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Tap and Barrel - CLOSED

Ashford Crescent | Lipson, Plymouth, England
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good26%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible12%
27 Aug 2015
27 Aug 2015
“Renamed the Penguin which has its own TA thread.”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Pub, British
Ashford Crescent | Lipson, Plymouth, England
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Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

Wonderful service throughout the evening. Food exceeded our expectations. Spotlessly clean, attentive, polite staff.......who could ask for more! Will definitely return.

2  Thank Happyheb
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Noticed today and put a review on the new thread for this pub which has reopened with an enhanced food bias and has established a new Yripadvisor thread of reviews under its resurrected trading name of the 'Penguin'.

Thank Jannerbloke
Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

I've never been to a restaurant and felt so relaxed and had such a good meal. Went on a Tuesday with burger night, absolutely perfectly cooked and can't fault it. Waiting staff were perfect. Can't get over how good this place is. Definitely recommend.

1  Thank Sam T
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

Great place to meet friends and family, feels like home, tasty food and an excellent choice of beers and cocktails, will return again soon. Value for money with an inviting atmosphere.

1  Thank Stephen L
Reviewed 21 August 2015

This pub has undergone major renovations and has now re-opened under the new name of The Penguin, the original name was The Tap & Barrel. There is now a separate dining area with a great menu of traditional food and a good range, including specials...More

2  Thank marct0603
Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

Never paid the Tap and Barrel a visit, this place though is a gem. Dog friendly - a bonus! Clean and funky inside, the staff were friendly and helpful. We ordered sandwiches which were reasonably priced and tasty. Fresh and filling. The menu was fairly...More

1  Thank Paul K
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Pub is smart and clean but needs to find its identity. Food simple and tasty as you would expect from a local. Obviously making an effort and wish them well

1  Thank bunjinan
Reviewed 8 August 2015

New team, new menus, great food. Well worth a visit whether breakfast, lunch or dinner. Its not quick service, but good food takes time

1  Thank elaine1161
Reviewed 6 August 2015

Been here twice, first visit we had some of the new burgers off the new menu and a bottle of wine, both were delicious. There was live music playing at the far end of the room that night too which gave the place a relaxing...More

1  Thank RandomPurpleGirl
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Been here twice, once for dinner, we both had their homemade burgers from their new menu which were excellent, so good in fact that we went back the next week to try their sunday roast. We had the sharing platter, the portions were just right...More

1  Thank Jack C
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12:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 11:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ashford Crescent | Lipson, Plymouth, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Plymouth
A busy food pub in an inner suburb with a reputation for hearty meals. Confused by at least one of your contributors with a a Harvester pub at Crabtree Plymouth but they are a couple of miles apart and entirely different. The tap and barrel is a St Austell Brewery pub. Favoured by families and local residents in the Mutley/Lipson ares especially on Sundays. Worth an entry.
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