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The Fishermans Arms

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Bar, British, Pub, Brew Pub, Gluten Free Options
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31 Lambhay Street | The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NN, England
+44 1752 268243
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11:59 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 11:59 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to this pub twice in the space of a week- once for Sunday lunch and once for an evening meal. Great food both times and crazy value- don't opt for the large Sunday lunch unless you're absolutely ravenous! (my mum has trouble with the kids portion!). Perhaps the best thing about the place is how nice the staff... More 

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Thank Andythepost
Truro, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had lunch and a few beers with friends from my old school. Good choice on the menu, and I left well fed and watered! Sentimental, because my drinking career started here 50 years ago, perhaps a couple of years before it should have done! Probably several changes of landlord since then.

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Thank John B
Nikki H, Public Relations Manager at The Fishermans Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to return to the Fisherman's. We're glad you enjoyed your reunion and that you ate well and enjoyed the choices. Thank you for your support in writing a review. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A cosy little pub find for a lovely lunch. Staff were very friendly and inviting, and the food was extremely good. Worth a visit when in Plymouth Barbican.

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Thank Matt G
Nikki H, Public Relations Manager at The Fishermans Arms, responded to this review

Dear Matt Thank you so much for your lovely comments regarding the good food and friendly service. We appreciate your support and hope to see you back again soon. More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Fishermans Arms quite rightly describes itself as "real hidden gem". Located within Plymouth Barbican this pub serves excellent beer with a smile. If you are looking for a traditional pub away from the busier Barbican area then this is the pub for you.

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Thank Spinglamigo
Nikki H, Public Relations Manager at The Fishermans Arms, responded to this review

All we can say here really is ;-) We smile because our customers are so supportive and the Fisherman's Arms is great. Thank you for your support, we look forward to seeing you on your next visit. More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A snug pub with a good choice of real ales and ciders. Proper fire going in the winter adds to the charm. No loud music or TV means you can have a conversation. Can get crowded but still worth a visit.

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Thank chrisb2ab
Nikki H, Public Relations Manager at The Fishermans Arms, responded to this review

Dear Chris Thank you so much for writing a lovely review about the pub. We are so glad you enjoy the fire and the real ales and ciders. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Bristow, Virginia
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 15 year old son and I from USA were visiting my daughter and her family. My Son-in-Law booked us a Sunday Lunch at the Fishermans Arms. I really wasn't up for fish on a Sunday, but surprise, surprise, the offering was a full blown choice of Sunday Roasts; Beef, Chicken or Pork. You have your choice of small or... More 

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Nikki H, Public Relations Manager at The Fishermans Arms, responded to this review

Dear Paul What a lovely review and we are so pleased that you came to visit us, despite our name! Yes we do have very popular roasts and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed yours and the choice of ales. We hope you managed to try a pint of our 'Mr Jones' a local craft beer named after... More 

pompey
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the pub we always call in to when we visit my daughter who is at Plymouth Uni. The Sunday roast is excellent value with two different price/size options available. If you choose the large you can have all three meats on offer ,if you want. Great variety of vegetables and everything was beautifully cooked. Good selection of beers... More 

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Thank southcoastblue
Nikki H, Public Relations Manager at The Fishermans Arms, responded to this review

Thank you so much Southcoastblue. We are really pleased that you enjoy your visits to Plymouth and include us in your itinerary each time. We are delighted to hear that you enjoy the roast dinner and selection of beers and ciders. It is always a pleasure to hear that our staff are recognised for the excellent service that they offer.... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Read so much about the venue that we booked for Sunday Lunch - four of us - A real traditional meal with choice of one meat or three meats - Extremely well cooked - would have preferred veg. served in tureens but we had meat, Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, carrots, turnips, broccoli and red cabbage Missed there being no starter... More 

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Thank JoanandDave_13
Nikki H, Public Relations Manager at The Fishermans Arms, responded to this review

Dear Joan and David Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We are really pleased that you enjoyed the Sunday Roast at The Fisherman's Arms. We have noted your comments regarding the starter and will suggest this to Donna and Lee. It is great to hear that you considered it good value and that as always our staff were... More 

exeter
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A little gem of a pub hidden away on the barbican good selection of ales and good food .We have been there twice for food and will definitely call again

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Thank john o
Nikki H, Public Relations Manager at The Fishermans Arms, responded to this review

Dear John Thank you so much for your review. We are very pleased that you enjoy our good food and real ales. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Cornwall, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We happened upon this place by accident walking up to the Hoe from the Barbican it is truly is a hidden gem of a real pub with eating available. The locals are very friendly and it is also dog friendly. Menu was not great for us as we are veggies but a great place for drinks and chat by the... More 

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Thank monomaid
Nikki H, Public Relations Manager at The Fishermans Arms, responded to this review

We are so pleased you found us, albeit by accident. Our locals are a real treat for us and our other customers. We are currently looking at the menu and would welcome suggestions for good staple vegetarian dishes. Thank you so much for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$16
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Brew Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:59 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:59 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:59 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:59 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:59 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:59 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Lambhay Street | The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1752 268243
Description
Pleasantly situated overlooking the Barbican, the Fishermans Arms is a country pub located in the middle of Britain's Ocean City. Real ales, a warm and friendly atmosphere and excellent food. The food is good quality and great value. Reputedly the second oldest pub in Plymouth (grade 2 listed), we are steeped in history and have one of the last surviving remnants of the original Plymouth Castle.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?