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The Queens Arms, Plymouth

Southside Street
Plymouth
PL1 2LA
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E TA left this review about The Queens Arms

Previously The Plymouth Arms, the original 19th Century building was destroyed in the Second World War and rebuilt in the 1960s. Much as described by Blackthorn, below, this town centre pub is welcoming and functional in equal measure.  Four ales on were Doombar, Tribute, Salcombe Shingle Bay and Jail Ale, all in decent condition. It was quiet, and that was a good thing.  I’d be very happy to return here for a longer session.

On 15th August 2019 - rating: 6
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Queens Arms

A smallish pub in the popular Barbican area, it has a very traditional feel inside and is perhaps slightly dated in some ways. That’s not to say it’s tatty or neglected, just that the style of décor probably hasn’t changed much for decades.

Internally it’s all one long, open room with the bar counter about half way up on the right. Red patterned carpet was on the floor and green velvet bench seating around the perimeter, as well as chairs and stools padded with green velvet. A few small wooden partitions were down one side to break up the space somewhat and these had some inset stained glass, although this looked relatively modern. An internal porch at the front of the pub also had some stained glass in the door. The wallpaper was a very busy design covered in leaves whilst there was some pale green paint elsewhere. Red tie back curtains covered the leaded windows. A few old Victorian style portrait photographs were on the wall as well as a Bass mirror.

Beers on tap were all reasonably local with Doom Bar, Tribute, Dartmoor Jail Ale and Otter Ale. Ciders meanwhile were Stowford Press and Thatcher’s Gold.

On 12th May 2017 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about The Queens Arms

Nice-looking building which nterestingly isn't that old - the original was bombed by the Luftwaffe and this structure dates from the mid-1960s. A nice stained glass entry door leads to a comfy (and thankfully warm!) bar with a red pub carpet, retro wallpaper, mint colourscheme, red curtains, divided banquettes and a nice stained (plastic, not glass, I think) flyover on the bar gantry - so not a huge amount of change here over the years. Four ales on, a fairly safe selection of Otter, Jail Ale, Doom Bar and Tribute. The Otter was in decent shape. Calmer and less frantic here than some of the other nearby pubs. I’d be happy to do this one again if I find myself back amongst the Janners. 7.5

On 1st December 2016 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Old Blue
Plymouth, 1.06 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Devonport, 2.09 miles, 40 min walk (show)
Dockyard (Plymouth), 2.5 miles, 48 min walk (show)
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15th Aug 2019, 06:24
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12th May 2017, 08:00
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