a Sunday Roast was informed not done during the summer months! decided to stay I had a burger and my wife had steak and ale pudding with mash. Wife food arrived with chips however promptly changed I enjoyed my burger. Will be back to try out their roast in September, think they are missing a trick as roasts... More 

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

Many thanks for the nice review. We certainly aren't 'missing a trick' though, as we stop doing Sunday roasts between June and mid-September every year so we can introduce summer specials such as local seafood and salads. This has always proved very successful, as i'm sure you witnessed by our packed dining room yesterday (and every summer Sunday before). We... More 

Wroxham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This dish is a lot of money compared to one of there steak dishes, and can only be seen as a rip-off :-( Was really looking forward to this dish, until they brought out a plate of frozen rubber prawns and the whole dish was only warm. I sent it back, and blow-me, it was back on the table in... More 

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Thank 581mrk11
Buccaneermanagement, Owner at The Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Dear 581mrk11 (Wow – that’s a difficult name to pronounce!) Thanks for the rant. I’m sorry that you did not enjoy your substantial meal. In 5 years and 330 TA reviews and many comments on this meal in person, yours is the first negative one on this menu dish. Our Tiger prawns are served freshly pan fried in butter so... More 

England
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a family of 4 (2ad 2ch) we enjoyed a really tasty meal here. Really good homemade burgers and generous kids portions. Children are only allowed in the dining room and not the bar but that is no problem. I would recommend getting there early for when the evening service begins at 5pm (unless you've booked)

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Thank Una123
Buccaneermanagement, Owner at The Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for the kind review More 

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92 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for sunday lunch was a little upset they didnt do a sunday roast but what we had was very nice plenty of choice, and the staff were fantastic .

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

Glad you enjoyed your meal. Sorry you couldn't have a Sunday Roast, we never do them from June to September, from previous years experience ,people tend to not want a hot roast in the summer, mainly choosing from our main menu or specials board and we hate waste. More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here on the off chance following a nice walk along the downs and got a nice seat with a great view! I ordered the chicken and chorizo salad which was tasty, just a little greasy, so probably a bit more calorific if you're in a diet ;) my friend ordered the crab and prawn salad with plenty of crab!... More 

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

Thank you for your review. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in just to have a drink.when we saw the specials board we decided to have a meal.seeing all the meals going to the other tables we wondered if we would be able to cope.in the end we did.wonderfull staff.exelent choice of beer.one of the best views you could have.licked it so much went back again.

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

Lovely, thank you. 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
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
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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