The Skiving Scholar

at 1 Tavistock Place, Plymouth, PL4 8AB

Plymouth's No.1 Alternative Pub

The Skiving Scholar
1 Tavistock Place
Plymouth PL4 8AB
United Kingdom
Contact Phone
P: 01752 603473


Offering a wide variety of music, style and drinks! Our upstairs is a regular haunt for many students and locals, who choose the 'Scholar' for it's friendly and comfortable atmosphere (plus great staff and drink offers). The Basement bar (below the Scholar) is famous for its extensive and intoxicating cocktail list and shooter menu. Open until the early hours of the morning, The Skiving Scholar is the perfect pub and bar not only start and end your night, but a great place to hang out for the whole evening with its fun and friendly atmosphere!

How To Get to The Skiving Scholar

Located next to Plymouth University; 10min walk from Plymouth TRAIN Station, on several main city BUS routes, TAXI rank on on our doorstep, also a stones throw away from Drake Circus (city shopping centre)

Opening time

  • Mondays: 11:00- 04:00
  • Tuesdays: 11:00- 04:00
  • Wednesdays: 11:00- 04:00
  • Thursdays: 11:00- 04:00
  • Fridays: 11:00- 06:00
  • Saturdays: 11:00- 06:00
  • Sundays: 11:00- 04:00


Price category
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Services The Skiving Scholar provides

Company Rating

4387 Facebook users were in The Skiving Scholar. It's a 22 position in Popularity Rating for companies in Bar category in Plymouth

1050 FB users likes The Skiving Scholar, set it to 41 position in Likes Rating for Plymouth in Bar category

Its coming up to Halloween, and we are getting ready to turn our Basement bar into a dark dungeon, Who is ready for a horrifically great weekend?

Published on 2013-10-29 15:00:29 GMT

HULK VS TERMINATOR!! Whose had them? Whose survived them?

Published on 2013-09-26 00:29:12 GMT

Tonight Scholar is throwing out a huge load of Cocktail deals at you guys, and with live music! Come join us lets keep making memorable nights!!

Published on 2013-09-26 00:28:18 GMT

Scholar has music on tonight? That seems dam awesome! Get here for 9

Published on 2013-09-25 16:38:27 GMT

Do you think your strong enough to face a terminator or maybe you think you can handle more? A new drink soon to appear for battle. The big Green monster will be coming forth, New Drink: THE HULK. Who will Win? Terminator Vs The Hulk! Drink and decide!

Published on 2013-09-17 21:26:22 GMT

Starting from today we are lowering some of our prices giving everyone the best Deals, starting with our Terminators! They are now £4.50 each or 2 for £7.50. Cracking deals for everyone, all year round!

Published on 2013-09-16 20:42:46 GMT

Welcome Freshers!! With Freshers week about to start scholar is throwing out everything we have this year, Live Music, Cheaper Drinks, Sports on TVs. We are even making a Brand New Drink to Rival our King Drink, The Terminator! Watch this page and share us about for more deals!!

Published on 2013-09-14 17:52:37 GMT

So how was everyone's bank holiday weekend? Any body up for keeping the fun going. Tonight we have great cheap drinks deals and tomorrow we will be having one of our awesome gigs on. Everything you need to keep ya happy.

Published on 2013-05-28 14:09:44 GMT

Everybody needs to get down Scholar tonight for our live music and awesome drinks deals! Everything is happening tonight so you don't wanna miss out! Support at scholar and show music should always stay! Music on from 9!

Published on 2013-05-08 15:09:09 GMT

Another beautiful day! Hope everyone is enjoying the bank holiday to the full, Our windows are open so you can chill out on our sofas sipping our lovely drinks, Come in and even ask us to make up a random cocktail just for you, If your lucky we may even jus start selling it with a name made up by you. Join in the fun guys n girls :)

Published on 2013-05-06 11:49:49 GMT

So how is everyones bank holiday going? We hope everyone is enjoying the sun, (The sea is flippin freezing still though!) We have our amazing drink deals on all day and night tonight, So after everyone has enjoyed there sun, come join us for an extra night of drinking and partying!! Our staff will be dancing and showing off for your fancy celebrating the weather and extra day of fun! Come see tonight :D

Published on 2013-05-05 00:51:34 GMT

Good day good day my favorite Scholarites, How is everyone enjoying the lovely weather. Come Join the great crowd we have in today with our stupid cheap drink deals. 1.99 on most pints and premium spirits and mixers!

Published on 2013-04-30 15:17:06 GMT

Music Lovers! Time to show how much you enjoy a good sing song with ya pint. Tonight from 9 o clock we have our own Sunday Night Acoustic Session. Come join us and enjoy the brilliance that comes from the astounding Breakfast @ Charlies supported by the amazing Alex Ainsworthy. Plus our usualy great cheap drinks deals are on again!

Published on 2013-04-28 16:10:03 GMT

To all our Loyal music loving followers! Sunday night we will be having an amazing acoustic session to relax after a hectic weekend. Come join us and be apart of a great night. This Sunday from 9

Published on 2013-04-27 00:49:26 GMT

There's a lost guitar in Scholar! Acoustic with a rainbow lace tied around the top. Can the owner please come and get it :) feel free to share.

Published on 2015-11-10 15:11:28 GMT

JOB VACANCIES New cafe opening very soon! Experienced bar and kitchen staff wanted! Full time and part time positions available. If you think you have what it takes then apply with cv to BEGGARS BANQUET (previously jam jar next to the caffeine club) look forward to hearing from you.

Published on 2015-08-28 15:42:01 GMT

Great success at our cocktail masterclass today, you're going to expect some of these weird and wonderful concoctions at #skivingscholar #jamjar #carpediem #oldj #tikifire #eggnog

Published on 2015-07-21 15:07:22 GMT

Looking for part time staff anyone interested in applying, come in with a CV Alternatively email them to

Published on 2015-06-25 20:10:38 GMT

Come on over tonight and take advantage of our great offers! Pints Caffreys £1.99 Double rum/vodka and mixer £2.95 2 cocktails for £6.50!

Published on 2015-05-17 20:16:34 GMT

Time to employ! Get your CVs in!

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