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The Drum Inn

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Cockington Lane, Torquay TQ2 6QT, England
+44 1803 690264
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible16%
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“sunday roast” (14 reviews)
“pub restaurant” (11 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Cockington Lane, Torquay TQ2 6QT, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Dog friendly pub with friendly staff and comfortable seating. Good food and wide range of wines and beers. Quiz night on a Wednesday

Thank Lillibet300
Kesosborne, Manager at The Drum Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your kind review and we look forward to seeing you in the future for our great quiz and I hope you continue to come and try our great ranges of wines and beers. Macca

Reviewed 5 days ago

Went for a birthday meal but it was ruined. Wrong meal brought out, raw pork, beef with gristle and the fire wasn’t lit so it was cold too. Mentioned all of this and two meals weren’t charged for but we won’t be going backMore

1  Thank Roger P
Kesosborne, Manager at The Drum Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Good Morning Rodger P Thanks for your review I am sorry that you had a couple of issues on your visit and I find it disappointing that our amazing Sunday roasts was not up to our normal high standard. I can assure you the pork...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We attended the Drum Inn following our wedding at Cockington Court just over a week ago. It's a really nice looking pub from the outside with it's thatched roof and it's the only pub anywhere near the registry office. We aren't from Devon though but...More

Thank ash82ash82
Kesosborne, Manager at The Drum Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi ash82ash82 Thank you for your kind review and I am delighted that you and the rest of your guests enjoyed your visit to the Drum Inn. We are in a great location and are blessed with our gardens and amazing views. I will look...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Have visited The Drum over the past few years and have always had an enjoyable visit with good food. Unfortunately this year was a let down. We took a seat and looked through through the menu asked bar staff what the soup of the day...More

1  Thank Stephen L
Kesosborne, Manager at The Drum Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Stephen I am sorry to hear your latest visit was not our normal high standard that you have had on your previous visits and I can assure you we look after all our guests the same and you should have had full table service...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The drum inn restaruant in cockington village this is my first time visiting lovely scenary upon entering the place you are welcomed by a lovely setting i loved the log fires the menu had alot to offer i had the baked mushrooms for starter the...More

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

Daryl B, we're so glad that we were able to go above and beyond your expectations! we look forward to your next visit and your correct the fires are amazing and alight every day and evening. Thanks for a great review. We hope to see...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff always helpful and they would not keep going back sometimes a few times a week if it were not great value . The Ribeye Steaks The Chicken Pies /Fish & Burgers are as good it not better than expensive restaurants As is any business...More

Thank B6758RRjim
Kesosborne, Manager at The Drum Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Evening B6758RRjim Thanks for your taking your time to write about the Drum Inn and I totally agree with your review and I am delighted that we make your evenings out that enjoyable that you return time after time. We look forward to your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the drum inn for Sunday roast, and it must be said we had a delicious meal. We had roast turkey it was hot the veg was cooked to perfection and we even had a Yorkshire pudding. Never had a bad meal here. The...More

Thank Shaz G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love coming here with my partner/ family...good friendly staff with decent honest food ...it's not top end however the sea bass and ribeye were excellent ! Love the gin collection especially the chase gin! I say give them a go and enjoy yourself!More

Thank 947klf
Kesosborne, Owner at The Drum Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks 947klf for your great review I am delighted you love returning to us time after time and I will pass this great feedback on to the team. I also agree with you our gin collection is great and my personal favourite is the Warner...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my wife, daughter and granddaughter for a walk in Cockington with our 2 dogs. Beautiful walk, highly recommended. Lunch at the Drum. Dogs are very welcome as are children. Service very quick, it was a quiet day (Monday). There is a children's menu and...More

Thank Graham G
Kesosborne, Manager at The Drum Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kesosborne, Manager at The Drum Inn, responded to this review Thanks Graham G for your great review we do work very hard to ensure our guests are well looked after and I am delighted your visit was a very pleasant one. I will pass on...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

....As the Chuckle Brothers would say. I ate at The Drum about four years ago; the grub was ok, standard for a pub, and the drinks reasonably priced. The main feature of The Drum however is the quaint setting of Cockington Village. That beautiful thatch...More

1  Thank Joe B
Kesosborne, Manager at The Drum Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Afternoon Joe B I am shocked at this review and could you call the Drum Inn and speak to me directly so I can get to the bottom of this because of the anonymous nature of tripadvisor I can not see your reservation nor...More

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Hilary B
23 July 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
30 January 2017|
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Response from George D | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can well behaved dogs are always welcome
Peter S
18 December 2016|
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Response from antmax2015 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry we had poor service poor food so why should we go back
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
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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