The Weary Friar, Pillaton
The Weary Friar, Pillaton (0.8 miles from Kernock) Our lovely local is the 12th century (allegedly) Weary Friar, The pub is in the village, Pillaton – turn left at the top of the drive and keep going – it is about half a mile (just past the church), so is only about a 15 minute stagger home on foot if you want to walk it – but don’t forget to take a torch! The Weary serves bar-type food (lunch and evening) and also has a restaurant. They do a good selection of guest ales for beer lovers. They are fairly child friendly (Also Pillaton village playground is opposite the Pub) if you want to eat there – high chairs etc and a children’s menu. Booking is recommended as they are very popular. Very dog-friendly.
Access – there is a ramp into the bar around the side on the deck. However, the toilets are NOT accessible, which may somewhat curtail the beer consumption!
T 01579 350238 SN PL12 6QS W www.wearyfriar.co.uk
The Notterbridge Inn – Notter Bridge (2.4 miles from Kernock) is good if you want a pub with a big garden for the children on a nice day. The gardens overlook the river, however please note it does get very crowded in summer. Dogs allowed in the bar only.
Access – restaurant is accessible and there is an accessible loo.
T 01752 842259 SN PL12 4RW W www.thenotterbridgeinn.co.uk
The Croft – Hatt (2.6 miles from Kernock) if you don’t want to stray too far, try The Croft just down the road at Hatt. After a change of ownership, it reopened in December 2021 with a new chef (Lee Calver, formerly head chef of the 2 AA Rosette Greedy Goose in Plymouth) and new menus.
Access – fully wheelchair accessible with accessible loos.
T 01752 845888 SN PL12 6PJ W https://www.thecroft.pub/menu
The Rising Sun, Botus Fleming (2.9 miles from Kernock) Go to Hatt, and straight over the roundabout and down the track). A good selection of local beers. No food, but a proper traditional pub.
Access – wheelchair accessible with accessible loos.
T 01752 842792 SN PL12 6NJ W none – but check Trip Advisor
The Crooked Inn, Saltash (3.5 miles from Kernock) Very dog friendly and super food. Dogs welcome in the bar, lounge and conservatory as long as they are kept on a lead.
Access – you can get into the restaurant (but it is quite narrow), but the toilets are not accessible.
T 01752 848177 SN PL12 4RZ W www.crooked-inn.co.uk/
The Who’d Have Thought It Inn, St Dominick (4.3 miles from Kernock) – Traditional country pub serving well-made pub classics, with a changing board of seasonal specials. Several local draught ales on tap, and an extensive gin menu. Open daily, but no food on Mondays. Restaurant is wheelchair accessible, but the loos are not, which may limit the beer consumption!
T 01579 350214 SN PL12 6TG W https://www.whodcornwall.co.uk
Heskyn Mill Tideford (5 miles from Kernock) Restaurant open for both lunch and evening meals, and only15 minutes drive from Pillaton. Won Gold ‘Taste of the West – South West England in 2021. Picturesque setting and atmospheric interior with the original Mill workings on display. Friendly service, the husband and wife team pride themselves for their promotion and use of fresh locally sourced produce.
Access – there is ground floor dining as well as seating upstairs. They are wheelchair accessible and and also have a disabled toilet.
T 01752 852 127 SN PL12 5BG W www.heskyn-mill.co.uk
The Rod & Line Tideford (5.4 miles from Kernock) A great traditional pub, with massive open log fire in the winter. Not fancy in the slightest, but great food cooked fresh – crab and shellfish a speciality. A very popular, real local pub, which often has live music (especially on Friday nights). Dog-friendly.
Access – There are large steps up to the pub from the road, and the (outside) toilets are not wheelchair-friendly.
T 01752 851323 SN PL12 5HW W www.facebook.com/pages/Rod-And-Line
The Edgecumbe – Cotehele Quay (5.9 miles from Kernock), you can indulge in a Cornish cream tea (jam first, of course!!). Settle in by the fire with the dog curled at your feet on a blustery day (the Edgcumbe is dog-friendly), or sit outside and enjoy the view of The Shamrock in the sunshine.
