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#74 of 84 Bar in Plymouth


Bar, Pub, British
Lunch, Dinner
Seating, Television, Live Music
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Reviewed 7 September 2019

Came in after football with friends , played fruit machine swallowed my money . Explained to the young Bartender that I lived in a different county and my train was imminent . Bartender refused to take my bank details to resolve your broken machine and...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 30 April 2019

The JSV is the closest pub to Plymouth University Campus. Been in several times and its always very quiet. The pub serves well kept real ales. Also Pizzas are available. Jolly tasty.

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed 26 February 2019

I visited here on my birthday this year as a starting point to our evening with friends. I thoroughly enjoyed the diverse range of customers, brilliant pricing and great staff. I believe JSV is not as known as it should be because it's tucked away...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Visited for a friend’s birthday , great pub, really friendly relaxed staff and security. Brilliant little gem of a pub

Date of visit: December 2017
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Having decided to have a pub crawl as part of a stag do, a few of us descended on the JSV for a good few wets before hitting the town. We found the barman quite rude giving the appearance that he'd sooner have an empty...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Reviewed 29 November 2015

Very enjoyable time spent in this cosy, friendly pub. Good selection of beers on offer and great atmosphere. Great times, a real gem!

Date of visit: November 2015
Reviewed 30 April 2015 via mobile

I always enjoy going to the JSV. During the winter there is a fire, and usually once a week there is live music. They also do a pizza deal. It is a bit expensive for a student pub though.

Reviewed 8 July 2014

very nice and cheap, pool tables and usually a good vibe. great for students wanting a post lecture pint.

Date of visit: May 2014
Reviewed 1 April 2014

Welcoming atmosphere, busy yet not cramped, good range of cider and well priced food. Good live music

Date of visit: March 2014
Reviewed 25 September 2013

I stayed at B&B around the corner and was looking for some fast evening meal and something to drink. The pizza was ok and the cider not one of the usual two brands and good to drink.

Date of visit: September 2013
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  • The James Street Vaults is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 2.5
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4