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The Fortescue, Mutley Plain - pub details

Address: Mutley Plain, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 6JQ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 6513) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Plymouth (0.5 miles), Devonport (2 miles), Dockyard (2.1 miles)

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> Current user rating: 7.6/10 (rated by 30 users)
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If you are looking for that mysterious something that makes a pub great, I suggest you visit The Fortescue Hotel as soon as possible. As I entered the pub I immediately felt a great sense of well-being.
The interior is a long, single room with the bar running along the left hand side. There is also a Cellar Bar, which I did not see.
There are ten handpumps, nine for real ale and one for cider. Among the offerings on my visit were Spingo Special, Hanlons Port Stout, Firebrand The Dead Elvis, Tavy Solstice, Skinners Porthleven and Cornish Crown Porter. I sampled these two latter beers and they were not great. I also tried the Dead Elvis, which is based on The King's favourite sandwich of bacon, peanut butter and banana. I was not impressed. I had two pints of the Port Stout, which were excellent.
You will get a discount if you hold a CAMRA card or Spoons vouchers.
On the wall near me a flyer advertised a forthcoming event in the Cellar Bar called Weirdos - 'all things punky, retro'n'rocking' which sounds right up my street.
Despite the absence of a good pale ale or IPA on my visit, this was still the best pub I've drank in for a very long time and I shall be back. I wish it was my local!
holbornboy - 6 Oct 2016 22:28
This place was rammed when I went in for a quick pint on Sunday lunchtime - and deservedly so.
Seemed to be more people there for the booze than the reputedly huge Sunday roasts.
Decent selection of eight or nine ales on, including a couple from Hunters, one from Summerskills, and further afield including Jennings and Old Peculiar. I went for a pint of Skinners' Lushingtons, which cost £2.69 including a CAMRA discount.
The Fortescue also takes CAMRA vouchers, if you want 50p off a pint and a reason not to go to the Wetherspoon's pub just up the way.
Beer was excellently kept and had I wanted, could also have had it in a handled glass.
Friendly staff, tasters available and the only quibble that the music would have been a bit too loud if you were trying to have a conversation rather than read the paper, as I was.
duchyjim - 28 Jan 2014 13:29
Still a great pub, but lost a little of its soul when it lost its long-running music night down in the basement.

Does have regular music events and a popular quiz. Very nice bar staff and good beer, usually something unusual and interesting. Very nice little beer 'terrace' out the back.
FrothLicker - 23 Jan 2014 02:59
I was probably a bit unlucky wth the beer choice. I've had better in a wetherspoons. 2 Skinners, Green King, Directors, Hobgoblin and two by local Hunters. Most of the beers except the last I see time and time again and had expected this place as the premier ale pub of Plymouth to be a bit more adventurous on style and brewery. Having said that, great pub, loads of atmosphere, just a vital ingredient missing for me.
Steamer1 - 17 Mar 2013 22:45
Agree with all the good comments already written on here.
A different class of pub compared with all the other trouble hotspots on the plain.
Great for ales and good prices too.

montie49 - 16 Oct 2012 18:51

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