Louis’ Tea Rooms (6.5 miles from Kernock) – with panoramic view over the Tamar Valley AONB and set within the Kit Hill Country Park, this is a great place to go for an all-day breakfast or afternoon cream tea, with a view before (or after) blowing away the cobwebs with a walk on the spectacular Kit Hill. Dogs permitted in the outside seating area.
Access – Wheelchair accessible with accessible toilets.
T 01579 389223 SN PL17 8AX W http://louistearooms.weebly.com
The Eliot Arms, St Germans (7.3 miles from Kernock) – Very welcoming. Happy to accommodate well behaved dogs in the bar area. Water bowls supplied at every table in the beer garden. “Food excellent and great value”.
Access – the pub is accessible, but there are no accessible toilets.
T 01503 232733 SN PL12 5NR W www.staustellbrewery.co.uk/pub/saltash/eliot-arms
Lishe teashop-come-café – in the village of Clastock (8.2 miles from Kernock) delicious homemade soups, bread and cakes https://lishe.co.uk/
Church House Inn – Linkinhorne (8.2 miles from Kernock) for a real village feel, try Sunday lunch here. Very good value and friendly. The church itself is very ancient, having been gifted to Launceston Priory by King John in 1199. It boasts medieval wall paintings and a 13th century font of Polyphant stone.
Access -two steps down to get into the bar, so not suitable for wheelchairs.
T 01579 363631 SN PL17 7LY W none
The Royal, Horsebridge (8.7 miles from Kernock) 15th Century traditional pub with real ales, good quality simple home-cooked food, with a decent, moderately priced wine list. (nb. apparently they don’t take under-14’s in the evenings).
Access – there is a ramp at the back (with parking there too) that wheelchairs can use to access the pub. Unfortunately the loos aren’t accessible.
T 01822 870214 SN PL19 8PJ W www.royalinn.co.uk/
The Rifle Volunteer Inn, Gunnislake (9 miles from Kernock) – Located in a small village with panoramic views over Tamar Valley and North Dartmoor. They offer a friendly and warm welcome to children, dogs and their owners. There is an outside balcony where you can enjoy stunning views and a small garden safe for children and dogs. Dogs welcome in the bar and there is also a designated area – Pugh’s Corner – for dining with your dog.
Access – the pub is accessible and has an accessible toilet.
The Crows Nest Inn, Liskeard (9.7 miles from Kernock) – A visit to the Crows Nest is a bit like stepping back in time. Hot food and bar snacks at lunchtimes and restaurant food in the evenings. Dogs welcome in the bar but not the restaurant. Great food reviews on Trip Advisor.
Access – the bar and restaurant are fine for a standard size wheelchair (but not some of the bigger ones, so do check), but the loos are not accessible.
T 01579 345930 SN PL14 5JQ W http://www.staustellbrewery.co.uk/pub/liskeard/crows-nest-inn
T 01822 833038 SN PL18 9HL W www.theriflevolunteer.co.uk
The Horn of Plenty, Gulworthy (10.3 miles from Kernock) – If you have a celebration or just want a treat, try this award-winning 2 AA rosette restaurant, which is set in stunning scenery overlooking the Tamar Valley.
Access – there is a ramp for wheelchair users via the kitchen – please call in advance to arrange. Once inside the ground floor is all on the level, and there are accessible loos on the ground floor.
T 01822 832528 SN PL10 1JY W www.thehornofplenty.co.uk
The Finnygook Inn, Crafthole (10.7 miles from Kernock) – Popular with Kernock guests this is well positioned as a stop off on your way back from any of the stunning beaches of the Rame Peninsula. Finnygook Inn
The Blue Plate Downderry (10.8 miles from Kernock) – Restaurant, bar, cafe and deli, with a stylish dining room and yummy food. Relaxed atmosphere, and the freshest of fish. Open Wednesday to Saturday 10-10, Sundays 11-5pm.
Access – fully wheelchair accessible with accessible loos.
