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Minerva Inn

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Great local. They don't make them like this anymore.

Friendly group of folks. Great selection of real ale. Ordered a cornish strong ale, quite tasty... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
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350 year old pub close to plymouth city centre,very friendly bar staff and welcomung smiles from... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
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31 Looe Street, Plymouth PL4 0EA, England
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Reviewed 30 December 2018

May 1968 got off the bus from Bickleigh. Were is the nearest pub ? The "Min" it was. landlord named Tom who would only sell Vints {Cider} in half pints. Over the time i was down in Guz it ended up costing me a fortune...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank firkin-jeffery
Reviewed 30 September 2018

The Minerva Inn is the oldest pub in Plymouth and its website states there are parts of the Spanish Armada in the timber frames of the building. It certain has an old inn feel to it but the welcome from the staff and locals is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank MNMSheffield
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Good charming old pub with snug, real ales , cider, Guinness all in best condition, fire, bar staff friendly, locals good, various entertainment

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank 106Markp106
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Fantastic afternoon with some old mates. I became sprout king for the day the staff were fantastic along with the locals. We were made to feel at home.If you go to Plymouth check it out you won't be sorry . It's great.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Alan M
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Friendly group of folks. Great selection of real ale. Ordered a cornish strong ale, quite tasty. Left a pound tip, and one of the locals followed me back and said " hey you left a.pound on the bar. I said No tip? It's the UK...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank warf
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Once again work took me and an academic colleague to Plymouth, and it was with great pleasure we sought out the quirky but charming Minerva Inna - allegedly the oldest in Plymouth - one more time. Good beer, and a welcome from the assembled hostess...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Mark E
Reviewed 26 April 2017

350 year old pub close to plymouth city centre,very friendly bar staff and welcomung smiles from staff and locals,great choice of Ales ! Will defo go back again

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Yes its an old pub. They did have a Jam session away to start. But the locals made us welcome and had a good chat with a few. Nice pub atmosphere. Good choice of ales...

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank jazzajimbo
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Come in here quite often, always a laugh, always characters at the bar, always a story to tell, always friendly. Combine that with good music, good real ale, good cider and lager, all at reasonably priced levels, in a venue steeped with history, why go...More

Date of experience: December 2016
7  Thank DevonPaul
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Visited the Minerva Inn last month with some friends. Poor expensive drinks and a unfriendly atmosphere found here. The Landlord looked miserable and not welcoming at all! I think you need to be part of their click to fit in here. Won't be going back...More

Date of experience: December 2016
8  Thank sammY1463CG
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26 October 2018|
Response from MNMSheffield | Reviewed this property |
Sorry just reviewed the pub, it’s not ours
7 September 2016|
Response from MartinJ749 | Property representative |
We don't know when the pub first became a pub. It was originally a merchants house. Basically a shop. We haven't got a beam from the armada. Upstairs we have a spiral staircase with the centre pole made from a spar from a... More
19 April 2016|
Response from 835stephenb835 | Reviewed this property |
You need to take a second mortgage out. Hope that helps.