Big Lunches 2018

Coming to Torbay on Sunday 30th September this year is the Big Lunches across Torbay – lunches organised in venues such as pubs, restaurants, community centres – all key areas for bringing people together, and what better way to bring people together than with food!

These local lunches are part of our celebrations marking International Day of Older Persons (October 1st) which also links in with our annual Ageing Well Festival – an event for celebrating growing older, and promoting a positive image of older people.

This year’s festival is on Saturday 20th October, at Paignton Community and Sports Academy in Borough Road – for more information, visit our festival page.

So far we have 14 confirmed Big Lunches this year:


Hookhills Community Centre, Freshwater Drive, Paignton TQ4 7SB
£4.75 for a home-cooked style carvery.
Book by phoning  Hookhills Community Centre: 01803 845250

Lupton House, Churston Ferrers, TQ5 0LD
£4 for high cream tea.
Book by phoning  Lupton House: 01803 845800

Preston Sands Hotel, 10-12 Marine Parade, Paignton TQ3 2NU
12:30pm (for 1pm start)
£9.95 for two-course roast, with tea & coffee, followed by games and socialising. Book by phoning Preston Sands Hotel: 01803 558718

Parkers Arms & Cattlemans Restaurant, 343-347 Totnes Road, Paignton, TQ4 7DE
£3.95 (£6.95 for a larger plate) carvery, with live music performed by guitar duo “Don’t Fret”
Book by phoning Nina Cooper: 07929 335915

Waterside Inn, 128 Dartmouth Road, Paignton, TQ4 6ND
12:30pm (for a 1pm start) – 3pm
£4.99 for a roast meal (with choices of beef, chicken or vegetarian pie)  followed by board games & socialising.
Book by phoning Waterside Inn: 01803 551113


The Edge, Bolton Street, Brixham, TQ5 9DH
12:30pm for 1pm start, finishing at 3pm.
£3 for a home-cooked Sunday Roast Lunch (2 courses), with tea & coffee, followed by socialising.
Book by phoning Victoria Campbell (07469660873) Rosemary Clarke (07703715229) or YES@TheEdge (01803 851414)


Windmill Centre, Pendennis Road, Torquay, TQ2 7QB
£3.50 for Live music/bingo, with a 3-course roast dinner.
Starter: Carrot & Coriander Soup, or Leek & Potato Soup.
Main: Roast Dinner with all the trimmings, choice of chicken, pork or beef (or all three)
Dessert: Trifle or Fresh Fruit and Ice Cream.
Book by phoning Theo Tanser: 07599 993987

Acorn Centre, Lummaton Cross, Torquay TQ2 8ET
£3.50, music, home-made veg soup, or Roast with all the trimmings (Chicken/Beef) with Apple Strudel plus custard for dessert.
Book by phoning Theo Tanser: 07599 993987

Haywain Pub, 47 Sherwell Valley Road, Torquay TQ2 6EL
Free of charge lunch with live music, home-cooked meats provided, you’re invited to make, bring and share food (made or bought)
Book by phoning Tara Acton: 07730792431

The Willow Tree Stonehouse, Condor Way, Torquay TQ2 7TG,
£5.79 for a Sunday Carvery.
Book by phoning Tara Simpson: 07920650528

Ellacombe Community Café, 17 Market Street, Torquay TQ1 3AF,
£6.95 for a 3-course lunch, followed by coffee/tea, and includes music from the 1950s and beyond, courtesy of Pat Scandal.
To book, phone Usha Garrattley (07702 557723) or Ellacombe Community Café (07720094697)

Kents pub, 1 Ilsham Road, Torquay, TQ1 2JG
12pm for a 12:15pm start, finishes 2:15pm.
£11.50 (£7 for smaller plate) for a Sunday Roast
Please note, this is the only one of these lunches on Sunday 7th October, rather than Sunday 30th September.
Book by phoning Marianne Parker: 07469 660875

Precinct Social Centre, Church Road, Torquay, TQ1 2JG
£4.50 for High Tea with professional entertainment, fun, laughter and a free raffle.
To book, call Ann George (07778 426653) or Jennie Langridge (07469 660888)

Vouchers for The Green Ginger (J D Wetherspoon)
Fleet Walk, Torquay TQ2 5DZ
20% off all meals on Sunday 30th September
Call Sean for more info: 07854 066117