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The Buccaneer Inn

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43 Babbacombe Downs Road | Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3LN, England
+44 1803 312661
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great pub with great food. Very dog friendly and the staff were very friendly. No music blasting out so you can hear yourself talk! I enjoyed the Hot & Fiery Buc Burger and at £8.95 - great value. Definitely worth a visit.

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Thank Neil J
Torquay, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here in December for a couple of drinks. Found the land lady to be very abrupt and rude. She was quite contented sat at the bottom end of the bar while staff served. All in all not a very welcoming pub.

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

Thanks for your mature, considered and constructive ‘review’ – which does not mention the quality of our food, drinks or service, but instead criticizes the landlady / business owner for supervising whilst staff are working. We are fairly certain (looking at the time of your visit and your profile) that we have worked out that you are one of a... More 

Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Great food, great atmosphere, ideal spot for a pint and to enjoy the view. Will definitely be back! :)

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Thank Anne N
Torquay, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Lovely pub/restaurant, table booked for Weds evening, no problems, great that they allow dogs inside and also out on the terrace which has open sea views to Lyme Bay. It was fairly busy but not too noisy or overcrowded for seating when we dined. We chose garlic bread to start and then 3 lovely main meals. Mum and I had... More 

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Thank Beannie C
Torquay, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

Came here over summer with friends down from London , Im a local but my friends loved it so much we were here most days the owners are really friendly and the food is home made tasty and reasonably priced , Beautiful views and having just had a refurbishment its a really bright and welcoming pub

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Thank dgregg69
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

Lovely venue, friendly staff, superb food, excellent room, what more can I say? As a publican myself I am always super critical of anyone else's venue but I was absolutely blown away with the friendly service, food and accommodation and to be honest has left me slightly jealous. Marion & Steve were super hosts and went out of their way... More 

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Thank David R
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

I went for Sunday lunch here after reading reviews on trip adviser and the food was excellent with lovely beer my only complaint would be that there was almost too much for me to eat the staff were very friendly also

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Thank David A
Droitwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

While in Devon this week my husband and myself decided to visit the Buccaneer for lunch after reading such good reviews and we were not disappointed. We both had fish dishes which were of excellent quality, portions were generous and the food was piping hot. Will definitely return next time we are in the area.

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Thank jcarru5902
Somerset, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

While in the area we popped in for a lunchtime drink. The bar staff were all smiles and very friendly helping to create a nice convivial atmosphere. We were so relaxed one drink turned into two ! The meals getting served to a family on a table near to us looked good and smelt great sadly we can not comment... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

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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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, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids
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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