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Hawkins Meeting House

Hawkings 5 Buckwell Street | Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2DA, England
+44 1752 222919
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Pub refitting as art college annexe.

Closed presumably forever as a pub. Work well under way to convert into space for novice art and... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
CLOSED for at least a year

Dark and empty. A post war 1960s pub showing its age. Agents sign has been up for a year or more... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2016
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Hawkins Meeting House is a Pub by day & Club by night, welcoming everyone, promoting diversity and providing a positive atmosphere for all cultures and communities. Previously The Breton Arms until it became Hawkins in August 2008, we are situated in the City Centre opposite Bretonside Bus station in the heart of Plymouth City.We have a Beer Garden, Pool Room and Jukebox. As well as a bar/lounge area. Expect good honest pub food with favourites like the Home Made Burger, tasty Pizza and some cracking Fish and Chips.All very well priced with nearly all the dishes under five pounds, Snacks, Light bites, Lunches and Dinner all now being served. A comprehensive list of beer, wines and spirits always available along with a warm and friendly welcome.Whether you are looking for a big group meal out, or just a meal for two, let Hawkins Meeting House be your first choice. The atmosphere here is always busy and bustling, but never over crowded, ensuring that all diners have a fantastic dining experience, whatever the occasion.Please Note: The Hawkins Meeting House do not offer food on a Sunday but have Live Entertainment on from 8pm. Food times are 12-8 Monday to Saturday.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good9%
  • Average0%
  • Poor28%
  • Terrible35%
18 Apr 2017
“Pub refitting as art college annexe.”
15 Jan 2016
“CLOSED for at least a year”
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Hawkings 5 Buckwell Street | Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2DA, England
+44 1752 222919
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Closed presumably forever as a pub. Work well under way to convert into space for novice art and design students working towards a foundation diploma. Will be up and running by summer 2017.

Thank Jannerbloke
Reviewed 15 January 2016

Dark and empty. A post war 1960s pub showing its age. Agents sign has been up for a year or more. Used to be called the Breton Arms. Not a bad site between town and the Barbican and will be yards away from the new...More

Thank Jannerbloke
Reviewed 26 February 2015

Walked by today. Big To Let sign. Interior dark. Furniture and stock gone. No notice to explain, just the agent's hoarding. It would be a pity if these premises cease to be a public house. long a bomb site the Breton Arms was built here...More

1  Thank Knackersknowle
Reviewed 7 May 2014

My name is ryan I am 21 years old I have been drinking in Hawkins since I was 18years old I love the place the staff are fantastic the food in Hawkins is fantastic overall Hawkins is the best gay bar in Plymouth you can...More

3  Thank ryanlomax1993
Reviewed 14 April 2014

Visited in August 2014 and September 2011. Both Saturday nights, one wet one hot! As a saturday night gay bar it is great; busy, lively and a good range of ages. Good 'dj' and plenty of dancing and singing. I am not sure why people...More

3  Thank Clive A
Reviewed 5 December 2013

I thought I had died and gone to heaven or Hell - only it was colder and less friendly. Is this the best we can expect after nearly 50 years of gay liberation. Bring back the Swallow!

15  Thank SimonandDJ
Reviewed 20 November 2013

Hawkins Meeting House caters to the VERY YOUNG crowd wishing to EXPERIENCE a GAY PUB , they offer music to a very young clientele, who maybe less discerning than those of us who are more seasoned and have lived a little , I am always...More

4  Thank majical1
Reviewed 14 October 2013

It was my first time there, I first think was, get out of here, but is the only gay place in town. Well the only one in town. The music horrible, the prices unbelievably expensive for the quality of the place. If I will have...More

23  Thank tafael
Reviewed 20 June 2013

I've seen all the recent reviews of this place and thought I would try it out myself. it was a rainy day and we were stranded on the how so thought why not! Our pints were nice and chilled but the problem was that The...More

15  Thank Talulahgirl
gaytrotters, Manager at Hawkins Meeting House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2013

Hi I would just like to point out that I keep a very close eye on time with every single order and have, to date, not had a single customer waiting more than 15mins. Also as all our food is fresh and cooked to order,...More

Reviewed 15 June 2013

during the day i have eaten in hawkins on more than several occations and found the food and the service to be second to none the staff and the chef are well presented and very friendly the food is faultless and piping hot when it...More

2  Thank Steve H
gaytrotters, Manager at Hawkins Meeting House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2013

Thank you for you review. We are glad that you enjoy Hawkins and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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