T 01503 250308 SN PL11 3LD W www.blueplatecornwall.com/
The Springer Spaniel – Treburley (11 miles) – Multi-award-winning pub, serving “proper food, cooked proper”, using seasonal local produce and at very reasonable prices. Very dog-friendly and popular with many of our guests.
Access – the lower part of the restaurant is wheelchair-friendly, but the loos are up 3 stairs and through a narrow door, so are inaccessible for a wheelchair.
T 01579 370424 SN PL15 9NS W www.thespringerspaniel.co.uk
The Fortescue, Plymouth (11.2 miles from Kernock) – A very friendly local pub with 8 Real Ales every day. Food only served on Sundays but dogs welcome.
Access – Several steps up to get into the building, and the ladies loos is down a steep flight of stairs.
T 01752 660673 SN PL4 6JQ W www.facebook.com/fortescuehotel?rf=118927074829618
The Inn on the Shore, Downderry (11.5 miles from Kernock)
Dogs are allowed in the bar and outside, but not in the restaurant. You can eat in the bar, but best to reserve a table if the weather is iffy, as there are limited tables in the bar are.
Access – the bar is accessible, but there are steps down to the restaurant. No accessible loos.
T 01503 250027 SN PL11 3JY W www.inn-on-the-shore.co.uk/
The Cheesewring Hotel, Minions (11.5 miles from Kernock) This is currently closed following a fire
Very dog friendly, up on the moors.
Access – the hotel is wheelchair accessible, and has an accessible toilet.
T 01579 362321 SN PL14 5LE W http://cheesewringhotel.co.uk/
Access – the lower part of the restaurant is wheelchair-friendly, but the loos are up three stairs and through a narrow doorway, so inaccessible for a wheelchair.
T 01579 370424 SN PL15 9NS W www.thespringerspaniel.org.uk
The Beach House , Seaton (12 miles from Kernock) – very dog friendly downstairs. Right on the seafront, with panoramic views and a fantastic outside space too. They serve food, but are also happy if you just want a hot chocolate to warm after a walk on the beach.
Access – the bar downstairs is accessible, and there is an accessible loo, but the upstairs restaurant isn’t accessible.
T 01503 250065 SN PL11 3JD Facebook @thebeachhouseseaton
The Smugglers Inn, Seaton (12 miles from Kernock) You can eat and drink in the bar area. Local walks nearby through nature reserve and along coastal path. Beach is dog friendly. Pub has outside terrace with chairs and tables. Dog water bowls situated at all tables – super dog friendly.
Access – there is a ramp to get into the building, and there are accessible toilets.
T 01503 250056 SN: PL11 3JD Web: http://thesmugglersinn-seaton.weebly.com/
The Eagle, Plymouth (12.1 miles from Kernock) – No-frills pub in the middle of Plymouth City centre they’ll let you bring the dog in especially on a hot day.
Access – there are two small steps up into the pub. There is an accessible toilet.
T 01752 266158 SN PL1 1NJ W http://www.visitplymouth.co.uk/eating-out/the-eagle-p1423833
The Cornish Arms Tavistock (12.8 miles from Kernock) – Fabulous food and regularly wins a slot in the top 20 gastro pubs in the country. Classic combinations – with big hearty flavours. The bar is dog-friendly, and their lovely outside seating area (but not the restaurant).
Access – fully wheelchair accessible, with accessible toilets in the restaurant.
T 01822 612145 SN PL19 8AN W www.thecornisharmstavistock.co.uk
The Ship, Plymouth (13.4 miles from Kernock) – Smart, large, nautical themed pub right in the middle of the Barbican in Plymouth. Apparently the “best fish & chips in the UK”! Good food reviews. Seating outside overlooking the quay.
Access – the pub is wheelchair accessible, and there are accessible loos.
T 01752 667604 SN PL1 2JZ W theshipplymouth.co.uk
Plough on the Quay in Looe (14.4 miles from Kernock) The restaurant is in a lovely position overlooking Looe harbour, and specialises in freshly caught fish. They always have some non-fish items on the menu, such as Cornish lamb, for those whose palate doesn’t extend to things that live in water!. Open 7 days a week in the summer
Access – the restaurant has a wheelchair-accessible ramp, but beware – the toilets are upstairs.
