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  • 5.0 star rating
    14/9/2012
    2 check-ins here

    Amazing place!
    Officially the best and my personal favorite pub in all of England. Circa 1540! Ceilings so low even I had to duck a couple times around the many old wood beams and brick arches all over the place.
    Very small but intimate, warm place with lots of little nooks and cool little places to cuddle up with your special one and a few great pints.
    Live music was excellent, and it definitely filled the place, making it actually a bit too hot for my comfort, but that's how the English do it.
    Seating outdoors as well for the smokers. Small bar food menu, but also an upper restaurant part as well with full menu of your usual British food.
    So glad we stumbled upon this place, somewhat hidden from the main road, and will always be a place we visit when in town.

  • 5.0 star rating
    11/2/2013

    Excellent pub  great place to have food and local brews. We enjoyed our visit and maybe will come back.

  • 5.0 star rating
    7/2/2013

    Recommended by our hotel hosts, we enjoyed a beautifully cooked meal with excellent waitering services. Old fashioned atmosphere which we loved and not over-priced. Worthy of return visits. A real grown-up restaurant encompassed within the oldest pub in town uncomplicated by interruptions by other diners.

    • Qype User formby…
    • Liverpool, Merseyside
    • 5 friends
    • 4 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    26/3/2009

    This is an excellent pub, the oldest in the town, tucked away just off the front in Torquay. Lots of polished wood and brass. Excellent Beer quality, local brews. well worth seeking out.

    • Qype User salisb…
    • Belfast
    • 3 friends
    • 11 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    20/4/2009

    I first discovered the Hole In The Wall, Torquay, last summer, whilst on holiday from Northern Ireland, with my wife and young daughter.
    We discovered it by accident, it is located up a small side street,near the Clock Tower, and dates circa 16th century.
    The prices are a bit more expensive than your average pub grub, but it was well worth it and we were on hoilday. They have a great choice of food/desserts/ales/wines on their menu  and they stock my favourite beer  Otter Ale ( sheer nectar ). The food was so good, we ate there four nights out of seven, during our holiday ( the other three at Hanbury's Fish and Chip Restaurant, Babbacombe ).
    They aere also very child friendly too. A lovely French waitress, names Nicole, took a shine to my young daughter, as they share the same name.
    Another example of Best Of British cuisine. 10 out of 10. If you are in Torquay, please go there, you will not regret it.

  • 5.0 star rating
    8/1/2011
    First to Review

    a very pleasant, real, old pub with ale and good food but most important a lack of stag/hen party clientele. A rare oasis in this town.

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