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The Back Room at the Meadfoot Inn

Bar, British, Pub
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31 Meadfoot Lane, Torquay, England
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We visited this bar in Jan 2017 to find it had changed its name but unfortunately not its concept. The inside hadn't changed, still drab, boring, unwelcome and lack of atmosphere. How can this be classed as a gay pub when all there seems to be is the same old faces stuck in a time warp. Where do all the... More 

3 Thank refueller
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

the meadfoot inn has recently change its name . it is situated on a steep hill and is very popular for transvestites . the pub it self is nice and you are made welcome

3 Thank Glen L
London, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Now called the Stumble Bar - a great night out in a welcoming gay bar with friendly staff and customers....excellent!!!

Thank Paul V
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

I was staying in Torquay for a few days and found this place on web. Thought it was my kind of place and checked opening times to find it opened at 16. 00 hours. Walked 1.5 miles in rain to arrive at 17.30 and found it closed ! Very disappointing.

2 Thank Adrian W
Stafford England
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92 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

This popped up from trip advisor without any prompting so I thought you had better be updated. Have just returned from Torquay (18 Aug 2015) so I can report that the Meadfoot Inn no longer exists. However, the premises have been refurbished and renamed the Amber Inn because the outside décor is now in that colour. There seemed to be... More 

1 Thank TerryStaffordEngland
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

Having been there in 2005 and 2010 when visiting on Saturday afternoons the pub has always been friendly and well worth a visit.. This time, we were unaware of the name change or change of opening times (i.e NOT open) when we arrived at 1pm. No information in the windows or on the door so we chose not to go... More 

1 Thank Clive A
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

When we visited, the bar had just undergone a bit of a refurb and had been rebranded as Stumble Bar. The drinks were pricey but maybe that's because it isn't a doubles bar. On arrival it was extremely warm inside and with about 20 people inside it was full to the brim. Although it was friendly enough there was very... More 

Thank Darren M
Bideford, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

Was greeted by both barmen on arrival which was a nice touch. Nice and comfortable surroundings with none of the usual 'stop talking and look at the new people' things that usually go on. Prices are about right for the area and music is loud enough to be heard but doesn't intrude on your conversation (should that be what you... More 

Thank Kelvin C
Loughton, United Kingdom
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230 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015 via mobile

Friendly atmosphere. Liked the bar games on a Sunday evening. Mixed crowd which helped keep the pub from becoming a cliche. Some colourful characters. Would visit again.

Thank Darren066_11
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2015 via mobile

My new favourite place in the universe.... Such an amazing place. Robin is a great landlord and the way the pub is decorated.... Wow!!! I asked what it's like in there at Christmas because as it is now it feels like Christmas in there! Robin said you can't imagine the loft has more. Defo coming back at Christmas. It's so... More 

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Restaurant Details

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    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Meadfoot Lane, Torquay, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
Recently opened for formal dining at the Meafoot Inn or if you prefer a more casual meal eat in the bar area, the choice is yours. Good wholesome food from the standard menu or select one of the many meals from Chef Sue's specials board to tempt your taste buds.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?