T 01503 263593 SN PL13 1AH W http://www.ploughonthequay.co.uk
The Sardine Factory (Looe) – Award-winning Chef Benjamin Palmer returned to his home town of Looe to open The Sardine Factory Restaurant in July 2018. Bang opposite the fish market in Looe, ingredients don’t get much fresher or much more local than this, and the staff are very friendly and efficient. They do have non-fish offerings too. Open Wednesday to Sunday, 12-3 and 6-9pm.
Access – the restaurant has a lift, and accessible loos.
T 01503 770262 SN PL13 2BX W http://www.thesardinefactorylooe.com
The View restaurant, Freathy near Whitsand Bay (14.8 miles from Kernock) – for simple but perfectly cooked very fresh food and spectacular views, perched on the cliff overlooking Whitsand Bay. They use local produce and the menu changes daily depending on what is in season and available. Beautifully executed and very reasonable (lunchtime starters GBP 5.00-8.00; mains GBP 15.00-19.00) this is well worth a detour for either lunch or supper (but it does get very booked up). Open Wednesday to Sunday. About 30 minutes drive. (Temporarily closed – will update when they reopen)
Access – there is a flight of steps up to the restaurant, and as such it is unfortunately not suitable for wheelchairs.
T 01752 822345 SN PL10 1JY W www.theview-restaurant.co.uk
The Mary Tavy Inn, Mary Tavy (15 miles from Kernock) – Family and dog friendly pub situated on the A386 which links Okehampton and Tavistock. Right on the edge of Dartmoor and a few minutes drive from the pub gives you loads of places to walk your dog(s). Dogs welcome in the bar, where you can eat either from the bar menu or a la carte.
Access – no problem with accessing the restaurant through the front door, but the toilets are upstairs and are not accessible.
T 01822 810326 SN PL19 90PN W www.themarytavyinn.com
The Miners Arms, Hemerdon (15.4 miles from Kernock) – Lovely pub in a beautiful setting on the edge of Dartmoor. Friendly and efficient staff.
Dogs welcome in the bar and pub garden. Children also welcome!
Access – the pub is wheelchair accessible, and there is an accessible toilet.
T 01752 336040 SN PL7 5BU W www.theminersarmspub.co.uk
The Old Plough House Inn, Duloe (15.8 miles from Kernock) Strong foodie reputation. Dogs welcome throughout. Friendly and helpful staff. Good food and drink.
Access – There is a ramp to the front entrance and another to the restaurant, but the toilets aren’t accessible.
T 01503 262556 SN PL14 4PN W www.ploughduloe.co.uk
The Canteen – Maker Heights on the Rame peninsula (15.9 miles from Kernock) https://www.facebook.com/makercanteen, quirkily housed in a series of Nissen huts, and serves fabulous food (dogs welcome outside, but not in, so pick a sunny day and enjoy the fantastic views!).
The Ship Inn, East Looe (16 Miles from Kernock) – A great dog friendly pub in the heart of Looe. Good pub food served too!
Access – the building is accessible, but there are no accessible loos.
T 01503 263124 SN PL13 1AD W – see Trip Advisor
Foxhound Inn, Brixton (16.2 miles from Kernock) – A super pub for great value food. Dogs welcome.
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Ye Old Salutation Inn, East Looe (16.4 miles from Kernock) – An olde worldy pub with low ceilings, flagstone floors and dogs welcome while you eat.
Access – there is a ramp at the back door. Loos are not specifically “accessible” but they do have a very big cubicle which “should be able to take a wheelchair”.
T 01503 262784 SN PL13 1AE W – none
The Whitchurch Inn, Tavistock (16.4 miles from Kernock) – Well-known for its steaks (all sourced from locally-reared Dartmoor steer). Dogs welcome in the walkers’ area of the bar.
Access – there are a couple of steps 3-4” high to get into the building, and there are no accessible loos.
