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“Really good grub!!!”
Review of The Start Bay Inn

The Start Bay Inn
Ranked #2 of 3 Restaurants in Torcross
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $23
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, British
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Start Bay Inn is a family run unspoilt pub right next to the beach which specialises in seafood.It has been run by the Stubbs family since 1977.We serve fish and chips to die for with a portion size to suit any appetite. We also serve an extensive choice of locally caught seafood which is displayed on our specials board. The scallops are hand picked from the Start Bay sea bed by Paul Stubbs the previous Landlord and dressed by either Clair, or Gail his daughters or Stu who are partners in the business. All the crab is dropped off live in the back yard where we dress it. We serve non fish choices with local steaks and burgers being favourites. Vegetarian options are also available.A children's menu is available and if you don't want your little ones having chips again then salad or jacket potato is offered as an alternative. Our sweets cabinet is always well stocked and local ice cream available year round.The bar has a good selection of real ales and local cider and a reasonably priced wine list.Seating is either in the bar where in the winter we have an open fire, the children's room or outside on the patio on the sea front.We pride ourselves on reasonably priced generous portions with good service by happy staff.We are not a restaurant or a gastro pub. We are an honest pub serving good food at reasonable prices which is why we are busy.
Reviewed December 13, 2012

If you want a really good meal, freshly cooked, good value for money, and sit by the sea, then this is the place to come. The fish is caught in the morning, and eaten in the evening!, you can order small medium or large(if you manage it)!. The menu is of various dishes and the puds are to die for!! If you want to eat here GET THERE EARLY, as it`s always full.
Family friendly, and a bar if you want a quiet drink. You can eat outdoors, or sit inside.
The staff are always ready to help and assist you.
We have been many times, and never had a bad meal, and family and friends have all said the same, that they would recommend it to anyone.

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Reviewed December 4, 2012

We called in for a quick snack after a long beach walk. We choose a fish and chip takeaway as we had our dog with us. Very good fish!

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Reviewed November 14, 2012

The warm welcoming by staff was great if only we got one me and my boyfriend wanted a special night out for oir 2nd anniversary well thanks for a rubbish evening. We got no smiles whilst ordering although the foood was snappy it didnt make up for the jumbo haddock my boyfriend order it was a generous size with a unhealthy generous amount of bone. We wait for someone to comeover but nothing when we finally got the attention of the lady she said she would replace it no appology no smile just a strut whilst walking away we finally after a short wait got a fresh piece although was it it was the same poece just with added batter and slightly smaller. We never fot asked how it was concidering we were the only customers but the lady and 2 lads decided to flirt. Over all i was very disappoint even after our 6th visit i wont be back. No tip tara tara start bay in x

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Thank Sophie L
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Start Bay Inn right on the edge of the sea, serving excellent fish & chips at a good price. Highly recommended but don't go at height of season, as so busy.

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Thank AnnW396
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

This is a large pub on the seafront. Allegedly the landlord cathces his own fish. Overall the quality of the food was average. I would recommend you stick to fish and chips which were quite good. The grilled sole, surf and turf and other specials were disappointing to say the least.

Puddings are industrial and stodgy.

Chips are actually quite good - but if you like decent ketchup - bring your own - they have sachets of horrendous vinegary stuff.

Wine list useless - and service ok - but for the price I would expect a better level.

Overall somewhere to go if desperate or for decent dish and chips - don;t expect any decent wine though.

We won;t be back - that's for sure

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