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The Drum Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
Cockington Lane, Torquay TQ2 6QT, England
+44 1803 690264
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible16%
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“sunday roast” (14 reviews)
“pub restaurant” (11 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Cockington Lane, Torquay TQ2 6QT, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed a tasty meal in a good atmosphere. Service was friendly and quick. Food was good value. Open fire made for a cosy place to enjoy our meal.

Thank Nev C
General Manager A, Manager at The Drum Inn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Nev C, thank you so much for your high rating! Nev C, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Drum Inn! We look forward to your next visit! Macca

Reviewed 6 days ago

Great service fromJack. Laid back style. Good quality pub food and lots of choice; I would happily return. My lamb duo was delicious

Thank Catherine W
General Manager A, Manager at The Drum Inn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Catherine W, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience! We look forward to your next visit. Merry Christmas The Drum Inn

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely warm & cosy pub, perfect stop off after a wintery walk. We felt very welcomed by Kes and his team straight away, having a 5 month old baby we often get scoured at walking into pubs for lunch or drinks! Great service...More

Thank Stable E
General Manager A, Manager at The Drum Inn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Stable E, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at The Drum Inn. We hope to see you soon! Merry Christmas Macca

Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a table and tried the festive menu and too be honest the meal was absolutely great, extremely tasty and arrived to the table in good time. The was a few things that could be improved on, the table we sat on near the...More

Thank Jarrod H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to the Drum Inn. Our first visit in September 2017 wasn’t great with poor service and food not being available. At the time we felt it was because of staff shortages and the staff being inexperienced so we decided to...More

Thank jpadgham2017
General Manager A, Manager at The Drum Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Here at The Drum Inn, we are always looking for ways to improve; we appreciate your input. If you would be willing, we would like to have you contact our manager 01803690264 to discuss ways we can better serve you in the future., we regret...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I went to the Drum last week and weren’t massively impressed. There was clearly some new staff, which lacked basic communication skills. That said, there was a lad with bleached hair and he was awesome! The food was borderline cold and pretty...More

Thank Ash B
General Manager A, Manager at The Drum Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Ash B, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback about your experience with us. If you are willing to give us another chance, please contact us at 01803690264 so we can understand your situation better in order to try and turn your...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was ok. The staff friendly. I used to love coming here but no more. I have no objection to dogs being welcome but do think that there should perhaps be different areas. I am allergic to animal fur so my visit here was...More

Thank Sharon H
Kesosborne, Manager at The Drum Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good Morning Sharon H Firstly thanks for your review and taking the time to give us some feed back about your recent visit. I want to assure you we do have pet free zones and only allow pets in the bar and on the laminate...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were here for a small family gathering on a weekday to celebrate a marriage. It was nice to enter the dining area and find a fire had been lit and tables laid up. However, it was a pity that the cutlery was smeared and...More

Thank Cat4Me
Kesosborne, Manager at The Drum Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good Morning Cat4me Thanks for your review and I am sorry to hear the whole visit was not what you was expecting. I will look into the cutlery and as to why it was smeared.We are a very old building and are in the middle...More

Reviewed 8 November 2017

I had heard great reviews about the Drum so decided to give it a try: What a delightful place. Typical English Pub/Restaurant with lots of choice on the menu. I'm an ex-caterer and can be quite picky but I really enjoyed my Sunday Lunch. Served...More

Thank Sue Y
Kesosborne, Manager at The Drum Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Thanks Sue Y for your kind review and for taking the time to write a review about your recent visit. We do pride ourselves on our great Sunday roasts and that is why we are always fully booked. I will pass on your kind words...More

Reviewed 5 November 2017

Ate hear recently and I had the Steak and mushroom pie, which came with mash vegetables and gravy. It was well cooked and the beef was tender. It was also reasonably priced at £11.25 for the pie. Also the staff were friendly. I would eat...More

Thank SLeeH
Kesosborne, Manager at The Drum Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Thanks SLeeH for your kind review I am delighted that your visit was as it should be and we look forward to your next visit in the future. Matthew

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Hilary B
23 July 2017|
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Response from Kesosborne | Property representative |
Morning Hilary we don't however there are a couple really nice places to stay in cockington the charter house and weavers cottage just opened one in the grounds. many thanks kes
30 January 2017|
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Response from George D | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can well behaved dogs are always welcome
Peter S
18 December 2016|
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Response from 322local | Reviewed this property |
Doesn't appear to make any difference what people say about this place, I wrote earlier in the year about a rubbish visit & it's still happening - come on management buck your ideas up!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cockington Lane, Torquay TQ2 6QT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 690264
The Drum Inn in Cockington is a country pub & restaurant oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.
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