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Cary Arms

Babbacombe Beach, Torquay, TQ1 3LX

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We had a fabulous meal, Mussels were amazing, great Chicken pie, fish and chips delicious, puds were also yum!

Lucy Davis 26 March 2018
from Torquay

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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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Customer reviews for Cary Arms

4.4 (((() (based on 21 reviews)
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  • dinner (18)
  • views (15)
  • lunch (12)
  • romantic (10)
  • al fresco (7)
  • private dining (6)
  • luxury (5)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • value (4)
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  • entertainment (1)
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  • ((((* 3 April 2018 by Linda Simpson from Babbacombe

    A fabulous sunday roast as always. Not keen on the live singer as it was just too loud. Without a microphone in this relatively small space would have been fine. Brilliant staff and fantastic spot overlooking the bay.

  • ((((( 26 March 2018 by Lucy Davis from Torquay

    We had a fabulous meal, Mussels were amazing, great Chicken pie, fish and chips delicious, puds were also yum!

  • ((((( 16 March 2018 by Paul Howard from Kingsteignton

    Unique stunning location and the food and service could not be faulted

  • ((((( 21 February 2018 by Vivien Aiton from London

    Fabulous location and wonderful fresh dishes. The service was spot on, attentive but discreet. A great range of gins, which was very much appreciated!

  • ((((( 20 February 2018 by Catherine Newell from Torquay

    Excellent food and friendly service.

  • ((((( 13 February 2018 by Rose Smith from Torquay

    Excellent food and friendly service

  • ((((( 12 February 2018 by Andrew Littley from Stourbridge

    We booked a table for two during a short break in Torquay. The Cary Arms is not easy to get to but the meal made it well worth the visit. There was plenty of choice on the menu and would suit all tastes. The food was excellent and was well presented and the service was polite and prompt. Unfortunately we were visiting in winter and so we could not benefit from the views which would have been lovely! Will definitely return.

  • (((** 23 January 2018 by Steven Trave from Torquay

    Great view. Sunday lunch was very enjoyable with excellent live acoustic music. Local pint was very good. Service was excellent. Very steep hill access. Parking available in adjacent local authority car park. Very busy on summer so book a table. Recommend a visit as nearby beaches to walk after lunch.

  • ((((( 22 January 2018 by John Lake from Torquay

    Your booking on line is great as i couldnt get through by phone,and you kindly called me back to confirm a window seat. Can i PLEASE make a request,i have visited The Cary Arms more times than i can remember ,with office parties,client lunches and of course my friends and everyone complains about the uncomfortable and mean wooden seats in the restaurant,we were so jammed in on last Friday i had to get out first to allow my friends to extract themselves from the window alcove. I love The Cary Arms and your staff AND the great food but please please improve the 1970s seating and tables!!

  • ((((* 9 January 2018 by Richard Leaman from London

    Good experience.

    Red wine Jus does NOT go with Chicken and Leek Pie! Otherwise the food was great.

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