Welcome to Drift Inn and Kiss nightclub.Situated conveniently across the road from Paignton train station, Drift Inn has been open since the end of July under the family run guidance of Wendy and Danny Philpott. The pub’s motto which hangs on the wall reads, ‘drift in as a stranger, sail away as friends’ and it’s fair to say that the ambience and laid back, chilled-out nature of the place
does their motto justice.
The pub is open from 11.00am every morning serving breakfast and keeps serving food right up until 9.00pm every night. The bar is licensed from 11.00am until 11.00pm everyday except Fridays and Saturdays when it’s open until 4.00am and doubles up as Kiss the nightclub’s chill-out room. Basically come up the stairs and turn right at the top and you’re in Drift Inn pub and restaurant.
Come up the stairs and turn left and you’re in Kiss the nightclub on a Friday and Saturday night from 10.00pm-4.00am (it’s FREE entry and the bar prices are the same as the pub).
The food is typically British pub grub cooked to a higher standard than normal. The menu is compact and features steaks and burgers, paninis and kids meals with a daily selection of specials on offer. Drift Inn has a full Sky Sports package which means there’s no excuse to miss your favourite football, rugby or cricket team play and as they open up the nightclub for big games it means you can fit up to 450 of your mates in as well! Keep your eyes peeled for special deals and offers when live Sky Sports games are on so keep checking back for details.
Danny, Wendy & Dave can put on functions for up to 100 people for your special occasion be it a wedding anniversary, christening or special birthday surprise. The whole place really does bring something new and fresh to Paignton whether it’s the pub and restaurant or the nightclub experience so be sure to pop in soon and check them out.
The menus are here: Drift Inn
The Clocktower Bar and Pub is Torquay’s foremost sporting venue. This is Torquay’s premier sports bar showing football, rubgy, racing, Gaelic football and just about any other sport you can think of to ask them for.
Let’s get the food out of the way. It’s made up of typical and traditional British pub grub. The kitchen opens at noon every day and serves lunch up until 6:00pm when dinner takes over and is served til around 9:30pm. There’s daily specials on offer on the board inside with room for 30 diners inside with another 52 outside.
Parking is either on street or in the local car park across the road. DON’T get caught out by the taxi rank outside like I did, which looks like it’s pay parking all day til 6:00pm then free like everywhere else. It is pay parking, then it becomes a taxi rank from 6-8:00pm and if you park there for longer than a couple of seconds you will get a ticket.
There we go, that’s that sorted, now for the sport and the drinking. The pub serves from 11:00am until 1:00am pretty much 7 days a week except Sunday. The bitters change regularly and you can pay by cash or card.
This is a pub that welcomes rugby teams, stag parties and the like. Make sure you give Darren the manager a ring first and he’ll lay something on for you FREE of charge whether it’s a finger buffet or sandwiches or just a little something to soak up the booze and help you have a good night and not feel too rough the next day. So if you’re playing locally or coming down for the weekend on a club jolly, get in touch and let the team at The Clocktower look after you from start to finish. There aren’t many places that actively encourage rugby teams and stag patries in the Bay so take advantage while you can.
Maido Japanese Noodle Bar opened up just over a year and has gone from strength to strength ever since. Kyoko’s (the owner) ambition is to provide people with fresh, healthy food at a reasonable cost, that can be eaten in a friendly approachable atmosphere. Much of their food is cooked in front of the customer while they wait – In Japan, this is known as Teppan-style. Maido is a relatively unique shop/food bar which makes exciting ‘homemade’ Japanese dishes. Their establishment is bright and airy and not far at all from the town centre, some people may say ‘tucked away’ – I prefer ‘hidden gem’. There’s plenty to sample here that you probably won’t be familiar with unless you’re an aficionado of Japanese cooking but don’t let that put you off, Kyoko is very friendly and more than willing to help you choose the right dish for you as she did for me.
Maido would happily consider opening on an evening for a reasonable size party of people for a special event.
Opening hours are: Sunday & Monday Closed. Tuesday – Thursday 11.30am – 4pm. Friday 11.30am – 7:30pm & Saturday 11:30am – 4:30pm.
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Torquay’s newest Italian restaurant serving contemporary Italian cuisine with views across the harbour. Come into Amici’s and receive a warm friendly welcome to accompany your delicious pizza, pasta, risotto or meat dish. The restaurant is quite large and open plan, yet remains cosy and inviting with an array of nooks and crannies to get lost in. At the same time there is sufficient
room to accommodate functions for special occasions for up to 65 people. Amici is the sister restaurant of Bianco’s across the road where we also have a special offer on in the evenings! The full menu is here: Amici menu
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