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“Back street Barbican pub”
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The Swan
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: friendly local pub showing both Sky & BT sports. Friday and Saturday nights we have karaoke from 9pm. Pool table, Dart board and jukebox available. Hot drinks and varied snacks fresh every day. Big screen and tvs set around the pub. Selection of ales always on offer.
Reviewed 29 March 2014

Has had several different names and fortunes down the years but this late Victorian back street corner pub is undergoing a slow but steady revival. It appears under Tripadvisor restaurants for plymouth but barely does food. It's a pub with sport on TV and a reasonable selection of beer etc so more appropriate in the nightlife section. It's not on the Barbican main drags but close enough to them to be a useful stop off. Seems to have occasional karaoke and some benches outside for balmier nights. Unpretentious but with a bit of life.

5  Thank DougalM_12
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Swan P, Owner at The Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2014

Thanks for the review, the Pub's first recorded landlord was in 1823 so it is Georgian rather than Victorian, the Karaoke is not occasional but every Saturday night.
Cheers

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Reviewed 26 October 2012

Used to be a restaurant but has been restored back to a town pub for some time and is now under new management (former landlord Leroy now departed) with all the usual facilities including karaoke on a Sat night. You can see the new management is putting a lot of time and effort into improvements and this includes a very reasonable pricing policy, especially on wine starting @ £8 a bottle. It certainly isn't the pub that won't sell you food at 5pm anymore!. They deserve to do well and I would highly recommend it. Well worth a visit. Oh nearly forgot, they've even got a piano!!

6  Thank Ginbunny
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Reviewed 21 October 2012

Very busy and relaxed atmosphere, and pleasant, smiling staff, drinks are cheaper than most places, would definitely go back.

3  Thank meeshpuss
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Reviewed 19 July 2012

Came in here today because it looked clean tidy, almost welcoming with a big chalk board outside advertising tea and coffee with flapjacks, muffins, pasties and sandwiches all at competitive prices. Only to be told by a man near the counter that the food finished ten minutes before at five pm. There was no one else in the place. The advertising boards were still prominent on the corner of the pavement outside and did not mention any cut off time. Seemed odd that tea should finish slap bang in the middle of tea time on a warm July late afternoon. No apology or explanation. Complete indifference. No wonder perhaps that the place was empty. I give it a score of two only because it was clean and potentially a good environment in which to have snacked for a while had they been selling.

7  Thank ChasC_12
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Reviewed 20 December 2011

Visited here for the first time recently on a Friday night - there was a live band playing until late into the evening and the place was busy. The band weren't super but I'd happily return. drinks weren't a bargain, but not too expensive either. I didn't see any references to food anywhere.

28  Thank chammp
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