The following is a list of all the Plymouth Branch area pubs, clubs and hotels. All entries are listed alphabetically by town/village, and then alphabetically by pub name. To view more detailed information of a particular pub, please scroll down the list, and then click on the highlighted link (pub name). If you would like to provide an update for the pub you have visited, please contact our webmaster, Ian Dickinson, ku.gro.armac.htuomylp@retsambew. We hope that you find this site useful.
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Plymouth Branch pubs selling real ale
- Aveton Gifford
- Fishermans Rest
Large village local, catering for the local community. The two ales are sourced from Otter brewery, and may change from time to time. The walls are adorned with several prints from local artists. Pool and darts are played, and sporting events are shown on the big screen TV. Regular events include a monthly quiz night, Kingsbridge Jazz Club meetings, and the popular and good value fish and chips suppers every Friday evening. There is also a fortnightly "Knit & Natter" morning on Tuesday between 1030 - 1200. The village is served by Stagecoach South West number 3.
- Fishermans Rest Fore Street Aveton Gifford TQ7 4JL ku.oc.evil@llewepacainehta(01548) 550284
- Avon Inn
The pub is situated at the crossroads in the centre of the village. The pub is open until at least 2230 daily, but may close later. The lounge is now the restaurant. The pub is the centre of the community with various events regularly taking place - see website for details. The pub also serves upto 10 ciders from Ashridge, Countryman, Sandford Orchards and Westons. The village is served by Country Bus route 91 between Plymouth and Totnes, Fridays only. On-site camping is available by prior arrangement.
- Turtley Corn Mill
This former roadside restaurant stands by its own river and lakeside grounds of six acres. The three regular ales are supplemented by one or two rotating local guest ales. Reverting to its former name to reflect its origins, it encompasses the ethos of its owners by supplying local beers and locally sourced food. There are two dining areas, one surrounded by old books, which become very busy at weekends, so booking is advisable. Old photos of the area adorn the walls, including a very rare print of a Plymouth brewery now demolished. There are now six double en-suite rooms and the pub is open for breakfast between 0830 and 1100. In the grounds you may find ducks (and a pond!), chickens, peacocks and, in the summer, a giant chess set and croquet.
- Avon Inn Avonwick Avonwick TQ10 9NB moc.liamg@nnikciwnova(01364) 73475
- Bere Alston
- Edgcumbe Hotel
2 Fore Street
Large village pub, with a lounge and public bar, where pool and darts are played. The two regular ales are supplemented by a guest ale, which could come from anywhere, eg Wye Valley on a recent visit. The enclosed garden and covered smoking area are accessed from the lounge. Children are welcome until 1930. Quiet, well-behaved dogs are also welcome.
- Victoria Social Club
Doom Bar is always available at this club, supplemented by an ever-changing guest ale from the South West. Pool, darts and snooker are played. Being a club, non-members must be signed in.
- Edgcumbe Hotel 2 Fore Street Bere Alston PL20 7AD (01822) 840252
- Bere Ferrers
- Olde Plough Inn
This 16th Century village inn has outstanding views over the River Tavy from the beer garden and is only a 15 minute walk from the station on the picturesque Tamar Valley line. Three guest beers feature both local (Noss Beer Works, Salcombe, Summerskills and Roam Brewery), popular nationals and Bere Brewery bottled beers. Inside, there are flagstone floors, exposed stonework walls, beamed ceilings, real fires and a welcoming atmosphere. Live music, acoustic nights and jam sessions feature, along with themed food nights and the Wednesday evening quiz. Food is served to suit all ages, tastes and appetites. In summer, real cider is available and opening hours may be extended including all day on Saturday.
CAMRA Member Discount 10%/pint off real ale and cider is available here.
- Olde Plough Inn Fore Street Bere Ferrers PL20 7JG ku.oc.nnihguolpedloeht@sutcatnoc(01822) 840358
- Bigbury Golf Club
People who visit this friendly, cliff-top golf course near Kingsbridge in Devon will never forget the experience. The clubhouse opens at 0730 daily, and closes 30 minutes after dusk. The bar finishes serving when the clubhouse closes. It is an ideal location for golfing holidays with self-catering golf accommodation in the on-course holiday bungalow. At least one real ale is available. Open to non-members.
- Pilchard Inn
The Pilchard Inn stands on Burgh Island, a grassy outcrop that gets cut off from the South Devon coast with the tides. A traditional 14th century 2 bar pub, dating back to 1336 with bare stone walls, exposed roof timbers and stone paved floor. Home-made soup is available from the bar, with meals from the adjacent Art Deco Burgh Island Hotel kitchen. A new addition is the Pilchard Inn Café, all-day Café located downstairs. Meals are available from 1200 until 2100 daily, with Curry nights on Fridays from 1800. The main bar is reserved for hotel guests & regulars. Visitors are welcome at the Slipway Bar. The House Beer is brewed by St. Austell.
- Waterfront Bar & Restaurant
Challaborough Bay Holiday Park
A holiday park located in the beautiful South Hams area of South Devon. Sharp's Doom Bar and a House Beer, brewed by Greene King, is available. Food is served all day, every day, with outside dining affording excellent sea views over Challaborough Bay.
The bar opening times are given as a guide only, and are not confirmed as the actual licensed bar hours.
- Bigbury Golf Club Bigbury-on-Sea Bigbury-On-Sea TQ7 4BB (01548) 810557
- Horse & Groom
Previously sited on the opposite side of the main road, this 1930's community pub features one large bar, and is decorated with historic photos of the area taken from the former Moorhaven Hospital which overlooked the village. The house beer, Horse & Groom Ale, is brewed by Hunters, with the three guest beers regularly coming from Bays, Dartmoor, Exeter, Hunters, Otter, Skinners, South Hams, St Austell, Summerskills and Teignworthy. Thatcher's dry cider is sold, with Ashridge cider in summer. Beer and cider festivals are held, supporting local charities. Beer tapas are available: three one third pints of beer. Old photos of the nearby Moorhaven Hospital and the now-closed Bittaford Railway Station adorn the walls. A monthly quiz night is held on the first Thursday of the month.
One beer festival is held annually in July, and a cider and sausage festival is held in support of local charities.
CAMRA members receive a discount of 10p/pint and 5p/half pint on real ales.
- Horse & Groom Exeter Road Bittaford PL21 0EL moc.liamtekcor@moorgdnaesroh(01752) 892358
- Foxhound Inn
This 18th century former coaching house is situated in a rural village just east of Plymouth, where it is well served by a frequent daytime bus service. The pub has two separate bars with a lounge and a small restaurant. Traditional English meals are made using locally sourced ingredients. Ales from local breweries are regularly featured, including Red Coat brewed by Summerskills with help from the landlord! A monthly quiz night is held, as are curry nights. Former Plymouth CAMRA Country Pub of The Year 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017, and Runner Up 2015, 2018 and 2019.
- Foxhound Inn Kingsbridge Road Brixton PL8 2AH ku.oc.nnidnuohxof@ofni(01752) 880271
- Buckland Monachorum
- Drake Manor Inn
This cosy and friendly pub, which dates from the 16th century, is located in a pleasant village on the edge of Dartmoor. The two regular ales are supplemented by one guest beer, usually sourced from Otter Brewery. It attracts a regular clientele who are happy to be assisted with the daily crossword. The inviting traditional interior features an intimate meeting area, a public bar and a restaurant area in which to sample the good food. The garden, with a stream, is an enjoyable sun trap. Live music appears on the first Wednesday and second Sunday evening of each month, with the occasional visits by the local morris dancers.
- Drake Manor Inn The Village Buckland Monachorum PL20 7NA ku.oc.nnironamekard@ronamekard(01822) 853892
- California Cross
- California Inn
A large 14th Century family run free house with 3 hand pulled real ales and an extensive menu with a choice of traditional pub meals from the bar or a full menu from locally sourced produce in the separate restaurant area. The lounge bar has exposed timber beams and are adorned with numerous pictures and photos of local scenes and brassware. Food is served from 1200 - 1400 (1500 Sun) and 1800 – 2100 daily, and the restaurant is open Weds - Sun 1800 - 2300.
- California Inn California Cross PL21 0SG moc.oohay@nniilaceht(01548) 821449
- Copper Penny Inn
The pub reopened on 17th November 2011 and changed its name from the Chipshop Inn. It changed hands again in April 2012. It is a cosy pub with a restaurant, and has a skittle alley available for hire. A disabled ramp provides access at the front of the pub. A beer garden allows good views over to Dartmoor on clear sunny days. Food is served daily from 1200 - 1430 and 1830 - 2100. Occasional beer festivals are held.
- Copper Penny Inn Chipshop Chipshop PL19 8NT (01822) 833288
- Skylark Inn
Typical Dartmoor village pub, popular for the excellent food, and serving up to four South West real ales, one of which is usually from Dartmoor. Food is served Monday - Friday from 1200 – 1400 and 1830 – 2100, and all day at weekends. The current licensee took over on Monday 29th November, 2004. The beer range may vary occasionally. An annual beer festival is held over August Bank Holiday weekend.
Catch the Stagecoach 1 or X1, or Plymouth City Bus 46 bus from Plymouth or Tavistock: NOTE approx 20 minute walk to pub.
- Skylark Inn Clearbrook Clearbrook PL20 6JD moc.tenretnitb@civlyks(01822) 853258
- Cornwood Inn
This 18th century former coaching inn is situated in the centre of the village. The pub was bought from Ei (formally known as Enterprise Inns) in September 2019 by the Cornwood Inn Action Group, a group of local volunteers who wanted to safeguard their village pub.
The pub has been refurbished and will now be serving local produce, where possible. The pub is due to reopen on Thursday 8th October 2020 for drinks only, and then an extensive food menu will be available from the following Wednesday (14th). At least one local real ale will be available (up to four real ales were on offer prior to Lockdown), with guest beers making regular appearances.
The large car park has an area for tethering horses and a covered smoking area. There is a substantial open-plan bar with a secluded dining area. Dogs are welcome.
- Cornwood Inn The Square Cornwood PL21 9PU moc.nni-doownroc@olleh(01752) 837289
- Burrator Inn
This substantial pub is situated on the road between Yelverton, Burrator Reservoir and Princetown. The three regular ales are supplemented by a varying guest beer, sourced from Devon and Cornwall. Inside, there is a large bar area, with space for a pool table and two dart boards, along with various other rooms including a separate dining room. Food is served all day. Outside, there is ample parking and a garden incorporating a children's play area. A beer festival is held annually in September, live music features on Saturday evenings, monthly open mic nights, a monthly Sunday quiz night and other entertainment feature regularly.
- Burrator Inn Dousland Dousland PL20 6NP ku.oc.nnirotarrubeht@nimda(01822) 853121
- Down Thomas
- Mussel Inn
A comfortable and well-presented pub, which is tucked away in a small village not far from the sea. Up to three regularly changing real ales are available. The wide-ranging food, from sandwiches and baguettes to steaks and fresh, locally sourced ingredients, is very popular. Food is served daily from 1200 – 1500 and 1800 – 2100, and all day on Sundays. Check the bus times as the service is limited. Families are welcome.
Five holiday cottages will be available for hire from Autumn 2019 – please check with the pub, and not Plymouth CAMRA!
- Staddon Heights Golf Club
The Clubhouse bar, and adjoining Horizon's Restaurant, are open all day, offering a wide range of food and drink. Light bites and snacks are available out of the usual meal times. Real ale is believed to be available. The 18 hole, cliff-top golf course is a par 70, with a yardage of 6 226 yards. Please contact the Club, and not Plymouth CAMRA, for further details.
- Mussel Inn Down Thomas Down Thomas PL9 0AQ moc.liamg@htuomylpnnilessumeht(01752) 862238
- Crooked Spire
A traditional village pub having a large bar area with open fireplace, big screen TV, pool table and dartboard. Traditional pub games include euchre, poker & dominoes. There is also a separate small bar/meeting room. Two real ales are served, with the Doom Bar supplemented by an ever-changing West Country beer, although it is generally sourced locally. Food is served at lunchtime from 12 till 2 from a traditional pub menu. The landlord prides himself on having never knowingly sold a bad pint! The limited bus service is on Tue and Fri only. The pub was listed as an Asset of Community Value (ACV) on 28/8/13 by South Hams District Council.
- Crooked Spire The Square Ermington PL21 9LP (01548) 831288
- Drake's Cafe
This former Coaching Inn dates back to the 17th century and got its' original name for being halfway between Plymouth's Barbican and Launceston, the ancient capital of Cornwall. The Tribute is complemented by a small selection of bottled beers. Summer hours may be extended - see website for details.
- Drake's Cafe Grenofen Grenofen PL19 9ER ku.oc.efacsekard@eibba(01822) 617697
- Miner's Arms
Dating from 1783, this pub is rich in history with its' association with the close-by Drakelands Mine. The three regular beers are supplemented by at least one other from local Devon breweries, including South Hams and Summerskills, making this pub well worth seeking out. The bar is traditional, with a locally mined slate floor, and there is also an authentic wishing well hidden in the snug!
The friendly atmosphere and delightful location make it very popular. The spacious children’s play area enables alfresco meals and bar snacks to be eaten while enjoying the summer’s day. There is also a conservatory with dining area and patio.
Regular beer and cider festivals are held, as are regular quiz nights and other events.
CAMRA Member Discount 30p/pint off real ale is available here.
- Miner's Arms Hemerdon Hemerdon PL7 5BU ku.oc.bupsmrasrenimeht@sgnikoob(01752) 336040
- Forest Inn
Country inn situated in the Dartmoor Forest welcoming walkers, riders, anglers, canoeists, dogs and children. Two Dartmoor beers, and Tribute, and local real cider (Sam's, varies) are available, plus another guest ale in summer. Good homemade food, using local produce wherever possible, and accommodation, including en-suite guestrooms and a bunkhouse, are offered. The bar area has been attractively refurbished recently. Horses can be stabled by prior arrangement. Duchy of Cornwall fishing permits available for holders of a current NRA licence.
As with most Dartmoor pubs, it is worth checking that the pub will be open when you plan to visit.
Please note that from 1st Nov 2017, the pub will be closed all day, and food will not be available on Sunday evenings until the pub reverts back to their summer opening hours (around Easter 2018).
- Forest Inn Hexworthy Hexworthy PL20 6SD ku.oc.roomtradnnitserof@ofni(01364) 631211
- Heybrook Bay
- Eddystone Inn
The pub has a spacious bar, seperate restaurant and outdoor terrace, which offers greats views to the Eddystone Lighthouse. It is also ideal for walkers on the South West coastal footpath. Food is served all day in summer and at the usual traditional meal times in winter. Monday evening is food theme night, currently home made pies. Up to four real ales are available in Summer, reducing to two in Winter. The limited bus service operates on school timetables.
