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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
+44 1803 312661
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Regular visitor. Food is always good and drinks are always good quality. Staff are friendly and there is a pool table. Recent refurb is nice and makes the place look a lot more modern.

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Thank mitchy_26
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just had the best roast I've ever had in Torquay... roasties were fit crispy on the outside and soft inside veg cooked lovely for me can't stand it raw but it wasn't all soggy either ... deffo be my fave place for this again 😊

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Thank happy7015
Romford
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

We did not fancy eating at our hotel, although the menu was good it appeared to be a bit pricy and we wanted something more homely. We found this at the Buccanner and as well as a few drinks we enjoyed the food form the friendly staff and clientele. The menu was extensive and very reasonable and the food which... More 

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Thank Garry L
Dudley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We ate there twice, burgers are lovely, I had the Blue Burger (Heaven) so are the Sunday roasts, will be back next time we are in Torquay

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Thank VikiMickS
Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

We had surf n turf and a steak which was cooked exactly how we wanted, both meals came out quickly and were delicious. We arrived just as a large group were sat looking at menus so the hostess tipped us the wink to get our order in quickly! Luckily we had walked past earlier in the day and saw the... More 

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Finedon, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

very nice place, and food was good, although menu limited...we had a starter and mains and it was all served piping hot and the atmosphere was good in the restaurant.

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Thank Marion N
Reading, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Wow. We were accommodated with a smile and a lovely table. The food was lovely blue burger was the best I've had. Home made slaw and skin on chips and if your lucky a cheeky photo bomber! Cracking service. Good delicious and quick!! Would deffo return!!

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Thank LisaC1980
Buccaneermanagement, Owner at The Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Hi, many thanks for the lovely review. Sorry about the photo-bomb; my bar staff don't normally slip out of their manacles so easily! Look forward to seeing you again when you are in the locality More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Sunday lunch was quite disappointing. It was all rather tasteless and thought the vegetables came out a freezer packet. Would not eat here again, but very nice to go for a drink and admire the views.

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Thank Diamade57
Buccaneermanagement, Owner at The Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Hi, to be blunt, its probably a good call for both of us that you don't eat here again if you cant tell the difference between freshly prepared vegetables and those 'out of a packet' or frozen. We have never and will never use frozen potatoes or vegetables for our Sunday roasts. If you didn't enjoy the vegetables you should... More 

torquay
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Went for Sunday lunch today it was lovely. 3 really good points 1.Good portion size. 2. Great selection of fresh veg 3. The nicest crispy roast potatoes cooked in dripping (yum) My advice to you is definitely book a table because it's always busy and its well worth a visit.

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Thank nick189
Buccaneermanagement, Owner at The Buccaneer Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review and we're really glad you enjoyed your Sunday Roast More 

Brackley, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

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

Hi pipcaley. Thanks for your first ever review. You're obviously a good judge of real ales as we do serve a great pint of Proper Job, but your appraisal of our food is somewhat surprising. Everybody has their own tastes and if you didn't enjoy your roast then that's unfortunate. However, for the benefit of readers of this review, all... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
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: +44 1803 312661
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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