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“Pleasant pub”
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The Coach House
Ranked #120 of 187 Restaurants in Paignton
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 10 October 2012

This is a nice, comfortable place, with a good range of drinks, and a very friendly landlord. Unfortunately, they're still not serving food but, hopefully, this will soon be rectified. However, if you're looking for somewhere which offers a friendly pint, you'll not find much better.

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1  Thank Andy S
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Reviewed 20 September 2012

We visited this pub a few months ago for breakfast when we recently moved to Paignton as it came recommended by a local taxi driver. the food was average with tinned soggy mushrooms.
I decided to try again one evening and invited a friend but were greeted by a miserable faced elderly women behind the bar who when we asked if there were and drink promotions the huffy reply was ' there they are' and a reluctant point to a row of spirits with no prices before walking away. We will not be visiting again unless the women in question has retired perhaps she should have a change of career as she should certainly not be dealing with the public

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10  Thank mrsmac237
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

Went here to eat as we read good reviews on here, but the chef had recently left and they were not serving food. Hopefully they get a good chef back again as the pub is lovely and the service is nice and warming.

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2  Thank graham_askew
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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.

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4  Thank Gio100
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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...

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5  Thank 190920Roger2009
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