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Commercial Inn, Plymouth

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user reviews of the Commercial Inn, Plymouth

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We were lucky enough to get to visit this pub before it closed down a couple of years ago.

Inside is very cosy with a nautical theme and red plush seating.

The night time view across the water to Mountbatten is stunning with all the boats moored up.

The pub only used to open three nights a week for four hours a night, maybe this didn't help, as the place is now gone for good.

I am proud to say that I have drunk in this pub.

montie49 - 9 Feb 2016 18:06
Beautifully kept little pub with a charming old landlord and a decent pint of summerskills ale.
plush comfy seats and interesting naval decor.
a good place for a quiet beer or two but lacking any real pubby atmosphere.
It was a bit like sitting in the landlords front room affable though he is.
Definitely worth visiting when its open as its certainly a dying breed.
Stuee - 22 Nov 2013 04:34
Staying down in Plymouth over the weekend - and in the the Barbican, was looking foward to visiting the Commercial. However, following previous comments about erratic opening times..pretty peeved off to find it closed Sat afternoon as well as returning around 7pm. No matter how friendly Landlord is supposed to be - get out of the business if you can't be bothered to ever open! Shouldn't be in the GBG for above reasons!
Nptonexile - 27 Nov 2011 16:01
Thwarted again! I got here for 1800 but found that it wasn't open till 1900 on Fridays. I had to be somewhere else at 1900. Next time, eh!
Ordinary - 28 Nov 2010 22:30
I was thwarted in my attempt to visit this pub last night because it is also closed on Wednesday evenings, it would seem.
I look forward to a successful foray on my next trip to Plymouth as I have heard good things about the place.
Ordinary - 15 Jan 2009 22:12
Being so small actually works to this place's advantage, as everyone naturally assumes it will be packed, leaving plenty of room for you! As you could well imagine for somewhere this homely, infinitely more friendly and welcoming than the fatigue/fatigues-laden dens further down the Barbican.
getsit - 2 Mar 2008 11:48
This pub is at the very far end of the Barbican in Plymouth, very near to the Mayflower steps. The landlord is an ex police man from Bristol and is a very nice chap. This is a fantastic one roomed pub, from the outside it looks a bit like a old town house and it probably was, when you walk through the door you are greeted by comfy seating and carpets and lots of Naval pictures, they serve all the usual lagers and up until very late they served the best and only Flowers Original in Plymouth! this was dispensed direct from the barrel i now understand that he serves Summerskills Best and this is still served direct from the cask. This a great pub to relax in and a good stop if you want to know about the Naval history of Plymouth, it is also right near the Citadel walls and you have a fantastic outlook over to Mountbatten and the marinas below. Definitely worth a visit. Closed Monday evening!
Trouty - 17 Nov 2006 11:36

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