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The London Inn

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15-16 Strand, Torquay TQ1 2AA, England
08:00 - 23:00
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100 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We were disappointed with Yates. Four of us ate here and two had beer and two had tea. The tea was OK and the beer tasted strange! One had pie, chips and peas and the pie was very very dry, I had a cheeseburger and chips and again disappointed. One had the chilli and another something else which were both... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Ordered a mixed grill! It was rubbish, forgot the egg, chicken like stone, just a large gammon and little bits of other meats. Chips hard, frozen and under cooked. The staff were great the new Yates looks great. The sport on the television a great touch. An improvement that I would suggest is the rugby was on and very load.... More 

Thank Lovejoy43
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Décor much improved, but food was cold. We ordered 2 Chilli Con Carne - chilly yes! Served on cold plates and barely warm food. 2 Coffees were good, but when I asked for sugar, I was told it was at the end of the bar, looked both ends of bar, no sugar or spoons, asked again, the bar man had... More 

Thank Amanda C
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

got 8 hotelier friends together to try out the new Yates bar in Torquay. Décor is greatly improved but when ordering food (at lunchtime) we were told there was no chicken available and no beef! Seriously? How can a restaurant survive and put a menu together when half the ingredients aren't available. So I ordered a roasted vegetable vegetarian flatbread... More 

Thank buckinghamlodge
Bath, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

For a Saturday night, with a bar that big, double the staff is needed. Gave up waiting for a drink....went elsewhere

1 Thank VJG97
Torquay, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Much nicer decor now! Staff friendly and a lovely cocktail menu with lots of choices - however several of the cocktails we wanted we were told that they did not have the alcohol to make them (flavoured vodkas etc). Took a while to make the ones we wanted as only two members of staff knew how to make them, however... More 

Thank Rosie J
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

This is now a Yates bar. My wife and I went in just for a drink but then had an all day breakfast. Couldn't believe it when I saw the size of it and for the price it was really good...all cooked well and got. The staff were very polite and during the meal came up twice to ask if... More 

Thank Les E
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

The decor is an improvement and the staff friendly and helpful. But the food was awful. I had chicken chorizo flatbread. The chorizo was like bullets. I didn't dare eat them for fear I'd break a tooth. The chicken was over cooked dry chunks. And there was no dressing on the salad. The flatbread was brittle and inedible. I'd go... More 

Thank streetcrews
Paignton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We had lunch with our two children. The staff were great and the food was delicious. Bar prices look great and can't wait to get a babysitter and come for a night out. Manager Laura was very accommodating and looked after us, especially the children! Great new decor with a brighter fresh feel. Keep up the good work guys!

Thank Ship-Shape_Sharpe
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Always my favourite place to drink in Torquay this place has gone to the dogs.Prices have gone up to pay for the re-fit and the bar staff are useless fifteen minutes waiting to be served in an almost empty pub absolute joke!Took two pints of beer back because they were bad to be asked "are you sure?" yes i'm perfectly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15-16 Strand, Torquay TQ1 2AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +441803229484

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?