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“It's just fish and chips right?”
Review of The Start Bay Inn

The Start Bay Inn
Ranked #1 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 January 21, 2013

Well, that what they do fish and Chips! Right? Yep, but the best ever, just don't go ordering the jumbo fish unless you have an enormous appetite. An old Inn on the sea wall, with fresh caught fish for lunch. Lovely location, fabulous pub, good beers, if you area well worth dropping in.

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Reviewed January 12, 2013

January is a great time to visit this popular inn, as it gets jam packed in the summer, but out of season it is delightful, with the staff having time to chat. We love the almosphere, the great ales and ciders and the huge range of fish dishes, fresh as you can get them. A trip across to Torcross from Salcombe, where we stay, is an essential part of our week's holiday each year.

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Reviewed January 8, 2013

visited with several friends on spec and found the place very accomodating. Plenty of staff to assist with orders etc, no waiting around in ques here.

The food had by all was exceptional, nice pertions, well cooked and presented. The fish and chips comes recommended.

All the staff were very polite and helpful. Had a great atmosphere inside.

Will definately return here with the family.

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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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Thank mama064
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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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