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Admiral McBride, Plymouth

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A fine looking place from the outside and inside was ok although not fantastic.
Had a pint of Doombar in here wich was ok paying tourist prices here, though like all the pubs on the barbican.
Didn't try the food so unable to comment on that.
This is a very handy pub for the marine aquarium and it's bridge and also numerous boat trips and ferries leave nearby.

montie49 - 16 Jan 2014 18:14
What a difference a year makes. Must go down as the worse visit to a pub I have made.
15 minutes after ordering food we were told two items were out of stock.
Three people at the table behind us only received two out of their three meals. After heated exchanges the 'hungry' bloke left.

Eight tourists sat at the long window table and ordered various sandwiches. Twenty minutes later cock-up number three kicked off. The cheese and cucumber sarnies will be just cheese now.
Four asked for their money back and left.

Boy, do I need a drink. Bloody hell...........Doom Bar is the solitary beer.
I feel sorry for pubs that close down after the management have tried to make a go of it. This place makes little or no attempt to provide its customers with food or decent beer but somehow manages to survive.
fugglehops - 7 Aug 2012 22:14
popped in briefly and had a very nice pint of butcombe, friendly service, nice pub
clangersmate - 22 Jul 2011 14:30
Needed food and a pint, this was the first pub we saw. Ventured inside, it smelt a bit fish and chippy. Had a look round, studied the menu and decided to look if any other pubs in the immediate area seemed better. Twenty minutes later we were back.
Maybe not the best pub in the world but better than pubs nearby.
Two years have passed since the last review, didn't see the short bloke but was served by a young pleasant lass.
Had a really nice omelette (very filling) washed down with Hunters Gold and Cornish Knocker.
Overall it's not a big pub, a noisy pub or the best pub. But it was an hour well spent.
fugglehops - 19 Aug 2010 20:54
First impressions of this pub were good, a couple of real ales on and location on the Barbican were plus points. Imediately ruined by a member of staff. Youngish, short bloke with a furtive, chippy look about him and an earring in, stood there talking to some regulars at the bar despite having seen me standing waiting to be served and there being no other customers waiting. I tried to hail him, from about 6 feet away, but he steadfastly refused to even glance at me. After a few minutes of the "silent treatment" I was served by a young girl who was perfectly pleasant. My pint was fair and I have no complaint on that score. On going to the bar for a re-fill, bugger me if the same thing didn't happen again, the little chippy bloke just stares at me menacingly and I have to wait for the girl to be available before I can be served.

What a joke. This bloke either mistook me for someone else, or he makes a point of taking an instant dislike to certain customers, or he is just a bully who expects the poor young girl he works with to serve all the customers.

Sorry to rant (not my usual style) but sometimes an incident like this is just so preposterous that all other aspects of the pub experience are completely wiped out of ones mind.

I was prepared to give the place a try, and all I got in return was a slap in the face. Sorry Mr Chippy it's got to be 0/10.
Jay28 - 2 Sep 2008 12:42
Looks like I had a lucky escape here as we didn't like the look of the menu and went to the Navy instead. If the foregoing comments are true no wonder the Pilgrims sailed away!
REVERENDBAZ - 12 May 2008 10:48
Worst pub food I can remember !
Took 40 minutes to decide they had run out of rice for my curry, then served up lumps of chicken in a ready made sauce with uncooked horrible tasting chips!
Never again.
provenjohn - 20 Aug 2007 11:06
Decor is ok and it's a nice location. The atmosphere is neither intimidating, nor particularly friendly. Only one ale was available (there were three 'pumps') and this was Spitfire that appeared to come through a smooth flow system: it was chilled, tasteless and without character. Bit like the pub really.
gravedigga - 5 Feb 2007 12:26
Only had two ales when I visited - and the one I ordered ran out (sign of a good turn-over?). Lager was very expensive close to 3 as I recall. Nice location in the Barbican.
tanglewood - 3 Nov 2006 21:03
Now one real ale(last time I looked it was Sharp's Doombar) also surprisingly good fish and chips.

Commercial radio station music in the background is not for me though.
J1985 - 8 Apr 2006 22:32
The original Mayflower steps were where the pisser for this pub is now. You learn something new every day, eh!

Good atmostphere in there, very touristy though.
phils_moustache - 2 Dec 2004 23:35
Lovely Value Food outlet.Bit cramped for eating.Landlord & landlady charming couple,locals & tourists venue.
chris - 4 Mar 2004 13:16

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