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The Kents

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1 Ilsham Road | Wellswood, Torquay TQ1 2JG, England
+44 1803 292522
11:00 - 23:00
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117 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good, wholesome food although gets quite busy so booking advised. We went on a Sunday and did the quiz which was fun

Thank cozzyLeicester
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89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This pub is lovely, the service is friendly and prompt, the ambiance is also great. The drinks are reasonably priced. They don't offer cocktails. We did not eat here, but the food coming past us looked very good. There is a lovely outside garden seating area. It is a very well looked after pub. Compliments to the owners.

Thank CherCheal
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love food with a great selection of burgers and mussels. Staff very friendly. Did get busy at lunch so recommend arriving early

Thank Rob B
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice pub. I only had a coffee but no complaints. Clean and tidy friendly staff. It gets quite busy and these limited seating inside if it's raining or cold.

Thank Sallyk1234
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes,I've reviewed this local watering hole before, I am a fan ,however the steak and kidney pie with saute potatoes and garlic spinach,broccoli was fabulous.If you are in the Wellswood village area pop in , it's a good place ...some friendly locals too !!

Thank devonboyTorquay
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with my mum and sister for food at 6pm and the atmosphere was nice. The blonde lady who served us was very chatty and friendly and gave a great service! The food was cooked to perfection and what was also nice to see is it seems to be a dog fried ly pub which was great as we... More 

Thank Dannibanbury
Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My partner and I had lunch here over the weekend and as neither of us have big appetites we chose 2 of the smaller portions items on the menu. They were both excellent and promptly served by very efficient staff. We will definitely be eating here again when we visit Torquay next.

Thank Phillip H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Really great pub. Salt beef sandwiches excellent. Wine good. Really recommend this place and as we are new in the area looking to frequent it often.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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138 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

The Kents remains one of the local places we go to regularly and also feel confident to visit with visiting friends and family. They have done a very good job of being a true 'gastro pub' in that they offer more interesting and higher quality versions of regular pub offerings but do so with a smile and in a welcoming... More 

Thank Tris10Tor
Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

This pub/restaurant has a really nice ambience , interior decor and layout . Importantly , the food served is consistently good . We are local and have tried many of the Torquay pubs and restaurants but The Kents is now a trusted regular eatery . We had Sunday lunch . Ample portions . Tender beef . Freshly cooked vegetables ,... More 

Thank phil e

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$31
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Ilsham Road | Wellswood, Torquay TQ1 2JG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 292522

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