The pub is open from 1130-2230 (2330 Fri, Sat) daily, with food available all day from 1200-2100 (2000 Sun)
Mon – Thur 1130 – 1530; 1730 – 2230 Fri, Sat 1130 – 2330 Sun 1130 – 2200
Mon – Fri 1200 – 1500; 1730 – 2100 Sat 1200 – 2100 Sun 1200 – 2000 However, please check the pub website, as these are liable to change
- Eddystone Inn Heybrook Drive Heybrook Bay PL9 0BN moc.liamg@nnienotsyddeeht(01752) 862572
- Dartmoor Union
Very smartly refurbished throughout, this sixteenth century village local caters for both diners and drinkers alike, and reopened on Saturday 3rd June 2017. Three real ales are on offer, with Dartmoor Jail Ale being supplemented with Doom Bar and Skinners Trawlerman. Diners can choose from the A La Carte menu, or traditional pub fayre.
The pub operates a loyalty card scheme - please ask bar staff for details.
- Mildmay Colours
Originally a manor house built in 1617, and then renamed the Mildmay Colours in the 1960’s in honour of the late Lord Anthony Mildmay of Flete, an amateur jockey. His Grand National racing colours can be seen on display. The former brewery site was transformed into ensuite accommodation. The house beer (Mildmay Colours) is now brewed by Skinners. There are a number of adjoining areas away from the bar and a function room upstairs. Three local Devon beers are always available, and local Devon cider. Food is served 1200 - 1430 (Fri - Sun) and 1800 - 2100 daily (not Sun, Mon).
Please note that the pub re-opened for Christmas 2019, and opening hours are currently under review. The kitchen is currently closed for refurbishment (TBA January 2020).
- Dartmoor Union Fore Street Holbeton PL8 1NE ku.oc.noinuroomtrad@ofni(01752) 830346
- Leaping Salmon Inn
This Dartmoor village pub has been completely refurbished by its local owners and saved from redevelopment. It is set close to the ancient bridge over the River Walkham, and serves two constantly-changing ales from local breweries. The main area is split level with the upper part containing the bar and a large fireplace. The lower area also has a small games room. All have various solid floors, simple decoration and furnishings, giving a modern but in keeping feel. The main bar and toilets can be reached by wheelchair from the car park at the rear. Accommodation and a function room are also available. The village is served by the regular Tavistock-Plymouth services on the main A386, approximately a 15 minute walk.
Summer hours vary - please see pub website for details.
- London Inn
23 Station Road
Located in a village on the edge of Dartmoor, the London is very much a locals’ pub, but retains a friendliness to visitors. The interior mixes the traditional and the modern, and has a newly refurbished feel. Despite the presence of music, a games machine and a pool table, this is a place where one can still have a quiet pint. The three beers (sometimes a forth appears) are served in good condition. There is a pleasant outdoor drinking area at the rear of the pub. The regular bus service is the Plymouth - Tavistock route, whilst the 55 is very limited, not Sun.
- Leaping Salmon Inn Whitchurch Road Horrabridge PL20 7TP ku.oc.nomlasgnipaeleht@ofni(01822) 851541
- Royal Inn
Originally built as a nunnery in 1437 (but may have been 50 years earlier) by French Benedictine monks and reported to have been visited by Charles I. The pub overlooks an old bridge on the River Tamar, connecting Cornwall to Devon. The central bar serves the bar area and lounge both featuring half paneling, stone floors, log fires and traditional styling. A further larger room is found off the lounge. It also has a terraced garden with sheltered seating and free WiFi. Guest beers are usually served on gravity; the locally sourced food is recommended.
Please note: Bus service is very limited.
- Royal Inn Horsebridge Horsebridge PL19 8PJ ku.oc.nnilayor@luap(01822) 870214
- Duke of Cornwall
3 & 4 Keaton Road
This family-run pub has an L shaped bar with adjoining drinking areas. It also has a separate restaurant/family room. Live music takes place on Sat eves, with an open mic night on last Sun in month. Periodic special food offers at certain times: check local press for details. Quiz, euchre & poker nights are held regularly. Up to four real ales may be available, all of which are dispensed by gravity in the cellar. Guest beers could come from anywhere. Food is not available on Sunday eves, and all day Monday.
1 Fore Street
A large pub in the centre of town, with several distinct drinking areas and a large games room with two pool tables. Several large screen TVs cater for sports enthusiasts, with rugby to the fore.
- Hunting Lodge
A large L shaped bar with adjacent drinking areas, with 2 further quiet areas for drinking, and serving local beers. Food is available all day on Fri, Sat & Sun and has a popular carvery all weekend.
- Imperial Inn
28 Western Road
New licensees, Margaret and Mark, offer a warm welcoming pub that was tastefully refurbished recently. The Dartmoor Jail and St. Austell Tribute are the regular ales and they complement the popular and varied daily food menu (no food on Tuesdays). There is a designated live sports viewing area, and occasional live entertainment takes place on Sunday evenings.
- Ivybridge Constitutional Club
1 Blatchford Road
Popular club which was established in 1912, and is an ACC affiliated club. At least one real ale is available. The club have snooker, darts and golf team programmes running throughout the year, along with regular monthly live entertainment. The lounge and bar have recently been refurbished. Lunch is available on Thursday to Sunday lunchtimes, with dinner available on Thursday and Friday evenings.
- Old Smithy
45 Fore Street
Busy pub in the centre of Ivybridge, now with a much brighter feel. New licensees, Jake and Kate, are making a huge effort to promote the pub. The town is close to Dartmoor National Park, where well-marked walking and cycling routes are close by attractions, as well as good local facilities for coarse, beach and sea angling. Pool, darts and a skittle alley is available for hire. Karaoke every other Sunday evening alternates with a music quiz. No children under 14. Up to three St Austell beers are usually available, supplemented with a guest ale occasionally.
- Sportsman's Inn
The current licensees have been here for 30 years! Doom Bar is supplemented by upto 3 varying guest ales. The large open-plan bar has loads of distinct areas, including a raised dining area and small snug, with the dart board. The walls are adorned with breweriana and oddments including steins, tankards, photos of famous comedians and vinyl records. Enjoy the comfort of the Chesterfield sofas and easy chairs or the more usual bar stools and tables and chairs. Look out for the Wurlitzer juke box.
- Trehill Arms
Originally named the Bridge Inn, the pub reopened, after 18 months of extensive refurbishment, as the Trehill Arms in late October 2016. Up to three real ales are served, which can change from time to time. Food is available all day, from sandwiches to light bites, and, from 1700, an extensive dinner menu. Sunday lunch is served between 1200 and 1700. (Pub may close at 1700 on Sundays?)
- Duke of Cornwall 3 & 4 Keaton Road Ivybridge PL21 9DH ku.oc.bupllawnrocfoekud@ofni(01752) 892867
- Dolphin Inn
Threatened with the loss of the pub when the previous licensee left a couple of years ago, the locals had the pub designated an Asset of Community Value (ACV) and it is at the heart of village life. The main building of the pub was originally three 16th Century cottages before being joined together and converted. The cosy interior features exposed stonework and pleasant low lighting. Home-cooked food from locally sourced ingredients is served; there are themed food nights and special menus to accompany events such as the regular quiz. The letting rooms and large garden are across the road which, so to speak, runs through the pub. The current owners took over in 2016 and breathed new life into the venture.
- Dolphin Inn Kingston Kingston TQ7 4QE (01548) 810314
- Blacksmith's Arms
A large, single-roomed village local, with four separate areas and two log burning fires which give it a homely and warming feel in winter. Up to two guest beers are usually available, mainly from South West breweries, although the occasional National beer does come on tap. A large and extensive food menu is available from 1130 (1200 Sun) – 1400 and 1830 – 2130 and varies from homemade soup to venison and the not-so-usual cheese and biscuits. Bus service is very limited.
- Blacksmith's Arms Lamerton Lamerton PL19 8QR ku.oc.kcotsivatsmrashtimskcalb@ofni(01822) 612962
- Lee Mill
- Westward Inn
Lee Mill Bridge
St. Austell pub in the hamlet of Lee Mill. The pub has a skittle alley, a karaoke every Friday and a big screen TV for sporting events.
- Westward Inn Lee Mill Bridge Lee Mill PL21 9EE moc.liamg@nnidrawtseweht(01752) 892146
- Mountain Inn
Old Chapel Road
UPDATE 14/07/2020: The pub is now open again, but the details here will need to be updated in due course - sorry for any inconvenience.
Initially, the pub is serving three real ales, Dartmoor Legend and Jail Ale, and Sharp's Doom Bar. Food is not currently available, but please see the pub's Facebook page for the latest information.
UPDATE 24 March 2020: The pub was purchased on 31st January 2020 by David Michelmore, who has commenced a full pub refurbishment. It is planned to re-open as a Local's local again, complete with a selection of real ales. The details given below will be incorrect. Unfortunately, due to the current COVID-19 crisis, the pub remained closed closed until 04/07/2020.
A traditional two-roomed pub with simple cob walls and real fires. The local favourite, Dartmoor Jail Ale, is accompanied by three wide-ranging guest ales, occasional draught ciders, and up to 8 bottled ciders. Simple pub food is available daily except Tuesday. Although situated in the foothills of Dartmoor, the pub's name is actually a corruption of Montain, the name of an old local landowner. An annual beer festival is held. Bus service is daytime only, not Sun. The pub was listed as an Asset of Community Value (ACV) on 1/8/13 by South Hams District Council. Sadly, the pub closed on 26/8/14 on the retirement of the landlady.
- Mountain Inn Old Chapel Road Lutton PL21 9SA moc.duolci@eromlehctimdivad(01752) 858893
- Castle Inn
With its' low ceilings, slate flooring and exposed beams, this cosy 16th century inn has bundles of atmosphere. The four regular ales are supplemented by a guest ale from outside the St Austell estate in summer. Don't be afraid to leave the rustic main bar area, and check out the snug, restaurant, lounge and the delightful garden. Local attractions include the scenic Lydford Gorge, St Petroc's Church and the Castle. The pub is situated on the NCN27 Devon Coast-Coast, Dartmoor Way and West Devon Way cycle/walking routes. Splendid real fires and occasional Morris dancing events complete the scene.
Under new stewardship since January 2019, Hannah and Jared were rewarded for their efforts with St Austell’s “New Tenants of the Year Award 2019” !
- Dartmoor Inn
Located on the A386 between Tavistock and Okehampton, this friendly 18th century hostelry combines a rustic feel with a smart décor and a sense of affluence. Here you will find slate flooring, wooden furniture and a wonderful real fire. There are several different areas in which to enjoy the hospitality, including a function room at the rear, and a garden with views. This is quite a food-oriented pub, but it is possible to find a seat in the main bar area.
- Fox & Hounds Hotel
The hotel is situated on the A386 between Okehampton and Tavistock, just above the villages of Bridestowe and Lydford, and is open to non-residents. The two Dartmoor beers are supplemented by a third West Country beer in summer, such as Tribute or Doom Bar, but can come from anywhere. Food is served all day, with a restaurant menu, snack and daily specials also available. Karaoke and quizzes feature regularly, whilst BBQ's feature in summer. There is a large children's play area and families are most welcome. A Camping and Caravanning Club certified campsite is available on site. A skittle alley is also available.
- Castle Inn School Road Lydford EX20 4BH ku.oc.drofdylnnieltsac@olleh(01822) 820242
- Mary Tavy
- Elephant's Nest Inn
This 16th century pub has a large garden, with the bar featuring many elephantine artefacts, including a mural, figures and elephant spelt in many different languages. Food is served both at lunchtime and in the evening. The Otter Bright may alternate with a beer from Butcombe, Cotleigh, Hanlon's or Teignworthy. Accommodation is in the new extension, which fits perfectly within the grounds of the pub. The bus service is very limited (Fri only).
- Mary Tavy Inn
A traditional roadside inn where visitors, locals and families are welcome, with up to four real ales and one cider are available. The popular bar accommodates pool, darts, TV and large fire. This is complemented by a spacious restaurant and beer garden, with views up to Dartmoor. Music nights, charity events, quizzes, Sunday carvery and a late May Bank Holiday beer festival feature on the pub's itinerary. Modern B & B accommodation is available in the adjacent building. Dogs are allowed in the bar. Camping available in pub grounds, motor homes by prior arrangement.
The pub is open all day, every day, in summer.
- Elephant's Nest Inn Horndon Mary Tavy PL19 9NQ ku.oc.tsenstnahpele@ofni(01822) 810273
- Royal Oak Inn
This multi award-winning popular gem of a pub can be found tucked away in an attractive valley - a must for fans of real ale, real cider and real conversation. Upto four real ales and three real ciders are available. It is a hostelry of two halves: the quiet, smart lounge provides good quality locally sourced food and relaxation, while the very lively public bar provides a Devon welcome and a roaring fire. Check out the informative website for news of special offers, live music, morris dancing visits. Plymouth CAMRA Country Pub Of The Year 2019.
- Royal Oak Inn Meavy Meavy PL20 6PJ ku.gro.nnikaolayor@ofni(01822) 852944
- Milton Abbot
- Edgcumbe Arms
A typical, two-roomed Devonian village local pub with an impressive log-burning fireplace in the lounge. There are usually two South West beers available, one at 4% and one at 5%, which complement the locally-produced Countryman cider. Good value, locally sourced food is available from 12-2 and 6.00-9pm daily. The village is served by Oakley's Coaches service 121, but is a very limited service available on Fridays only.
- Edgcumbe Arms The Village Milton Abbot PL19 0PB ku.oc.smra-ebmucgde@droldnal(01822) 870603
- Milton Combe
- Who'd Have Thought It Inn
In a small village near Buckland Abbey, this quaint 16th century free house is a must. The well-kept ale is usually sourced from the South West, with the emphasis on Dartmoor, Sharp's, St. Austell (one ale from each brewery is usually available) with Skinners and Teignworthy making regular appearances. The pub is popular for Sunday lunches, though drinkers are always welcome. The interior is divided into three sections, including the small characteristic main bar where board games are available. To the rear, there is a new and popular beer garden.
This pub is open from 1200 to 2300 daily in Summer.
- Who'd Have Thought It Inn The Village Milton Combe PL20 6HP moc.liamg@nniyrutnecht61(01822) 853313
- Exeter Inn
The pub is situated at the bottom of the hill on the main A379. It is the oldest pub in the village, dating from the 14th century, with additions being added in the 19th century. It has been used as a coaching inn from Elizabethan times, and by Royalists during the Civil War. Food is served at both lunchtime (between 1200 - 1400 (1500 Sun) and evening (1830 - 2030, except there is no food on Wednesday or on Sunday evenings (roast available at lunchtime only)). Up to 4 real ales are available.
