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“It's changed - for better and worse!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Lopes Arms

Lopes Arms
27-29 Tavistock Road, Plymouth, England
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Ranked #120 of 526 Restaurants in Plymouth
Cuisines: British
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Description: Very traditional village pub on the northern edge of the city of Plymouth convenient to a large local community but much used by travellers on their way back from the rural hinterland and especially Dartmoor. Fair good value selection of mid to low priced traditional pub food in a classic setting. Well worth a Tripadvisor entry.
Ivybridge, United Kingdom
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“It's changed - for better and worse!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Changed hands and no longer a 'very traditional' pub, more like restaurant decor with mid to high rather than the 'low to mid price meals' of the old description. As others have noted service was slow; although the pleasant waitress was working very hard she was doing so solo and perhaps this was the case in the kitchen too.
Extensive evening menu - from £8.95 for veggie option, £9.95 for 'pub classics' (scampi, chilli etc) & burgers, more for anything more fancy, much more for local steak. Ale nearly £4 a pint.
Food nice enough, not sure worth the price and the long wait though.

Visited April 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Plymouth England
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Birthday Meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Went for a family meal for my mothers 80th birthday. We were seated promptly and were directed to the menu which is displayed on blackboards. After choosing our meals we had a drink whilst we waited, we waited a bit longer than I would have expected as it was not overly busy but there were 10 of us so no big deal. The food when it came was hot well presented and very tasty. The deserts were delicious, overall a very nice meal.

We stayed for a few more drinks before heading off home. Everyone enjoyed the food and would defiantly go back again.

Staff were polite and served us quickly and with no fuss, nothing seemed too mush trouble.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Really fed up and embarassed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Previously this has been a great pub serving simple food in hearty portions - no frills but great home cooked value. Took some Canadian guests with me when it was a little busy and I was absolutely dumb struck. If there was a crack in the floor I'd have jumped! Slow service, poor quality food, minimalist size, inflated prices. I will never go there again until the Landlord goes. End of...

Visited September 2013
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Consistently good,excellent pub food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

A great pub where you can guarantee good tasty food,well cooked and value for money.It has an extensive menu, so good choice for everyone.
Happy atmosphere and professional and friendly staff.You can't go wrong,it's a staple!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Roborough, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Delicious and great value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Popped into the Lopes for a quick bite to eat. Not eaten there in a long time. The food was absolutely delicious and the portion size very generous. Had a lovely evening and the staff were extremely friendly. Will definitely be back soon. :)

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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