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The Church House Inn

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$$ - $$$
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Village Road | Marldon,, Torquay TQ3 1SL, England
+44 1803 558279
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Being just a short distance from Torquay this gem is a hidden treasure. We have taken to having lunch here when shopping in the Willows rather than going into town we choose to take the short drive to Marldon. We have always been accommodated although we rarely book in advance, the pub is generally fairly full so has a good... More 

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Brixham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here after a recommendation from a friend. The food and the service was very good and could not fault anything. The ambience in the restaurant is very relaxing and inviting. All 6 of us had something different from the menu and we all thoroughly enjoyed our meals.

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Thank Dan L
Paignton
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Church House Inn always serves very good food. The pub is cozy and has that countryside atmosphere even though it is only a mile from the suburbs of Paignton. We had a table in the restaurant section but you can eat in the bar area if you want. The meals my wife and I had were delicious but on... More 

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Thank ChrisMPaignton
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a lovely meal with my girlfriend. Food was great too much for me but very good. Atmosphere really warm and cozy and staff friendly and attentive. Worth.a visit

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Thank GEOFF J
Paignton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Attended for a work Christmas lunch with my 5 and a half month old. When I needed to feed my baby, I stepped out from the alcove where we were seated into the nearly empty restaurant, and checked with the waitress if anyone was expected at the other tables before I sat down to feed him. She first objected to... More 

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Paignton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had heard good things about this place so went with high expectations and I wasn't disappointed. I was especially impressed with how attentively the waitress responded to my query on the phone about a vegan option for my boyfriend; I was pleasantly surprised to be told that a main already on the menu was entirely vegan (a rarity for... More 

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Thank Sten_Morgensen
Alcester, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

This is a spacious, attractive, and welcoming pub and restaurant in the charming village of Marldon just outside of Paignton. There were two roaring log fires and a further heating was turned on for our table in the restaurant. The inn offers various areas for dining, all decorated in a most appealing way. The staff were friendly and forthcoming about... More 

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Thank Jaxck5
Torquay, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The Church House Inn is a beautiful old pub with a warm, friendly atmosphere. The staff are attentive and efficient. The food is excellent.

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Thank rosemary l
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We came here for a family meal on New Year's Day as we'd been told it was a lovely place to go, well they couldn't of been any more wrong. We were shown to our table and offered drinks, then we received the menu which was very disappointing- titled New Year's Day brunch menu. The menu seemed to made up... More 

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Thank treez92
Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

I'm going to go ahead and be completely honest from the off: The head chef at the Church House Inn is a good friend of mine. We play ukuleles together, I was invited to his wedding celebration and I often hit him up for cooking advice over drinks at the pub. So it was with a mild sense of trepidation... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Village Road | Marldon,, Torquay TQ3 1SL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 558279

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?