- Modbury Inn
A traditional 16th century English pub, a short walk from the village’s main thoroughfare, and is also now a free house. The multi-roomed interior features wood panelling, exposed beams and a more modern conservatory. There is a large beer garden with children’s play area to the rear. The three regular beers are supplemented by a forth pump featuring a wide range of breweries, mostly in Devon and Cornwall. A Sunday night quiz is featured alongside a Friday Curry Night. Food is available every evening from 1800 - 2030, and Saturday and Sunday lunchtimes 1200 - 1400. Takeaway food is also available in the evenings.
- White Hart Hotel
2 Church Street
Situated in the charming old town of Modbury, amidst rolling countryside and close to the sea. This welcoming and comfortable establishment offers award-winning ales and traditional home-cooked food. Three handpumps, with taster glasses, invite the imbiber and reveal the company's ethos. The floor of the Restaurant contains, visible through a glass cover, an Elizabethan well. Photograph's of the town's past adorn the walls. This is an ideal base for touring South Devon. It is served by Stagecoach 3, which stops just down the road.
- Exeter Inn Church Street Modbury PL21 0QR moc.liamg@yrubdomnniretexeeht(01548) 831225
- Morwellham Quay
- Ship Inn
The Ship Inn was once Morwellham Quay's local pub, providing food, drink and accommodation to visitors at the port. It now serves as a tea room/restaurant, where visitors to Morwellham Quay can sit down and eat. There is ample outdoor seating to enjoy the views or dine in the Ship Inn itself. They provide a varied menu with traditional cream teas and snacks to hot tasty meals. Please note: The Ship Inn is not a pub and is open to Morwellham Quay's visitors and members. However, the new (for 2017) on-site brewery provides three bottle conditioned beers
- Ship Inn Morwellham Quay Morwellham Quay PL19 8JL (01822) 832803
- Newton Ferrers
- Dolphin Inn
Riverside Road East
The pub is situated close to the tidal estuary, with views across to Noss Mayo. Up to four real ales are usually available, mainly sourced from within the west country. The pub re-opened under new management in early 2019 after a short period of closure. Good home-cooked food is served daily at both lunchtime and in the evenings. The pub has a small car park, and friendly dogs are welcome.
- Yealm Yacht Club
Riverside Road East
Up to three real ales are available in this popular yacht club, situated in the picturesque Yealm estury. Potential visitors should contact the club prior to their intended visit. Full facilities and events are listed on the club website.
- Dolphin Inn Riverside Road East Newton Ferrers PL8 1AE moc.liamg@notwennihplod(01752) 872007
- Noss Mayo
- Ship Inn
Popular with walkers, cyclists, yacht and boat owners, this fine split-level pub is situated on an inlet of the Yealm estuary. The three regular ales are supplemented by one locally-sourced ale. Like the four ales, food is available all day (until 2100) and is locally sourced. A former branch POTY, it is an ideal start/finish point for a walk to sample the breath-taking river and sea views along the route of Lord Revelstoke's Drive. If sailing, ring ahead to ascertain the tide times and mooring availability. Customer service is of the highest importance, even at busy times. There is no bus service in the evenings or on Sundays.
- Swan Inn
The pub is situated on the attractive River Yealm estuary, separated from its neighbouring village by a tidal creek, which can be crossed on foot at low tide. A bright and welcoming interior is complemented by an outside seating area down by the water's edge. There are regular community-oriented events such as live music and quiz nights. A full food menu is offered, with many dishes using local produce. The no 3 bus to/from Plymouth stops close by to the pub (daytime only, not Sunday). The pub is closed on Mon and Tue lunchtimes in winter.
- Ship Inn Noss Mayo Noss Mayo PL8 1EW moc.oyamsson@nnipihs(01752) 872387
- Peter Tavy
- Peter Tavy Inn
In a quiet village on the edge of Dartmoor, a varying range of upto five local beers, sourced from all over the west country, can be found in the pub’s small central bar. It is traditionally attired throughout, with slate floors, beams and log burners. There are also two larger rooms, one is formed from the original bar area. The other room is a later addition but is furnished in keeping with the older parts. A patio and hidden garden are added attractions. The pub is renowned for its food, but drinkers are made welcome. Opens all day during school holidays. The inn is situated on the No. 27 cycle route, near a caravan and camping site.
Open all day in Summer.
- Peter Tavy Inn Lane Head Peter Tavy PL19 9NN moc.liamg@nniyvatretep(01822) 810348
- 1620 Pub & Eatery
60 Notte Street
This old pub has had a total refurbishment from top to bottom, including the outside. It now has a stylish and modern look. The pub reopened in November 2019 with its new name, 1620 Pub & Eatery. Currently, there are three handpumps with St Austell's Tribute being a regular, the other ales can vary, but have seen Bass bitter on one. Pub hours could alter if busy and might stay open longer than their advertised times.
- Admiral MacBride
1 The Barbican
Popular pub located on the historic Barbican. The original Mayflower steps would have been located at the rear of the pub. Upto three real ales are served, mainly from local breweries. It is decorated throughout with a nautical theme. It can get busy in the Summer, with locals and visitors alike. Discos are held on Saturday nights, with occasional live music and charity quizzes. Evening meals are not served on Saturday or Sunday evenings. Accommodation is available, some with sea views. TV sports are also shown on the large screen TV. Sometimes can close early on Sunday evenings when not busy.
- Agaton Social Club
Agaton Fort Road
Real ales are available in this club, range unknown. The club has a large dance floor and stage, main bar and three mini bars which may be available for hire. There are mens and ladies dart teams, bingo, poker nights, quizes, snooker and family days. Large screen TVs cater for sports enthusiasts.
Two-roomed estate pub set in the Whitleigh area of the city. Doom Bar is available, although Dartmoor Jail Ale has made an occasional appearance. Pool and darts are played. Breakfast, lunchtime and evening meals are served. Live musical entertainment is on Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons.
- Artillery Arms
6 Pound Street
Cracking back-street local tucked away in the old quarter of Stonehouse, close to the magnificent Grade 1-listed Royal William Yard, and maintains the area’s military connections. One South West guest beer, such as a beer from Black Tor, Dartmoor and Summerskills, and Thatchers Heritage or Cheddar Valley cider are normally available and supplement the Draught Bass. An out of season Beach Party takes place on the last weekend of February, and charity monkey-racing also features. This place is a real find and is popular with hockey teams who use the nearby pitches.
- Avondale Arms
206 Keyham Road
On the corner of St. Levan's Road and Keyham Road, opposite St. Levan's gate to the dockyard. Dartmoor Jail Ale and Skinner's Betty Stogs are always available, with two other rotating guests from Skinner's supplementing the ales on offer.
- B Bar
Barbican Theatre, Castle Street
St Austell Tribute is available in the Barbican Theatre B Bar. Authentic Thai cuisine is available all day from 1200 until 2100 (2200 Fri, Sat).
Old George Street
Stylish city centre pub housed in one of the few buildings in the vicinity to survive the bombings of the second world war and redevelopment of the 1950's. Check the pub website for up to date real ale range. Families welcome until 2100.
- Blockhouse Inn
59 Devonport Road
Lively locals pub in the Stoke area of the city, with one real ale available, currently Doom Bar. We have no more information on this pub.
164 Eggbuckland Road
Real ale may be available here. There are two beer engines, one serving Wadworth 6X on a recent visit.
- Brass Monkey
12-14 Royal Parade
Busy city centre pub offering themed evenings and live music every Saturday evening. The pub serves up to 8 ales and 2 real ciders on 10 handpulls. House beers include Brass Monkey Ale (4% ABV) and Brass Monkey's Big Brother (6% ABV), and Weston's Traditional Scrumpy. Other Devon and Cornwall ales feature regularly, as well as some national favourites. Occasional beer festivals are held.
CAMRA Member's Vouchers may be redeemable here and CAMRA Member Discount 10%/pint off real ale may also be available here - don't forget your Membership Card!
- Bread & Roses
62 Ebrington Street
This friendly, and sympathetically-restored, late Victorian pub is popular with university staff, but also has a mixed clientele. Up to three ever-changing real ales are available, which are organic/Fairtrade wherever possible, just like the snacks. The beers are selected from local and regional breweries, including small batch and speciality beers unusual for the area. The pub promotes artistic and musical creativity, and is a vibrant music hub for local talent.
CAMRA Member Discount 10%/pint off real ale is available here.
- Brewery Tap
99 Edgecumbe Street
A warm welcome and good conversation awaits you at the bar of this pub which has changed hands several times in recent years. It is now being run by Steve and Sharon Bishop, who returned the pub to a previous name. Up to two real ales are available, with beers from Bays, Dartmoor, Hunters, St Austell and Summerskills appearing regularly. Pool and darts are played, with Sky and BT Sport for the less energetic.
- Britannia Inn
2 Wolesely Road
An Edwardian pub, built in the 1830's, and situated opposite the Plymouth City Bus depot, Central Park and the Life Centre, and a short walk from Home Park, Plymouth Argyle FC - it can be very busy on match days. Ten hand pumps dispense at least one real cider, with Westons and other local ciders appearing regularly. The pub itself was built by the grandfather of Captain Scott (of The Antarctic fame). Numerous buses from the city centre and railway station pass by the door step. Since becoming a JD Wetherspoon in 1999, the pub has established a well-earned reputation for its' well-kept real ale, and supplements this with a map of where the breweries are located. Beers from Bays, Exmoor, Hanlons and Summerskills appear regularly.
CAMRA Member Vouchers may be redeemable here - don't forget your membership card.
- Bull & Bush
Courage Best Bitter is served in this locals estate pub.
- Bulletproof Brewery Taphaus
91 Mutley Plain
This is the new brewery tap of Bulletproof Brewing Limited, who specialise in brewing Continental beers. All Bulletproof beers are unfiltered and unfined, and are vegan-friendly. The beers are available on draught (keg conditioned) and in cans (can conditioned). They plan to open daily between midday and midnight, custom dependant. Food will be available to eat on the premises, via "Knead Pizza", who will deliver to the Taphaus. A range of other bottled and canned beers will also be available.
These premises have just opened following the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions. The actual full trading hours will be confirmed once things return to something like normality.
- Cherry Tree
291 Ham Drive
Large estate pub, with teams for pool, darts and euchre. Large screen TV caters for the less energetic sports fans! A varying selection of nationally sourced real ales is served on four handpumps, with three usually available. Live entertainment on Fri or Sat evenings. Please note pool is not available until 1800. Food is not served, but you may bring food into the establishment.
- Cider House
Formally known as The Old Friary, the Cider House aims to provide a warm atmosphere with a range of around 20 plus ciders, where the cider drinker can enjoy such delights as Thatchers Heritage, Cheddar Valley and Traditional Medium, and Sam's Scrumpy to name a few. Full meals are not served here, but, to accompany the golden nectar, there are some great British cheeses and West Country ham, served in crusty bread, or why not try a traditional ploughman's lunch or cheeseboard. A limited range of real ale may be available, such as St. Austell Tribute on my last visit. Strictly no children (it is a cider house!).
- Cider Press On The Barbican
7 Quay Road
Up to four regularly-changing real ales could be available. Live entertainment every Fri and Sat evenings.
- Clifton Inn
35 Clifton Street
This is a spacious back-street local which is not far from the city centre. Up to four ales may be available, along with at least one real cider dispensed from the bank of five handpumps. Ales from Dartmoor, Sharp's and Summerskills appear regularly. Pool and dart teams play here regularly, while live televised sport provide sporting entertainment for the less energetic, including a very large projection TV screen. A large heated patio area is provided for those who smoke.
- Copthorn Hotel
It is believed that one real ale is available in this 4 star hotel, which is situated close to train and bus routes.
- Crafty Half
50 North Hill
This student bar was recently refurbished, started off with 4 handpumps with real ale but now as removed them, hence no real ale. The bar has one bar downstairs, with a raised area at the back, with more seating upstairs. Started off only serving half pints, a novelity which through its name never took off, so now serves pints to keep up trade.
- Crown & Anchor
10-11 The Barbican
The pub re-opened in May 2011 with the re-introduction of two real ales. Tribute is always available and the Courage Best may rotate with other beers from the limited guest beer range. Food is served daily, unsure of hours.
- Dolphin Hotel
14 The Barbican
An unpretentious hostelry steeped in history, the Dolphin is a Plymouth institution. Up to 8 beers are dispensed by gravity straight from the cask, with Thatchers Cheddar Valley for those who like cider. The character of this establishment is charming, with tiled floors, well-used wooden benches, together with a real open fire, all adding to the ambience. The walls are adorned with paintings by local artist, the late Beryl Cook, who painted many of the characters she encountered in the Dolphin. Plymouth CAMRA City Pub Of The Year Runner Up 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019. The pub does not serve food, but you are welcome to bring in your own from nearby takeaways.
CAMRA Member Discount 15p/pint off real ale is available here.
- Duke Of Cornwall Hotel
One real ale from Bays is usually available here, normally Gold. It is believed that real ale in bottles are also available in the main bar to supplement the one real ale in this Four Star-rated hotel.
156 Cornwall Street
Large and lively city centre pub which serves food all day.
- Falstaff Inn
75 Clittaford Road
Large two storey split level estate pub, built in 1968 on the northern edge of Plymouth. It has a surprisingly unspoilt interior comprising the large lounge bar on the right (mostly used for events) with views of the rolling south Devon hills. The public bar is to the left when you enter. This is very much a community pub. One real ale is available, which is believed to be Sharp's Doom bar.
- Famous Firkin
2 Adelaide Place
It used to serve two real ales with local real ciders but when checked in March 2019 there is none available. Meals are not served here, although substantial pies are available! Live gigs and karaoke alternate on Saturday evenings - see website for details. Well behaved dogs are welcome, as are children until 1900.
- Fareham Inn
6 Commercial Road
This is an older pub close to Sutton Harbour and the Barbican Leisure Complex. It is still a one-roomed corner terraced pub with a slate floor. It is a favourite haunt of local fishermen, and also local people who still live close by. Paintings of local fishing trawlers adorn the walls, as do old photographs of the pub in days gone by. The one well-kept rotating ale on offer generally comes from the St Austell and Bath Ales breweries, such as Trelawny, Tribute or Gem, although beers from Hunters also appear regularly.
CAMRA Member Discount 10p/pint off real ale is available here.
- Fawn Private Members Club
39 Prospect Street
This multi award-winning mid 19th century establishment was originally the Fawn Inn/Hotel, prior to converting to a private members club in 1998. CAMRA members are welcome with a current valid membership card; regular visitors will be required to join. The current licensees brought real ale to the club in 2002, and now serve upto five ales and two real ciders. Four guest ales are sourced locally, although can come from further afield. The club is popular for televised rugby and other sports, and supports multiple dart and euchre teams. The smoking area is on the patio and is covered. Local CAMRA branch Club Of The Year 2019, and South West region Club Of The Year Runner Up 2015.
