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Cary Arms

Babbacombe Beach, Torquay, TQ1 3LX

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  • Cary Arms - Devon
  • Cary Arms - Devon
  • Cary Arms - Devon
  • Cary Arms - Devon
  • Cary Arms - Devon
  • Cary Arms - Devon

Excellent meal and service, overall very pleased indeed.

Paul 31 July 2018
from Merseyside

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Perched on the picturesque Torquay coastline, Cary Arms is a charming rustic English countryside pub and hotel. Seconds from the beach, this gastropub serves a selection of luxurious dishes made with seasonal ingredients, with a focus on fresh seafood caught in the sparking blue waters right outside.

Gourmet British and European flavours feature on the Cary Arms menu, starting off with seafood delicacies like the half pint of shell-on prawns, served with tomato salsa and dill mayonnaise. Hearty home-style favourites include chicken, leek and mushroom pie with dauphinoise potatoes, seasonal vegetables and red wine jus, and succulent tastes from the grill can be found in the fillet of west country beef with onion rings, mushrooms, chips, bacon and peppercorn jus.

Luxurious desserts at Cary Arms in Torquay include treats such as lemon and thyme drizzle cake with lemon curd and clotted cream, as well as inventive creations like coconut cream pudding with mango and chilli salsa and passionfruit sorbet. There is a fine whisky selection with single malts from across Scotland, and a wine list filled with expertly selected vintages.

A stunning coastal setting for gourmet recipes, Cary Arms is housed in the same building as a luxury spa. Central Torquay is just a 9-minute drive away.

Cary Arms

Babbacombe Beach, Torquay, TQ1 3LX

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4.4 (((() (based on 36 reviews)
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  • dinner (28)
  • views (28)
  • lunch (23)
  • romantic (17)
  • al fresco (15)
  • luxury (11)
  • afternoon tea (9)
  • private dining (9)
  • value (5)
  • business (4)
  • trendy (3)
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  • child friendly (2)
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  • entertainment (1)
  • ((((( 31 July 2018 by Paul from Merseyside

    Excellent meal and service, overall very pleased indeed.

  • ((((( 16 July 2018 by Elizabeth from Hove

    Amazing! The staff are so attentive and polite, doing everything they can to ensure you have a lovely time. The location is absolutely spectacular, as are the cocktails, the wine and the food! I absolutely loved it here, and will definitely go again.

  • ((((( 10 July 2018 by Erica from Babbacombe

    Excellent food. Beautiful hotel. We dined on the terrace as it was a hot sunny evening. Will definitely return

  • ((((* 9 July 2018 by Sam from London

    Whilst the food here is delicious, and well-presented, it’s by far the location that sells this place. Absolutely stunning. I’d be as happy having a drink on the terrace as having a full on dining experience.

  • (((** 27 June 2018 by Helen from Somerset

    Service was good although not busy. Had a table outside, the major disappointment was the noise from the workman working and there machine making a lot of noise plus shouting at the workman. Would say they were a bunch of cowboys who also managed to block the road with there three dumper trucks , no health or safety watching a curly hair chap, hang on to the side of the dumper and and place his feet close to the moving wheels. Food was okay. Hubby belly pork not so good red wine jus disappointing ,Yes would go again for a drink, hopefully when all the work has been done .

  • ((((( 27 June 2018 by Peter from Derby

    Great position and views. Lovely pub. Good selection of beers. Food good.

    Would be better if....
    A better wine selection by the glass
    Roast beef was sirloin
    Service is ok but could be sharpened up.
    Tabs for outside via holding a credit card

  • ((((( 27 June 2018 by Phil from Nottingham

    Food was excellent, the views stunning - quality experience

  • ((((( 26 June 2018 by Andy from Taunton

    Booking on line was easy and we received a warm welcome. due to excellent weather our preference was to be seated outside but unfortunately it was not possible to setup a tab for outside tables so we opted for the conservatory. The lunch time menu was limited but both the food and service was excellent. On a glorious day like we had the location is unrivalled. Would high recommend. Thank Cary Arms. Andy

  • (((** 24 June 2018 by Docar from Birmingham

    They have a conservatory but apparently it is off limits, despite booking some while ago, so we were put on a rather uncomfortable table next to the kitchen! We ordered and the food was okay until one of our party found a piece of paper in her meal. This was brought to the staff's attention who reacted apologetically and the main course was removed from the bill. The paper left a "sour taste". Would we go back, probably not. Part of that decision is due to the access to the restaurant; very steep hill, stop halfway to disgorge passengers and continue down a steep hill to park (pay). The reverse is true when leaving. When I say "steep" I mean "steep"! A local told us that some taxis won't go there due to "clutch" failure, but we can't verify that statement.

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