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Off to Plymouth on Weds. Anything I should look out for?

mr_goomr_goo Posts: 3,727
edited February 2014 in The cake stop
Apart from the robbing bar stewards at the City Council dishing out fines for straying into a bus lane. What else should I look out for in this delightful south western resort?

I think VTech may have started a whole new line in Cake Stop posts.
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  • Mikey23Mikey23 Posts: 5,028
    Well it's not too far from me just over the border in launceston for a start...
  • Mikey23Mikey23 Posts: 5,028
    And the weather forecast isn't bad
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,567
    I know it's not a serious post but as I'm from near there I have to direct the honourable gentleman to http://www.capn-jaspers.co.uk/
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • VTechVTech Posts: 4,736
    Watch out for the ferry that takes you to roscoff.
    When you see it, jump aboard and a few hours later you will be in heaven (well not really but it is really nice)
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  • arran77arran77 Posts: 9,260
    Things to Avoid;

    Janners.
    Getting into a fight on Union Street.
    Devonport.

    Things to Do;

    Eating Half a Yard of Hot Dog at Cap'n Jaspers.
    Check out the Beryl Cook paintings at the gallery in the Barbican.
    Have a night out on Union Street.
    Take the Torpoint ferry across the Tamar and visit Cornwall instead.
    "Arran, you are like the Tony Benn of smut. You have never diluted your depravity and always stand by your beliefs. You have my respect sir and your wife my pity" :lol:

    seanoconn
  • arran77 wrote:
    Things to Avoid;

    Janners.
    Getting into a fight on Union Street.
    Devonport.

    Things to Do;

    Eating Half a Yard of Hot Dog at Cap'n Jaspers.
    Check out the Beryl Cook paintings at the gallery in the Barbican.
    Have a night out on Union Street.
    Take the Torpoint ferry across the Tamar and visit Cornwall instead.

    Why would anyone want to go to Cornwall?
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  • arran77arran77 Posts: 9,260
    jrduquemin wrote:
    arran77 wrote:
    Things to Avoid;

    Janners.
    Getting into a fight on Union Street.
    Devonport.

    Things to Do;

    Eating Half a Yard of Hot Dog at Cap'n Jaspers.
    Check out the Beryl Cook paintings at the gallery in the Barbican.
    Have a night out on Union Street.
    Take the Torpoint ferry across the Tamar and visit Cornwall instead.

    Why would anyone want to go to Cornwall?

    Because it beats the hell out of Plymouth :P
    "Arran, you are like the Tony Benn of smut. You have never diluted your depravity and always stand by your beliefs. You have my respect sir and your wife my pity" :lol:

    seanoconn
  • arran77 wrote:
    jrduquemin wrote:
    arran77 wrote:
    Things to Avoid;

    Janners.
    Getting into a fight on Union Street.
    Devonport.

    Things to Do;

    Eating Half a Yard of Hot Dog at Cap'n Jaspers.
    Check out the Beryl Cook paintings at the gallery in the Barbican.
    Have a night out on Union Street.
    Take the Torpoint ferry across the Tamar and visit Cornwall instead.

    Why would anyone want to go to Cornwall?

    Because it beats the hell out of Plymouth :P

    True, Plymouth isn't that great to be honest, however, there's always Exeter....
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    2013 Yeti SB66
  • ProssPross Posts: 22,124
    Inbred Janners with their yokel accents.

    Plymouth must be bad as the inhabitants seem to spend every weekend in their caravans at Challaborough Bay even though it's only 15 miles from home!

    That said I do like it around the Barbican and along the Hoe. The aquarium is OK but vastly over-priced.
  • Mikey23Mikey23 Posts: 5,028
    Yup take a walk around the hoe and the barbican, eat at cap'n Jasper's then come to cornwall... You know it makes sense
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,567
    jrduquemin wrote:
    arran77 wrote:
    Things to Avoid;

    Janners.
    Getting into a fight on Union Street.
    Devonport.

    Things to Do;

    Eating Half a Yard of Hot Dog at Cap'n Jaspers.
    Check out the Beryl Cook paintings at the gallery in the Barbican.
    Have a night out on Union Street.
    Take the Torpoint ferry across the Tamar and visit Cornwall instead.

    Everyone wants to visit The Promised Land!

    FTFY
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • arran77arran77 Posts: 9,260
    Good, so it seems that we're all agreed that Plymouth is a shite hole :wink:
    "Arran, you are like the Tony Benn of smut. You have never diluted your depravity and always stand by your beliefs. You have my respect sir and your wife my pity" :lol:

    seanoconn
  • mamba80mamba80 Posts: 5,086
    Plymouths a great place, the Hoe, Plymouth sound and its surrounds are really picturesque, shops around the Barbican, a great bike shop/café down there and easy access to Dartmoor, some great places to eat.
    COGs bikes in the city centre is great independent bike shop.

    Capt jaspers?? that's just a glorified McDonalds... who the heck would eat there?

    there is also a newly opened up Evans...ok maybe its a place to avoid then :)
  • upperoilcanupperoilcan Posts: 1,180
    Be aware of the Devon/Corwall divide...

    It's worse than the North/South.
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  • briantrumpetbriantrumpet Posts: 4,295
    edited February 2014
    There's only one reason for Plymouth, and that's the Bass in the Dolphin on the Hoe. Buy your fish and chips next door, then sit in the Dolphin eating them with the best pint of Bass you'll find.

    EDIT - not the Hoe, the Barbican. The Bass obviously went to my head.
  • RideOnTimeRideOnTime Posts: 4,712
    No, don't think so...
  • There's only one reason for Plymouth, and that's the Bass in the Dolphin on the Hoe. Buy your fish and chips next door, then sit in the Dolphin eating them with the best pint of Bass you'll find.

    EDIT - not the Hoe, the Barbican. The Bass obviously went to my head.
    Glad to hear the Dolphin is still going. Do they still serve the beer from barrels behind the bar?
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    Trek,,,, too cool for school ,, apparently
  • There's only one reason for Plymouth, and that's the Bass in the Dolphin on the Hoe. Buy your fish and chips next door, then sit in the Dolphin eating them with the best pint of Bass you'll find.

    EDIT - not the Hoe, the Barbican. The Bass obviously went to my head.
    Glad to hear the Dolphin is still going. Do they still serve the beer from barrels behind the bar?
    A year or so since I wented there, but yes, still a year or so ago. I never had really rated Bass till I drank it there.
  • Mikey23Mikey23 Posts: 5,028
    It's got the theatre royal, Plymouth argyle, Plymouth Albion, running track, city college and university, drakes circus, hoe, barbican, bridge, railway, car ferry, cinemas, music venues

    Then again there is some interesting night time activity on Friday and Saturday in the town centre and union street, where everyone has a jolly good time...
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