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The Old Market House

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The Quay, Brixham, England
+44 1803 856891
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Devon
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have visited The Market House many times for food and drinks and always manage to get a nice table downstairs without booking even in busy times. It has a great layout and decor and a great place to meet with friends. The food is ok, most things I've had pretty average but I mostly come here for drinks and... More 

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Thank Mimijar
Brixham
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Dropped in for a drink and 6 of us stayed for a meal . It was relaxed ,but efficient service and good wholesome food .( I had the Chicken and bacon salad which was delicious and plentiful.) The Merlot was lovely and a good temperature . we thoroughly enjoyed the evening

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Thank Margaret B
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really lovely food, very accommodating though we went in the winter and it was lovely and warm in the day with the log burner but at night no burner so quite drafty.

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Thank Adventure9342014
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Old Market House, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your lovely review. I'm not sure why the log burner wasn't on when you visited: although we may have just run out of logs! Back in stock now though, so you can come and cuddle up to the sofas and grab a pint with the roaring fire. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Ruardean, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was in Brixham on a day out on new years day, most places around the town had closed kitchen signs up which isn't a problem everybody need to take a break, came across the Old market House by the harbour, it was pouring down outside. Its not a huge menu which is good, a little pricey but the food was... More 

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Thank John F
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Old Market House, responded to this review

Happy New Year! It's lovely to see you found us as a place of refuge on a rainy, quiet day in Brixham. We're always open and ready to warm people up with our wood burner! See you again soon. More 

Derbyshire
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109 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looking to have a pub lunch in Brixham and there seemed to be few options but Tripadvisor indicated that it was reasonable so we thought we'd give it a go. It was very busy in September but they served Rattler so it was worth at least one drink. A great, quirky conversion of the building, but not unique. However, although... More 

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Thank Baszunia
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Old Market House, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your fantastic review. Our Brixham Mussels are sourced from Elbury Cove, a stone's throw from where you enjoyed them in our restaurants. Mussels from that farm have won international accolades so it's no surprise you enjoyed them so much. Our white wine and white onion sauce does compliment them fantastically. See you again next time! More 

Leicester
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32 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in Brixham over Christmas and had dinner at The Old Market House. Dinner was excellent and couldn't fault it. Staff were friendly and helpful. Would come again next year if we were back in Brixham again

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Thank kaz2907
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Old Market House, responded to this review

Merry Christmas! Thank you for your lovely review: I'm so pleased you enjoyed your Christmas Dinner! Hopefully we'll see you again next year: we'll be taking bookings again soon. See you next time More 

Malaga, Spain
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Defiantly worth a visit good Food,Ale & Service also free WIFI,The staff are friendly and take their time to explain the menu and the daily specials,,this is also disabled friendly We are looking forward to our next visit

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Thank seanwaren
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Old Market House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are indeed disability-friendly, or accessible to the less able. Our team will always make the necessary amendments to our service or offer alternatives where necessary so next time you visit please do enquire with the team on shift as to how we can make your visit more comofrtable. See you soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found that dogs are allowed in on the ground floor so popped in for a coffee to check out the place and menu. Served by friendly, attentive staff with lovely coffee in a nice atmosphere. Nice rustic décor with comfortable seating and wood-burning stove. We returned another day at mid-day for a meal which was again served by friendly,... More 

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Thank Kevin H
StAustellManagement, Manager at The Old Market House, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review. We are indeed now dog friendly! This is an exciting development and one which has provided us with new opportunities with regards to welcoming in our furry friends! I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit and I hope that we'll see you and our new best friend again some time soon. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Didn't eat here, but popped in a few times for a drink, whilst enjoying a long weekend in Brixham recently. The atmosphere was very welcoming and the staff were really lovely. Thoroughly recommend the de-luxe hot chocolate with its mounds of freshly-whipped cream and loads of tender marshmallows.

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Thank lindsay868
Paignton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Only good thing about this establishment is that the bar staff are very friendly. Had a meal, my brother ordered whole Plaice (£14) and said he thought it smelled odd as soon as it arrived. Since my brother is not the type to speak up about these things, he decided to try and eat it, thinking it was perhaps rancid... More 

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StAustellManagement, Manager at The Old Market House, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review of The Old Market House. While we appreciate all comments (both positive and negative), we sometimes have to acknowledge that sometimes we just wern't good enough and apologise. Let me first apologise to you for your bad experience: we never wish our guests a bad time and certainly not with regards to eating... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Quay, Brixham, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Brixham
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 856891

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