- Ferry House Inn
888 Wolseley Road
A warm welcome awaits you and your dog from both the landlord and locals at this picturesque riverside pub, which is situated on the River Tamar, which separates Devon from Cornwall. There is a decking area outside, giving spectacular views of Brunel's iconic railway bridge, which dates 1859. Good home-cooked food is served daily, and uses locally sourced ingredients, with a daily specials board also featuring. The bars display photos of IKB's bridge dating back to the turn of the 20th century, and photos of the pub, and the Saltash foot ferry, after which the pub was named. The pub has seven en-suite rooms on the new third floor. There is a quiz on Sunday evenings.
- Firkin Dog House
174 Union Street
The pub used to serve two real ales, but real ale has not been seen here since the begining of 2017.
- Firkin Scholar
1 Paradise Place
Dog-friendly pub close to City College, Plymouth and Plymouth Albion's Brickfields rugby ground, which has been re-branded the Firkin Scholar, from the previous name, Albion Inn. Up to three regularly-changing real ales may be available. Food is known to be served at lunchtime from 1130 - 1430 daily.
- Fishermans Arms
31 Lambhay Street
Owner Donna, her partner Lee and his family, have returned this former St. Austell pub back into a local’s local once again. The pub interior has been tastefully refurbished, including the reintroduction of a dart board and a good collection of other traditional board games and puzzles. The two regular ales are supplemented with a guest ale sourced locally and varying real cider in summer, with plans for more ales in the future. The house beer is brewed by Summerskills, and is named after the owners' dog. Traditional pub grub at affordable prices is supplemented by specials, with only the famous roast served on Sundays. It is situated close to the Royal Citadel and the world famous Barbican. First timers should turn right on exiting the pub, and head down the steps towards the Barbican to save time.
CAMRA Member Discount 15p/pint, 5p/half off real ale and 20% off food is available here.
- Fleet Street
113-117 Mayflower Street
After 30 years, Henry J's previous owner, Peter Jones, decided to retire and sold the business. It is currently (October 2020) undergoing a complete refurbishment, including changing names to Fleet Street.
- Ford Hotel
155 Alexandra Road
One real ale from Purity Brewery is usually available here, which was the first pub to be rebuilt in Plymouth after complete destruction during the Blitz of 1941. There is a very small range of bottled ales (such as Newcastle Brown Ale), although they are not bottle conditioned. It is family-friendly until 1930 daily. There is live entertainment at weekends. The pub is also dog friendly.
- Fortescue Hotel
37 Mutley Plain
Refurbished two years ago, the pub now has a Gin display, new mirrors behind the bar, new signage and new furniture. Downstairs, the Cellar Bar has also been refurbished. This multi local CAMRA Award-Winning pub serves up to nine real ales, including a large range of local ales, and some National favourites. One hand pump serves a real cider, with up to eight other real ciders also available. Food is served on Sunday lunchtimes only, but you can take in your own at other times.
Local CAMRA branch Overall Pub Of The Year 2019, and Cider and Perry Pub Of The Year 2019.
CAMRA Members discount of 10%/pint and 5%/half pint of real ale or real cider is available here.
- Friary Vaults
177-183 Grenville Road
Two regular real ales are available in this popular former social club situated in the St. Judes area of the city. Now operating as a traditional pub again, it supports numerous darts and euchre teams.
- Future Inns Plymouth
1 William Prance Road
At least one local real ale is available, usually a beer from South Hams Brewery, with a further hand pull for busier periods.
- George Toby Carvery
399 Tavistock Road
Large Toby Carvery situated close to Plymouth airport (closed), with a Travelodge next door and Park And Ride to the city centre across the road. Up to three real ales are available, usually Butcombe Original (used to be called Bitter), Sharp's Doom Bar and St Austell Tribute. See website for food and accommodation details.
- Gog & Magog
58 Southside Street
The Gog became a JDW pub in 2002 and, being in the popular tourist area of the Barbican, can get very busy in the evenings and at weekends. It is set back from Southside Street with a fair-sized area for smokers and Al Fresco drinkers and diners. Inside, there is one long naturally-lit bar area created from the high-glassed ceiling. One corner of the bar displays a map with local breweries, real ale and CAMRA information. The usual selection of JDW regular ales are supplemented with ales from local and national breweries. A quiz night is held every Monday evenings.
CAMRA Member Vouchers may be redeemable here – don't forget your membership card.
- Golden Hind
260 Mannamead Road
This newly refurbished pub is set out on its own in an area bereft of other establishments. Two changing ales from Dartmoor Brewery are usually available, as well as the House Beer, Drake's Golden Ale. It is now light and airy in both the bar and the lounge. It has a good locals bar, where sporting events are shown on several large screen TVs. The lounge is much quieter with a separate dining area. Good value food is served daily.
CAMRA Member Discount 10%/pint and 10%/half off real ale is available here.
- Great Western Railway Staff Association Club, Laira
This railwayman's club is now open to the general public to apply for membership. One real ale is usually available, but may have as many as three at busier times. Local brewer, Summerskills Indiana's Bones, was available recently.
- Green Taverners Suite
Plymouth Argyle FC Supporters Club venue, which is also available for hire, within the Home Park Complex, home of Plymouth Argyle FC. Two handpumps are usually available, with Jail Ale and Tribute being the usual beers available. Bottled Jail Ale (not real ale) and Proper Job (Real Ale In Bottle) are a good standby, for when the draught ale runs out !
- Grenville Hotel
82-84 Grenville Road
A newly renovated modern family run free-house. A choice of two cask ales and an assortment of draught beer and cider is available. Special offers on cocktails are also available.
- Herbert Hotel
1 Herbert Street
Local's pub situated in a residential area. Real ale is not available here, although bottles of Doom Bar and Newcastle Brown Ale (not bottle conditioned) are available in the chiller.
- Holiday Inn
At least one real ale is believed to be available in this 4 star hotel, which is centrally situated and a short walk from the historic Barbican and Plymouth Hoe.
- Hyde Park
88 Mutley Plain
The pub closed in Jan 2013 and was listed as an Asset of Community Value by Plymouth City Council in April 2013. It reopened after a major refurbishment sent the pub back to the 1970's, with period adverts adorning the walls and keg fonts along the bar and on high shelving. The Dartmoor ales are supplemented by several guest ales and a house ale brewed on the premises, Mutley Bitter. The full pub food menu is served all day from breakfast until late evening, with daily specials also available. Families are welcome, as are dogs. Real coffee is available all day from 0900.
- Images Club and Function Bar
89A Cornwall Street
The ground floor cafe is open all day from breakfast untill tea time, with the club opening for the evening. An ever-changing selection of real ales in bottles are available here; cask ale is not available. Live music takes place mainly on weekend evenings, with Gothic, 80's, new romantics themed nights. Full use is made of the two rooftop gardens, with evening BBQs on one, whilst the other is the smoking area.
- Imperial Guest House
3 Windsor Villas, Lockyer Street
A selection of bottled Skinner's ales are available in this guest house which is situated very close to the famous Plymouth Hoe, and only a short walk to the historic Barbican and city centre.
- Indian Inn
82 Devonport Road
One varying local real ale is available.
- Jack Rabbit
8, Bracken Lane
This country-style pub and restaurant was built in 2004, but has a rural charm and ambience enhanced by three real fires. The two regular beers are supplemented by up to three guest ales, which are nationally sourced and could include beers from Butcombe, Fuller's, Sharp's and St Austell. The beer list, and pub food menus, change seasonally. Breakfast is served daily from 0800 to 1200, with traditional lunch and dinner menus available until 2200 (2130 Sun eve). The pub is situated on the main Plymouth-Tavistock road, and benefits from a good bus service to/from the city centre. There is a large car par and beer garden, and the pub is family-friendly. There is a Travelodge located adjacent to the pub.
CAMRA Member Discount 20p/pint off real ale is available here.
- James Street Vaults
24 James Street
Almost engulfed by the ever expanding university campus, this is a predominantly student pub. Up to four ales can be available, with Butcombe Bitter, Brains SA Gold, Dartmoor Legend, St Austell Proper Job and Caledonia Golden XPA supplementing the Tribute on recent visits.
- Jolly Jack's Bar & Bistro
Great bistro bar set in Mayflower Marina. Tribute is supplemented by one guest ale, which is usually sourced from the Westcountry. An extensive food menu is served daily from breakfast time until 2130. Live jazz takes place on the last Sunday of each month - see website for details. Car parking is free for two hours within Mayflower Marina Complex (on site). Please note that the bus stop is on the main road and is a 10 minute walk.
6 Mutley Plain
Up to two beers are available in this live music venue. Sadly, the pub closed w/c 11/11/13, but re-opened on Fri 22/11/13. The pub continues to operate, but the opening hours are not necessarily those listed here.
- Ker Street Social Club
122-124 Ker Street
Popular social club situated in the heart of Devonport. It supports numerous dart, euchre and pool teams. Real ale (Tribute) may be available from time to time. Non members are welcome, but regular attendees will be required to join.
- Keyham Vaults
222 Albert Road
Pub close to Devonport Park and Torpoint ferry.
- King Billy
6 Duncan Street
Situated in the heart of Devonport, the pub has been refurbished and the name changed from Bristol Castle to King Billy in September 2019. There is good support from local darts teams, alongside increased local customer interest. A warm welcome awaits new customers. One Real ale is available here, usually from local brewery, Summerskills.
- King's Arms
Tamerton Foliot Road
The pub has a public bar, snug, lounge and a restaurant. The one regular real ale may be supplemented by up to one guest beer at busy times. Live music, karaoke and theme nights take place on Saturday evenings. The pub also has pool, darts, table skittles and Shut The Box games. It is a family run village local, with an annual May carnival and charity Folifest in June in support of several charities.
- King's Head Tavern
Mid 17th century hostelry with additional Victorian features added in the late 19th century. One of Plymouth's oldest pubs and is close to the redevelopment of the Bretonside bus station complex.
The pub had a total refurbishment and reopened in mid 2017.
- King's Tamerton Community Centre & Social Club
Thriving multi-roomed community centre providing something for everyone. St. Austell Tribute is usually available, supplemented with a monthly guest ale, such as Abbot Ale and Doom Bar. Big TV screen sport is shown, with regular family, and adults, discos. Family Fun Days also feature regularly, along with bingo, whist, weighwatchers, a running club and Sunday quiz nights. Light bar snacks may be available. Unfortunately, dogs are not admitted due to the family nature of the community centre.
- Kitty O' Hanlon's
5 St Andrews Street
Irish themed pub featuring live music and is situated close to the Magistrates' Court. The pub stands on the oldest inn site in Plymouth, where the Abbey Hotel was built after the demolition of the Turk’s Head in 1861. The Jail Ale is supplemented by up to two varying guest ales, such as Doom Bar, and a real cider, currently Old Rosie. It was the first Irish-themed pub in the city (1994). The pub tends to attract younger drinkers.
- Lockdown Bar & Grill
Large estate pub supporting pool, darts and euchre teams, which was reinvented during the Covid-19 pandemic and renamed Lockdown Bar and Grill. Food is available all day, every day. It is believed that one real ale is served. There are plenty of outside seating available, mostly bench tables, and a children's play area. Live entertainment regularly takes place - see website/social media for details.
- Lockyers Quay
1 Lockyers Quay
Large pub restaurant, with a Premier Inn situated next door, and it is close to the National Marine Aquarium and Barbican Leisure Park. The Tribute and Doom Bar are supplemented by a varying guest beer. Open for breakfast (check website for details).
- Lopes Arms
27-29 Tavistock Road
Village inn on the old Tavistock road on the edge of Dartmoor. The interior has been redecorated and the kitchen was completely refitted 4 years ago, with local produce supplied by Leigh Farm. Six letting rooms are available, all en suite and there is a bar available for private functions. The pub also has an active Facebook page. The changing beer range could include Abbot Ale, Old Speckled Hen, London Pride, as well as some West Country beers like Atlantic and Hicks.
- Lord High Admiral
33 Stonehouse Street
Facing the popular Rock Salt restaurant, this hidden gem is worth seeking out. The interior, with its exposed stone walls, dried hops adorning the bar area and vintage wooden furniture has an almost country feel. The unobtrusive laid-back music adds to the chilled vibe, which is unusual for this city. Three interesting beers (sourced regionally) are complemented by a cider from Sandford Orchards, and the craft beers will appeal to many drinkers. A quiz, and a nice outdoor area, completes the scene.
7 Stopford Place
Located in a quiet residential area, this street-corner local is situated near to Devonport Park, and offers you a very warm welcome. The wood-panelled bar is comfortable and relaxing, although may be busy at times with Plymouth Albion RFC's ground nearby. "One weaker, one stronger" than the regular Bass is the rule for guest beers, with lighter and darker brews also alternating. A secluded garden at the front offers a retreat for smokers. Food is only available at lunchtimes (not Mon).
12 Albany Street
This early to mid 19th century pub was Grade II listed on 9/11/98. One real ale is currently available from local brewery, Salcombe. On a recent visit, it was Lifesaver.
- Mainstone Community Association Sports & Social Club
An unknown range of real ales are available in this community sports and social club. Regular golf events are also organised for members.
61 Mutley Plain
A typical JDW pub, converted from an old Nat West bank which opened on 25/03/02. There is usually a very good range of local real ales, including beers from Dartmoor, Summerskills, and South Hams. Beers from Devon and Cornwall feature regularly, as well as from further afield. There is also a good range of real cider and perry. Beer and cider festivals occur several times a year, including a Devon beer festival. Brewery Showcase and Tap Takeover events also occur regularly. A weekly quiz takes place on Wednesday evenings.
CAMRA Member Vouchers may be redeemable here – don't forget your membership card.
- Marina Bar
Grade-II listed building situated on the historic Barbican in a waterfront setting overlooking Fish Quay. The two regular St Austell beers may be supplemented by a third ale in summer. The welcoming atmosphere is enhanced by cob walls, slate floors and exposed wood beam ceilings. Food is served daily between 1200 and 1700. Televised sport is also shown. Friendly dogs are welcome.
- Maritime Inn
19 Southside Street
A charming family-friendly establishment located in the historic Barbican area of Plymouth. The pub serves one regular ale, Maritime Special (brewed by local brewer, Black Tor) and up to two varying guest ales. The pub is split into two areas, with a comfortable seating area to the rear, along with casual seating by the bar. A wood burner keeps you warm in Winter. Table games are available to play, as is a piano. Proper real coffee is also available. Sometimes closes early on a Sunday night if not busy.
- Marsh Mill
300 Plymouth Road
Large Premier Inn and Beefeater Restaurant. Breakfast is served from Weekdays 6:30 - 10:30am; Weekends 7:00 - 11:00am. Beer range changes seasonally, check website for details.
