Plymouth Barbican & Waterfront
Our Favourite Places
Pier One - Morning Coffee
Welcome to the central view of Plymouth Sound, situated right by the former pier that was one of many Plymouth Landmarks before getting bombed in the war. This brand new custom designed venue offers exclusive views not previously seen since the destruction of the former pier. Perfect for early birds needing their coffee fix early in the morning, or for those just wanting to kick back and relax and enjoy sunset with a bottle of wine.
Pier One offers a range of balcony views, with the feeling of floating on the Plymouth Sound. With the weather being one of the hot topics of conversation amongst visitors, creating an all season weather venue was at the forefront of the vision to incorporate a convertible environment no matter the weather.
Phone: 01752 251320
Fishermans Arms - Lunch & Evening Meals
Definitely our favourite pub, great beer, proper food, comfy atmosphere and dog friendly. You are always assured a friendly welcome from Donna & Lee and their team.
A traditional pub that is famous for its Sunday lunches and great menu. Mr Jones the resident pub pooch even has his own beer and menu for your furry friend. Its always advisable to book for food !
31 Lambhay Street
Plymouth PL1 2NN
The Mad Merchant - Coffee House
We all love this stylish coffee shop and cafe nestled next to the Gin Room. Owned by Amanda & John, who also run Kapadokya, a Turkish restaurant opposite.
Come and enjoy a coffee or full breakfast and the exquisite delicious selection of cakes, whilst enjoying a relaxing and peaceful seat in their secluded garden.
The cafe is arranged over two floors with a delightful lounge and reading area with wide variety of books to peruse.
36 New Street
The Barbican Botanics Gin Room
Could there be any better way to spend some time than sampling the huge selection of Gins available on display.
Your drinks can be personally selected to your taste by Doreen and her staff. They have a great taster selections, where up to five Gins can be tried with many mixers including Fever Tree tonic.
Coming soon are Gin making sessions where the process and ingredients can be explored, a great hands on experience, but keep one hand free for a glass !
Once you know your holiday dates, book a session in advance as this is a popular attraction, you can email Doreen direct or contact us for advice inadvance if you need any help.
38 New Street
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Saltram House | National Trust
Saltram overlooks the River Plym and is set in a rolling landscape park that provides precious green space on the outskirts of Plymouth. Strolling along the riverside or through the woodland, you can almost forget that the city lies so close.
Saltram was home to the Parker family from 1743, when an earlier mansion was remodelled to reflect the family’s increasingly prominent position. It's magnificently decorated, with original contents including Chinese wallpapers and an exceptional collection of paintings (several by Sir Joshua Reynolds). It also has a superb country house library and Robert Adam’s Neo-classical Saloon.
Learn about some of the fascinating characters and family stories, including the correspondence between Frances, the first Countess, and Jane Austen.
The garden is mostly 19th century, with a working 18th-century orangery and follies, beautiful shrubberies and imposing specimen trees providing year-round interest.
Whitsand Bay Beach
Dog friendly beach and cafe, located between Rame Head and Portwrinkle this is possibly one of the best beaches in this part of Cornwall. Whitsand Bay consists of a stretch of sand approaching 4 miles in length towards low tide where several smaller coves join up.
Access to the beach is tricky at the best of times owing to the steep, high cliff paths from car parks at either end. The easiest access is from the car park near Tregantle Fort leading to Long Sands beach. Whilst the fort is a remnant of coastal defences from the Napoleonic era the area is still in use by the military. When the Tregantle Fort firing is operating red flags are flown and access is strictly prohibited.
The other car park is located near Sharrow Point and leads down to Freathy and Tregonhawke Beach.