“ Address: Derry's Cross / Plymouth / Devon PL1 2SW / England „
I have been to quite a few of the Walkabout bars in the chain and Plymouth is a good example. In fact its my second favourite losing out to the Lancaster bar!
Located on Derry's Cross in Plymouth town centre the bar is located next to a Revolution also.
During the day the bar is very pleasant its light ad airy and plenty of tables to eat food at or comfy sofa's to sit at and have some lunch time or afternoon drinks... trouble is once you are sat down you could be sat there all night the sofas are that comfortable!!
The bar itself offers pub food Australian style. Lots of burgers and grills. Kangaroo and Springbok are on the menu so if you are feeling adventurous give it a try. Food is priced very reasonably and there are offers on for a meal and a drink for £5. With offers like this however its always worth checking to see what times they run as often its on a lunch time or set days of the week.
There are also lots of screens and TV's around the bar so its an excellent place to watch live sport and caters well for sports fans... offering pitchers of lager and cider for approx £8 a pitcher (4pints).
On an evening the bar gets lively and plays a good mix of music. Drinks are priced well.. Bottles are around the £2.50 to £3.00 mark.
The toilets are also kept clean especially for a "late night venue"
A good bar and worth a visit!
Where can I start about this place!
History - Walkabout in Plymouth has been open since July 2003. It has seen good times and bad times, and is still quite popular with students of Plymouth.
Location - the Walkabout bar/pub whatever they are calling themselves at the moment, is situated on "the strip." Plymouth's main nightclubbing street known as "Union Street." It is situated along the main road so it is easily accessible by car, bus, taxi, and is also about twenty minutes walk from the train station (although I think this is a little bit too far to walk, especially at night). Parking is ideal, with a car park to be found behind the actual venue.
Cleaniless - the cleaniless of this place is debateable. At times, during busy days when the rugby is on, or football and they are rammed full, the cleaniless is not good, and the toilets are dirty. But generally on the whole, if you avoid these times then the toilets are pretty good. The floor is all round very clean, even saturday nights!
Staff - the staff I find, are more helpful than other staff I have found in other clubs/bars. They are very knowledgable about the drinks offers they have on, and seem to know alot about describing what the drinks are like.
Opening times - I think this place opens around midday, and open until 2am from Monday to Saturday and 12.30am on a Sunday. They also serve Australian type food, up till an hour before closing, seven days a week.
Other Bits and Bobs - The atmosphere in here when it is not busy is this vast open space, you never feel there is a lack of space in here, or cramped.There is an 18 foot high big screen which shows big sporting matches, as well as 42 televisions which are all around showing sporting moments and matches. The place hosts live bands on Sunday nights and Thursday nights. What makes this good is around that area of town, that is the only place that does this, so it can be quite popular. There is also a DJ present, seven days a week and there is a raise seating area on comfortable seat that can be closed off for functions and hired seperately, this caters for approximately seventy staff. The drink prices vary on night, but generally they are pretty average. But I think some nights it is £1.50 a drink, this is mainly on bottled beer, pints, vodka and malibu.
Go here if you.....like big massive space, friendly staff, not afraid of sports fans!
Don't go here if you....hate being reminded of sport, especially football.
Overall, I would say if you thinking of going out in Plymouth on a night out, you would probably come here before moving on elsewhere, worth coming to to pop in, would not pay to get in though. The food is quite tasty though if you are in the area around lunchtime!
Enjoy live sports accompanied by your favourite brew.