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.

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 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.

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

21st September 2019 – Served from:Mon – Fri 12-3pm 6-9.30pm | Sat 12-9.30pm | Sun 12-9pm
  • Soup of the Day (V)
    £6.00
    Tomato & Chilli
  • Ideal as a starter or light snack – Crisp, Honey & Chilli Beef
    £3.00
  • Roast Beef & Horse radish Ciabatta
    £6.00
    With Monteray Jack Cheese. Served with dressed salad and tortilla chips.
  • 8oz Rump Steak
    £16.50
    Served with sauteed garlic mushrooms, grilled plum tomato, onion rings, chunky chips and our homemade peppercorn sauce.
  • Chargrilled Chicken Ceasar Salad
    £12.50
    Chargrilled chicken breast, home smoked bacon, croutons, baby gem lettuce, parmesan and homemade ceasar dressing.
  • Homemade Spaghetti Bolognaise
    £11.50
    Served with garlic bread and topped with grated parmesan cheese.
  • Quesadilla Carnitas
    £11.95
    Crisp tortilla stuffed with slow cooked pork & onions. Topped with pico de gallo, sour cream and guacamole. Served with fries.

Lunch Menu Highlights

Served from:Mon – Fri 12-3pm | Sat – Sun 12-5pm
  • Ciabatta Rolls, Wraps and Bloomers (GFa)
    £6.95
    With your choice of a variety of fillings
  • Jacket Potatoes (GF, Va)
    £7.25
    With your choice of a variety of fillings
  • Chilli Beef French Fries (HH)
    £6.95
    Topped with home-smoked Cheddar and sour cream
  • A Range of Light Meals (Va)
    £6.95
    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
  • Slow Roast Crispy Pork Belly (GF)
    £4.75
    With a Bramley apple purée
  • Classic Moules Marinières
    from £7.95
    Shallots, white wine, garlic and cream
  • The Truffle Shuffle Burger
    £12.50
    Chargrilled beef burger, sautéed wild mushrooms, garlic spinach, Stilton and a truffle mayo
  • Lemon & Pepper Crusted Baked Hake
    £13.50
    Served with a potato, leek & spinach cake and a green pea sauce
Hoyle’s Six-Hour Slow-Cooked Ham Hock Hash

“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.”

The best Sunday roast in Torbay

Arguably the best Sunday lunch in Torbay, and consequently in high demand. Make sure you book a table in advance to avoid dissapointment.

Promotions & Events

Live BT Sports

We show all major premiership and European football and rugby matches on BT Sport, live on our big screen in the bar.

Gourmet Burger Night

Free drink* when you order any of our homemade burgers. Available 6:00pm–9:30pm every Wednesday.

Pub Quiz

Come and join Quizmaster Rob every Sunday at 9pm for the toughest quiz in the bay! Can you match Rob's Eggheads skills?

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 Midnight.

3 Grazing Dishes for £12.50

Graze your way through the day with a great offer on our grazing dishes! Available 12-3pm everyday... one for a snack, two for a starter and three or more to share.