Best Pubs In Plymouth Which Offer Delicious Food & Drinks

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As a student studying in Plymouth, you might not want to cook after a long day of lectures. A great alternative is eating out locally. What’s better than having some fab food and drinks with friends?

There are many pubs in Plymouth where you can enjoy a quiet pint or some cheap drinks and good food you really need to try.

If you are new to Plymouth or just struggling to decide where to go, here is a list of the best pubs in Plymouth that offer some amazing food and drinks.

1. The Queens Arms

The Queens Arms is a pub in Plymouth that has a welcoming atmosphere and is located in The Barbican – a 5-minute drive from our student accommodation in Plymouth.

They serve excellent food you definitely need to taste all day 7 days a week with entertainment provided.

They have live music and singers throughout the week – nothing better than eating and listening to some music after a hard day


55 Southside St,



2. Crown & Anchor

Crown & Anchor is a Plymouth pub with friendly staff and is located in the heart of The Barbican in the city centre.

They have a great range of drinks and homemade food for you to choose from – served all day every day, make sure you give it a try.

They also have a beer garden for those nice sunny days – having a few pints of real ale sitting in the sun is what it’s all about.

On top of that Crown & Anchor has live music creating a lively and fun atmosphere – a fun way to spend a Friday evening.

They also have other amenities such as free WiFi for you to save on your data usage – we know you love to scroll through Insta & TikTok, even when out with the mates.


10 The Barbican,



3. The Fisherman’s Arms

The Fisherman’s Arms is a village pub close to The Barbican and is a 3 min drive away from our student accommodation.

It is a country pub with an open fireplace, candlelit tables and comfy seating so you are nice and cosy. They offer a fantastic range real ales so even if you’re not a big fan, be sure to go and try it out.

It’s a dog-friendly venue and it even has a resident dog called Mr Jones who is a Miniature Schnauzer – how cute!

They also have a fine selection of cocktails and mocktails for you to have a taste (or a few… tastes) – so if you are a fan of cocktails you need to check the menu out. The Fisherman’s Arms is open 7 days a week from 12pm.


31 Lambhay St,



4. The Bank

The bank is an elegant pub in Plymouth that is only a short walk from our student accommodation and is a great place to go for some local beers.

It used to be a former bank (hence the name), and now it’s a gorgeous venue featuring a heated garden – as you know the UK isn’t known for its warm weather even if it is summer – so we bet you’ll love this little touch.

They also have live music to keep you entertained and karaoke nights if you fancy yourself a bit of a singing star. Make sure you head on down, you are bound to have a blast.

Open from 11am every day where they have an excellent menu with a range of things to choose from no matter the time of day. You don’t want to miss out.


Old George St,



5. Noah’s Ark

Noah’s Ark is a community pub which is located in the heart of Plymouth city centre.

The pub has a great atmosphere ensuring you are relaxed but entertained – a fab way to spend an evening after a long day at university.

They are dog friendly so all friends whether they are two-legged or four-legged are welcome.

You can even keep up to date with the sporting world as you can watch the latest match on one of their 5 screens.

Noah’s Ark is known for its vast menu, including special menus for seniors, kids and gluten-free. Plus they offer daily deals which are perfect for students.

They also have a range of drinks from real ales, lagers and ciders to soft drinks – guaranteed to have something that grabs your fancy.


Courtenay St,



6. The Ship

The Ship is a bar and restaurant that is located on the harbour side of the historic Barbican area.

It offers outdoor seating for those summer days and nights – a perfect way to enjoy their award-winning beer and amazing food delivered with great service.

Open from 11 am 7 days a week where they serve delicious burgers, nachos and desserts that are bound to have your mouth watering.


The Barbican,



7. The Gipsy Moth

The Gipsy Moth is a family run pub named after the most famous yacht in the world – Gipsy Moth IV.

It is not only a pub with a good choice of beer, it is also a tapas bar and restaurant with great food.

The pub serves some amazing cocktails but if you don’t fancy something alcoholic then make sure you check out their mocktails.

They open 7 days a week from 9:30 so head on down – you can have breakfast, lunch and tea at the Gipsy Moth.


159 Citadel Rd,



8. The Nowhere Inn

The Nowhere inn is a traditional English pub in Plymouth with plenty of entertainment.

With live music and a jukebox for you to dance your heart out to, you’ll have a fab night – that’s guaranteed.

The Nowhere Inn hold quiz nights – so grab your friends and make your way there for a night of fun.

They also have a variety of real ales for you to choose from, you might even find out your favourite ale.


21 Gilwell St,



9. The Navy Inn

The Navy Inn is a family run pub in Plymouth with a brilliant atmosphere and entertainment.

Located at the waterside, you are served excellent food, and you can dine whilst overlook the water on the terrace. The perfect relaxed evening after a long day.

They have live music for you to enjoy whilst you’re having your drink or meal. On top of all that there are TV screens, so you can catch up on the latest sports event whilst you have a few pints.


34 Southside St,



10. Minerva Inn

The Minerva Inn is Plymouth’s oldest pub – since the 1950s, which is close to the city centre, and only a 3 min drive to our student accommodation.

They have live music nights 3 times a week for you to enjoy whilst you have a pint. They also have a free jam night every Thursday – so why not put yourself out there?

Minerva Inn’s quiz nights are also famous around Plymouth – head on down on Monday night and test your knowledge, you could make it your weekly get together with your friends.


31 Looe St,



11. The Maritime Inn

The Maritime inn is a popular Plymouth pub on the historic Barbican and is close to Sutton Harbour. 

This bustling pub with its beamed ceilings and stone flag floor is a traditional English pub and one of the few that still has traditional pub games.

Here you are never short of drinks with tasty local ales and amazing drink deals – great for students.

With live music and live sport for you to watch both in the bar area or lounge bar, the Maritime Inn is a fantastic place to spend your evening.

Plus outdoor seating with a canopy for you to enjoy the day or evening in the sun – or rain if you fancy.


19 Southside St,



Now you know some of the best pubs in Plymouth to go to for delicious food and drinks, we hope that you have a fantastic time and let us know what your experience was like.