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About

The Seymour Arms has been a mainstay on Greenbank for a long time despite going through recent changes of hands. It has a pool table and darts board, as well as sports on the TV. Its latest change was the introduction of a sausage and mash menu and redecoration, although further changes are planned at the moment. 

Stories

26/02/2021

Chris and Terry

When Sue and Steve ran the Seymour Arms, they always looked after their sports teams so they were often packed. In fact, the pub would be so full that to get to the toilet, you would have to leave through one of the doors and come back through the other door! One of the teams they looked after was the University’s cricket team. One year, the cricket club went on a Jamaica tour and offered Sue and Steve to come with them for a free tour. This just shows you how much the regulars loved the pub then (including the occasional lock-in).
Many of the regulars of that time eventually moved to the Fawn.

 26/02/2021

Chris and Terry

 This was a trip from the Seymour Arms to Ascot. Everyone had bought tickets from the pub and got on a bus hired for the occasion. Tom Dyer served food and drinks to the ladies on the bus, including strawberries and ‘strong Pimm’s’! Once they arrived in Ascot, tables were laid out and food was served. Some of the group, including Tom, even went to a race in Paris together

 26/02/2021

Chris and Terry

This was a trip from the Seymour Arms to Santander and back. The group of 12 or 14 started with drinks in the Seymour Arms, got onto the ferry and went straight to the pub in Santander. On the boat, the group amassed such an amount of empty glasses that they had to get more tables around them. They were eventually ordered to go to bed. The men had to sleep on the bottom bunk beds because they could not quite get up to the top beds… When the ferry arrived back in Plymouth, the group – obviously – went back to the Seymour for a goodbye drink. Terry and Chris fondly remember Tom Dyer taking part in the trip.

26/02/2021

Chris and Terry

Many of Chris and Terry’s stories are about the Seymour Arms. In fact, Terry remembers going to the Seymour Arms aged 4 or 5 to have a jug of lemonade filled and take it back home! They told me about PD (Peter Williams), a pianist who often played in the pub with Billy the Bus. PD passed away in 2000 and Chris and Terry attended his funeral.

17/05/2020

Nigel

I was one of South West Gas apprentices in 1976 -1978 who stayed in 'digs' in Beaumont Road and Egerton Road. There were about 20 apprentices from around the SW attending Plymouth College and after getting paid on a Thursday made for the Seymour Arms for a pint of original mild at 26p a pint! I dread to think what was in it but it was good. Remember it well. Also regulars at the Woodside and the Trafalgar Arms.

10/05/2020

Nuria 

I was asked whether I was gay the first time I went to the Fawn. However, this was never been an issue again once I 'declared' that I was.  This is perhaps best exemplified by a story in the Seymour Arms.

We were there to play a darts game against of the Seymour team and my scores were... rather average. One of the guys on my team kept teasing me about my darts and we bantered back and forth. He eventually said: 'If you win this game, I'll take you out on a date'. I quickly replied: 'I'd rather take your daughter out if I win'. Not wanting to back down at this point, he exclaimed something to the effect of 'Deal!'. I lost the game but he promised me her number.

Amazingly, the daughter agreed to a date and we did indeed meet once. Although the story generated a lot of interest in the Fawn, it wasn't to be and there was no second date.