- Masonic Inn
65 Devonport Road
A vibrant and very welcoming community pub, located in the Stoke area of the city, with regular transport links to the city centre. Two real ales are served, provided by Summerskills and Teignworthy. Live music events are held every weekend, and the pub plays host to various charity events. The bar is situated on the right hand side of the pub, with a comfortable seating area just behind. Euchre is regularly played at this active local hostelry.
- Millbridge Inn
23 Molesworth Road
A colourful pub located at a busy crossroads. Three real ales and one cider are usually available, with Sharp's Atlantic being a regular guest beer. Reasonably priced food is served all day from 1100-2100, with different food theme nights every day of the week. This establishment is popular with thirsty locals who give the atmosphere some delightful colour to complement the frontage.
See pub website for live music and events details. An Easter beer festival is held.
- Minerva Inn
31 Looe Street
Built before the Spanish Armada in 1588, it is not known exactly when the Minerva first became an inn. However, it is recognised as the oldest pub in Plymouth. It boasts a fine leaded window, picturesque lantern and a curious wooden spiral staircase made from the mast of a captured Spanish galleon. Live music is staged on Thursday to Sunday evenings and Sunday lunchtimes. It is within easy walking distance from the city centre and historic Barbican. Occasional beer festivals also feature. Up to three guest ales supplement the two regular ales, including at least one from Altarnun, Bays, Dartmoor, Noss Beer Works, Roam Brewing Co or Summerskills. Plymouth CAMRA City Pub Of The Year Runner Up 2014.
Monthly Loyalty Discount Cards may be purchased by all customers to use Monday to Friday between 1130 and 1500 on real ales.
- Mount Pleasant
12 Millbay Road
Popular pub next door to the Duke of Cornwall Hotel and opposite Plymouth Pavilions. The two regular beers are supplemented by a rotating guest ale, which could come from Bays, St. Austell or further afield such as Wells and Young. A daily carvery is available from 1130 daily (1200 Sun) until 1700, with an extensive main menu served all day until 2100 (2000 Sun). BT Sport is shown, with live music from 2130 on Fri and Sat eves. May close later on show days. Well behaved dogs are welcome, as are children whilst dining. Please note that the pub website is still under construction - more features will become available soon.
- Navy Inn
34 Southside Street
This lively pub on Plymouth's Barbican dates from the late 18th century. Several TV screens (inc 3D) showing sports. Live music Thursday and Saturday nights. Food served 1200-1930 (1830 weekends). Sharp's Doom Bar Bitter Mar-Dec. Roof garden!
- Newmarket Tavern
2 Market Way
Traditional city centre pub offering good value food all day, including breakfasts. Up to two changing real ales may be available from the Beacon Pubs range. There is a hidden snug area away from the bar in this recently refurbished and cosy pub. Pool and darts are played, with big screen TVs for the less energetic. Families are very welcome whilst dining. Dogs on leads are also made welcome. Plans are in hand for a new garden and covered smoking area at the rear of the pub in line with the new bus station development.
- Noahs Ark
32a Courtney Street
A varying range of up to four real ales are available. The regular beer is competitively priced Greene King IPA and may also include Marston's Pedigree, Fullers London Pride, a Dartmoor beer and Bombardier. More local beers from Hanlons, Skinners, Hunters and Butcombe also make an appearance.
Food is served all day until 2100 and the pub may close later than the hours given.
CAMRA Member Vouchers may be redeemable here and CAMRA Member Discount 10%/pint off real ale (except Greene King IPA) may also be available here - don't forget your CAMRA membership card.
- Nowhere Inn
21 Gilwell Street
Old-fashioned back-street pub tucked away in the midst of the student campus, near to the city centre, and is easily accessible by public transport. It is frequented by eclectic very varied patrons, from students to elderly locals. Quiz nights are held on Mondays, live music on Wednesdays and Thursdays to complement the excellent Juke Box, and other entertainments as advertised. The two beers are supplemented by ever-changing guest beers, one of which is always a LocAle-qualified beer. Beer festivals are held twice annually. Note the pubs unusual opening hours. Drink promotions take place every Wednesday until 2100.
CAMRA Member Discount 20p off a pint is available here.
- OPM Suite
The OPM Suite is the clubhouse of several local sports teams, including hockey, rugby, cricket and golf. It is believed that one real ale is available.
- Penguin Lounge
Recently refurbished traditional pub with a selection of up to three St. Austell beers. Food is served daily from 1000 to 2200, and is popular for the Sunday roast platter, and the speciality burger menu. Breakfast is served from 1000 till 1400, sandwiches from 1000 till 1800, as well as the fresh Bistro menu until late.
- Pheasant Pluckers Arms
68 Albert Road
This brightly-coloured pub was formally known as the Royal Clarence Hotel prior to being renamed in the late 1990's. Everyone is made very welcome, whether a local or visitor. Watch sport on the TVs or read/borrow a book from the library or, on Sunday lunchtimes, enjoy some bread and cheese whilst watching the sport! There is live music every Saturday evening.
- Plymouth Albion Rugby Football Club
25 Damerel Close
Tribute is always available in the clubhouse, with one other ale, generally Proper Job. The ale range is supplemented on match days by up to six other varying ales situated in the concession stands around the ground. An ale festival with up to 25 ales and ciders take place during pre-season home double-header fixtures.
Please note that the Clubhouse is generally only open on home match days, or other events held at Brickfields. The venue is also available for a multitude of different hire arrangements, including the Plymouth CAMRA Beer Festival on Fri 23 and Sat 24 September 2016.
- Plymouth Hoe Club
1-2 Osbourne Place
Up to two real ales are available in this club, which is situated close to the historic Plymouth Hoe. The ales could come from Hunter's, Skinners and Summerskills. Regular musical entertainment takes place on weekend evenings, and Sunday lunch is also very popular. Local CAMRA branch Club Of The Year Runner Up 2016. CAMRA members are admitted with valid membership cards - regular visitors will be required to join.
20-21 Looe Street
Community pub situated close to the popular Barbican area of the city. Two real ales are served, with one usually available from Bays and the other one sourced locally. The pub supports various pool and dart teams, with sports TV for the less energetic. There is a large function room available for hire with its' own bar. It is also the home of the Plymouth branch of Liverpool FC Supporters Club.
- Prince Maurice
3 Church Hill
There is very much a traditional village feel to this 4 times local CAMRA Pub of the Year, which sits between the church and village green. The six regular beers listed are supplemented with a regularly-changing guest beer, such as from Hunters, Roam, Summerskills or Teignworthy, or from further afield. The pub is named after the Royalist General, the King’s nephew, who had his headquarters nearby during the siege of Plymouth in the Civil War. Log fires in both bars keep you warm in the colder months. Food is only available on Tuesday – Friday lunchtimes. Local CAMRA City Pub Of The Year Runner Up 2017.
20 Providence Street
A traditional community pub with a constantly changing range of upto 3 real ales. It is a quiet, friendly and welcoming local hostelry, located in the Greenbank area of the city. Beers are sourced from far and wide, with Cornish beers regularly available on one or two pumps. Two real ciders are also available. The pub has now converted to being a club following the Covid-19 pandemic - details are on the club's Facebook page.
- Pub On The Hoe
159 Citadel Road
This is a busy street corner pub serving a mixed clientele and is situated near Plymouth Hoe, where Sir Francis Drake famously played bowls. Up to four varying real ales, including one from Altarnun, Bays, Dartmoor, Roam or Summerskills, supplement the house beer, Drunken Hoe, and two local real ciders. Good home-cooked food is available all day, with breakfast served from 1000-1200. The wood panelled raised and lower deck seating areas add to the nautical theme. It is located just a short walk from the historic Barbican and is well worth a visit. Live sports are shown on the large screen TV.
CAMRA Member Discount 10%/pint off real ale and real cider is available here.
- Queen & Constitution
197 Duke Street
We have little info about this pub, but do know that the Doom Bar is supplemented by a changing guest beer, which, on a recent visit, was local beer, Dartmoor Jail Ale.
- Queen's Arms
Seven Stars Lane
The two regular beers are supplemented by one regularly-changing guest beer, which is usually sourced from within the region, but could come from further afield. Men's and ladies darts team feature, as does a weekly quiz night and a meat raffle. An annual May Day weekend beer festival is held, as is the annual "village" Folifest charity event in June.
- Queens Arms
55 Southside Street
A public house has stood on this site since the mid 19th century. The current building dates from the mid 1960's after being blitzed in 1941. It is a traditional pub set in Southside Street which tends to attract older customers. The Otter Amber may alternate with Otter Ale.
- Raffles Club
5 Ermington Terrace
Two real ales are generally available in this former Royal Air Force Association club. Good value food is available from breakfast time all day. Darts and pool are played, with live entertainment on Saturday evenings.
- Railway Inn
122 Albert Road
Real ale available - two hand pumps on the bar with a rotating selection of beers. Sports TV is available and live entertainment features Fri - Sun evenings.
- RAOB Club & Institute
41 North Hill
Doom Bar is only available at weekends.
- Rising Sun Inn
138 Eggbuckland Road
Situated to the north of the city centre, this two-bar pub has a quirky olde-worlde charm and can quite rightly be called a country pub within the city. Originally three eighteenth century cottages, it became Harper’s Ale House in 1814. Interestingly, part of it was used as a chapel of rest for the adjacent church during the Great War. It has a covered and heated area for smokers. The third pump is always a changing guest ale.
- Roam Brewery Tap
New Victoria House, Western Park Road
Situated in the former New Victoria Brewery Company premises, which closed in 1953, the Roam Brewery Tap opened on Saturday 10 August 2019. It has a light and airy feel, with several large tinted windows allowing the sun to flood in.
Two real ales from the range will always be available, supplementing the six craft beers also on tap, including several guest beers. Third-pint tapas is also available.
As well as the brewery itself, there is an on-site brewery shop and bakery selling a fine selection of breads and pastries open six days a week, and pizzas when the tap is open.
2-4 Drake Circus
Large city centre pub which was taken over by Stonegate Pub Co in July 2013. Six hand pulls now adorn the bar, with three dedicated to real ale and three for cider. It is expected that the Old Rosie and Thatchers ciders will become permanent, allowing a guest cider to change weekly. Beer and cider festivals are planned for the future.
CAMRA Member Vouchers may be redeemable here - don't forget your membership card.
- Royal British Legion Crownhill
Tribute is always available in this RBL Club situated in the Crownhill area of the city. The guest beer comes from the St Austell portfolio, under the Real Beer Company banner. This large club has several rooms, including a ballroom, which are tastefully decorated with militaria. Good value lunchtime meals are served daily, except Mondays and Saturdays where members have pasties available instead. Basket meals are available on Friday night only. Booking for the Sunday Carvery is essential. Sporting events are shown on the big screen TV. The Club Secretary can be contacted on 708825. Plymouth CAMRA Club Of The Year runner up 2014.
- Royal Naval Arms
190 Saltash Road
Late 19th century pub with glazed tile frontage, probably the best example of its kind in Plymouth! The pub changed hands, after nearly 20 years with the previous tenants, in mid 2015. One regular real ale.
- Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club
At least one real ale is available here, Dartmoor Jail Ale on a recent visit.
- Rust & Royal
8-9 Quay Road
Bar situated in the Barbican area, specialising as a live music venue. It is believed there is no real ale available.
- Salumi Bar & Eatery
18 Millbay Road
Open again after an extensive refurbishment, this now light and airy pub serves a range of real ales, very good lunchtime and evening meals, with sandwiches available all day. The two regular real ales are supplemented by a rotating guest ale from the West Country. It is situated close to the continental ferry port and the city centre. The pub is split over four distinct areas, with a newly constructed patio area. Please note that the entrance is now via West Hoe Road. It is owned and run by the same people from the nearby Rock Salt Cafe, Stonehouse.
- SECO Lounge
12-15 Mills Bakery
The pub is set in the magnificent Grade I listed Royal William Yard, once the Royal Navy's victualling yard in Devonport. Up to two ever-changing real ales are available, eg Bath Ales Dark Side Stout and Toga Man Real Ale. Food is served all day from breakfast time (0900) till late, with al fresco dining offering great views of the marina and Royal William Yard. On street parking is available.
- Seven Stars Inn
Seven Stars Lane
Traditional village pub situated close to Plymouth. The two regular beers are supplemented by three rotating guest beers, with Bays Devon Dumpling and Sharp's Sea Fury making regular appearances. Three cider festivals are held in the summer months, please ring for details. There is also a large selection of gins available, in excess of 20. The pub is reputedly the oldest in Plymouth, and was Grade II-listed on 1/5/15 by English Heritage (Historic England).
- Seymour Arms
10 Seymour Street
A student orientated pub that still attracts locals. Although the layout is fairly open plan there are distinct areas within it, including a separate games area. 3D sports TV caters for the less energetic. Good value food served.
- Shakespeare Hotel
3 Theatre Ope
This pub dates from 1870-1880 but we have very limited information available. Real ale is may be available here, following an unconfirmed report following the pub sale from Punch Taverns to Star (Heieken UK) in March 2018.
- Ship Inn
An historic pub situated on the quayside with an upstairs restaurant and an outside seating terrace. There is also a choice of tables downstairs in the bar. The Tribute is supplemented by a varying ale from St. Austell. The pub dates from the late 18th or early 19th century when built as a warehouse.
- Skiving Scholar
1 Tavistock Place
Looking like a it has been a pub for a good number of years, it only became one in September 2001. Draught real ale is not available; however, Real Ale In Bottle (RAIB) is, currently Tribute and Proper Job. Opening hours given may be extended in this student oriented bar.
- St Levan Inn
251 St Levan Road
Local's pub set in the St Levan Road residential area, serving Draught Bass.
90 Little Vauxhall Quay, Vauxhall Street
The Stable has been completely refurbished by Stable Restaurants, who now have 8 pub restaurants in the South West. The pub opened in time for Easter 2015, with a large selection of ciders available bag in box. One real ale from the Fuller's range may be available. The pub is split over two levels, including an outside terrace on both floors, offering great views over the Barbican and Sutton Harbour. The cider range is huge, with around 80 (including bottles) available, and will vary.
- Steam Packet Inn
4-5 Cornwall Beach
Unpretentious pub looking over the river to Torpoint. Bar snacks are available from 1200-1800, with the restaurant open from 1900-2100, daily. One real ale (such as Sharp's Doom Bar or Hancock's HB) from a limited range is available.
- Stoke Bar & Grill
72 - 74 Devonport Road
This former social club has been completely refurbished and repoened in Dec 2014. It is primarily a bar with a good food and breakfast menu, and an extensive grill menu. Most other information is unknown at present. Pub will be surveyed in early 2015.
- Stoke Inn
43 Devonport Road
One of the few pubs to serve real ales in the western part of the city, the three regualr beers are supplemented by up to three guest beers, sourced locally, although they can come from further afield. An annual beer festival is held in August. Good value food is served daily from 1200 - 1430 (1600 Sun) and 1800 - 2030 (not Sun, Mon or Tue evenings). Free pool Mon - Fri 1200-1700, happy hours and other special offers feature daily. Weston's Old Rosie real cider is available, with at least one other guest real cider. Motorhomes may be parked here by prior arrangement! A community lending library also features.
