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Top 9 must visit Plymouth pubs

We've compiled a list of the most popular, highest rated 9 pubs in Plymouth, the ones that anyone would say you must visit.



1. The Fisherman's Arms

Situated on the Barbican's narrow streets, The Fisherman’s Arms is the perfect place to perch, eat a delicious Sunday lunch and enjoy a pint in one of Plymouth’s oldest pubs. This traditional free house has its own dog, Mr Jones - they even brewed a beer and named it after him!


With a unique interior, The Fisherman's Arms welcomes all visitors.

2. The Fortescue


Many call it the best pub on Mutley Plain. This “multi-award winning” pub is praised for being a place where “conversation flourishes”. They even offer cashback on your drinks, like all the other Greene King pubs in Plymouth. We wrote about that in this article.


The Fortescue was named the best pub in Plymouth in 2018 by the Good Beer Guide.

3. The Hyde Park

We're stayin on Mutley Plain for the 3rd pub on the list, and this one is a microbrewery with over 150 years of history. Among their offerings of classic or retro ales you will find creatively named drinks such as a Red Barrel or a Double Diamond. They even have their own ale named ‘Made in Mutley’ which is brewed in the cellar of The Hyde Park. If an ale isn’t your thing then a large list of wines has been carefully created to complement their excellent menu.


You can find unique, locally brewed ales and beer in the Hyde Park pub.

4. Brittania Inn


Located in Milehouse, opposite the Life Centre, Argyle's Home Park and the Citybus Depot, this Edwardian pub has history on its side. Built in the 1830s by the grandfather of Captain Scott of the Antarctic, it's now part of the Wetherspoon chain, so you know the level of quality you can expect.


If you like pubs with a bit of history to them, you have to pop into the Brittania free house.

5. The Minerva Inn


Also on Plymouth's Barbican, the Minerva Inn is one of Plymouth’s oldest serving public houses. Some say it's even the oldest, others argue the King's Head is.

Anyway, back in the 17th century Minerva Inn was home to the Press Gang - a mob forcing unsuspecting sailors into naval service - but now it's a friendly pub that hosts quiz nights on Mondays and regular live music, best enjoyed with a pint of choice from one of Devon’s many independent breweries.


Loved by locals and tourists alike, the Minerva claims to be the oldest pub in Plymouth. The King's Head, just down the road claim their establishment was first.

6. Bread & Roses


Located on Ebrington Street, near Plymouth University's student halls, it's not wonder it has become a favourtite among uni staff, academics and students of all kinds. The Good Beer Guide has called it a “friendly, sympathetically restored late Victorian pub, with mixed clientele”.


Looking for the funky student pub ? You've found it!

8. Kitty O'Hanlons


Located next to the Magistrates Court, in Andrew Street, Kitty's is Plymouth's best Irish pub. With regular live music performances from the likes of Mad Dog McRea, this city centre pub has received many positive reviews similar to this one on Tripadvisor: "A brilliant atmosphere. Safe and fun."


Huge crowds usually gather here on St. Patrick's Day.

9. The Millbridge Inn


We couldn't finish our list without including this lively pub, the Millbridge Inn is always busy, with a mix of locals and new faces as well. Tripadvisor users have described it as "What a pub should be. Friendly staff, good beers with an ale always available. Brilliant for live music. Check out the Wireless!"


The distinctive yellow colour of this free house makes it hard to miss.

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