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The Old Coach House

Bar, British, Pub
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The Old Coach House 86 Babbacombe Downs Coach House Lane, Torquay TQ2 6HA, England
+44 1803 313519
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food very good and pleasant staff. Unfortunately the colours of the interior decor doesn't help the overall ambience. Whoever chose pale blue for the inside of a pub? It does impart a rather cold feel instead of the warmth that you would expect from the outside impression of the pub. But having said that the food is excellent.

Thank FoxyMax
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very warm welcome at the Old Coach House. We visited with our two grandchildren aged 9 and 10. Staff could not have been more helpful and the meals were extremely well priced. The menu is quite a basic one, but portions were very generous. The roast was particularly good, with a good choice of fresh vegetables. There... More 

Thank SueJHereford
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Seated and food ordered within 5mins served within 10 mins even though it was busy. Friendly and efficient staff the plates and food piping hot plenty of meat (4 choices)and plenty of veg. Will certainly return and can reccomend it.

Thank Ian T
Torquay, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

The whole place could do with a lick of paint on the outside and in some places on the inside however the food is very tasty and the staff where friendly they have a play area which is secluded and except dogs, I will be returning.

Thank Simon K
Mortain, France
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

While the food was good, there was not much festivity and the clientele were obviously going to become rowdy as the evening wore on - horrendous Karaoke - and we decide to leave early.

Thank Jane P
South Devon, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Went recently to the old coach house and the food was very poor. We were told by the waiter that the chef had a home to go to as our booking was at 8.30 and was rushing us to order. Which was very rude. Rest of the staff were lovely. Unfortunately the place needs completely updating in decor and food.... More 

Thank Kaz135162
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Me and my fiancé recently visited torquay on a weekend away we were recommended by another bar owner to visit this pub because of the great food on offer and we were blown away! We approached the bar where a lovely gentleman in a waistcoat welcomed us in he then persisted with his excellent service and offered us a range... More 

Thank james g
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Called in for lunch today as friends had recommended the great value meal deal. both my husband and I had the £7.95 meal deal which was main dessert and hot or cold drink. I had a turkey roast which had 3 big slices of turkey lovely big roasts a Yorkshire pud a stuffing ball and the dish of veg, broccoli... More 

Thank Beverley A
Finedon, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We called in here on Sunday evening, the people are friendly and helpful, and service was excellent as was the food. Very very good, would recommend this as the food is reasonable, home cooked and served piping hot. One of my favorite meals is Chicken, topped with Bacon, BBQ sauce and cheese, and I had this here, and it was... More 

1 Thank Marion N
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Stayed in Babbacombe September 2016. We had several meals here,, all well cooked/presented. There are several options for vegetarians, far more than you will find in an expensive restaurant. Not salubrious but good hot food (or salads) and good size portions. Example/ Roast dinner + sweet + drink @ £7.95 Would visit again if in the area.

Thank moonshine98

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$122
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Old Coach House 86 Babbacombe Downs Coach House Lane, Torquay TQ2 6HA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 313519

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