What did you drink in Torbay's pubs and clubs?

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(Last Updated On: February 26, 2018)

We’re putting together a local history talk on the Bay’s past nightlife. One part of the talk is on, “What did you drink in Torbay’s’ pubs and clubs?” Here’s some suggestions so far. More are very welcome..

Lambrusco

Babysham

Pernod and Black

Taboo

Hooch

Aftershock

Watneys Red Barrel

Fluorescent cocktails with faux exotic or just plain sleazy names – Blue Hawaiian, Sex on the Beach, A Slow Comfortable…

Double Diamond

Babysham and brandy

Light and Bitter

Cherry B

Skol lager

Colt 45

The Snowball

Hemeling Lager

Black Tower

Mad Dog 20/20

Metz

Reef

Black & Tan

Mild

Scrumpy or Screech

Snakebite

Dubonnet

Cinzano

White Lightning

Blue Curacao

Harvey Wallbangers

Black Russian

Port and Lemon

Rum and Black

Tennants Lager

Orange top (scrumpy with a dash of orange)

Courage bitter

Barley Wine

Pony “the little drink with the big kick”

Coolers

Cider and Black

Lager and Black

Harvey Wallbanger
Arctic Lite Lager

Natch and Armadillo

Absynth shots

Mirage

Pernod

Green Goddess (Pernod, vodka, creme de menthe)

Wipeouts

Marie Brizard

Old Fashioned (bourbon, dry ginger, bitters)

Dry Martini

Breakers

Turbo Shandies

Sangria using Thunderbird

Hoffmeister

Brown Split

Stout and Mild

Creme de Menthe

Mackeson

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Kevin Dixon went to Audley Park – now Torquay Academy – and South Devon College when it was at Torre. After studying at Birmingham City University, he returned home because there’s nowhere else quite like Torquay. He then became involved in community and adult education, completed a PhD, and started writing about the weird and unknown side of town. He now Chairs Healthwatch Torbay and is involved in health and social care in the Bay.