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Cary Arms

££ - £££, British,
Beach Road | Beach Road, Torquay TQ1 3LX, England
+44 1803 327110
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good23%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“crab sandwich” (12 reviews)
“terrine” (6 reviews)
“scallops” (22 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
Beach Road | Beach Road, Torquay TQ1 3LX, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited recently and was really disappointed with the blandness of the food, which did not warrant the relatively high price tag. A starter of crayfish and crab cocktail (which I think was about £10) was really uninteresting. I can only imagine they just used the...More

Thank baskmare
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Weve been reluctant to visit this venue due to the awful road to get to it. A steep, two way narrow hill. On this occasion we were invited and travelled by taxi. The restaurant is lovely, and we had a pianist playing all evening.Our party...More

Thank Raymond L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have just stayed for 4 glorious nights here! This is our second visit and Cary Arms is consistently excellent! The views and location are beautiful and the food is fabulous. We stayed in one of the huts with our dog and it was so...More

Thank maryclaire932
Reviewed 21 October 2017

The big atraction with the Cary Arms is the setting which gives it a head start in the dining stakes, the pub restaurant is laid out to make the most of the view and is well spaced and has a nice feel to it. We...More

Thank wiggiatlarge
Reviewed 1 October 2017

The Cary Arms had luxurious accommodations, spectacular food and service, amazing water views, spa and atmosphere!

Thank Nicole0550
Reviewed 11 September 2017

At £9.90p a round, the fresh crab sandwiches on the light lunch menu sounded mouthwatering. Served between two slices of granary bread, a light lemon and dill mayonnaise coated a generous portion of crab that was quite frankly - tasteless! What had they done to...More

1  Thank Jethro M
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We walked along from Oddicombe beach, and had a drink at this place. We sat outside which was lovely, enjoying the flowers and the amazing view. We didn't eat, but we gathered it would be very expensive to do so! Would probably go back for...More

Thank MSDerbyshire
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Down to the cliff bottom by a steep driveway (1 in 3 ), well worth the adventure. Party of six, we all had local fish and very well prepared it was. They turned the music down on our request, nice to have a conversation without...More

Thank claimaday
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

I booked the weekend after seeing the Cary Arms featured in several magazines and was a little apprehensive after reading some of the trip advisor reviews however I should not have worried - this place is an absolute gem! We stayed 2 nights over bank...More

Thank sll63
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped after a long walk down, prices were ridiculous! £11 for 3 drinks 2 of which were cokes! Views were nice enough but would never go back as staff weren't exactly welcoming, seemed to look down their noses quite abit.

Thank cmay22
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Questions & Answers
23 January 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Kathleen D | Reviewed this property |
When I went on a sunday, the whole menu was still available, along with specials and the usual roast options. The roast was very good and very popular.
13 April 2015|
Response from Adrienne538 | Property representative |
The rooms don't have air-conditioning but all have slatted wooden blinds so once the sun gets hot in the summer, the shading is easy to control without losing the view. The windows and doors open and all rooms do have an... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$53
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:00
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18:30 - 21:00
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12:00 - 15:00
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18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beach Road | Beach Road, Torquay TQ1 3LX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 327110
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Open for lunch and dinner, the Cary Arms is a 5 star inn with luxury accommodation and exceptional panoramic sea-views. Choose from dining outdoors on sunnier days or a cosy table in the inn by the fireside. The Conservatory is perfect for larger parties and can be booked for exclusive use subject to availability. Reservations for dining are always recommended if you are not staying. Lunch is served from 12 noon to 3pm and dinner from 6.30pm to 9pm. If you haven't reserved in advance, we will always try to find you a table but we can't guarantee it. Relaxed and friendly, the lunch menus include a choice of soup and lighter snacks as well as sandwiches. In the evening, dining is more formal and the location very romantic. Menus include classic gastro-inn dishes featuring the best of fresh, seasonal, locally produced ingredients including excellent fish. Great wine list and a choice of local ales. Well-behaved children and dogs welcome. An adjacent car park offers pay-and display parking.
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