Torquay’s pubs in 1850

(Last Updated On: September 6, 2017)

Following the recent Spotted discussion on Torquay’s Lost Pubs, here’s a list taken from White’s Directory of those Inns, Taverns and Beerhouses operating in 1850. They were:

Apsley House, Park Hill
The Castle Inn, Lower Union Street
The Commercial Inn, Market Street
The Exeter Inn, Lower Union Street
The Globe, Higher Union Street
The Golden Lion, Lower Union Street
The Half-Moon, Lower Union Street
Hearder’s Hotel, Victoria Parade
The King William, Madrepore Place
The London Hotel, Fleet Street
The Marine Inn, Palk Street
The Market Inn, Lower Union Street
The Maritime Inn, Victoria Parade
The Rising Sun, South Street
The Royal Hotel, The Strand
The Star, Higher Union Street
The Steam Packet, Victoria Parade
The Torbay Inn, Tor Square
The White Hart, Lower Union Street
The White Swan, Swan Street

There were also Beerhouses in:

Braddon’s Row (2)
Brunswick Place
Church Lane (2)
George Street
Grill Road
Higher Union Street (3)
Lower Union Street (3)
Madeira Place (2)
Madrepore Place
Melville Street
Meadfoot Row
Melville Street
Park Lane
Pimlico (2)
South Street (2)
Temperance Street (2)
Torwood Row
Waldon Terrace

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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 at Exeter University , 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.