Best Pubs in Plymouth
There is no shortage of traditional pubs in Plymouth and its surrounding area. They are great for families and offer the perfect way of experiencing the West Country lifestyle. If you are looking for a bustling pub in Plymouth, you will definitely not be disappointed and if you want to get into the surrounding countryside, you will find a wide range of welcoming establishments dotted throughout the countryside surrounding this beautiful city. We have picked the best pubs you have to try in Plymouth.
Admiral McBride (Our Favourite)
This friendly and relaxing pub is located on the historic Barbican Seafront of Plymouth. Admiral McBride is a traditional English pub that offers a wide variety of wine, cider, real ale, and lager. They also provide an extensive food menu using locally grown vegetables, shellfish, and fresh fish.
The Minerva Inn is located in the Barbican and it is one of the oldest serving public houses in Plymouth. This pub was once home to the Press Gang (a mob forcing unsuspecting sailors into naval service) in the 17th century but it is now a bustling pub with regular live music and friendly quiz nights. You can enjoy a pint from one of the many independent breweries in Devon.
This quirky venue is home to stone walls, scenic sea views, and colossal steel columns. You can enjoy a glass of Prosecco in this pub that was opened in 2010. If you have a special occasion coming up, there is a wardroom with its own bar for you and your friends and family to enjoy a cosy night with some cocktails.
Hyde Park is a microbrewery located in the Mutley area. With more than 150 years of history. Head to this pub to try one of the retro or classic ales available such as a Double Diamond or a Red Barrel. There is even an ale named after Mutley (Made in Mutley) that is brewed in the Hyde Park cellar. If ale is not your thing, there is a large list of restaurants wines that have been carefully created to complement their excellent menu.
The Diary is a relaxed bar in Plymouth known for its delicious cocktails typically served in a milk bottle. Gather a gang for cocktail classes or treat your friend to a cocktail during the happy hour. There is a private lounge you can hire out for a family celebration.
La Vignoble is an independent wine lounge in Plymouth. With more than 250 different liqueurs, champagnes, and wines from across the world, it is easy to see why this pub is well thought of. Gather your friends and head to the wine lounge for a tipple and a giggle at the monthly wine tasting events. If you like any particular wine, you can take it home with you to enjoy with your family and friends. Remember to say hello to the bar’s dog while you are here.
The Fisherman’s Arms
The Fisherman’s Arms is situated on the Barbican. It is the ideal place to perch, eat a delicious lunch, and enjoy a pint in one of the oldest pubs in Plymouth. You can enjoy a beer named after this country pub’s dog, Mr. Jones. After a few pints here, we recommend strolling down to the harbour to gaze out over the idyllic sea.