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Peter de Savary is an old hand at hospitality, & his latest venture is a real charmer, with some Devon cream on top. The seaside setting is a dream & the cooking also impresses, thanks to a solidly traditional Brit menu with some retro touches & plenty of local sourcing. Kick off with plump seared Brixham scallops or roll back to the 60s with a pint of prawns & piquant Marie Rose sauce. To follow, slow-cooked Devon steak & Otter Ale pie is proper trencherman grub, while roast partridge (shot nearby) is suitably gamey. Treacle tart makes a toothsome finale, & the West Country cheeseboard proffers six moreish varieties. The decor is all rustic stonework, oak beams & crackling log fires; when it’s warm, diners can also take advantage of the pretty view-filled terrace with its dedicated BBQ & pizza oven. Staff gravitate with assurance.


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  1. If you are looking for a little slice of heaven in Devon, look no further than The Cary Arms. It’s a boutique inn set on the beachfront in Babbacombe Bay, that oozes seaside chic. With 8 seafacing rooms and 4 pretty holiday cottages, it’s the perfect place for a luxurious but relaxed getaway.

    We were delighted to be invited to stay, as I have family living very close by whom we visited afterwards. You feel a real sense of anticipation arriving at the inn and driving all the way down to the water’s edge. There are no other houses nearby so it feels really private yet at the same time it’s very welcoming. The...
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Essential Details for The Cary Arms

  • Address: Babbacombe Beach, Torquay, Torquay TQ1 3LX
  • Telephone: 01803 327110
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  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12N-3pm 6.30-9pm
  • Cuisine: British
  • Area: Devon
  • Price: £39.00
  • Wine: £12.95
  • Champagne: £25.00

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