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The Fishermans Arms - CLOSED

31 Lambhay Street | The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NN, England
01752 661 457
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Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Pleasantly situated overlooking the Barbican, the Fishermans Arms is a traditional pub with real ales, a warm and friendly atmosphere and a fantastic restaurant.Reputedly the second oldest pub in Plymouth (grade 2 listed)we are steeped in history and have one of the last surviving remnants of the original Plymouth Castle.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Pleasantly situated overlooking the Barbican, the Fishermans Arms is a traditional pub with real ales, a warm and friendly atmosphere and a fantastic restaurant.Reputedly the second oldest pub in Plymouth (grade 2 listed)we are steeped in history and have one of the last surviving remnants of the original Plymouth Castle.

118 reviews from our community

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English first
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I felt I had to write and reply regards the last persons review on the fish and chips. Well all I can say is that the review is absolute garbage! The fish and we ordered it on no less than a dozen occasions was massive and would hardly fit on the plate!!! In fact the owner always made a comment... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Not at all surprised the Fishermans has closed. It just didn't fit to either a top eaterie or good pub. I found the owner pretentious and a little snobbish. They were trying too hard to turn a good local pub into an upmarket restaurant. Whilst doing this they totally lost the community feel of the pub. The fact that the... More

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Plymouth
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

The previous comment from lobster mad sum it all up. A real shame that this has closed. What is it with the lack of adventure and support from Plymothians?? It does worry me at times. Please enjoy yourselves and support local business!

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plymouth
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Yet another independent restaurant serving great food in convivial surroundings, closed down thanks to the scandalous rent charged by the breweries, the ruinous business rates imposed by the council, and from the lack of vision from Plymothians who are still happy to frequent high street chains where the money leaves the city to head offices in London or abroad rather... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
198 reviews 198 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
970 helpful votes 970 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Came by last night (Thursday) in search of supper, and surprised to find the place closed, for the first time in years. Discovered in this morning's local newspaper that the owners or tenants of this foodie pub have closed down and made this known by Twitter. No other explanation. Have to say though, that although the food here was reasonably... More

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

We turned up on a wild and wet night and enjoyed a very tasty meal of fish pie and mussels and chips. The food was very well done indeed. The pub itself is cosy and intimate, with a welcoming coal fire. The pub itself

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Taunton, England, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

This lovely pub did us proud , we visited on a Sunday lunchtime for a 90 th birthday meal. The e mails before were extremely helpful and they went the extra mile ensuring the event went well. Food was good , service excellent , very friendly. It has great character close to the historic barbican. Highly recommend

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We are new to the area and have been trying to find a decent pub/restaurant, I have to say up to now we have been a bit disappointed with what was on offer up until now. Having visited The Fishermans Arms, I have to say this is by far the best food on offer in Plymouth by a landslide. Not... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Starter soup was amazing but we were bitterly disappointed when our roast dinner was served. Looked fine however, bacon wrapped sausage looked raw and wasn't very warm, roast potatoes (normally my favourite part) were like rubber, they felt tough and not at all crunchy or fluffy in middle yuck! The turkey was very thick with blood streaks throughout, again not... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Had our Christmas party here this year. Staff were brilliant, food was out of this world. They were so accommodating! Had a wonderful time. Would highly recommend!

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