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The Boathouse

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Bar, British
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Boathouse Marine Drive | Preston Sands, Paignton TQ3 2NJ, England
+44 1803 665066
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely relaxed atmosphere and the guys there are brilliant! I've had the nachos, chicken pitta and one of the burgers and none have disappointed! Finally a place that serves a generous tasty portion! Will definitely be back!

Thank Sam D
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good selection of grill food reasonably good atmosphere. Had a standard sirloin steak. Well presented, staff were friendly and helpful. Price reasonable. Clean and tidy.

Thank cooldad49
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The table was booked for 4, but due to unforeseen circumstances only 3 of us could come. The meals are huge, but very good value. After our meal the lady that booked the meal asked if we could move to another table because we were getting cold. The member of staff told us to take our pick at any of... More 

Thank Debbie M
Paignton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a coastal dog walk from Paignton to Torquay we felt we deserved a hot chocolate, so popped in the Boathouse. What a lovely find, very friendly staff, great drinks and dog friendly too. Most tables had been reserved for Sunday lunch whilst live music was to be played, but we were too early for this. Seems like you might... More 

Thank JulieC18
Paignton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awful worst roast I've ever had, the beef was as tough as old boot leather and having string on the plate was dreadful.wast exactly cheap either, well back to the smokey it is in future.

Thank twiggy503
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I were out walking the dog in the rain on a Tuesday evening in January, and we decided to pop in here as we knew the place was dog friendly. There was a nice atmosphere with a fire on, and plenty of people were in eating and drinking. I ordered an Americano for me and a Green... More 

Thank Graydon W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love it here. Good food, great coffee, local beers and the staff are always so friendly. Best pizza in the bay!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Exeter, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was nice, food was nice, love music was loud enough for a Friday night club. There was absolutely no need for music to be that loud in such an enclosed area. Had to go next door as couldn't stand it any longer. Honestly, what the hell guys? Is who comes here deaf or do they not care about being... More 

Thank jdanbury
Lassay-les-Chateaux, France
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

What a great place! The staff were really friendly and very accommodating. We loved the friendly atmosphere and the portions were enormous! We'll defintely be back on our next trip to Paignton.

Thank Aero1968
Torquay, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Myself and 3 others came in on a very cold and windy Saturday morning in our cycle gear, breakfast had finished at 11 am the time was 11.10am, okay we missed the deadline, so we asked for a sausage or bacon sandwich? No was the reply " all the breakfast stuff had been put away." Its a sandwich, made hot?... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$16
Bar, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Boathouse Marine Drive | Preston Sands, Paignton TQ3 2NJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Paignton
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 665066
Excellent food and service. Lively atmosphere, good selection of drinks. Children and dog friendly

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