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The Refectory Bar

Open Now: 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Open today: 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.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
via mobile
Atmospheric and great cocktails

Great place, lovely staff and unusual cocktails. Disabled accessible easily which makes a change... read more

Reviewed July 21, 2018
Windlesham, United Kingdom
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Black Friars Distillery 60 Southside Street | Plymouth Gin Distillery, Plymouth PL1 2LQ, England
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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

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!

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.

1  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

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

1  Thank Kate K
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

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

2  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

4  Thank Caroline Y
Reviewed January 15, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal in The Barbarian Kitchen next door and decided to do Cocktails in the Refectory Bar instead of desserts...what a fabulous treat, gorgeous setting wobderful relaxing atmosphere....it really hit all the right places at a reasonable price. We will definitely be...More

Thank Jbnkxs
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Fabulous cocktails in historic setting. Great service from friendly, knowledgable staff. Would recommend to any gin lovers.

1  Thank Lynda P
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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.