An independent local pub with the magic mix of good ale, speciality gins and delicious food.

Locally sourced food and quality real ales

Nestled at the base of the leafy Wellswood area in Torquay, The Kents is a family-friendly local pub with some of the best pub food in Torquay.

 

We are also featured in the English Riviera Eating Out Guide.

 

Less than one mile from Torquay’s harbour-side and the closest pub to Kents Cavern, this popular local pub offers a range of lunchtime and evening meals, Sunday roasts, real ales, wines by the glass and a full range of lagers.

 

Pull up a chair in our restaurant, recline on the cosy sofas or relax in the spacious beer garden (which is a perfect sun trap on a warm day); attentive and friendly staff will make you feel welcome.

Dine in comfort

Our restaurant dining area is bright, comfortable and spacious enough for you to enjoy either an intimate meal or gather your friends for a party. Our attentive, well trained staff will be on hand to guide you through your dining experience and ensure that you leave fulfilled.

Explore our Craft Gins

After exhaustive tasting here at the Kents, trying to re-create the scene from Hogarth’s Gin Lane, we have selected a new collection of craft gins from around the world. Most of the gins chosen are multi award-winning in their own right.

Sample our real ales

Looking for Craft beer in Torquay? The Kents is a Cask Marque accredited pub and in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2019. We stock a range of real ales and lagers and regularly rotate our guest ales so there is always something new to try.

Bask in the Riviera sun

Our spacious beer garden is the perfect sun trap on a warm day. Bask in the sun or relax in the shade while enjoying a local ale or a crisp, refreshing gin & tonic. Dogs are also welcome in the garden.

Dine in comfort

Our restaurant dining area is bright, comfortable and spacious enough for you to enjoy either an intimate meal or gather your friends for a party. Our attentive, well trained staff will be on hand to guide you through your dining experience and ensure that you leave fulfilled.

Sample our local real ales

The Kents is a Cask Marque accredited pub and in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2019. We stock a range of real ales and lagers and regularly rotate our guest ales so there is always something new to try.

Explore our craft gins

After exhaustive tasting here at The Kents, trying to re-create the scene from Hogarth’s Gin Lane, we have selected a new collection of craft gins from around the world. Most of the gins chosen are multi award-winning in their own right.

Bask in the Riviera sun

Our spacious beer garden is the perfect sun trap on a warm day. Bask in the sun or relax in the shade while enjoying a local ale or a crisp, refreshing gin & tonic. Dogs are also welcome in the garden.

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Menu Highlights

V = Vegetarian  |  Va = Vegetarian Available  |  Ve = Vegan  |  Vea = Vegan Available  |  GF = Gluten Free  |  GFa = Gluten Free Available  |  H = Hot

Today's Specials

19th March 2020 – Served from:Mon – Fri 12-3pm 6-9.30pm | Sat 12-9.30pm | Sun 12-9pm
  • Soup Of The Day (V)
    £6.00
    Cauliflower & Cheddar.
  • Sweet Bell Pepper
    £4.95
    Stuffed with Ricotta and Feta & Topped With Toasted Pine Nuts.
  • Beef & Blue Cheese Focaccia
    £7.95
    Served with fries.
  • Mexican Pork Fried Rice
    £10.50
    Pork loin, stir fried vegetable & five bean chilli topped with a fried egg.
  • Chargrilled 10oz Gammon steak
    £11.50
    Served with a Fried Egg & Chargrilled Pineapple, Chargrilled Corn on the Cob, Baby Gem Ceasar Salad & Chunky Chips.
  • Homemade Lamb, Pea & Mint Pie
    £12.50
    Served with caramalized onion mash and roasted root vegetables.
  • Toffee & Honeycomb Cheesecake
    £5.95
    With a Mixed Berry Compote.

Lunch Menu Highlights

Served from:Mon – Fri 12-3pm | Sat – Sun 12-5pm
  • Ciabatta Rolls, Wraps and Rosemary Focaccia (GFa)
    £6.95
    With your choice of a variety of fillings
  • Kents Ultimate Club Sandwich
    £10.25
    Chargrilled chicken, grilled home-cured bacon, fried egg, plum tomato, crispy gem lettuce. All sandwiched together between buttered toast and served with fries.
  • Chilli Beef French Fries (HH)
    £7.25
    Topped with home-smoked Cheddar and sour cream
  • A Range of Light Meals (Va)
    £7.25
    Including Beef or Vegetable Lasagne, Fish & Chips or Ham, Egg and Chips

Main Menu Highlights

Served from:Mon – Fri 12-3pm 6-9.30pm | Sat 12-9.30pm | Sun 12-9pm
  • Good Game Devon Artisan Charcuterie – to share or not to share
    £12.95
    Coppa, Lomo and Cullatello (air dried ham). Served with pickled red onion, olives, gherkins and rosemary focaccia bread.
  • Classic Moules Marinières
    from £8.50
    Shallots, white wine, garlic and cream
  • Chargrilled 8oz* Pork Steak
    £12.95
    With a black pudding, potato & brussel sprout hash. Finished with an apple & cider butter sauce.
  • Chargrilled Whole Bream
    £13.95
    Cooked on the bone, with a ginger, soy & sesame glaze, steamed rice and stir fried pak choi.

Cocktails in Wellswood

Come and enjoy our selection of refreshing cocktails. Try the Classics and our signatures whilst kicking back in our beautiful garden.

What’s even better it’s always 2 cocktails for £13!

Tempting Tapas

Why not graze your way through our tempting selection of tapas dishes, the ideal accompaniment to our delicious cocktails. Enjoy our special offer of 2 tapas for £15, or 3 tapas for £19.95.

“5* Roast Lunch

I’ve been past this pub so many times whilst on holiday, and I always wanted to visit. We booked in for a Sunday roast. Choices of Beef, Lamb, or Gammon. I had the Lamb, and my partner had beef, such a good portion of meat, and very flavoursome. I have to admit this was the best roast I’ve had, and so good for the price. The sides were delicious also! I will definitely be booking here now when I come down for holidays! The pub it’s self was very nice, and the staff were friendly.

Offers and Events

Pub Quiz

Come and join us on Sunday's for Torquay's best weekly pub quiz. £50 bar tab for the winning team and a £20 bar tab for the 2nd place team. Starts at 8pm

Pizza Promo

Buy 1 Pizza and get the 2nd Half Price. All day Monday and Tuesday*

Thursday Steak Night

Buy one, get one half price on our delicious locally sourced steaks. From 5pm*

Sunday Roasts

Choose from two locally sourced meats or nut roast, served with roast potatoes, stuffing, Yorkshire pudding, a selection of buttered vegetables and homemade jus. (Served 12pm - 5pm every Sunday)

Live Music

Drop into The Kents for quality live music on every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. Featuring some of the best music talent the South West has to offer.

Burger Wednesdays

Burger + a Drink for £16.95 on Wednesdays from 5pm. Offer includes selected draught, 175ml house wine or a soft drink.

Unlimited Wings & Chips

Feast on as many chicken wings as you can handle with our Unlimited Wings & Chips deal every Saturday for £15.95 per person.

Fever Free Fridays

Order a large gin from our extensive range of craft gins and get a free Fever Tree mixer. Every Friday from 5pm.*

*Can not be used in conjunction with any other offer.