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The Kents

€€ - €€€, British,
1 Ilsham Road | Wellswood, Torquay TQ1 2JG, England
+44 1803 292522
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“crispy onions” (4 reviews)
“burger” (55 reviews)
“mussels” (23 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1 Ilsham Road | Wellswood, Torquay TQ1 2JG, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have eaten at the Kents a few times and always had a pretty good time. Would've liked to have taken my in-laws to visit and celebrated my birthday at the same time. They are on holiday and can't leave the dog alone unless he's in...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TW0123186338
Reviewed 24 October 2018

good service, hot food (but comes with none or little veg) attentive waitress. tables slightly too close together as we were drowned by some else’s conversation. try and pick your table if you can.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Curious314893
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Have eaten here in previous years and was pleased to see standards maintained. Chose fish and chips which was very good and the apple tart could have done with a little bit more apple but was good. Lovely atmosphere and reasonably priced.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ali264163
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

Called in on our way to Torquay for lunch they are dog friendly they have a daily special menu which was basic but nice the food nice beer the staff were friendly well worth a visit

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 172gareth
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Visited on Friday 5th October at 19.30 in a group of four. We received a warm welcome and shown immediately to our table and menus provided. The choice of food was varied and with plenty of choice for us all at a very reasonable price....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank owlsmadfan
Reviewed 7 October 2018

A great pub FAB staff always polite amazing food happy to feed Our group consisting of locals & Australian visitors

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank pausey65
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Politeness costs nothing, I have never been to a bar where the bar staff are so rude. You just get nothing from them, they might as well be robots.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Onedaymarswillattack
nic w, Manager at The Kents, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Hi Could you possibly email me direct with some more details, so I can look into this further for you. info@thekentstorquay.co.uk Kind Regards

Reviewed 29 August 2018

Wow how refreshing to find the Kents by fluke too. Was planning a lunch at Wellies up the road but thought we'd try "the pub" after Wellies not that appealing & unlike loads of restaurants in Torquay it's free to park. Me & My 7...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank SlimJimBeanz
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Went for a meal and sat in restaurant as opposed to Bar. Excellent attentive service and very nice food. Fish and chips was excellent and gammon was cooked to perfection my husband said. Surroundings were very comfortable. We will be back!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Chris E
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Without doubt the best GF burger I have ever had. The rest of the family thoroughly enjoyed their food too. A great place to eat if visiting Kents Cavern.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank VictoriaJ81
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3 January 2018|
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Response from CorinneLudlow | Reviewed this property |
It's plated
Chantel E
7 November 2017|
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Response from Keeley S | Reviewed this property |
Hahahahaha, I'm sorry but I wouldn't know. I only went there during the summer. It would be interesting to find out though!
15 April 2015|
Response from Richard W |
Do I need to book and how much is the Sunday roast dinner
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Ilsham Road | Wellswood, Torquay TQ1 2JG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 292522
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