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Admiral MacBride

1 The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LR, England
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Ranked #213 of 528 Restaurants in Plymouth
Price range: $0 - $15
Mon - Fri 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cuisines: English
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Good for: Bar scene
Description: The Admiral MacBride is a traditional English Pub with a friendly and relaxing atmosphere located on Plymouth's historic Barbican seafront. The Admiral MacBride is built upon the original Mayflower Steps from where the pilgrim fathers set sail for America. We provide an extensive food menu in using, wherever possible, locally grown vegetables and fresh fish and shellfish landed right here on the Barbican. We also offer a wide selection of lager, real ales, cider & wine for your enjoyment.
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English first
Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

This pub, serves food, although we didn't eat there. The ambiance was a bit flat and while we were there a group can in, looked around and walked back out! However, it was clean and had some interesting features. It could be made so much more though. The décor was mixed - get rid of the John Lennon posters and... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Nice room for our two night stay with all the things you'd expect for that type of break, although I missed not being able to have breakfast in the pub. However to counter that we ate breakfast in Tudor Rose Tea Rooms and The Glassblowing House nearby, which were both really good. Only downside was the parking! We didn't need... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Popped in here for a couple of drinks after diner on the Barbican. Fair enough it was early evening on a Saturday so the revellers were out but we were greated by the barmen bent down behind the bar offering an inuendo towards his co-worker! Whilst i'm not a prude it wasn't quite the greeting I was expecting. The pub... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We called in here early one evening and the music was loud for a quite drink but we did return the next day for a Crab sandwich which was as it said a crab sandwich plain no garnish, The crab as advertised was fresh and really tasted lovely my Husband is ok without a bit of garnish but I do... More 

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41 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Visited here recently. Beautiful area right on the seafront. Modern inside. Friendly staff. Dog friendly - dog even got a bowl of water which was a nice touch. The all day breakfast was perfect and drinks reasonably priced. Would defo return if in the area.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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519 restaurant reviews
2,692 helpful votes 2,692 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013 via mobile

A pub with a reputation for being quiet and lowkey seems to have sealed and become more fun. Recently we have dropped in after walks around the sea front. More suitable for older folk like my mother than say the Dolphin. But the AMcB with its carpet and warmer fresher decor also seems to be attracting youngsters. Generally more relaxed... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Have only been here once, I remember getting shots for 50p and some interesting drink called "S*** on grass"... 'nuff said.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

Stayed in one of the upstairs rooms very reasonably priced compared to hotels just up the road. Friendly manageress and amazing view out of the window. Clearly been recently refurbished, my only fault would be no TV in my room! I like the background noise although the window view was more than enough

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Set my gps for 1 The Barbican,Plymouth and found this amazing piece of history.Popped in for a pint and asked the landlord where I could find a room on The Barbican and he said they had one available....They have 5 rooms all brand new refurbished with new beds and linen and carpet....nice modern tiled bathrooms with showers,my room overlooked the... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

A great pub with an excellent atmosphere, good music and fantastic crab sandwiches. Friendly and helpful staff. It's rare to find good all round pubs like this nowadays. Definitely worth a visit when your on the barbican.

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Additional Information about Admiral MacBride

Address: 1 The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LR, England
Phone Number: 01752262054
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Plymouth
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 15
Cuisine: English

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