Real Ale in Plymouth
Plymouth City Centre Pubs
The city centre has a multitude of pubs and bars to visit, including the famous Union Street, New George Street and the streets around the Theatre Royal.
Ranging from traditional spit and sawdust pubs to modern wine bars, there is a pub or bar to suit every age and taste in Plymouth city centre. Close to places of work, theatres and shops, those who fancy a break on the way home, or a whole evening out, can just pop in and sample for themselves a range of traditional ales, wine, spirits, or cocktails.
If real ale is your thing then pop along to Mutley Plain where you will find the CAMRA South West Pub of the Year. Many other pubs and bars along here and the adjacent North Hill will make your trip worthwhile and it is just a 15 minute walk to the city centre.
Pubs on Plymouth Barbican
Plymouth Barbican offers a different kind of drinking experience. Along the Barbican itself, Southside Street and Sutton Harbour, there are many different pubs and bars. Plymouth Gin
is an essential venue for anyone who appreciates a bit of history with their tipple. Blackfriars Distillery on Southside Street is home to the legendary smooth taste of Plymouth Gin. Some newcomers and others with a long established tradition, all of them have that Barbican feel to them. The sea air, the fishing boats, the lights reflected on the water, the cobbled streets, the historic buildings; all these things add to the unique atmosphere of the Barbican. You can even drink al fresco under an umbrella or awning on balmy summer nights. Some pubs here have a great tradition and entering them is like going back in time to a more charming and innocent age. By contrast modern sports bars with all the latest facilities and fancy cocktails offer a change of mood.
Country Pubs on Dartmoor
If a country pub is more to your taste then the outskirts of Plymouth will have much to offer. On the fringes of Dartmoor National Park, these pubs have their own unique country charm and will provide a different experience for your night out. Many also serve food, so there is no need to go anywhere else.
A Great Night Out in Plymouth
If you want to combine a drink with some great entertainment, then Stanley Casino
is a fun place to go. Their strapline is "the small club with the big welcome" and it's certainly true. Plymouth is in an extremely lucky position to be able to offer not only the classic city centre pubs and bars, but unique nautical pubs on the Barbican with stunning sea views, as well as charming country pubs on the outskirts of the city. What other city could offer such a variety of pub and bar experiences for your night out?