The Grade II listed harbourside building has undergone a six-month restoration, giving it a new lease of life, whilst ensuring its historic character is preserved. The building - believed to have been used as a fish cellar and net store originally - was vacant when the brewery acquired it last year.
The new pub is part of the Torbay Council’s Port Masterplan, promoted by the Torbay Harbour Committee, to upgrade and enhance the historic harbourside area for residents and visitors to Paignton. Having agreed to invest in the regeneration project, the Council worked alongside the Torbay Development Agency (TDA) to identify the right partner to take the project forward.
Following a competitive tendering process, we have a 90-year lease on the Harbour Light, which TDA hopes will lead the way in terms of improving the harbour’s vibrancy, attracting further investment in Torbay and generating job opportunities.
Serving breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, the new Harbour Light offers traditional pub food, locally sourced fresh seafood, daily changing seasonal specials and award-winning ales. There are also vegetarian, vegan and gluten free dishes to choose from.
Steve Worrall, managing director - pubs, inns and hotels said: “We’re delighted that the Harbour Light is now officially open.
“Having worked closely with town council, harbour committee and TDA throughout the restoration, we’re so proud of the finished result – a family-friendly venue, in an amazing position with unrivalled views across the harbour. It’s perfect for people looking to recharge and refuel, whether they’re taking a break from a sailing trip, exploring the town, or taking a walk along Paignton’s seafront.
He continued: “We look forward to welcoming local residents and visitors to the area.”
For more information on the Harbour Light, and to view the menus, visit www.harbourlightpaignton.co.uk.