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The Pub on the Hoe, Plymouth

159 Citadel Road
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Michael Wright left this review about The Pub on the Hoe

Interior is well described by Blackthorn below. Pub is on three levels, presumably due to being on a hillside. The ground floor [street level] is where the bar is, the lower and upper levels are mainly food seating from what I saw. One point to note is the toilets are up some stairs, wide and not too steep, but none the less not one for anyone with mobility problems regarding stairs. I did not see a disabled toilet on street level but TBH I was not looking for one

I opted for a burger, it was in the OK category, my companion had the spicy veggie burger option, fiery, not for the faint hearted. There is a specials board, outside as you enter, check it first beacuse not one easily visible inside

I found staff helpful & friendly. The customers seemed a mix of locals plus wet & hungry grockles like us

Did not try the beer / cider, but seemed plenty of choices available

Parking on street only, at a price, pay at meter, and probably very difficult on say a sunny August Sunday

Family friendly, even had box games like connect 4 available upstairs, could be ideal haven out of the rain if marooned on the Hoe

Worth popping in if in the area and looking for food or drink. Not worth a special trip though, especially if paying for parking

On 13th July 2017 - rating: 6
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Pub on the Hoe

A pleasant looking pub just opposite the Hoe gardens, it looked quite inviting from the outside and has presumably had some refurbishment recently although we did think that it perhaps had something of a gastro-pub look about it.

Internally though it’s more traditional with something of a rustic, and perhaps slightly nautical feel to it and split over a couple of different levels. The main bar area had unusual wooden planks on the floor, quite short and with a couple of brass screws at arch end, they were perhaps all part of the nautical feel. Elsewhere there was carpet on the floor and some weathered pale blue boards on the walls as well as deep red paintwork. The ceiling too was boarded and a rolled up projector screen was off to one side with various sporting fixtures advertised on notices. Wooden balustrade separated the different areas, some of which included thick ship’s rope.

The menu offered a reasonable looking selection of pub grub dishes such as ham egg & chips, sausage & mash, fish & chips, lasagne, etc., and these were mostly priced around the £8 - £10 mark. In addition to this there were also a dozen or so burger options. I opted for the chicken topped with cheese and smothered in a barbecue sauce and whilst this was a generous enough portion the chicken was a little dry and across the table the fish and chips looked promising enough but was a little on the greasy side.

Beers on tap were Hunter’s Devon Dreamer and Tavy Ideal Pale Ale. There seems to be a little more focus on ciders here though, with the line-up on my visit including Thatcher’s Gold, Strongbow Cloudy Apple and Orchard Pig Philosopher. I initially opted for my default choice of Gold, but the friendly barman suggested the Philosopher and offered me a sample, and I’m glad he did, it was a great pint. He also told me about the other guest ciders that were planned. All in all I thought this was a decent enough pub for a pint, although the food certainly wasn’t anything special.

On 12th May 2017 - rating: 6
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Old Blue left this review about The Yard Arm

A popular, well-rounded traditional Plymouth pub advertising a good, changing selection of ales. Front entrance leads on to seating area, with the bar on the left propped up by regulars, a raised seating area to the front with sport on the TV, and another very comfortable seating area down some steps to the rear. Butcombe Bitter @£3.10 was spot on, Doombar also available but two other hand pumps disappointingly empty. Traditional food menu reasonably priced, for example with roasts @£6.95 or two for £12, or you can splash out £8.95 on a lamb shank. Has rooms above. A welcoming, friendly place, with three attentive barmaids as a bonus.

On 10th May 2011 - rating: 8
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Plymouth, 0.96 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Devonport, 1.88 miles, 36 min walk (show)
Dockyard (Plymouth), 2.29 miles, 44 min walk (show)
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13th Jul 2017, 13:50
Review submitted by Michael Wright amended by Michael Wright
13th Jul 2017, 13:48
Review submitted by Michael Wright

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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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