The Drum Inn

(39 Reviews)
Cockington Village, Torquay, South West England, TQ2 6XA
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Main course: £10
Food spend: £25

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday: 11:30 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30.

Restaurant description

In the picturesque Cockington Village, the beautiful gardens and rustic thatched roof of The Drum Inn boast a spectacular sight. Offering traditional British pub cuisine, with the al fresco garden and a cosy log-fire, the views over the surrounding country are also excellent.

Hearty Sunday roasts and trusty British dishes head The Drum Inn menu, and a range just for kids offers mini versions of pub favourites. Signature Vintage pies offer fillings like beef & merlot with buttered peas, while The Drum Inn ‘Vintage classics’ menu includes lemon & garlic-roasted chicken with seasoned chips.

Paying homage to the Great British pub, the Vintage Inn bar stock includes cask-conditioned beers, real ales and a meticulously compiled wine list. Thirst-quenching offerings include seasonal non-alcoholic cocktails and freshly-pressed juices, and rich coffee is brewed freshly throughout the day.

While in the beautiful Cockington Village, The Drum Inn remains only a 20-minute walk from Torquay Train Station, and a 6-minute drive from central Torquay.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for The Drum Inn
(based on 39 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (9)
  • al fresco (8)
  • breakfast (1)
  • business (1)
  • child friendly (15)
  • dinner (26)
  • entertainment (2)
  • large parties (12)
  • lunch (22)
  • luxury (2)
  • private dining (7)
  • romantic (9)
  • trendy (2)
  • value (13)
  • views (16)
  • By Andrew C from Torquay
    6 August 2016

    The pub was fine but limited parking

  • By Mike G from Torquay
    13 May 2016

    Good food. Great beer. Excellent service

  • By Toni M from Polegate
    31 March 2016

    It was O.K. - nothing to write home about. We have a couple of Vintage Inns nearby to us which are superior to The Drum. Wouldn't rush to return.

  • By Yvonne B from Torbay
    6 March 2016

    We went to the Drum as a Mothers Day treat. The Drum was very busy, but we had booked a table. The meal was very nice and service was very friendly.

  • By Steve K from Compton
    23 January 2016

    Lovely walk down to the Drum with the dog, no problems in taking her in also. The Drum is spacious, warm and hospitable. The food was served promptly and was good value for money!!

  • By Jilly P from Paignton
    23 December 2015

    Personally I was disappointed as the menu had changed from a few days earlier and my first choice "fish pie" removed. My second choice "chicken pie" was off replaced by beef or pork pie which I don't eat. I didn't enjoy my third choice at all - bean salad which was dredged in balsamic vinegar or similar. The cheese addition was so salty I couldn't eat it and was eaten by one of my party. So a VERY expensive poor value dish with or without the balsamic vinegar. More like a starter than a main course. My soup was lovely but we then waited a VERY long time for the main course and it wasn't that busy. The booking system worked well except I'd asked for a window table and we had one in the middle which was OK. Our previous visit was perfect for me. Lovely food excellent service so especially disappointed. The others in the party thoroughly enjoyed their meal EXCEPT the very long wait for the main course.

  • By Sarah V from Surrey
    17 September 2015

    Having eaten at The Drum Inn serval times while on holiday in Cockington we were at first very impressed with both the food and service. Unfortunately our last 2 visits ended on a sour note. On our penultimate visit we'd finished our main ( a delicious Sunday roast) and really fancied a pudding - they do a really yummy Eton mess. However, after waiting over 20 minutes and various failed attempts to catch anyone's eye (neither of us are pushy enough to demand attention) we gave up and just paid and left. Putting this down to experience we tried again on our last night. What a mistake this proved to be. The burger I ordered was inedible - very chewy and rubbery while lacking any flavour. My husband was enjoying his Caesar salad so I didn't want to make a fuss, but it really was the worst burger I've ever tried and I simply had to give up and just eat my chips, which were nice. The waitress was lovely, she took the burger off our bill and tried to appease us with the dessert menu - but unfortunately with the note that they were out of the yummy Eton mess. So unfortunately we took this as a sign to call it a day and left feeling rather unsatisfied. So basically, I'm afraid I think the only way to sum up this inconsistent pub restaurant is 'could do better'!

  • By Steve R from Crickhowell
    31 July 2015

    Food was lovely and a reasonable price. However they seemed a little short on staff both in the restaurant and the bar which meant quite a wait for drinks and food.

  • By Jason from Birmingham
    23 December 2010

    Been to this pub many times and it never disappoints. Given it a rating/s of good as it is a pub serving good quality pub grub - not fine dining. Would recommend it.

Restaurant Location Map
The Drum Inn
Cockington Village, Torquay, South West England, TQ2 6XA

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