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The Mussel Inn

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Down Thomas, Plymouth PL9 0AQ, England
+44 1752 862238
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Went with hubby, son, daughter in law and 4 grandchildren for an evening meal. We were made most welcome. The service was second to none and the food was delicious. Would definitely go again.

Thank Val P
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65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Had a family meal here, have been before a couple of years ago, management has changed and for the better. Nice range on the menu, price ok. The place was not very busy but the food was generally ok to good for pup grub, I was a bit disappointed with the scallops, as they were more like chicken nuggets, but... More 

Thank JETank
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Went seeking usual out-of-season quiet lunch with friends, and this was ideal except for the closing at 1500 hours, but we relocated to the garden with ample drinks and stayed till after half-past four jawing & enjoying the late summer sun. We all opted for the battered whiting and it was really good with light, well-drained crunchy batter. Mushy-pea jus... More 

Thank Derek C
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Have been here a few times now and the last 2 times there was a limited menu. The food was not the best. The chips were salty I prefer to add my own if I want it. My burger was slightly pink. We asked for a pint of unchilled ale it was chilled.

1 Thank Susie B
Rushden, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Nice looking pub but one or two things let it down. Wife ordered the Vegetable Stack from the specials board and was served with the smallest meal we've ever seen in a restaurant. Had they run out of ingredients? Was it a surprise someone ordered it? either way it was poor. My burger was good though. Then we waited and... More 

1 Thank keredwh
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Ate at the Mussel inn for the first time in years. When we arrived it was very quiet. We had deep fried Camembert to start. This was nice but obviously from a packet. I then had Linguine which was bland & my partner had gammon which he said was ok. We didn't have a sweet as the choice was limited.... More 

Thank billedgar
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We have eaten here three times since it reopened under new management and on two of these occasions the service and food was excellent, though the sweets were a little pricey. We visited again last weekend and it was not quite to the same standard. Because we had a young child with us we booked a table for 6.00 pm.... More 

Thank Karen201211
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Went to the mussel last night and we had belly pork, veggie soup followed by homemade pork and apple pie and chicken bourguignon ,too full for dessert! The food was excellent and we both said it was amongst the best food we had eaten out. The service was really attentive and we were both made to feel really welcome and... More 

1 Thank Scarer1965
plymouth, devon
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Tried this pub after many years as it looked appealing after driving by. Had a sirloin steak - £18. The worst I've had - Luke warm and very tough. Was told the restaurant was booked up,although not many there at 7.30 and being seated near the kitchen could hear the chef stressing out. When will restaurants learn to put side... More 

1 Thank slippery45
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We went to the Mussel Inn on a recommendation from a member of our party. A nice early reservation in an empty pub so shouldn't have been a problem with getting great service... From the outset we had to ask to place our orders as no one came to us. The starters arrived minus one, which arrived 5 minutes later... More 

2 Thank Gary W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Down Thomas, Plymouth PL9 0AQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1752 862238

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?