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

Welcoming you back safely

 

Our new opening times will now be 11am till 11pm with last orders at 10.50pm.

Food service will commence 12 till 9pm daily.

 

To assist the Government Track and Trace system, we are asking everybody to have the Covid-19 NHS app to check in. This is for everybody in the group (aged 16 or over). This is mandatory and having the app will make your arrival much speedier!

 

As per government rules all staff will now be wearing face coverings and customers will need to do so upon arrival, when being shown to their table, travelling through the premises, going to the bathroom and when exiting the premises.

 

  • Please use our sanitising stations at the main entrance and throughout the pub.
  • We ask everyone to observe social distancing rules.
  • We have also implemented a one-way system throughout the premises.
  • Please pay by contactless or card where possible.
  • Public restrooms will now operate with a one in one out system.

 

We are currently still running on a limited number of tables so recommend booking a table to avoid disappointment.

 

  • If you turn up early for your table we can’t guarantee that it’ll be ready for you and you may be asked to wait outside.
  • It is a legal requirement not to take bookings for groups of more than 6 people.
  • For booking click the link at https://www.thekentstorquay.co.uk or phone on 01803 292522.
  • There will be a 2-hour time limit on all tables at busy times.
  • We understand that everyone has missed the social aspect of the pub life so if you arrive without a booking it may mean waiting a little while for a table to become free.
  • There will also be a new ordering system for customers to use for ordering both food & drink, this is via our app and will make your service much quicker.
  • As per government rules we will no longer be providing a bar service.
  • We will be using disposal menus.
  • Cutlery and single use condiments for food will be brought out with your meal.
  • We ask you not to help yourself to a table as it may not have been sanitised properly for the next customer and may already be allocated to another person.

 

We have spent a lot of time planning to reopen safely so everyone can experience a delicious sit-down meal and a nice cold drink! We ask you to relax and enjoy the experience yet politely request you remain sensible and kind to other customers & our staff members.

 

Any questions or queries please do not hesitate to get in contact.

 

Click here to view our Covid Risk Assessment

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Heated Patio Area

Our outdoor patio is now covered and heated to keep you toasty during these tricky times.

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.

Over 45 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 over 30 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 (created by our very own Wendy) whilst kicking back in our beautiful garden.

What’s even better it’s always 2 cocktails for £12!

Tempting Tapas

Why not graze your way through our tempting selection of tapas dishes, the ideal accompaniment to our delicious cocktails. Order 2 Tapas and 2 Cocktails for only £20 all day Tuesday-Thursday. And from Monday to Friday from 12pm to 4pm you can order 2 tapas and treat yourself to a free side dish.

“Really great food! Speciality gins too

Ham hock hash! Oh my god. Firstly the menu is amazing, it’s filled with dishes I want to try, AND a lot of GF options… Tonight I had the hash. It was ridiculously good. Superior gin drinks as well, a lot of lovely options for serious gin lovers, and the staff all know how best to serve them. Everyone knows how good this place is, so it’s always really busy..I’ve been here several times now and they always get it right.”

Offers

Get a FREE Side

Order 2 tapas and get a free side. (Monday - Friday 12pm-4pm)

2 Cocktails & 2 Tapas for £20

Graze your way through the day with a great offer on our tapas, whilst sipping on a delicious cocktail! - All day on Tuesday & Thursday.

Burger Wednesdays

Get 2 burgers for £20! Build your own burgers included with up to two toppings.

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 til 11pm