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

Welcoming you back safely

 

We are currently limiting the number of customers on our premises. Please follow the instructions throughout the building and the following guidance:

Our opening times may vary so keep an eye on our Facebook or feel free to call us.

 

  1. To assist the Government Track and Trace system, we shall ask you for contact details on arrival.
  2. Please use our sanitising stations at the entrance and throughout the pub.
  3. We ask everyone to observe social distancing rules.
  4. We have implemented a one-way system throughout the premises.
  5. Please pay by contactless or card where possible.
  6. Public restrooms will now operate with a one in one out system.
  7. Due to limited seating within the pub, please ensure you don’t turn up too early or be late for your booking!
  8. A reduced number of guests will be allowed in our bar and restaurant and garden at any one time. We recommend making reservations for inside seating to avoid disappointment (Please use our online reservation system where possible). We have a maximum table size of six people and tables can only be from 2 households. (as per currant social distancing guidelines)
  9. If you are sat in the beer garden, inside seats cannot be guaranteed if it rains.
  10. For booking click here or phone on 01803 292522.
  11. Outside tables with be allocated on arrival at customer request. Your table inside will then be re-issued for another customer.
  12. We are currently operating a reduced menu to enable distancing in our kitchen.
  13. Food will be served “all-day” from 12 till 9 every day.
  14. There will be a 2-hour time limit on all tables, including the beer garden tables.
  15. 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.
  16. There is a new ordering system for customers to use for ordering both food & drink.
  17. If you have to order at the bar, please stand in front of the protective screens and in the floor box provided.
  18. If the bar is congested, please remember social distancing!
  19. Disposable menus are available.
  20. Cutlery and single use condiments for food will be brought out with your meal.
  21. 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.
  22. Sadly, at this time sitting and standing at the bar is prohibited, therefore we kindly ask you to remain sat and stay at the table allocated.

 

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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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

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.
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 disappointment. (Served 12pm-3pm every Sunday)

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–9:00pm 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?<br /> At the moment we are unable to run our quiz as normal, watch this space for when it will be back....!

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

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.