15 St Andrews Street
This city centre pub has got a more traditional pub feel than its recent bistro/bar incarnations, after it reverted to its' original name back in 2011. There is an interesting collection of unusual bottled beers on display in cabinets around the pub. Up to three ales are available, which are unusual to Plymouth and are mainly sourced from Devon and Cornwall. Free Wi-Fi available. There are special drinks promotions (happy hours) Monday - Thursday between 1200 and 1900.
1-7 Morshead Road
Popular pub in the Crownhill area of the city, offering upto three real ales, entertainment and food. The pub re-opened after refurbishment a couple of years ago, and now serves the "Flaming Grill" range of grills, steaks, burgers and salads. Sky Sports & BT Sports HD is available for sports enthusiasts. The pub car park is now pay-and-display, but fees are reimbursed in the pub (restrictions apply). Families are welcome in the dining area.
CAMRA Member Discount 10%/pint off real ale is available here.
- Thistle Park Tavern
32 Commercial Road
This free house was formally the Brewery Tap for the South Hams Brewery which, as Sutton, was located next door. The three regular ales are supplemented by a regularly-changing guest ale, such as Adnams Ghost Ship, Bath Ales Gem or one from local brewery, Summerskills, and a real cider, which changes from time to time. The pub can be accessed across the swing-bridge from The Barbican (closes at 11.00pm) and is situated close to the National Marine Aquarium. Live music features every Friday and Saturday evenings until 0300, giving a great atmosphere. Biltong snacks are available from the bar.
- Three Crowns
12 The Parade
This popular and lively 18th century pub is situated In The Barbican and offers great views over the marina and Sutton Harbour. Sharp's Sea Fury and St. Austell Tribute are served. It is believed that food is available all day.
- Tradesman's Arms
19 Octagon Street
Little is known about this local's pub, situated close to the Union Street shops and the City Centre. One real ale is available, usually Sharp's Doom Bar.
- Treasury Bar & Restaurant
Very well appointed restaurant and bar, situated close to Royal Parade and numerous bus routes. It is a 19th centruy former police and city treasury building and is listed. Open from 0900 for breakfasts, with main meals avaialble until 2100 (1800 Sun) daily. One real ale is usually available, from the St Austell/Bath Ales range.
- Union Rooms
19 Union Street
Typical JDW pub serving their usual range of real ales plus a good choice from Devon and Cornwall breweries. The pub is situated in the night life part of the city, so customers tend to be on the younger side, and is very busy on weekend evenings. Several beer and cider festivals are held, including a Devon beer festival.
CAMRA Member Vouchers may be redeemable here - don't forget your membership card.
- University of Plymouth Students Union
The University of Plymouth Student Union bar, serving at least one real ale. Only open to students and their guests. It holds an annual beer festival in February.
- Vessel Beer Shop
184 Exeter Street
An independent bar and beer shop, located a few minutes’ walk from Plymouth city centre and opposite St Judes Retail Park. They stock over 180 different beers from some of the best breweries in Britain and around the world. Bottle conditioned and can conditioned beers are available; craft beers are available on draught to enjoy on the premises or for takeaway in growlers. Light snacks may also be available.
Regular events include:- Meet The Brewer; Beer Tastings and Beer Styles; and Meet Food Producers: see social media for up to date activities.
- Victualling Office Tavern
10 Cremyll Street
Locals pubs situated in the residential area of Stonehouse. The pub has recently been refurbished (September 2016), giving the main room a modern feel, leaving the pool table in its' own room. Excellent Draught Bass and St. Austell Tribute are served here, with an occasional appearence of Proper Job and Sharp's Atlanic to keep an interest in something different.
5 Admiral's Hard
Friendly street corner locals pub situated close to the foot passenger Cremyll ferry. The excellent Jail Ale is supplemented by a guest beer at busier times, such as a beer from Bays or Hunters. Televised sport is also shown on the large screen TVs.
The pub has changed hands recently, but information is not known at this time (March 2018), although Tribute is known to be available.
- Waterfront Pub & Eating House
9 Grand Parade
This iconic Plymouth landmark stands proudly on West Hoe, overlooking Plymouth Sound and offers the most breathtaking views over to Mount Batten and Drake’s Island. The Waterfront has been substantially refurbished after suffering major storm damage of winter 2014 and reopened on 25 March 2015. The Waterfront offers an extensive seasonal food menu from breakfast, and offers breakfast daily from 0900 - 1130 and traditional Sunday roasts from 1200. Upto four real ales are served, with the House Ale, Smeaton's Ale, brewed by St. Austell, and a regular changing guest ale. There are regular food and drink promotional offers - see pub website for details.
- Waypoint Bar & Bistro
Bar and bistro specialising in excellent seafood and steaks. One real ale is available, Tribute on my last visit. A very good range of sandwiches, lighter bites and main meals are available all day (please check with the bistro for time of last orders for meals). Breakfasts are also available daily from 0900. Formally named Chandlers, they changed their name to Waypoint in June 2020.
- West Hoe
24 Bishop's Place
The pub was refurbished in 2015 and has quickly become a popular and friendly place to visit, and is well supported by the local community. The two regular ales are supplemented by a locally-sourced third but which could be sourced from anywhere, such as St. Austell Tribute, Hunters, Otter and Timothy Taylor. Regular open mic nights, quiz nights and a monthly comedy night are held. The history of the pub is displayed on boards around the pub walls. This pub is well worth seeking out. On street parking may be free after 1600 - please check parking signs!
- Windmill Inn
Recently very tastefully refurbished, this is a typical estate pub, catering for estate locals. St. Austell Tribute is available in the new-look lounge, which has a small stage for occasional musical entertainment.
- Woodland Fort Community Centre
At least one ale from Skinner's is always available.
12 Gasking Street
Once described as "the country pub in the city", the pub has seen a major refurbishment during mid-2016. Up to two guest ales may accompany the Doom Bar. The main entrance has been reconfigured, and the stage moved from the front of the pub to the middle to reduce noise for neighbours. It has also seen a complete redecoration inside, along with a new kitchen and new food menu (with Daily Specials). Live entertainment takes place on weekend evenings, with jam sessions planned for other evenings. Quiz nights also feature on alternate Tuesday evening from 2100.
Pub opening hours shown are to be confirmed (5 Oct 2016).
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- Boringdon Hall Hotel
Tribute is always available in this 4 star hotel. Events take place throughout the year, including at least one Ale and Jazz festival.
- Boringdon Park Golf Club
55 Plymbridge Road
Golf club set in 400 acres of parkland, with panoramic views of Plymouth Sound and Dartmoor National Park. Real ale is believed to be available.
- Brook Inn
33 Longbrook Street
Up to three real ales are available here, although the range is unknown. Food is served daily from 1200 - 1500, and 1730 - 2100. Live music takes place most Saturday evenings.
- Chaddlewood Inn
100 Glen Road
Part of Sizzling Pubs group, this pub now offers real ale with an extensive food menu, which is available from 0900 – 2200 daily. Breakfast is served until 1200. Up to three real ales are usually available.
- Colebrook Inn
The Jail Ale may be supplemented by up to two rotating South West guest ales, but can come from further afield. Meals are available all day, except for Mondays. Live musical entertainment is shown weekly, either on Saturday nights or Sunday teatime - see website for details.
- George Inn
A 17th century former coaching house on the old Plymouth - Exeter road. The flagstone bar is complemented by a spacious dining room, and the florally bedecked patio is especially popular during fine weather. There is a large function room available upstairs. A specials board supplements an extensive menu and booking is advisable at weekends. A popular quiz is held monthly on the second Sunday. Dogs on leads are welcome in the bar area. Bed and breakfast accommodation is also available.
- London Inn
8 Church Road
A very friendly 16th century pub, situated next to the church, and is the epitome of a typical village inn. The pub serves up to 8 real ales (mainly sourced from the South West) and is supplemented by several real ciders. The cosy lounge bar is adorned with a large collection of Royal Naval memorabilia, whilst the public bar boasts a pool table, dart board and TV's for sports enthusiasts. Acoustic nights on Wednesdays, with meat raffle, bingo and karaoke on Friday's. Regular beer and cider festivals are held. The pub is allegedly haunted, by Captain Hinds. Dogs welcome!
Daily deals, which vary each day of the week, are available for all customers between noon and 1400 and between 1700 and 1900.
The pub may close later than 2300 on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
- Lord Louis Stonehouse Pizza & Carvery
Popular Stonehouse Pizza and Carvery pub and restaurant which opens for breakfast at 0800 daily. The pub serves very good value food daily until 2200, including Sundays. The carvery is very popular. Two real ales are available. Live sports events are shown on the large screen TV.
- Lyneham Inn
Old A38 Road
Situated on the outskirts of historic Plympton, this pub is on the old A38, which runs parallel to the new A38! The pub offers a daily carvery for lunch and evening in a large, but cosy, dining area. Light bar snacks can be eaten indoors or in the outside area which incorporates a children’s play area, making it very popular and suitable for families.
- Plympton Conservative Club
Large multi-roomed club situated in the centre of town. The Bass and Doom Bar are supplemented by two ever-changing guest ales. The club supports mens and ladies dart teams. Food is also served at lunchtimes daily, Friday evenings and all day Saturday. Booking for Sunday lunch is essential. Most major sports are shown in the Sports TV lounge. Live entertainment is provided on most Saturday evenings. Plymouth branch Club Of The Year Runner Up 2015 and 2017.
- Post Office Inn
Up to two ales are available here, with the regular Doom Bar supplemented by a changing range of guest beers, including Timothy Taylor Landlord on a recent visit.
- Royal British Legion Plympton
41 Market Road
Three real ales are generally available in this RBL club, generally Draught Bass, Sharp's Doom Bar and St. Austell Tribute.
- Sir Joshua Reynolds
Doom Bar is generally available, with up to two other real ales, range unknown. Darts, pool and poker are played. Three TVs show live sport, with live music at weekends. Food is served daily from 1130-1400 (not Mondays), 1830-2100 (no food available on Tuesdays).
CAMRA Member Discount 10p/pint and 5p/half off real ale is available here.
- St Elizabeth's House
It is believed that one real ale is available here, Tribute on a recent visit. No further information is held about this hotel.
- Stannary Court
This Grade II-listed former electrical store, job centre and library has been tastefully refurbished by JD Wethersoon and is the first one to open in Plympton. There is usually a very good range of local real ales, including beers from Dartmoor, Roam and Summerskills. Beers from Devon and Cornwall feature regularly, as well as from further afield. There is also a good range of real cider and perry. Beer and cider festivals occur several times a year, including a Devon beer festival, as well as brewery showcase events.
CAMRA Member Vouchers may be redeemable here - don't forget your membership card.
- Union Inn
17 Underwood Road
A “hub” village pub with a big community emphasis run for the past nine years by Pete and Christine Sandbach with their son David. Pete travels the UK seeking out new beers for what he terms his hobby and his livelihood – “there’s a real ale for every palate and you will have a lot of fun finding the one for yours” – Sadler’s Red IPA on a What Pub visit, though the pub also supports local and regional ales including those of Exmoor.
But he is no slouch on the cider front, served on gravity; in 2017 the Union was runner-up in Plymouth Cider and Perry Pub of the Year competition, and was a previous outright winner; Old Rosie is popular but there are sometimes “oddities from Hereford and Worcester.”
Traditional pub games on Thursdays include shove ha’penny and table skittles; the pub supports local charities, currently one helping ex-servicemen build their own homes. This attractive two-bar hostelry has wood burning stoves in both bars, one set in a massive fireplace with blocks believed to be from a local priory. Though thought to be early 19th century, a beam in the lounge bar is inscribed circa 1705.
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- Blue Peter
68 Pomphlett Road
Situated in Plymouth’s South East suburb, and an oasis in an area where real ale is variable at best. Three handpumps are in the bar and at least 2 real ales are usually available, with Wadworth 6x Ale being a regular beer. Recently received Cask Marque for their 6x. This pub has twice been awarded local CAMRA Pub of the Year. The usual pub games of pool and darts are popular. Food is available on Fridays when they do Fry ups. Also on Sundays for their Roasts.
- Drake's Drum
19 Radford Park Road
Popular Plymstock pub, serving at least one locally-sourced real ale. Jail Ale is supplemented with Doom Bar, with two further hand pumps available at busier times. Families are welcome during the daytime only.
- Elburton Inn
221 Elburton Road
The Elburton is a pub with a warm welcome. It is popular with locals and visitors alike, serving top quality locally sourced food at restaurant prices, ideal for special occasions, and booking is advisable. The tastefully decorated conservatory and bar promote a convivial atmosphere. Four real ales, which include at least two from the Westcountry, are normally available. There is also a discreet games area for pool and darts. Food is served from 12 - 2.30 and 5 - 9 Mon - Thurs and 12 - 9 Fri - Sun.
- King's Arms
Recently refurbished, the pub is open-plan, and split level, with the bar set back against the wall. A couple of steps separate the two areas, the left hand side having tables and chairs for dining, along with a Chesterfield settee and chairs, with the pool table at the rear. A separate dart room is set to the rear, with some steps leading up to the rear garden and patio/BBQ area. Food is served from 1200-1430 and 1700-2000 Mon - Thursday, from 1200 until 2000 Fri (2100 Sat), Sunday lunch served until 1800. No food Sunday evening.
- Morley Arms
4 Billacombe Road
The pub is situated to the east of the city, at the eastern end of Laira Bridge. One guest ales complement the two regular beers. The pub was constructed in 1824 to house the workers who built the original Laira Bridge. This nearly bankrupted the Morley family, after whom the pub was named after the bridge was completed. Most of the rooms have been opened out, but retain the wall beams giving a cosy feel to a visually open area. There is a conservatory and a large garden, and a good-sized car park. Home-cooked food is served, which has an excellent local reputation. Live acoustic music features once a month, check with pub for dates. An open fire keeps you warm in winter. Water bowls for dogs are also available. The pub also has a selection of 300 gins and 50 rums.
The pub was refurbished in September 2018, and is open daily Sun-Sat for breakfast from 0900-1100. Lunch is served between 1200 and 1500, and dinner from 1700 until 2100, Monday to Saturday. An afternoon menu is available between 1500 and 1700. Food is available on Sundays from 0900-1100 (breakfast) and between 1200 and 1800, no food Sunday evening.
- Plym Yacht Club
Langs House, The Quay
This RYA Affiliated Yacht Club normally has Doom Bar available. Please contact the Plym Yacht Club or visit their website for event details and memberships.
- Plymstock Albion Oaks RFC
Horsham Playing Fields
Local league rugby club, offering facilities for rugby players and members of all ages.
