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Ye Olde Smokey House

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Bar, British, Pub
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Ye Olde Smokey House Vicarage Road, Paignton TQ3 1NN, England
+44 1803 557630
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Showing 138: English reviews
Torquay, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On arrival it seemed ok but went down hill very quickly. Staff are very slow on serving at the bar. The food was terrible not going back here.

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Thank shills1958
Paignton, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided on a venue within easy walking distance. Ye Olde Smokey House fits the bill nicely. It has a very pleasant atmosphere, staff are friendly and welcoming. They are efficient. The food is excellent, I had the gammon and egg, my wife had a vegetarian option, both were cooked to perfection. The only down side, was my liqueur coffee... More 

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Thank disgruntledman54
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked when we were on our way and they said they would have a table for us,they were getting it easy when we got there so we got a drink at the bar, service so far had been really nice and friendly. We were then shown to our table which was with a few other tables of families and... More 

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Thank Caz T
Paignton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I often worry when I see a really varied menu, sometimes less is more but can't fault the food on offer here. Yes some of it is a bit "pub grub" and clearly not all created from scratch but there is certainly something for everyone. As a vegetarian I normally steer clear of carvery meals as I am often unsure... More 

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Thank CasB
Paignton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We booked a table late on Sunday. They squeezed us in thankfully. We were pleased to see there was a Quorn roast option for our Veggie Aunt. The restaurant was packed when we arrived but we were seated and our orders taken quickly. Considering the lateness of our booking there were fresh veg being brought out and meats. We thoroughly... More 

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Thank OCumbes
Paignton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We went to a friends 70th birthday here, the carvery was an excellent choice of either beef or pork with all the trimmings very very tasty, also offered a small carvery for the less hungry. The service was excellent and staff friendly. Would definitely go back

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Thank Shirley P
Paignton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We turned up here on bank holiday Sunday with no reservation and they were able to fit us on. At first we were at a table at the back of the restaurant but then another waitress rod is there was a mistake and moved us to another take which was lighter and cooler. Three of us had the carvery and... More 

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Thank Kate T
Exeter, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Visited with friends, considering it was a Monday lunchtime , it was surprisingly busy.Which explains why the service was a little slow. Just two waitresses to cover the bar, restaurant and conservatory. Service was friendly and helpful. Just as well we had plenty to talk about. Food was good value and plenty of it. Chip were a little to crisp... More 

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Thank John G
Epsom, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Have been several times and have enjoyed each one. Very good for large numbers.

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Thank Kacy459
Bangor, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

I visited with some friends recently and was delighted with the food and service here. They were very busy being a bank holiday weekend but we booked a table for four and sat inside although it was warm enough to have dined outside at one of their tables. None of us ordered starters as we wanted room for pud! The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 19
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ye Olde Smokey House Vicarage Road, Paignton TQ3 1NN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Paignton
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 557630

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?