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The Gog & Magog (JD Wetherspoon), Plymouth

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57-59 Southside Street
Plymouth
PL1 2LA
Phone: 01752264160
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Steve C left this review about The Gog & Magog (JD Wetherspoon)

The Gog and Magog is a Wetherspoons located up a small side passage off Southside Street. A busy courtyard full of seating separates the pub from the main drag. Inside the entrance are a few tables before steps, and a wheelchair lift, that lead up to a long bar that runs down the left hand wall. This bar faces seating along the right hand wall of this comparatively small Spoons. There are two banks of five handpumps amongst the standard and premium keg. During a recent midweek afternoon visit these were drawing Sharp’s Doom Bar, Greene King Abbot Ale, Salcombe Island Street Porter, Ruddles, Lancaster Brewery’s Lancaster Black and Castle Rock’s Raspberry Ripple. The usual JDW menu is in operation. The service was polite, but I don’t plan on rushing back.

On 22nd August 2022 - rating: 5
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E TA left this review about The Gog & Magog (JD Wetherspoon)

As described below, this slightly unusual JDW is in a relatively modern building on the site of a much older pub called The Blackfriars. Ales on were Abbott, Ruddles, Doombar, Walkers White Gold and Black Gold, and Jail Ale. There is a paved Garden at the front which opens Until 9pm. The staff were functional at best, the clients mainly rowdy students and screeching, drunken women, and the beer was in very poor condition. Not worth the effort.

On 16th August 2019 - rating: 5
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Aqualung . left this review about The Gog & Magog (JD Wetherspoon)

This is an unusual Spoons in that for a city centre one it isn't that big. There's a fairly large courtyard at the front with lots of seating. Inside it's a split level room with some steps in the middle leading up to the bar area and a stair lift for wheelchairs. It generally has a modern feel to it. On a November Wednesday evening the courtyard was almost empty and inside fairly busy.
Although there are ten hand pumps the choice was limited consisting of the JDW Trio Of Doom with Abbot and Doom Bore doubled, Dartmoor Jail Ale doubled, GK Old Speckled Hen, Hobgoblin and Burton Bridge Festival Ale. I tried the Jail Ale (£2.29) and failed to see why it should be a permanent fixture in almost all the SW England JDWs. Happily the Burton Bridge beer (£2.29) saved the day. Even so, if you exclude the Jail Ale there were no local beers on at all and two of the most boring ales from the all year guests (OSH & Hobgoblin).

On 13th November 2017 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve C
Plymouth, 1.03 miles, 19 min walk (show)
Devonport, 2.07 miles, 39 min walk (show)
Dockyard (Plymouth), 2.49 miles, 48 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Gog & Magog (JD Wetherspoon), Plymouth
22nd Aug 2022, 17:37
Pub map correction submitted by Steve C approved
 
22nd Aug 2022, 16:13
Review submitted by Steve C

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 28 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 28 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 28 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Until 9pm - last updated 24 July 2019 by E TA
  • CAMRA Discount : No - vouchers only - last updated 24 July 2019 by E TA
  • Car Park : No last updated 28 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes - Until 9 p.m. - last updated 28 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 28 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 28 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 28 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 28 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 28 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 28 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 28 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 28 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 28 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 28 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 28 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 28 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 28 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 24 July 2019 by E TA
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 28 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes - The Cloud - last updated 24 July 2019 by E TA
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