- Plymstock Club
2 Dean Hill
It is believed that at least one real ale is available in this Members-Only club.
- Plymstock Inn
88 Church Road
There are regular theme nights and live entertainment at weekends. There is also a large children's play area. Up to four real ales are available, with a beer from Exeter Brewery featuring regularly. A weekly quiz takes place on Wednesday evenings, with live music every Sat evening (once a month on Friday evenings). Dogs are welcome. A loyalty card is available.
- Royal Oak
Despite the street sign attached to the front wall stating "Hexton Hill Road", the pub is located on Lake Road. Four moorings and a slipway are available. The smoking area is covered and heated. Supervised children are welcome to fish; BBQ's are held in fine weather (these details may have changed).
The pub has recently been taken over by the same couple who run the Fisherman's Arms, Barbican. The pub will be run by Lee's sister, Clare, with Lee in the kitchen. Currently, two real ales are usually available.
CAMRA Member Discounts are offered here, and are 20p/pint, 10p/half and 20% off food - don't forget your membership card!
- Ship's Tavern
This is a large pub situated in the Elburton area on the outskirts of Plymouth. The Kings Head bar is the original building of what is now known as The Ships Tavern and was built sometime in the late 17th century. The building is an original Devon longhouse that was initially used as a farm, later being utilized as a scrumpy house with it’s own cider press. The Carvery is available from 1200–1500 (1900 on Sunday) and evening meals from 1700–2100 Monday to Friday, 2000 Saturdays. The guest beer is usually sourced locally, such as a beer from Summerskills.
- Victoria Inn
27 Hooe Road
Dartmoor Jail Ale is usually available in this small locals pub, situated on the main road from Plymouth to Mountbatten, but Courage Directors may make an appearence. Bingo takes place on Wednesday evenings from 2100, and live music on Saturday evenings from 2100. Evening meals are believed to be available.
- Blue Peter 68 Pomphlett Road Plymstock PL9 7BN moc.oohay@nniretepeulb(01752) 974018
- East Dart Hotel
On the B3212 at Postbridge, a stone's throw away from the famous clapper bridge, this 19th century coaching inn offers a wide range of facilities. The interior of the pub has a traditional feel, with exposed beams and horse brasses. Outside, there is an attractive garden and stables. The local beer from Dartmoor is complemented by locally sourced food, and the Sunday carvery is particularly popular. The pub is frequented by locals and visitors to the National Park. The House Beer, East Dart Ale, is from the range offered by Molson Coors.
The pub is open all day in Summer, with food served all day - please ring ahead to confirm before your intended visit in winter.
- Warren House Inn
In splendid isolation with majestic moorland views, at 1,425 feet above sea level, this is one of England’s highest pubs. “My location is my biggest asset,” says landlord Peter Parsons, who has been there since the eighties, with his wife, Janet. The characterful main bar has exposed beams, wood panelling, and features two fires, originally peat, now chunky logs - one of them never goes out. There are three other rooms, all distinctive; one is a family room and another mainly used for dining.
Originally on the other side of the road, the pub burned down and was rebuilt in 1845 on its present site, mainly to serve tin miners who came to drink and gamble. It has no mains electric, and water comes from a spring in the hill behind. The pub has had a chequered history – in 1929 landlord William Toop Stephens shot himself behind the bar, and in 1963 the building was cut off from the outside world for 12 weeks by heavy snow.
Excellent home-cooked food includes their famous herby rabbit pie (‘may contain shot’) topped with proper shortcrust pastry, steak pie with a rich ale gravy, traditional homity pie with potato, cheese and cream filling and Dartmoor beef steaks. Though mainly English food, there are a few surprises such as local lamb marinated in dry sherry, Spanish style. Delicious desserts served with clotted cream or custard, including treacle tart and apple and raspberry crumble.
Three real ales are usually available, mainly regional such as Black Tor, Butcombe and Summerskills, though beers from further afield such as Ringwood Old Thumper are welcomed too; Countryman cider is served.
Peter has set out rustic tables and benches on grassy areas both sides of the road, but the pub’s real garden is Dartmoor itself. Despite being well off the beaten track – and the loss of the bus service that crossed the moor until quite recently – the pub is busy even in winter, attracting walkers and tourists as well as regulars.
It is so filled with fascinating facts and history someone should write a book about Warren House Inn. Actually, they have, and you can buy it over the bar.
The pub is open all day in Summer (1100-2200 daily), with food served all day 1200-2100 – please ring to confirm before your intended visit.
- East Dart Hotel Postbridge Postbridge PL20 6TJ ku.oc.letohtradtsaeeht@ofni(01822) 880213
- Eversfield Organic Dartmoor Inn
This 17th century free-house is situated beneath an old quarry and is adjacent to the B3357 Tavistock – Princetown road. This welcoming inn serves up to 4 Westcountry beers, with Hunters and Dartmoor featuring regularly. The pub has recently undergone a refurbishment, and is now light and airy. Gone are the red walls and carpet, which has reavealed a nice red and black Victorian (or earlier) tiled floor. The unobtrusive music and friendly staff provide a pleasant atmosphere. The food is popular, especially on Sunday lunchtimes. Pub hours may extend in summer. The bus service is limited and has no service on Sundays.
Like most Dartmoor pubs, you are advised to check with the pub that it will be open when you plan to visit.
UPDATE March 2020: The pub has recently been taken over by Organic Farmers (Emily and Mark, and their children Anna and Hamish) who plan to introduce an organic bar and grill with a small organic menu, including organic drinks. Details on here may be incorrect until we can confirm the planned changes.
- Fox Tor Cafe
Two Bridges Road
Dartmoor real ale in bottles are available in this cafe, which also has a bunkhouse and an off-license attached. Walkers and dogs are both catered for.
- Plume Of Feathers Inn
Situated at the junction of the B3212 and B3357, this is Princetown’s oldest building (1785). It features granite walls, slate floors and slate-topped tables. A later addition is the large family/function room with its own bar and bunkhouse above.
Food is served all day, with breakfast from 0800-1100, with main meals from 1200 until 2100 (2130 Sat). There is a carvery in the family room on weekend lunchtimes from 1200 until 1600 (booking advisable). Three guest beers from Devon micro breweries supplement the three regular ales, with at least two guest ciders accompanying the Old Rosie.
Two beer festivals are held in Spring and December. There is ample outdoor seating on the specious patio, a large car park, a children’s play area, a campsite and bunkhouse on site. B&B accommodation is available, with breakfast served between 0800 and 1100 daily.
Old photos are on display around the walls, and military crests from visiting units are on display above the bar. The infrequent bus service from Tavistock was under threat at the time of writing.
- Prince Of Wales Hotel
Just down the road from the main square, this pub is regarded as the Brewery Tap for Dartmoor Brewery, which has re-located from the pub to premises nearby. There is a main bar with a small pool/darts area leading off it. The function room provides additional dining space at busy times and also doubles as a skittle alley. Children are welcome and the food is recommended. The Yelverton – Princetown cycle path ends (or starts!) right behind the pub. A covered area is provided for smokers. A bunkhouse is a new addition.
- Two Bridges Hotel
Fine hotel, set in the middle of beautiful Dartmoor, and is open to non-residents. Walking, trekking and canoeing are just some of the attractions close by to the hotel, which is set in its own 60 acres of grounds. The bus service is very limited.
- Eversfield Organic Dartmoor Inn Merrivale Princetown PL20 6ST ku.oc.cinagrodleifsreve@ofni(01822) 890340
- Journey's End Inn
The 13th-century Inn takes its name from Sherriff's famous play The Journey's End, which he started writing while staying here. While good food is served, the main emphasis is on being a proper pub and there are up to four real fires in winter. Up to four Devon beers on gravity behind the bar are available in summer, and three in winter. Beers from Bays, Exeter, Hanlons, New Lion, Platform 5, Roam, South Hams, Summerskills and Teignworthy appear regularly. Beer festivals are held in early March and at the end of September. The dining room is now the games room. The car park is 200m away opposite All Hallows Church. The pub was listed as an Asset of Community Value (ACV) on 19/5/14 by South Hams District Council.
Please note that this pub is not open on Mondays (or on Tuesdays in winter).
- Journey's End Inn Ringmore Ringmore TQ7 4HL moc.tenretnitb@dnesyenruojeht(01548) 810205
- Shaugh Prior
- White Thorn Inn
Very much a community village pub which was completely refurbished a couple of years ago by local musician, Michael Mathieson, better known as Mad Dog McRea. It is situated one mile from the Plym Valley Walking and Cycle Path. The three regular beers, Jail Ale, London Pride and Tribute, are supplemented by one other West Country beer, such as Bath Ales Gem, Bays Devon Dumpling, Dartmoor IPA, St Austell Hicks and Wadworth 6X appear regularly. It is an open-plan bar with a central fireplace, and has regular entertainment, including Folk music on Wednesday, regular live music on Saturday evenings and a quiz on the last Thursday evening of the month. Dogs are also welcome.
- White Thorn Inn Shaugh Prior PL7 5HA moc.liamtoh@nrohtetihweht(01752) 839245
- South Brent
- Wrangaton Golf Club
Golf Links Road
While this is a members and guests only Golf Club, the bar and restaurant is open to non-members and licensed from 11am. The Moorland cafe looks out over the Devon countryside and offers breakfast, snacks and light lunches, and a Sunday carvery. There's always one local real ale on offer from a revolving choice of Dartmoor, Otter, Teignworthy or Hunters.
- Wrangaton Golf Club Golf Links Road South Brent TQ10 9HJ (01364) 72161
- Treby Arms
6 Newtons Row
Built in 1855, the Treby is an archetypal country pub which has recently been tastefully refurbished. It is situated in the centre of the village, close to a golf course and a well known zoological park. It is very popular with both local and city folk. The excellent food menu is varied, with special deals often offered, and is highly recommended. There is an outside seating area for warm days, and a large children’s play area across the road. The main bar was extended to cater for those who merely wish to drink. Meals are served daily, with booking advised, but not essential - see website for full details. Two real ales are usually available, with at least one sourced from local breweries, and a real cider in summer.
- Welbeck Manor Hotel & Sparkwell Golf Course
This 19th century manor house was re-built by Isambard Kingdon Brunel on the site of a 15th century manor house which previously stood here. The 11 bedroom boutique hotel stands in its' own grounds, which also have a 9 hole golf course - Sparkwell Golf Course. At least one locally-sourced real ale is served.
- Treby Arms 6 Newtons Row Sparkwell PL7 5DD ku.oc.smrayberteht@seiriuqne(01752) 837363
- St Anns Chapel
- Pickwick Inn
St Anns Chapel
St Anns Chapel
This Welcoming 15th or 16th century former chapel and inn that has been a good village pub for a number of years. The two regular beers are supplemented by another guest ale from a local Devon brewery. Open fires in winter, a good variety of food including pizza from an authentic pizza oven, and Sunday roasts. There are also curry nights, pizza and a pint evenings, and quiz nights.
- Pickwick Inn St Anns Chapel St Anns Chapel TQ7 4HQ ku.oc.nni-kciwkcip@ofni(01548) 810310
- Bedford Hotel
1 Plymouth Road
Delightful hotel situated in the centre of Tavistock, and is open to non-residents. Two ales from Dartmoor are usually available. The food has an excellent local reputation and booking is advised at weekends. Lunch is served daily from 1200 - 1430 Mon - Sun, cream teas from 1500 - 1700 and dinner from 1800 - 2100.
- Cornish Arms
15 West Street
This is a large town centre pub with several distinct areas and a range of St Austell beers. Having been closed briefly, it reopened in May 2013 following a refurbishment. A tiled bar area and wooden floored room are available for eating and drinking, there is also a separate restaurant. Other open rooms surround two sides of the courtyard. A good range of food is served, with a la carte lunchtime menu served until 1430, evening meals served from 1800-2130. A reduced bar menu is served from 1500 - 1800. Live musical events run throughout the year. There is also an August bank holiday Beer Festival. Pub also has 7 rooms for overnight accommodation.
- Duke of York Hotel
15 Ford Street
Traditional pub on the edge of the town centre. Pool and darts are played, with sports TV for the less energetic. Hours shown may be incorrect. The details quoted here may be incorrect until the pub is surveyed again.
- Jack Cham's Lounge Bar
17 West Street
St. Austell Tribute and Proper Job are usually available in this one-roomed bar, which usually attracts younger clientele. Sky Sports and BT Sport are shown, light snacks (sandwiches, panninis, etc) are available all year, with meals only available in summer. Live entertainment and DJ's keep customers happy on weekend evenings downstairs in the club area. Opening hours may be extended in summer.
- Market Inn
2 Whitchurch Road
The pub changed hands in mid-2017, and now serves two regular real ales, with plans in place to introduce regular weekly guest ales. The pub itself sits next to Tavistock cattle market, hence the name. Good value food is available every day. Food is not available on Sunday evenings.
- Queen's Head Hotel
80 West Street
Brown's Hotel, a former 17th century coaching inn, was bought by JD Wetherspoon and converted into their growing hotel estate. It opened on Tuesday 21st July 2015. The usual range of JDW food and drink is served. Several beer and cider festivals are held, including a Devon real ale festival.
CAMRA Member Vouchers may be redeemable here - don't forget your membership card.
- Royal British Legion Tavistock
2 King Street
Up to two real ales are available in this Royal British Legion club, range unknown.
- Stannary Brewery Tap
Unit 6 Pixon Trading Centre
Brewery Tap for the Stannary Brewing Company, which opened over August Bank Holiday weekend 2016 and moved to larger premises next door in spring 2018. It opens on Friday evenings and special occasions, notified by social media. A core range of five keg beers are available along with seasonal and one off brews, a selection of which are also bottled. Wine, cider and other drinks are also available.
- Tavistock Conservative Club
Up to two real ales are available in this club, usually Bass and Doom Bar, although guest ales do appear. Bar snacks are usually available. Sport is shown on the big screen TVs, although members can play snooker on one of the two tables. Musical entertainment is well supported, and a regular monthly quiz is held. Please note that Sunday roasts are only available every other Sunday, and must be booked in advance.
- Tavistock Inn
19 Brook Street
Smartly attired throughout, customers are assured of a warm and friendly welcome, especially when the log burner is on the go! Upto three Westcountry ales are on offer, with one from the local Dartmoor Brewery. Good value food is served at both lunchtime and evening; booking advised at weekends. The pub reopened in early May 2016, after a complete revamp saw the pub looking like a Victorian living room, with an eclectic mix of furniture and adornments which works well. Everyone is made most welcome, whether dining or just having a drink.
Food is not available on Sunday evenings or all day on Mondays.
