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Royal's Sweet Emporium

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Needs to have surprises.

A simple predictable sweet shop like this is not that much fun. At this time of year in Plymouth... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2014
United kingdom
Emporium?! Hyperbole and a half!

Not much used these days but 'emporium' means a store which sells a wide variety of goods. Sadly... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2014
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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  • Average18%
  • Poor55%
  • Terrible0%
3 Sep 2016
11 Dec 2015
“Kiddy heaven not open in run up to Christmas.”
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Residence One | Royal William Yard, Plymouth PL1 3RP, England
+44 1752 831749
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Reviewed 3 September 2016

All the business and retail accommodation associated with Residence One in RWY has closed, largely following the failure of the restaurant. The sweet shop was in onemof the ancillary outbuildings. All is closed. I have not heard of the sweet shop continuing or resurrecting anywhere...More

Thank Jannerbloke
Reviewed 11 December 2015

We came in looking for a binge pre Christmas session in the sweet shop only to find that this year at least it has only opened from March till September. I wish there had been a bigger sign outside (we did later discover the detail...More

Thank Jannerbloke
Reviewed 28 November 2014

A good sweet shop is a joy to behold and visit. This place is a damp squib. You do not have to go far to find how it should be done. Mr Simms Sweet Shop in Exeter is a good example of a national friendly...More

10  Thank Terry C
Reviewed 1 November 2014

A simple predictable sweet shop like this is not that much fun. At this time of year in Plymouth there are other choices. The regular Italian tented stalls in Armada Way have some delightful sweets in amongst the trays of pastries and the rest. I...More

7  Thank PlongeurV
Reviewed 26 September 2014

A nice effort and some children will enjoy a few minutes in here but we were disappointed by the lack of surprises or anything tantalising or different. There is nothing here you can't easily find elsewhere.

6  Thank MacM874
Reviewed 20 September 2014

Strange set up. Inside the enclosed area of the Will's at One tea garden. You feel slightly uneasy if you are not eating. Quiet shop so you may have to ask someone to open up for you. Pots of different boiled and other sweets. OK...More

10  Thank 254izzyb
Reviewed 31 August 2014

I understand the earlier reviews. This little sweet shop has no wow factor and is not up there with mesmerising confectioners but it is the only unit in Royal William that can hold any attraction to children of all ages. We came in especially and...More

12  Thank JoeS424
Reviewed 30 August 2014

I suppose I half expected something seductive and different, maybe even home made or in from somewhere special, instead pretty well all there was were serried rows of mundane plastic bottles of sweets and candies. Nothing remotely out of the ordinary. All credit to anyone...More

6  Thank Cr0wM
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Not much used these days but 'emporium' means a store which sells a wide variety of goods. Sadly this little room only sells pretty unremarkable sweets and mostly the ones that come in those big jars. Big disappointment when we came in.

8  Thank 777hettiew
Reviewed 16 August 2014

We came in here this afternoon after lunch at the bar of the French style place across the Green. You come I through the wagon/carriage gate into the walled garden and on the right there are a pair of small terraced cottages or outbuildings. The...More

9  Thank HillyCirencester
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