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Babbacombe Inn

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub
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59 Babbacombe Downs Road | Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3LP, England
+44 1803 316200
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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The most disappointing aspect of the Sunday roast is that the meat seems to be the frozen sliced package variety. Stuffing was restless with a limited amount of vegetables . These were tasty as we're the roast potatoes. Staff attitude was appalling. Decor and cleanliness good but I would not recommend for Sunday dinner.

Thank Victoria R
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Babbacombe Inn as two of our party had not been there before and we wanted to take them somewhere new to dine that we knew was good. The food was excellent and piping hot. I could not finish mine and asked if they would bag it up for me to take home. It was put in... More 

Thank Dorothy M
Torquay, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are local residents and have enjoyed eating here for the past four years. The meals we had on Saturday were probably the worst we have experienced. One meal [ the steak sizzler] was sent back and not replaced. It was almost raw and very tough. The lamb chops were the opposite extreme and almost burnt and dried up. You... More 

Thank sandragibson06
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been here a few times but today was terrible the waitress who served us was pleasant but didn't think much of other staff we were sat in front of the bar eating and the person behind the bar was talking about germs and bacteria which put me off my meal even more garlic bread was soggy not a good... More 

Thank Michelle H
Devon, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked here for Sunday lunch based on the Tripadvisor reviews. To be honest, if I had called in on the off chance, I probably would not have gone in, as the decor is dated and it held a lot of tables, so there was a fair amount of background noise. However, I cannot fault the service or the food.... More 

Thank dianews
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very busy Christmas day and the 27th December and so we decided to go to the Babbacombe Inn for Boxing day with 2 members of our family. We were delighted to find that their normal menu plus a seasonal special menu were available on Boxing day. We could all choose something different from their extensive menu. All... More 

Thank Kathleen D
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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216 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quick and friendly service, a choice of three real ales - our choice of Bays was excellent - and a tasty, well-filled baguette made for a very nice lunch. Accompanying salad, slaw and chips went some way to justify the price, though I'd usually prefer just to have a sandwich. Rest of menu looked nice.

Thank selimap
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful meal served today. We opted for roast lamb and it tasted great. The best roast potatoes and veg served alongside and they even cut the fat off the lamb. Fantastic flavours and I would honesty say it was one of the best roasts I've eaten when dining out. Great meal great company meeting up with family and warm welcoming... More 

Thank Luisa T
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114 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Being an annual holidayer in Torquay, this place has been a long established night out for me and the wife for many years. The food is excellent quality and in a lovely surroundings. My feedback for improvement is around the prices, which are well above average. It was a struggle to get anything we fancied for under a tenner and... More 

Thank mgsDoncaster
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Regulars here will know this is a great place to drink but it's more than worth your time trying the food. An extensive menu with a well thought out choice, pub classics sit comfortably with the wonderful sizzler platters and much more, thanks

Thank Abbeyfield T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 Babbacombe Downs Road | Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3LP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 316200
Cold beer, great food and a very warm welcome.
Fantastic pub and restaurant located on the stunning Babbacombe Downs with views out to sea across the bay.
Beer garden and fully air conditioned restaurant.
Entertainment every Friday and Saturday evenings.
Quiz Night every Monday

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?