- Trout 'N' Tipple
This pub is conveniently situated one mile North of Tavistock, on the A386. The simply furnished bar has underfloor heating and two wood burners and comfy seating. There is a conservatory off the bar offering further space for diners, with access to a small enclosed courtyard. The upstairs games/ family/ function room has a pool table and children's entertainment. The pub has had a new licensee since July 2019 and the 4 hand pulls now dispense 3 changing ales and a real cider.
- Union Inn
Traditional pub in the town centre with a bunkhouse aimed at cyclists and walkers (www.tavistockbunkhouse.co.uk for more details), with a drying room, bike wash down and secure cycle storage. Two South West ales are usually available. Food is served all day, with breakfast available from 0900-1600 on Saturday and Sunday. Good value Sunday roast.
- West Devon Club
3 Abbey Place
Real ale is available in this members-only club, with the three regular beers (Dartmoor Jail Ale, Doom Bar and Tribute) and one guest beer usually available. Please note that food timings may vary, and you should check with the club for exact serving times.
It is a members club, although guests are allowed in with members.
- Bedford Hotel 1 Plymouth Road Tavistock PL19 8BB ku.oc.letoh-drofdeb@seriuqne(01822) 613221
- Boringdon Arms
13 Boringdon Terrace
The Bori is a traditional, and dog friendly, former Regional Pub Of The Year, with six letting rooms. It sits in the waterside village of Turnchapel, which is located on the South West Coastal Footpath, and benefits from a regular bus service from Plymouth, or via water taxi from the Barbican. The four regular ales are supplemented by four beer festivals a year. Good value, home-cooked food is served daily. There are two secluded gardens to the rear.
CAMRA Member Discount 10p/pint off real ale available here.
- Bridge Bar & Restaurant
The bar occupies a stunning waterside spot and overlooks the busy Yacht Haven Marina at Mount Batten. It is open all day from breakfast time, with children welcome in the downstairs bar all day, and the upstairs bar until 1930. It is situated close to the South Devon Coastal Path, and well behaved dogs are welcome. Two real ales complement the excellent food, with one guest ale in Summer.
- Clovelly Bay Inn
1 Boringdon Road
This family-run free house has an enthusiastic landlord with a passion for real ales and farm ciders. Up to four real ales are available, usually locally sourced, but can come from anywhere. At least two significant beer and cider festivals are held during the year, with an emphasis on locally-sourced produce - check the website for details. Guest ales include beers from Bays, Dartmoor, Exeter and Summerskills. There is a free jukebox available and the house is dog friendly. The pub is reachable by bus, or water taxi from the Barbican. Branch Pub of the Year 2011, and Runner Up 2012.
- Hotel Mount Batten
The hotel is situated on the waterfront at Mount Batten, with views across the Cattewater to the Barbican and Coxside, with direct access to the South West coastal path. The bar is open to non-residents, with up to three regional real ales available. Transport to and from the City Centre is by regular bus service, or via the water taxi from close to the Mayflower Steps (Barbican). An extensive food menu is available daily from 1200 – 2100, with Sun carvery from 1200 – 1600.
- Boringdon Arms 13 Boringdon Terrace Turnchapel PL9 9TQ ku.oc.smranodgnirob@seiriuqne(01752) 402053
- Anchor Inn
1 Lutterburn Street
The pub changed hands in early 2012 and opened again on Fri 22 Mar 13 after over 12 months of extensive refurbishment. The bar maintains its' 17th century character, with a log burning fire to keep you warm on those chilly Winter evenings. There is a separate restaurant for the fully-refitted modern kitchen to serve, where food is served 1200-1430 and 1800-2100. The pub has 6 guest rooms. The guest ale changes monthly and is usually sourced locally, eg Salcombe Shingle Bay, Hunter's Half Bore. The limited bus service operates on Tuesday and Friday only.
- Ship Inn
A picturesque 16th century village pub situated in a narrow road just off the south east corner of the village square. It has a small patio with tables and chairs just outside the front door. Three real ales are usually on offer, sourced from around the South West.
This pub is popular with local drinkers, and with customers coming from further afield for its' excellent food.
There is a ramp available for wheelchair access to the pub, but no dedicated disabled toilet, unfortunately.
- Anchor Inn 1 Lutterburn Street Ugborough PL21 0NG (01752) 690388
- Walkhampton Inn
Set in the centre of the village, this welcoming 17th century local displays traditional features throughout the bar areas and snug. Up to four ever-changing real ales are available, with beers from Bays, Dartmoor, Salcombe and other local breweries making regular appearances. There are also up to six real ciders served, with one from Countryman and one from Sandford Orchards generally always available. Good value food (including home-made ice cream) is served daily from 1200-1500 and 1700-2100 (2000 Sun). Televised sport from terrestrial TV is shown. There are quiz, live music and open mic nights planned throughout the year, with an Easter weekend beer festival, and Sausage and Cider festival in October. Well-behaved dogs are welcome.
The courtyard beer garden hosts summer events.
- Walkhampton Inn Walkhampton Walkhampton PL20 6JY ku.oc.nninotpmahklaw@ofni(01822) 258697
- Odd Wheel
Situated at the northern end of the picturesque village of Wembury, this friendly country pub was tastefully refurbished several years ago. The three regular beers are supplemented by up to three guest beers, sourced mainly from Devon and Cornwall. Regular beer festivals are also held. It is only a short distance from many walking routes, including the South West Coast Path. Food is served daily, with ingredients from locally sourced suppliers. Outside, there is a terraced garden and play area for children. Dogs are welcome in the lounge bar only.
- Odd Wheel Knighton Road Wembury PL9 0JD ku.oc.leehwddoeht@ofni(01752) 863052
- Whitchurch Inn
A traditional 13th century Inn with bar and restaurant area contained in a single room, separated by the bar. It has been run by the same family who run the Rock Inn, Yelverton, since 1999. The walls are decorated with old photographs and an old shoe, which was found during renovations. A wide range of meals are served lunchtimes and evenings. The Otter is occasionally replaced with a guest. Parking on the road is restricted.
- Whitchurch Inn Church Hill Whitchurch PL19 9ED moc.liamtoh@nnihcruhctihw(01822) 612181
- Moorland Hotel
Newly refurbished hotel situated close to both Plymouth and Dartmoor. Jail Ale is usually available, with a rotating guest beer. Lunchtime meals are only available on Sundays and booking is essential. The garden and terrace offer great views over Dartmoor.
- Moorland Hotel Wotter Wotter PL7 5HP moc.letohdnalroom@seiriuqne(01752) 839228
- Rose & Crown
Restaurant and pub at the east end of the village on the main A379 Plymouth – Kingsbridge road. Now part of the St Austell pub estate, the two regular real ales are supplemented by another beer from the St Austell range. The pub has several distinct areas, including an upmarket restaurant. The village has an hourly bus service during the day to/from Plymouth/Kingsbridge, which finishes in mid-evening. Country Bus 91 is daytime only. Good value B & B accommodation is also available.
- Volunteer Inn
This is a two bar village pub, which was recently tastefully refurbished a year or so ago. It attracts locals and acts as a centre of the community. The public bar is lively, especially when football and rugby matches are screened, while the lounge is more relaxed, featuring a wood-burning stove and an area for dining. Traditional pub food is served daily until 9.00pm, and at lunchtimes at the weekend. There is a beer garden at the rear. Regular daytime buses (not Sun in Winter) serve the village.
- Rose & Crown Market Street Yealmpton PL8 2EB ku.oc.nworcdnaesoreht@ofni(01752) 880223
- Harrabeer Country House
Draught real ale is not available here, but a range of real ale in bottles from nearby Dartmoor Brewery are available.
- Moorland Garden Hotel
The hotel has been under new licensees since August 2011, and is open to non-residents. Food is served daily from 1200 - 1400 and 1800 - 2130, along with afternoon tea. The bar has nice and relaxing comfy sofas in which to read the 'papers or keep warm by the gas fire on winter days. The Dartmoor Bar is disabled-friendly, with ramps also available upon request. Treats are available for well-behaved dogs.
- Rock Inn
This large pub with three bars is extremely popular with locals and tourists alike. The Rock sells more Jail Ale than any other pub in the country. The guest ale is quite often sourced from Dartmoor or St. Austell breweries. The lounge bar is tastefully decorated for dining parties, and has low-level piped music, and features old photos of the area. The cosy and relaxed Farmers Bar is where conversation flourishes. The Sports (back) bar, with pool tables and louder music, attracts a younger clientele. The beer is kept in very good condition and is served with care. Live music features occasionally at weekends - check website for details.
- Yelverton Golf Club
Golf Links Road
Established in 1904, this 18 hole course is set on Dartmoor, with the fairways shared with Dartmoor ponies and sheep. Old mine workings add to the natural hazards which challenge golfers of all standards. Real ale is available and Cask Marque was achieved Sept 2018.
The opening hours shown are the Bar hours, which are open until later in the summer season. The Clubhouse is open for breakfast from 0830 (0800 Sat/Sun).
- Harrabeer Country House Harrowbeer Lane Yelverton PL20 6EA (01822) 853302
Plymouth Branch pubs which are currently closed
Closed pubs are ones which are not trading that have not (yet) been changed to a different use. There is therefore some possibility that they could reopen, however there is a real possibility that they could become the object of undesirable planning applications.
- Mary Tavy
- Scrumptious Mary Tavy Mary Tavy PL19 9QB
- Bar Oasis 7-9 Beaumont Road Plymouth PL4 9BA
- Boomerangs 1-3 Mutley Plain Plymouth PL4 6JG
- City Social Club 13-15 Merrivale Road Plymouth PL2 2QG
- Clittaford Club Moses Close Plymouth PL6 6JP
- Crown & Column 223 Ker Street Plymouth PL1 4EL
- Duke of Somerset 14 Wolsdon Street Plymouth PL1 5EN
- Edgcumbe Hotel 2 Molesworth Road Plymouth PL1 5LZ
- Friendship Inn 170 Albert Road Plymouth PL2 1AQ
- Mambos 1 The Money Centre Plymouth PL1 1QX
- Nectar 10 Raleigh Street, Derrys Cross Plymouth PL1 1ET
- Old Tom's Gin Palace & Bar 40-42 North Hill Plymouth PL4 8ET
- Pitcher's Sports Bar 33 Derrys Cross Plymouth PL1 2SW
- Quality Hotel Plymouth Cliff Road Plymouth PL1 3DL
- Revenue Inn 32 Marlborough Street Plymouth PL1 4AH
- River Cottage Canteen & Deli The Brewhouse Plymouth PL1 3QQ
- Somerset Arms 231 North Road West Plymouth PL1 5DQ
- Trelawny Hotel 642 Wolseley Road Plymouth PL5 1TE
- Waterloo Inn 30 Waterloo Street Plymouth PL1 5RS
- Forester's Arms 44 Fore Street Plympton PL7 1NB
- Drake's Wine Bar & Cafe Pym Street Tavistock PL19 0AW
- Langdon Court Hotel Adams Lane Wembury PL9 0DY
- Devon Tors Bar & Restaurant Devon Tors Road Yelverton PL20 6DW
Plymouth Branch pubs which have gone
Gone pubs are fond memories which have been erased through demolition or conversion to a different use. They are gone forever and are a portend for other under-used pubs - so please use your local or lose it!
- Harvest Home Gulworthy Gulworthy PL19 8HY
- Ivybridge Golf Club Ivybush Ivybridge PL21 9HU
- Lee Mill
- Lee Mill Inn Lee Mill Bridge Lee Mill PL21 9EF
- Coach House Hotel Ottery Ottery PL19 8NS
- Admiral Stopford Arms 172 Devonport Road Plymouth PL1 5RE
- Aglio Olio Restaurant & Pizzeria 111 New George Street Plymouth PL1 1RQ
- Albert Gate 32 Charlotte Street Plymouth PL2 1RH
- Archer 11 Archer Terrace Plymouth PL1 5HD
- Britannia Inn 18b Octagon Street Plymouth PL1 1TU
- Cafe PL4 8 Drake Circus Plymouth PL4 8AQ
- Cafe Rouge 11 Whimple Street Plymouth PL1 2AH
- Central Park Golf Club Central Park Avenue Plymouth PL2 3DG
- Chancel Wine Bar & Cafe 2 St. Andrews Street Plymouth PL1 2AH
- Clipper Inn 65 Union Street Plymouth PL1 3LU
- Commercial Inn 75 Lambhay Hill Plymouth PL1 2NR
- Compton Inn 77 Priory Road Plymouth PL3 5ER
- Cornwall's Gate 71 Normandy Way Plymouth PL5 1SL
- Eastend Bar 180 Exeter Street Plymouth PL4 0NQ
- Falcon 22 Melville Road Plymouth PL2 1PN
- Fellowship Inn 7 Trevethick Road Plymouth PL5 2AF
- Francis Arms 10 Francis Street Plymouth PL1 5JZ
- Friendship Inn 1 Amity Place Plymouth PL4 8LX
- Good Companions 17 Mayflower Street Plymouth PL1 1QJ
- Haddington 28 Benbow Street Plymouth PL2 1BX
- Hawkins Meeting House Buckwell Street Plymouth PL1 2DA
- Hill Park Inn 32 Hill Park Crescent Plymouth PL4 8JP
- Hilltop Community Centre Cunningham Road Plymouth PL5 4PU
- Hutong Cafe 160 Cremyll Street Plymouth PL1 3RB
- Lion & Column Ham Green Plymouth PL2 2NH
- Meze Grill Restaurant 48 Southside Street Plymouth PL1 2LD
- Miller & Carter Steakhouse Sutton Wharf, Sutton Road Plymouth PL4 0DW
- Mutley Conservative Club 22 Mutley Plain Plymouth PL4 6LD
- Mutley Crown 9-11 Mutley Plain Plymouth PL4 6JG
- Number 29 29 Southside Street Plymouth PL1 2LE
- Patna 1 Patna Place Plymouth PL1 5AY
- Pear Tree Inn 7 Devonport Road Plymouth PL3 4DJ
- Phoenix Tavern 9 Phoenix Street Plymouth PL1 3NW
- Plymouth CityBus Social Club 175 Alma Road Plymouth PL3 4HQ
- Prince Alfred 2 Clarence Place Plymouth PL1 3JN
- Sam's Bar 92 North Hill Plymouth PL4 8EX
- Shirley Valentine's Taverna 12 New Street Plymouth PL1 2NA
- Tiger Bodmin Road Plymouth PL5 4AX
- Town House 32 Harwell Street Plymouth PL1 5BN
- Two Trees 30 Union Street Plymouth PL1 3EX
- Vale Inn 15 Frogmore Avenue Plymouth PL6 5XH
- Wok Noodle Bar 10 Drake Circus Plymouth PL4 8AQ
- Hele Arms 34 Market Road Plympton PL7 1QW
- Smithaleigh Hotel Smithaleigh Smithaleigh PL7 5AX
- Leg O Mutton Inn Leg O Mutton Corner Yelverton PL20 6AA