T 01822 612181 SN PL19 9ED W www.whitchurchinn.co.uk/
The Halfway House Inn, Grenofen (16.4 miles from Kernock) – A warm welcome for both the owner and dog. Dogs even get a treat as well. Very accommodating and fabulous food and great value. Lovely beer garden and some wonderful walks. Just on the edge of Dartmoor. Real ales superb, and good selection of wines. “A real find”.
Access – no problem getting a wheelchair into the bar area, but there are no accessible loos.
T 01822612960 SN PL19 9ER W www.thehalfwayhouseinn.org
The Old Plough at Bere Ferrers (16.7 miles from Kernock) – not that easy to get to, but a pub-restaurant with good views in a picturesque village which serves good beer and well-prepared simple food. Dog-friendly.
Access – the restaurant is accessible, but there are 3 steps down to the toilets.
T 01822 840358 SN PL20 7JL W www.theoldeploughinn.co.uk
The Drake Manor Inn, Buckland (16.8 miles from Kernock) – A stunning little pub in the main village of Buckland Monachorum. Dogs are welcome in the bar and garden. Really good regular menu and daily specials and a fine selection of real ales. Lots of moorland walks nearby.
Access – The pub is accessible, and has an accessible toilet.
T 01822 853892 SN PL20 7NA W www.drakemanorinn.co.uk
Inkie’s Smokehouse, Golitha Falls (16.9 miles from Kernock) – Breakfast or lunch at Inkie’s Smokehouse in the Golitha Falls car park is a treat (open Wednesday to Sunday only). Read this Cornwall Live article on this gem of a place.
The Rising Sun, Kingsand (17 miles from Kernock) – Friendly pub with good food. Dogs welcome.
Access – no problem getting a wheelchair into the pub, but there are no accessible loos.
T 01752 822 840 SN PL10 1NH W – none: check latest reviews on Trip Adivisor
The Devonport Inn, Kingsand (17 miles from Kernock) – A lovely gastro-pub with a French chef-patron Jerome. In a stunning setting overlooking the sea. Very dog friendly both inside and out. “Outstanding food at very good prices for the quality including fresh fish, and delicious puddings”. Bookings advised.
Access – the pub is accessible, and has accessible toilets.
T 01752 822869 SN PL10 1NF W www.devonportinn.com/
The Jolly Sailor Inn, East Looe (17.5 miles from Kernock) – Traditional real ale pub. Open for food Tuesday to Friday for evening meals only (17:00 – 20:00). Open for lunches on Friday and Saturday (12:00 – 14:30) and on Sunday for lunch (12:00 – 15:00). Dogs welcome in the bar.
Access – a small narrow pub, with a couple of shallow steps up. There is a downstairs loo, but it isn’t accessible.
T 01503 263387 SN PL13 2EP W jollysailorlooe.co.uk
The Rising Sun, Altarnun (17.9 miles from Kernock) On the edge of Bodmin moor is this traditional Cornish country pub with a superb roaring fire in the winter. Great food and real ales. Dog friendly. W https://www.therisingsuninn.co.uk
The Jubilee Inn, Pelynt (18 miles from Kernock) – Dog-friendly and horse-friendly too. Space to rest horses while riders have a coffee etc. Well behaved dogs are allowed in the main bar areas, patio and beer garden. Must be on lead. Among other things, they serve Alpaca sausages, and also have Gluten-free menu options.
Access – the pub is wheelchair-friendly, and there is an accessible loo.
T 01503 220312 SN PL13 2JZ W www.jubilee-inn.co.uk
The Peter Tavy Inn, Tavistock (18.4 miles from Kernock)
The Peter Tavy Inn is on the edge of Dartmoor in west Devon. Very dog friendly and will provide dogs with water and biscuits.
Access – they can put a ramp up to the back door to get over the steps. One part of the bar is on the entry level, and is fine for wheelchairs, but the rest is up a couple of steps. If booking, mention if you need to be in the lower part. No accessible toilets.
