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The Church House Inn

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Village Road | Marldon,, Torquay TQ3 1SL, England
+44 1803 558279
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Truro, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

5 of us met for lunch at this lovely pub on a sunny Saturday afternoon. Although we had booked our table for 12.30, the staff were happy for us to have a drink out side in the sun before having our lunch. The beer garden was lovely, baskets of narcissi on the tables, and a bit of a sun trap.... More 

Thank Rachel M
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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442 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommended by some friends from Dartmouth who have been several times before. Arrived early and wandered around the churchyard/church next door. Perfect setting for a pub. Men were blown away by the beer choice and quality. Lunch was smoked salmon sandwiches, and a Ham and cheese platter. Both were perfect for a light lunch. The only downer was the side... More 

1 Thank PhilandRuth
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Being just a short distance from Torquay this gem is a hidden treasure. We have taken to having lunch here when shopping in the Willows rather than going into town we choose to take the short drive to Marldon. We have always been accommodated although we rarely book in advance, the pub is generally fairly full so has a good... More 

Thank Ladymay1
Brixham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here after a recommendation from a friend. The food and the service was very good and could not fault anything. The ambience in the restaurant is very relaxing and inviting. All 6 of us had something different from the menu and we all thoroughly enjoyed our meals.

Thank Dan L
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

The Church House Inn always serves very good food. The pub is cozy and has that countryside atmosphere even though it is only a mile from the suburbs of Paignton. We had a table in the restaurant section but you can eat in the bar area if you want. The meals my wife and I had were delicious but on... More 

Thank ChrisMPaignton
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely meal with my girlfriend. Food was great too much for me but very good. Atmosphere really warm and cozy and staff friendly and attentive. Worth.a visit

Paignton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Attended for a work Christmas lunch with my 5 and a half month old. When I needed to feed my baby, I stepped out from the alcove where we were seated into the nearly empty restaurant, and checked with the waitress if anyone was expected at the other tables before I sat down to feed him. She first objected to... More 

4 Thank ACCharn
Paignton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

I had heard good things about this place so went with high expectations and I wasn't disappointed. I was especially impressed with how attentively the waitress responded to my query on the phone about a vegan option for my boyfriend; I was pleasantly surprised to be told that a main already on the menu was entirely vegan (a rarity for... More 

Thank Sten_Morgensen
Alcester, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

This is a spacious, attractive, and welcoming pub and restaurant in the charming village of Marldon just outside of Paignton. There were two roaring log fires and a further heating was turned on for our table in the restaurant. The inn offers various areas for dining, all decorated in a most appealing way. The staff were friendly and forthcoming about... More 

Thank Jaxck5
Torquay, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The Church House Inn is a beautiful old pub with a warm, friendly atmosphere. The staff are attentive and efficient. The food is excellent.

Thank rosemary l

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Village Road | Marldon,, Torquay TQ3 1SL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 558279

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