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The Refectory Bar

Closed Now: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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Great venue for interesting cocktails

Helpful and knowledgeable staff. Good range of cocktails to suit all tastes. The negroni specials... read more

Reviewed June 17, 2018
Andrew R
Ilford, United Kingdom
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Gin lovers will adore the selection of Gin Cocktails they offer in this bar above the Plymouth Gin... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2018
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Gin lovers will adore the selection of Gin Cocktails they offer in this bar above the Plymouth Gin Distillery. Nice piece of history and a great building, a must visit venue!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank harvm2013
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

What a great place! A historic building in a lovely part of Plymouth. We popped into this great cocktail bar, we were warmly welcomed, shown to our comfy seats, the menus were explained and given a bottle of water while we chose our tipple Plymouth...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed July 21, 2018

Great place, lovely staff and unusual cocktails. Disabled accessible easily which makes a change for a venue like this. Had a great time, nice to be able to book a snug which made it extra special. Will go again when I’m in the area. Well...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Kayfersdad
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

Helpful and knowledgeable staff. Good range of cocktails to suit all tastes. The negroni specials were a surprise on the night we visited. The fish jugs are very unusual! Recommended if you are in Plymouth and want to start off the evening in style!

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Andrew R
Reviewed May 10, 2018

Its Like trying to get into the ivy on a Saturday night, nothing special about this place at all .average cocktails, limited drinks menu.

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank special0072018
Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

We happened to be in Plymouth - and the Barbican more precisely - on the day a home match was played by the local Plymouth-Albion team - and it appeared most of the stadium had de-camped to the bars to celebrate. Now I’m a big...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank MCH2312
Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

Tried to visit on Good Friday approx 7pm, went straight past the doorman who was too busy on his phone to look up and take notice who was walking through the door, up the stairs to the bar. Found a table , sat down, partner...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank katek675
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

I’ve been a member of this bar for a number of years now as you generally require membership to get in on weekend nights. However a number of times I’ve been refused entry with them saying it’s too busy. Last night I looked at going...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank UKSWDevon
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

Great Bar if you have Half an to spend Waiting for your Cocktail, as the Barman is too concerned in Talking to his Mates !!! O my what has happened it use to be good, but No Longer ! Get a new Barman would be...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank Geezeer
Reviewed February 12, 2018

Went here last night. Served by arrogant barman who instructed us to sit down rather than stand at the bar to look at the drinks. There were very few people in but the staff were poncing around trying to look important mixing cocktails for invisible...More

Date of experience: February 2018
4  Thank Caroline Y
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Joe S
September 11, 2015|
Response from Jannerbloke |
I have been here when there has been a band?
Dougal M
September 4, 2015|
Response from Jannerbloke |
No free option has ever shown on my phone. You will need to ask at the bar or the door staff down stairs.