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“Tucked away but worth finding”

The Hole In The Wall
Ranked #16 of 353 Restaurants in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Gastropub
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 31, 2013

This pub/restaurant is the oldest in Torquay circa 1500, its tucked away up some steps behind other buildings but definitely worth finding. Immediately i walked into this pub, i sensed a good atmosphere. Low beams, so mind your head when walking through the bar. The food was very good and plenty of it, no complaints. Even the 'starters' were s decent size but i'm not complaining. None of our party of six had a dessert - all too full. A good selection of local real ales and my evening was complete. Would happily recommend this excellent pub, it won't disappoint!!

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1  Thank elaineandgary
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

Having moved away from Torquay twenty years ago, and returning a few times every year, a nice country pub to get back in touch with "home" is a must. This used to be the Cary Arms, but since that turned into a pretentious fop house, we searched for another place to visit!!!! A couple of years ago we stumbled upon The Hole In The Wall, we loved it immediately. We have eaten in the pub a few times, and recently in the restaurant, all of which have been excellent meals!!!! As a restaurant or as a pub, it is a fantastic place!!!!!!

1  Thank Ian W
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

Found this pub on the internet and very glad we did! The staff and service was excellent and we all really enjoyed the food. The portions were big but still good value for money. A good place to visit if ever in Torquay.

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1  Thank Mandy M
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

We went to this pub for a meal which was so lovely we went back the following night! The food was excellent as were the staff. The pub is full of character and is the oldest pub in Torquay

1  Thank Marilyn K
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Heard about this little gem from locals.

First visit as a party of 5 was met with a wince (as they were busy and we hadn't booked) but a "can do" attitude, and they managed to squeeze us in - on a busy Saturday in August.

Food was excellent - 2 specials (seafood crumble) and 3 off the normal menu. Food was plentiful, well presented and service was polite and attentive. Certainly at a standard above any "pub-grub" we have eaten in the area to date, and priced slightly higher, but the quality spoke for itself. Second visit was pre-empted by a booking, and when we arrived we were taken to our table and received a similar level of service and quality of food.

When we bring friends to the area it would certainly be on top of our list of local eateries to take them but even as a family on our own we would definitely return. I have hesitated writing this review as would like to keep this our own hidden gem !

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2  Thank ArN1964
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