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“Always very busy and there must be a reason for that” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Start Bay Inn

The Start Bay Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Torcross
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$23
Cuisines: Bar, Seafood, British, Pub
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Start Bay Inn is a family run unspoilt pub right next to the beach which specialises in seafood.It has been run by the Stubbs family since 1977.We serve fish and chips to die for with a portion size to suit any appetite. We also serve an extensive choice of locally caught seafood which is displayed on our specials board. The scallops are hand picked from the Start Bay sea bed by Paul Stubbs the previous Landlord and dressed by either Clair, or Gail his daughters or Stu who are partners in the business. All the crab is dropped off live in the back yard where we dress it. We serve non fish choices with local steaks and burgers being favourites. Vegetarian options are also available.A children's menu is available and if you don't want your little ones having chips again then salad or jacket potato is offered as an alternative. Our sweets cabinet is always well stocked and local ice cream available year round.The bar has a good selection of real ales and local cider and a reasonably priced wine list.Seating is either in the bar where in the winter we have an open fire, the children's room or outside on the patio on the sea front.We pride ourselves on reasonably priced generous portions with good service by happy staff.We are not a restaurant or a gastro pub. We are an honest pub serving good food at reasonable prices which is why we are busy.
Salford Priors, United Kingdom
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“Always very busy and there must be a reason for that”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2011

Its a good place right on the sea front, with friendly service and a good range of food from the sea, some of it caught locally. Most main meals come with chips but there are alternative choices with boiled veg. and/or salads. It doesn't have any booking system so its always busy...the best times for fewer diners seem to be at the end of service 1.45 to 2 pm or perhaps by 8.00 pm? Food is served until 2.15 and from 6.00.
The bar staff are pleasant, polite and efficient and if you return they we found they remember your tipple which is always a good recommendation. There is a quirky ordering system which entails going to the ice cream counter in the upper bar area to order food having already chosen your table outside or in. The bar for drinks is seperate , it is in the lower bar area where children are not allowed.

  • Visited April 2011
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Salford, United Kingdom
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“A great place for lunch after a long beach stroll”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2011

This restaurant was recommended to us by a member of staff at our hotel. It specialises in freshly caught seafood but has a wide range of other menu options.

The place was buzzing on a sunny Saturday in February - it was packed inside, and fortunately warm enough to sit outside on the terrace watching the sea while we had an excellent lunch and a huge dessert.

The only improvement I'd suggest would be that the dessert menu is relocated so it isn't hidden behind people's legs as they order their meals.

  • Visited February 2011
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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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“Worth travelling to eat here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2010

This is a fish pub par excellance. The fish is fresh, varied and locally caught. The servings range from huge to enormous. The battered fish is so light it almost floats to your table. The desserts are to die for.

Do not expect fast service, this is a hugely popular establishment. Expect to wait for good food, and plan that in to your visit. The service is good, but the food is freshly cooked to order, and there are a load of folk ahead of you in the queue. It can;t go any faster at peak periods.

And it has a sea view, so you get the scenery and the food!

I've been often. I'm going again.

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