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Britannia Inn, Plymouth

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Went there after visiting the local leisure centre where my schoolfriend had been coaching water polo. Nice feel about the 'Spoons and my Ruddles was in good nick. Ordered a chilli which hit the spot and was invited to join a small group of locals which was a lovely gesture (wouldn't happen in London!). When the water polo team arrived, we had a splendid evening but the three pints of Jail Ale certainly reminded me that I'd had a drink! Very nice pub that I'd visit again.
roobs52 - 9 Feb 2018 17:00
Just to give an update on the matchday situation at the Brit. A normal food menu has now resumed this season after a near-10-year gap, the pub getting too crowded in some of Argyle's more successful seasons in the early 2000s being the cause of the suspension. Use of proper glasses has also recommenced, with plastics only being brought into play when the numbers require it. The pub itself has had a fresh carpet and lick of paint in the late summer to tidy it up. Paula, Ruth and the staff run a good ship and in my opinion this is the best Wetherspoons in the country, although perhaps I am a little biased as it is my matchday local. Beer quality is never a problem here. In fact my only criticism would be that dark beers aren't available as often as I'd like, but then that is a fault you could level at most pubs.
PhilR - 17 Dec 2011 21:18
One of my favourite 'Spoons, certainly based on early evening mid-week visits. The fiercesome local beer (Hunter ?) was superb, and food above average, with a good mix of customers.
mtaylor40 - 9 Jun 2011 21:40
Went on a match day, excellent adaptability I must say. Some pubs keep fans in colours out, but this one lets everyone in. Some have no food on match days, or struggle to provide a full menu, but this one does a limited menu of 4 items. Very sensible. Plastic 'glasses', food in cardboard boxes, no cutlery - 10 out of 10 for adapting to the situation and keeping everyone happy. Friendly staff and good range of real ales. I must go back on a 'normal' day...
Trev - 31 Jan 2011 12:08
What can you say? Wetherspoons... Excellent range of reasonably well kept ales, mediocre but cheap grub. Good service. Can get busy on steak/curry night or when Argyle are playing at home!
Medicrob1 - 19 Nov 2010 10:38
Went in on a Argyle home match day so probably didn't get a fair view of it.
Staff very quick to serve but I am sure the plastic glasses used alter the taste of the Ale.
martins2 - 23 Jan 2010 11:14
The Britannia is far and away the best "spoons" in plymouth, nice old georgian building and it is big inside, lots of places to sit to eat and drink, it has 2 real fires which makes the place more homely than most spoons pubs. the Britannia deserves it's place in the Camra Good Beer Guide as it does serve a good pint of ale, there beer is usually in good condition which cannot be said for all spoons houses! the food i think has got alot better over the last year and although it is your typical spoons food, for lunch time it suits the wallet! an all round good boozer and worth a visit!
Trouty - 18 Dec 2009 10:33
Yer typical out-of-town 'Spoons. In other words perfect for a midweek visit - the food is clearly superior in Wetherspoons' at this time anyway I find -, but can be approaching 'Accursed Be...' levels should you be brave or foolhardy enough to try it from late-afternoon on Friday onwards.
getsit - 6 Jul 2008 12:02
It's a Wetherspoons.... it's big inside (although crowded and reasonably humoured on match days) and it is in the wilderness of Milehouse which is a big ugly 8 lane crossroads. If you don't get knocked down heading for the pub sober, you will whilst rat-arsed after glugging their beer. It is pretty good actually. As with all Wetherspoons - mostly good beer, mostly good prices, mostly slow service. Gets a bit underclass though on Friday nights as it is a stop-off point en route to the fighting arenas of West Plymouth. Food is OK.
paulio1966 - 8 Jun 2008 21:52

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