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Babbacombe Inn

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$$ - $$$
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59 Babbacombe Downs Road | Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3LP, England
+44 1803 316200
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Paignton, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped in today for a spot of lunch with the kids!! We decided on a baguette each! Wow! Absolutely delicious and excellent value for money!! Will definitely return 🙂

Thank BexandMike_2013
Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we got here it didn't start well, the one disabled space they had was the same size as all the others so I had no where to park to get my wheelchair out so parked on double yellows a distance away. We got in and ordered, the food was quite nice. Then I needed the toilet. Horrible, humiliating experience,... More 

Thank Larissa E
Torquay, United Kingdom
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261 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a Saturday evening meal and being honest we could not fault the experience. The food was tasty and reasonable priced and the staff where excellent and very attentive Overall a nice pleasant experience

Thank Jarrod H
exeter devon
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in for Lunch today. Weather poor. we had two cooked lunches which were served quickly. They were of good quality and plenty to eat. worth a visit. large seating area, outside seating great location and views, friendly staff, good for disabled persons for access.

Thank devonwebby
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yesterday afternoon (Sunday 22nd January) our party of 5 (two adults and 3 children) thought we would pop in to this establishment for a cup of coffee. A man in his late 30's with black hair and black uniform immediately said that there were no tables and that he was chock a block and we would be waiting for an... More 

2 Thank Terry L
Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

The most disappointing aspect of the Sunday roast is that the meat seems to be the frozen sliced package variety. Stuffing was restless with a limited amount of vegetables . These were tasty as we're the roast potatoes. Staff attitude was appalling. Decor and cleanliness good but I would not recommend for Sunday dinner.

Thank Victoria R
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66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We went to the Babbacombe Inn as two of our party had not been there before and we wanted to take them somewhere new to dine that we knew was good. The food was excellent and piping hot. I could not finish mine and asked if they would bag it up for me to take home. It was put in... More 

Thank Dorothy M
Torquay, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We are local residents and have enjoyed eating here for the past four years. The meals we had on Saturday were probably the worst we have experienced. One meal [ the steak sizzler] was sent back and not replaced. It was almost raw and very tough. The lamb chops were the opposite extreme and almost burnt and dried up. You... More 

Thank sandragibson06
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Have been here a few times but today was terrible the waitress who served us was pleasant but didn't think much of other staff we were sat in front of the bar eating and the person behind the bar was talking about germs and bacteria which put me off my meal even more garlic bread was soggy not a good... More 

1 Thank Michelle H
Devon, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We booked here for Sunday lunch based on the Tripadvisor reviews. To be honest, if I had called in on the off chance, I probably would not have gone in, as the decor is dated and it held a lot of tables, so there was a fair amount of background noise. However, I cannot fault the service or the food.... More 

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 Babbacombe Downs Road | Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3LP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 316200
Cold beer, great food and a very warm welcome.
Fantastic pub and restaurant located on the stunning Babbacombe Downs with views out to sea across the bay.
Beer garden and fully air conditioned restaurant.
Entertainment every Friday and Saturday evenings.
Quiz Night every Monday

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?