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The Drum Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
Cockington Lane, Torquay TQ2 6QT, England
+44 1803 690264
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Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible15%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (16 reviews)
“pub grub” (12 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Cockington Lane, Torquay TQ2 6QT, England
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1 - 10 of 1,023 reviews

Reviewed today

Party of 8. Sat at table 105. No welcome of any kind. Understaffed & disinterested. No cutlery or napkins on the table outside - had to go in again to get our own. Meals took a long time to come out. No apology for the...More

Thank Tim H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

• 3 small soggy bits of calamari • 3 small soggy battered prawns • and a lemon wedge they couldn’t be bothered to take the dirty pips out of To summarise, I’ve had bigger sh**ts than this. Awful plating, looks like it’s been thrown on...More

Thank 478abooth
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have always loved this pub and the atmosphere. But with all the new furniture and the overall spruce up its now No 1 on my list. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the food is well cooked and generous portions. Well done...More

Thank Denise F
General Manager A, Manager at The Drum Inn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks Denise for your great review me and the team will be delighted that your recent visit was amazing and thank you for your kind words we do try our best. Matthew

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited on fathers day and was welcomed by the manager who was very inviting and extremely friendly. And went out of his way to cater for all our individual needs! The food was great!! Thank you! Will defo be back for more xx

Thank Kayla R
General Manager A, Manager at The Drum Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks Kayla R for your kind words I am delighted your visit was great and we look forward to you and your family returning in the near future. Matthew

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I visited the drum last week and decided to try the hot drink and mini pudding offer on the dessert menu. The hot drink was brought over promptly which was a hot chocolate and shortly after my brownie arrived. I was pleasantly surprised in regards...More

Thank cnorthompson19
General Manager A, Manager at The Drum Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for this amazing 5* review I am delighted you enjoyed you visit with and look forward to you returning to us again soon. Matthew

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great lunch ....prawn and lobster.... fillet steak, peppercorn sauce, skinny fries and Eton mess ....also BONUS !!! they stock Rosie Pig 🐷 🍺 three courses £20 cannot fault ....great service great staff TOP local thank you 🙏

Thank LGFP
General Manager A, Manager at The Drum Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for this cracking review please do return and we look forward to you enjoying many more beers with us. Matthew

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As always staff are very helpful and friendly which makes for an enjoyable visit. Very pleased I get to bring my dogs inside, it’s very clear the staff are very dog orientated which is nice to see. There is a wide variety of tables including...More

Thank giraffe74
General Manager A, Manager at The Drum Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your 5* review and out sweet potato fries are a good hit with our guests we hope to see you soon. Macca

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The pub is set within stunning grounds which is utilised with the large selection of outdoor seating available - perfect on a sunny afternoon. Inside, the pub has kept its historical charm from my last visit but I was pleasantly surprised to see some new...More

Thank OtisSykes08
General Manager A, Manager at The Drum Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for this great review I am delighted your visit was perfect and I am delighted we have another 5* review. Matthew

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This week, after a pleasant visit to Cockington Village, we decided to have something to drink in this pub. We liked the venue so much that we decided to come back to have dinner tonight (16th June).Our table was booked for 8pm but we came...More

1  Thank Carrington26
General Manager A, Manager at The Drum Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your review I am sorry your visit was not up to our normal high standards as you can see from many other reviews we try so hard I would love to hear from you so I could establish what happened on your visit....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went in for a bit of lunch but looking round for a table for three we couldn’t find one that didn’t have food all around the floor or on the table except for a couple of much larger tables. It didn’t smell clean either. The...More

1  Thank lindkaa
General Manager A, Manager at The Drum Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review we look forward to your next visit . Matthew

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Hilary B
July 22, 2017|
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Response from Kesosborne | Property representative |
Morning Hilary we don't however there are a couple really nice places to stay in cockington the charter house and weavers cottage just opened one in the grounds. many thanks kes
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stevebrown0210
January 30, 2017|
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Response from George D | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can well behaved dogs are always welcome
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December 17, 2016|
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Response from 322local | Reviewed this property |
Doesn't appear to make any difference what people say about this place, I wrote earlier in the year about a rubbish visit & it's still happening - come on management buck your ideas up!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Monday
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cockington Lane, Torquay TQ2 6QT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 690264
Description
The Drum Inn in Cockington is a country pub & restaurant oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.
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