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The Buccaneer Inn

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43, Babbacombe Downs Road | Babbacombe, Torquay TQ13LN, England
441803312661
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Dining options: Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene
Description: A great Pub that does excellent value and quality 'Pub Food' with its own...
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Pub food with friends

Once a month my friends and I will come here for an evening. More then just your normal average pub food. Quality is amazing, service is quick and staff are friendly. Such a cute pub as well!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Cheryl M
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Once a month my friends and I will come here for an evening. More then just your normal average pub food. Quality is amazing, service is quick and staff are friendly. Such a cute pub as well!

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Thank Cheryl M
Cullompton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Inn is excellent situated overlooking the bay with panoramic views (especially if you pick the (Schooner Suite). It is literally only a few minutes walk to a bus stop and shops.. Ideal for wanting to see the local sights such as Bygones the Model village and Cliff railway - The bus service is very regular and ideal with a... More 

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Thank Larry620
Torquay, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Sad to see a comment on here stating it is a child unfriendly pub; I have a big group of friends that are regulars here, most with children who come back again and again!! Marion and Steve, the owners, who we have come to know over the years, are the loveliest couple around. Cannot recommend this pub and food enough!!!... More 

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Thank colette275
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Probably the best 'pub' in the area (obviously subjective) Food is always good as well. The most popular generally as well.

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Thank Dave G
Torquay, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

This is my second review for the Buccaneer and it just gets better every time we go. The food is really good quality and there's plenty of it. Food is always cooked to order so you know you're getting it fresh. I've recently tried the Sunday lunches which are delicious, especially the beef. Also a great little pub for an... More 

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Called in on off chance ..birthday treat for my partner. Pretty unfriendly staff ..found nd my own table . ordered a burger and 8oz steak with ( fried mushrooms ). Well menu said fried . more boiled and tasteless..all pretty tastelell really . from miserable lady bringing food out to the ( not ) did you enjoy the food finish... More 

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Thank wayne205
Buccaneermanagement, Owner at The Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Dear Wayne205, I will answer this as if it is a genuine review though for many reasons I have to suspect that you have either reviewed the wrong pub or have been incentivised by a competitor to put this awful review on. Nevertheless, my responses are as follows and readers of this reply will make their own minds up. This... More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

We visited Babbacombe earlier this month and had an evening meal in the Buccanneer Inn, the staff were very friendly, the food was excellent and the service was great.

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Thank Steve D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Great atmosphere. The staff were friendly and helpful. The food was good. We will return. Be aware that there is no parking for the Buccaneer Inn

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

Thank you for your lovely review. Just in case you were not aware (and for the benefit of readers of this review), there is a public car park right behind the Buccaneer Inn. More 

Swansea, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Early winter in Torquay is perhaps not the best time to visit Babbacombe but this little pub is a little gem. The staff are warm and friendly and the atmosphere in the bar is very welcoming. The menu is varied and contains all the old favourites and more besides. The specialities board is a good idea. My husband really enjoyed... More 

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Thank Gillian J
London
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89 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

A lunchtime visit with friends whilst walking the coastal path. Excellent beer and solid pub food at economical prices. No complaints about portion sizes either. Nothing fancy mind, but the bar is very comfortable and you get a great view of the sea. Afterwards you can relax outside on the promenade and enjoy the splendid scenery.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 43, Babbacombe Downs Road | Babbacombe, Torquay TQ13LN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: 441803312661

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene

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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