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“Best Drinks Selection in the city...”

Plymouth Gin Distillery
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Historic Plymouth luxury one-day private guided tour from Cornwall
Ranked #7 of 170 things to do in Plymouth
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Owner description: Gin Distillery that offers a variety of three different tours, shop and cocktail lounge Booking advisable for tours
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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“Best Drinks Selection in the city...”
Reviewed February 16, 2014

I’ve been a member here for many years, i ve seen the bar changing every year, for the better of course. New management at the moment and new systems for bookings and reservations. People don’t like changes but anything new is good. The drink selection is fantastic and the bar staff can make any classic cocktail you ask for. Relaxed atmosphere and definitely no rushing here. If you looking for a 5 minute drink, then you are in the wrong bar. Table service is great, no more waiting on the bar for 20 minutes before you order. I would like to see a few more live bands in here though like back in the day. Book before you visit to avoid disappointment.

Visited February 2014
Thank Steve B
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“Best bar in Plymouth by far”
Reviewed February 14, 2014

The Refectory has an amazing atmosphere and the best cocktails you will ever taste. The staff are friendly and go out of their way to give you a personal experience.
You cannot visit Plymouth without visiting here although booking is recommended due to its increasing popularity

Visited January 2014
Thank Ami G
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Truro, United Kingdom
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“Oh come on!”
Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

I have previously enjoyed many a cocktail here and have recommended widely; having not been for a while I was aghast at the changes. Rather than a pleasurable relaxing cocktail, we were asked if we had booked a table, a table for a drink, seriously! We were escorted to a table, when we asked if we could possibly sit at the bar, we were told they need to check if there were stools available, there were clearly 4 vacant!

Please stop taking yourselves so seriously, you spoiled what should have been a pleasant ambient start to an evening by being so officious and quite frankly ridiculous!

Visited February 2014
4 Thank Val S
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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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“Different kind of experience - The Refectory Cocktail bar”
Reviewed January 26, 2014

We went at 6.00pm and more or less had to beg to get in. We were supposed to book a table (What book a table at 6.00pm for a cocktail?)
Apparently if we had got there after 7 we wouldn't have got in at all because we aren't members. Great for visitors to Plymouth. We are incidentally respectable looking 60 somethings, not 17 year olds in ripped jeans.
Ok, so once we got through the door, the bar is very stylish, the staff are friendly and the cocktails very tasty at 7gbp each, so if you can talk you way in its worth a visit!!

Visited January 2014
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“great tour”
Reviewed January 17, 2014

incredibly interesting and informative tour and plenty of gin involved :) we only did the basic tour with tasters but in tempted to go back and do the masterclass where you get to make your own gin :)

Visited January 2014
Thank 36Kempton
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