T 01822 810 348 SN PL19 9NN W www.s210409887.websitehome.co.uk
The Drake Manor Inn, Buckland Monachorum, Yelverton, Buckland (18.7 miles from Kernock) A stunning little pub in the main village of Buckland Monachorum. Dogs are welcome in the bar and garden. Really good regular menu and daily specials and a fine selection of real ales. Lots of moorland walks nearby.
Access – The pub is accessible, and has an accessible toilet.
T 01822 853892 SN PL20 7NA W www.drakemanorinn.co.uk
The Edgecumbe Arms, Torpoint (18.7 miles from Kernock) – Very dog friendly throughout and they welcome any well behaved dog everywhere except a tiny restaurant section. Cracking food and space to eat both inside and out. Regular 10 minute ferry from Admiral’s Hard Plymouth. Gets busy quite often so worth booking but you also have Mt Edgecumbe park on your doorstep for dog walks.
T 01752 822294 SN PL10 1HX W www.edgcumbearms.co.uk
The Arundell Arms, Lifton (18.7 miles from Kernock)
This hotel and pub love dogs. It is a fishing hotel in the summer (they own stretches of the Tamar and Lydd Rivers) and a hunting one in the winter. They have a pretty garden or a nearby village green that your dog can play in as you tuck into a superb meal. Very good food. Has won loads of foody awards and has 2 AA rosettes.
Access – the pub and restaurant are wheelchair accessible (they put a ramp up), and there are accessible loos.
T 01566 784666 SN PL16 0AA W www.arundellarms.com
The Elephant’s Nest, Horndon (20 miles from Kernock) – Lovely old pub on the edge of Dartmoor, very comfortable and good reputation for food. Dogs welcome. They have a local walks guide on their website if you want to walk and then eat.
Access – they have ramps they can put up to enable wheelchairs to get into the pub, but they don’t have wheelchair-accessible loos.
T 01822 810273 SN PL19 9NQ W www.elephantsnest.co.uk
The Three Pilchards, Polperro (21 miles from Kernock) – This harbourside pub has a good choice of very well kept ale and a bowl of water and a choice of biscuits offered on arrival. Fresh fish and seafood a speciality.
Access – the pub is accessible. The loos onsite are not accessible, but there are public toilets with an accessible toilet very close to the pub.
T 01503 272233 SN PL13 2QZ W www.threepilchardspolperro.co.uk/
The Blue Peter Inn, Polperro (21 miles from Kernock) – Walkers with wet doggies welcome! Log fires to dry off while you eat, drink and soak up the friendly atmosphere. Children also welcome, designated area upstairs, dogs welcome here also. On the quay side, fall out the door onto the beach or walk the coastal path in whichever direction you choose.
Access – the entrance to this 500-year old building is up steps, so not wheelchair-friendly.
T 01503 272743 SN PL13 2QZ W www.thebluepeter.co.uk
The Ship Inn, Noss Mayo (22.4 miles from Kernock) – Traditional waterside pub. Very relaxed. Dogs are more than welcome in the downstairs bar.
Access – an interesting one, as it depends on what the tide is doing! The front entrance is accessible, but not at high tide (as it is then underwater…). The rear entrance has steps. There is an accessible loo. Just watch you don’t get stranded!
T 01752 872387 SN PL8 1EW W www.nossmayo.com/
Fox Tor licensed Café, Princetown (22.5 miles from Kernock) – Well behaved dogs on a lead welcome inside though there are tables outside as well if you wish. Open fire and log burner for chilly days! Coffees, cakes, brunches and sandwiches.
Access – steps up both front and back, so not wheelchair-friendly
T 01822 890238 SN PL20 6QS W www.foxtorcafe.com
Woods Café, Cardinham Woods (24 miles from Kernock) – After an invigorating walk or cycle along the woodland trails, enjoy lunch or a cream tea. www.woodscafecornwall.co.uk
The Lugger Inn, Polruan (24.1 miles from Kernock) The Quay, Polruan PL231PA T 01726870567. Fully dog -friendly https://www.luggerpolruan.co.uk/
The Russell Inn, Polruan (24.1 miles from Kernock) West Street, