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Guidebook for Torbay

Ian

Guidebook for Torbay

Food Scene
We always take visiting family and friends here. Stunning views, stunning food, what more is there to say! Berry Head Road, Brixham, TQ5 9AF Tel: 01803 856738
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Breakwater Coffee Shop & Bistro
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We always take visiting family and friends here. Stunning views, stunning food, what more is there to say! Berry Head Road, Brixham, TQ5 9AF Tel: 01803 856738
Steakhouse overlooking the harbour (next to Coco Cocktail Bar), about a three minute walk from One Fisherman's Loft.  Varied menu and good food. King Street, Brixham, TQ59TF Tel: 01803 857921
On The Rocks
Steakhouse overlooking the harbour (next to Coco Cocktail Bar), about a three minute walk from One Fisherman's Loft.  Varied menu and good food. King Street, Brixham, TQ59TF Tel: 01803 857921
Beamers and Claws are all owned by the same family.  Claws Outdoors has seating located on the Quay and food is served from a kiosk on the Quay.  Claws Indoors is opposite and tends to be open during the day, a better choice than Claws Outdoors if the weather isn't great!  Beamers is next to Claws Indoors and is a great evening option.  All serve great seafood. 19 The Quay, Brixham, TQ5 8AW Tel: 01803 854777
Beamers
19-20 The Quay
Beamers and Claws are all owned by the same family.  Claws Outdoors has seating located on the Quay and food is served from a kiosk on the Quay.  Claws Indoors is opposite and tends to be open during the day, a better choice than Claws Outdoors if the weather isn't great!  Beamers is next to Claws Indoors and is a great evening option.  All serve great seafood. 19 The Quay, Brixham, TQ5 8AW Tel: 01803 854777
Shoals 'Cafe on the Lido' offers fresh fish, sourced locally and from their own family trawler, meat and vegetarian dishes are also available.   The restaurant is set in a superb location on the upper floor of the wonderful Shoalstone Sea Water Pool offering stunning sea views - from the alfresco terrace you can catch an amazing sunset and watch the trawlers and day fishing boats en route to Brixham from all around the South West waters. The food is very good, the seafood in particular is top class! Shoalstone Lido, Berry Head Road, Brixham, TQ5 9AE Tel: 01803 854874
Shoalstone Cafe
10 S W Coast Path
Shoals 'Cafe on the Lido' offers fresh fish, sourced locally and from their own family trawler, meat and vegetarian dishes are also available.   The restaurant is set in a superb location on the upper floor of the wonderful Shoalstone Sea Water Pool offering stunning sea views - from the alfresco terrace you can catch an amazing sunset and watch the trawlers and day fishing boats en route to Brixham from all around the South West waters. The food is very good, the seafood in particular is top class! Shoalstone Lido, Berry Head Road, Brixham, TQ5 9AE Tel: 01803 854874
Quay 57 is located next door to Fisherman's Loft.  They do a good range of food, from pizza to steak.  They also offer a very good cooked breakfast if you want somewhere close first thing in the morning. 5 - 7 The Quay, Brixham, TQ5 8AW Tel: 01803 852937
Quay 57
5-7 The Quay
Quay 57 is located next door to Fisherman's Loft.  They do a good range of food, from pizza to steak.  They also offer a very good cooked breakfast if you want somewhere close first thing in the morning. 5 - 7 The Quay, Brixham, TQ5 8AW Tel: 01803 852937
Lovely pub and restaurant that has recently been refurbished to a high standard.  The food is excellent (we think they do the best muscles in Brixham) and the staff always friendly. 8 King St, Brixham,TQ5 9TW Tel: 01803 883290
The New Quay Inn
8 King St
Lovely pub and restaurant that has recently been refurbished to a high standard.  The food is excellent (we think they do the best muscles in Brixham) and the staff always friendly. 8 King St, Brixham,TQ5 9TW Tel: 01803 883290
Overlooks Brixham harbour and operates on two floors. Choose between the downstairs bar menu with counter service or go upstairs for table service. The Old Market House also offers an extensive outdoor seating area providing lovely views across Brixham harbour. Less than a minute walk from the apartment (just look out of any of the windows, you can’t miss it). The Quay, Brixham, TQ5 8AW Tel: 01803 856891
Old Market House
Overlooks Brixham harbour and operates on two floors. Choose between the downstairs bar menu with counter service or go upstairs for table service. The Old Market House also offers an extensive outdoor seating area providing lovely views across Brixham harbour. Less than a minute walk from the apartment (just look out of any of the windows, you can’t miss it). The Quay, Brixham, TQ5 8AW Tel: 01803 856891
Just stunning Indian and Thai food.  Small sit down restaurant but also a takeaway (they can deliver).  They do not have an alcohol licence so if you eat in you can take your own wine/beer etc. 10 Brewery Lane, Brixham, TQ5 8DT Tel: 01803 858494
Indian-Thai
10 Brewery Ln
