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“Quality Food, Good Value and Friendly Atmosphere”
Review of The Coach House

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The Coach House
Ranked #112 of 183 Restaurants in Paignton
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dundee, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Quality Food, Good Value and Friendly Atmosphere”
Reviewed 5 April 2012

We dropped in on The Coach House after 1st reading the glowing reviews in Trip Advisor while on a week’s trip to Paignton. We stopped off there for lunch and have to say we had a very nice meal indeed. We had intended to drop in the previous evening but arrived at the Coach after the 8 o’clock end of serving time so headed to our flat. A subsequent chat with ‘Cookie’ today revealed that he could have accommodated us, so it was our loss. Earlier reviews had mentioned the friendliness of the establishment and to be honest I felt that was perhaps a bit false because how can somewhere be really classed as so ‘friendly’ with just one visit? Well I stand to be corrected and have to say it is a friendly pub with a cheerful landlady and an entertaining group of dinnertime regulars at the bar.
‘Cookie’ resides in the kitchen area but is not hidden away from contact with the customer and attended to our needs as well as preparing the food. We had fancied steak pie although the menu suggested the customer enquires as to what particular ‘pie’ was being served on the day. You can imagine our surprise when the landlady thought for a second then mentioned “I think it is badger, ferret and steak today “ You are without doubt thrown for a second or two after such a surprise reply but soon enter into the spirit and order knowing full well it is only steak…………………..well you hope it is ! :-)

(The establishment was clean and tidy, carpets not sticky and marked but clean. The wife went to the toilet and said afterwards they were clean too.)

The meal arrived on hot plates, which we like because you don’t feel as though you have to rush before your meal gets cold. Our steak was proper pieces, no fat or gristle with the correct level of marinated flavour and the accompanying chips were plenty of and the right texture. We both cleared our large plates. Afterwards Cookie emerged to have a chat and so we could pay the bill. Again I have to agree with other reviewers and say it was value for money. I know I repeat myself but not only at the right price but also quality and not made with cheap cuts of meat.. Anyone staying or living for that matter in Paignton or its surroundings would easily do far worse than visit the Coach House for a meal. They are freshly cooked and not the pre-packaged bought in ‘heat and serve’ type meals you often get in the ‘chain type restaurants.
Go on, give it a go and visit ‘Cookie’ and see his varied menu because it is a comfortable walk from the sea front and not to be missed.

  • Visited April 2012
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4 Thank Gio100
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English first
Paignton, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Outstanding value for money”
Reviewed 7 March 2012

We have just moved in next door to the Coach House in Paignton Devon, thought we ought to pop in to sample the beer and food, as it would be rude not to, amazed is an understatement, !!£2.20 for a pint of quality Ale, £1 for the wife’s Orange Juice, My £6.50 Medium cooked Rump steak with all the trimmings was an absolute bargain along with the good lady’s £4.50 Lasagne, I was amazed at the quality of not only the food, but the very friendly atmosphere and the delightfully kept ale, I think we may of found ourselves a little piece of heaven, cheers...

  • Visited March 2012
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5 Thank 190920Roger2009
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best Pub Food in Torbay”
Reviewed 12 January 2012

if you want great pub food cookie's meals in the coach house in paignton has to be the best food around torbay he only uses fresh local goods and its all cooked from fresh we cant praise him enough, keep up the good work cookie and Please people... go and try his cooking guys as if you dont use it you loss it and that would be a crying shame,

all the best Al & Sal

  • Visited January 2012
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4 Thank jane m
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Paignton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent food, good portions,good price, well done cookie, Nigel and Marsha”
Reviewed 16 December 2011

Cookie's food is all prepared freshly. Very good value, excellent food and very good portions. I would say the best deal in the bay.
Nice one cookie, long may it continue - Nigel and Marsha

Visited December 2011
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6 Thank NIGEL B
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Devon
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best tasteing value for money in Paignton”
Reviewed 11 November 2011

I have visited and eaten at the Coach house now on several occasions and have never been disapointed . Cookie is an excelent chef and the food is of high standard . Eating alone can sometimes make you feel uncomfortabe but this has never been the case here as everyone is so friendly . I recomend it to everyone .

  • Visited October 2011
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6 Thank KRG59
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