Enjoy a full English Breakfast in the cosy Lounge area of The Griffin Bar tucked away beneath Yardley Manor Hotel and while you eat
imagine what secrets this quaint building could tell!
The Victorian walls of this unique converted part of the Yardley Manor were originally the foundations of the historic Torquay Winter
Gardens, built in 1878.
Designed for the entertainment of low season holiday makers, Torquay Winter Gardens cast-iron and glass structure could seat up to
1,000 people for concerts and varied music shows including an Italian band. It also featured three tennis courts and a bowling alley!
However, it was not very successful and in 1903 the building was sold to Great Yarmouth. The structure was shipped by barge
from Torquay without the loss of a single pane of glass and is still in use today. Fortunately the basement housing the Griffin Bar
escaped the move and thick stone walls remain to this day.
The Griffin Bar with Pool Table, Darts and choice of music to suit all tastes, is open from 12.30 till late. Offering good company and
a variety of wines, beers, real ale at sensible prices!
You are welcome to order your favourite takeaway and enjoy it with your pint whilst relaxing in The Griffin, just ask to see our Eating
In and Out Guide for a wide selection of Restaurants and Takeaways to suit all tastes and pockets!
We have an excellent selection of fine dining close by and you will be spoilt for choice – Bistro’s, Cosmopolitan Bars nestling around
the picturesque Harbour, themed restaurants, bars and clubs in abundance. You name it, Yardley Manor has it and only a short
stroll away from our quiet location in Museum Road which is just opposite the pretty Torwood Gardens.