Just stunning Indian and Thai food.  Small sit down restaurant but also a takeaway (they can deliver).  They do not have an alcohol licence so if you eat in you can take your own wine/beer etc. 10 Brewery Lane, Brixham, TQ5 8DT Tel: 01803 858494
The Prince William offer a carvery through most of the week which is very good value and very tasty.  In addition to the carvery they offer an extensive menu including pizzas, burgers etc.  Lots of outside seating and a good family pub. Brixham Marina, Berry Head Road, Brixham, TQ5 9BW Tel: 01803 854468
The Prince William
The Prince William offer a carvery through most of the week which is very good value and very tasty.  In addition to the carvery they offer an extensive menu including pizzas, burgers etc.  Lots of outside seating and a good family pub. Brixham Marina, Berry Head Road, Brixham, TQ5 9BW Tel: 01803 854468
Drinks & Nightlife
Traditional and friendly pub that also serves food.  Often have live music. 83 Fore St, Brixham, TQ5 8AH Tel: 01803 469165
The Blue Anchor
83 Fore St
Traditional and friendly pub that also serves food.  Often have live music. 83 Fore St, Brixham, TQ5 8AH Tel: 01803 469165
One of our favourite pubs (we always walk our guests past The Manor on the way to the apartment from the car park after parking their car).  Wide range of beer and cider, and lots of gin!  Always reminds us of sitting in a (large) living room. 28 Higher Street, Brixham, TQ5 8HW Tel: 07462 861674
The Manor
28 Higher Street
One of our favourite pubs (we always walk our guests past The Manor on the way to the apartment from the car park after parking their car).  Wide range of beer and cider, and lots of gin!  Always reminds us of sitting in a (large) living room. 28 Higher Street, Brixham, TQ5 8HW Tel: 07462 861674
Traditional fisherman's pub located at the fish market end of the Quay.  Good selection of beer and wine, and generally very busy. 23 The Quay, Brixham, TQ5 8AW Tel: 01803 853570
The Crown & Anchor ( Traditional English Pub)
23 The Quay
Traditional fisherman's pub located at the fish market end of the Quay.  Good selection of beer and wine, and generally very busy. 23 The Quay, Brixham, TQ5 8AW Tel: 01803 853570
Pub located on the Quay a few doors down from Fisherman's Loft.  Also offer bar food and have some very good live music. 8 The Quay, Brixham, TQ5 8AW Tel: 01803 411813
The RISING SUN
8 The Quay
Pub located on the Quay a few doors down from Fisherman's Loft.  Also offer bar food and have some very good live music. 8 The Quay, Brixham, TQ5 8AW Tel: 01803 411813
A cocktail bar, and it is less than a two minute walk from One Fisherman's Loft.  Also offers a selection of hot drinks, plus cakes!  If you visit more than once get one of their loyalty cards, you don't need to buy many cocktails to get a free one. 11 The Quay, Brixham, TQ5 8AW Tel: 01803 883828
Liberty
15 The Quay
A cocktail bar, and it is less than a two minute walk from One Fisherman's Loft.  Also offers a selection of hot drinks, plus cakes!  If you visit more than once get one of their loyalty cards, you don't need to buy many cocktails to get a free one. 11 The Quay, Brixham, TQ5 8AW Tel: 01803 883828
Located next door to On The Rocks.  Very modern bar with lovely views across the harbour and very good cocktails! King Street, Brixham, TQ59TF Tel: 07894 448008
Coco Cocktails
Located next door to On The Rocks.  Very modern bar with lovely views across the harbour and very good cocktails! King Street, Brixham, TQ59TF Tel: 07894 448008
Sightseeing
The Golden Hind at Brixham is a full sized replica of one of the most iconic ships from the age of exploration. The Ship has been a feature of picturesque Brixham harbour for over fifty years, entertaining and educating thousands of visitors during this time - as well as being featured on many tv programmes and films. The Ship is open come rain or shine and is an all-weather attraction with many indoor displays as well as wide open decks.
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Golden Hind Museum Ship
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The Golden Hind at Brixham is a full sized replica of one of the most iconic ships from the age of exploration. The Ship has been a feature of picturesque Brixham harbour for over fifty years, entertaining and educating thousands of visitors during this time - as well as being featured on many tv programmes and films. The Ship is open come rain or shine and is an all-weather attraction with many indoor displays as well as wide open decks.
Experience the charming and characterful village of Babbacombe and be enchanted by its stunning sea views, colourful promenade and picturesque buildings. Boasting a delightful alternative to the hustle and bustle of Torquay, there are still plenty of things to do in Babbacombe for all ages and tastes. Situated on top of the stunning red sandstone cliffs, the village offers holidaymakers an insight into the traditional and olde worlde charm of the English Riviera, South Devon’s beautiful bay. Walk to Babbacombe Beach, have a drink or a meal in The Cary Arms and walk along to Oddicombe Beach where the Cliff Railway will bring you back to the Downs.
