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Hole in the Wall, Torquay

6 Park Lane
Torquay
TQ1 2AU
Phone: 01803200755
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Hole in the Wall

Plausibly claims to be Torquay's oldest pub, featuring low ceilings, very traditional furniture / decor and an unusual cobbled floor around the 'l'-shaped bar (apparently listed). Also has a restaurant in the adjoining building. The choice from a total of eleven handpumps - including Otter Bitter, Butcombe Bitter and Gold (£3.80), Dartmoor Jail Ale, Landlord, Tribute, Doom Bar and a cider - may be mostly similar in style but you can see why it's Good Beer Guide listed, and it's certainly worth a visit if in town.

On 3rd June 2019 - rating: 8
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Quinno _ left this review about Hole in the Wall

Torquay’s only nationally-famous pub and it’s easy to see why. A historic pub (circa 1540 says the sign) tucked away off the main drag in a narrow side passage off a small road. The interior of the main bar and spur is a low-ceilinged warren of rooms, snugs, pew seating and wood panelling. To the left is a large restaurant. The worn cobbled flooring in the front bar is a bit of a feature. Inevitably, there’s plenty of nautical ephemera but as mentioned below not too much as to be chintzy. There’s also a decent collection of brewerania. I especially liked the press-gang cosh for the recruitment of staff. We took a seat in the hansom cab-esque alcove at the far right rear which was a nice place to relax and observe the goings-on. Plenty of ales available; Dartmoor Jail (good), Otter x2, Sheps Spitfire, Bays Topsail and Doom Bar with a couple off. Perhaps a little conservative? As noted elsewhere it’s far from the cheapest pint you’ll get locally but if an extra few pence is the price of keeping the place up-to-scratch, then I won’t argue. Background music was classic 70’s hits from the landlord’s ipod. Note that the pub is not child-friendly; this is one for grown-ups and curmudgeons only. Enjoyable place with plenty of character and good ale, well-worth stopping for.

On 27th July 2014 - rating: 8
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peter ashworth left this review about Hole In The Wall

Historic pub and Torquay's oldest (circa 1540) with plenty of character and charm.Ale Monsters fine review sums the pub up nicely and I cannot add much to it apart from I thought the nautical memorabilia was a good balance without going over the top.
This was our local for a week with our Hotel just a stones throw away.

On 30th June 2013 - no rating submitted
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Map location corrected by Ale Monster
Torquay, 1.11 miles, 21 min walk (show)
Torre, 1.51 miles, 29 min walk (show)
Paignton, 3.42 miles, 1 hr 5 min walk (show)
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3rd Jun 2019, 20:46
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