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Babbacombe
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Experience the charming and characterful village of Babbacombe and be enchanted by its stunning sea views, colourful promenade and picturesque buildings. Boasting a delightful alternative to the hustle and bustle of Torquay, there are still plenty of things to do in Babbacombe for all ages and tastes. Situated on top of the stunning red sandstone cliffs, the village offers holidaymakers an insight into the traditional and olde worlde charm of the English Riviera, South Devon’s beautiful bay. Walk to Babbacombe Beach, have a drink or a meal in The Cary Arms and walk along to Oddicombe Beach where the Cliff Railway will bring you back to the Downs.
Parks & Nature
There is nothing better than a walk up to Berry Head.  The views are stunning and a walk around the ancient forts followed by a visit to the Guardhouse cafe or Berry Head hotel is a wonderful way to spend a few hours.
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Berry Head National Nature Reserve
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There is nothing better than a walk up to Berry Head.  The views are stunning and a walk around the ancient forts followed by a visit to the Guardhouse cafe or Berry Head hotel is a wonderful way to spend a few hours.
Kents Cavern is one of the most important Stone Age cave sites in Europe, making it Britain's premier prehistoric cave. For thousands of years the cave was home to ancient humans, sheltering from extreme weather, making fires, shaping stone tools and hunting wild Ice Age predators.  You will be taken back to these ancient times as you walk through the extensive labyrinth of caverns surrounded by spectacular stalactite and stalagmite formations.
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Kent's Cavern
91 Ilsham Rd
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Kents Cavern is one of the most important Stone Age cave sites in Europe, making it Britain's premier prehistoric cave. For thousands of years the cave was home to ancient humans, sheltering from extreme weather, making fires, shaping stone tools and hunting wild Ice Age predators.  You will be taken back to these ancient times as you walk through the extensive labyrinth of caverns surrounded by spectacular stalactite and stalagmite formations.
Entertainment & Activities
With over 2,000 animals across 80 acres – you’re in for a really wild time at Paignton Zoo.
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Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
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With over 2,000 animals across 80 acres – you’re in for a really wild time at Paignton Zoo.
Living Coasts is an all weather attraction, located on Torquay seafront, where there’s plenty to see and do: mingle with the playful penguins, get up close to the otters, octopus and seals, and much more. Visit Penguin Beach to walk with the African and macaroni penguins and catch the entertaining feeding time talks.
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Living Coasts
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Living Coasts is an all weather attraction, located on Torquay seafront, where there’s plenty to see and do: mingle with the playful penguins, get up close to the otters, octopus and seals, and much more. Visit Penguin Beach to walk with the African and macaroni penguins and catch the entertaining feeding time talks.
Shoalstone Pool is an outdoor 53 metre sea water swimming Pool situated in a stunning position on Brixham sea front. The Pool is one of only a few left in the country. It is built into a natural rock pool that in Victorian times was popular for bathing.
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Shoalstone Outdoor Pool
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Shoalstone Pool is an outdoor 53 metre sea water swimming Pool situated in a stunning position on Brixham sea front. The Pool is one of only a few left in the country. It is built into a natural rock pool that in Victorian times was popular for bathing.
Splashdown Waterpark@Quaywest, is a great day out for family and friends. There is something for everyone to enjoy - from big kids to little ones - with some of the UK's most exciting flume rides and some of the English Riviera's most spectacular views, it is located right next to Goodrington Beach. For thrill seekers there is the heart stopping plummet the Devil's Drop and terrifically tumbling tyre rides, that'll have you hanging onto the edge of your tyre, literally, and the Wild Kamikaze - well the name says it all! If that sounds a bit too much like hard work then a quick dip in the swimming pool and a laze on a sun-bed might be more to your liking then you can do that too, with views
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Splashdown Quaywest
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Splashdown Waterpark@Quaywest, is a great day out for family and friends. There is something for everyone to enjoy - from big kids to little ones - with some of the UK's most exciting flume rides and some of the English Riviera's most spectacular views, it is located right next to Goodrington Beach. For thrill seekers there is the heart stopping plummet the Devil's Drop and terrifically tumbling tyre rides, that'll have you hanging onto the edge of your tyre, literally, and the Wild Kamikaze - well the name says it all! If that sounds a bit too much like hard work then a quick dip in the swimming pool and a laze on a sun-bed might be more to your liking then you can do that too, with views
Getting Around
Busses from Brixham to Paignton, Torquay and Newton Abbot run every 10 minutes during the day and every 20 minutes in the evening.
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Brixham
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Busses from Brixham to Paignton, Torquay and Newton Abbot run every 10 minutes during the day and every 20 minutes in the evening.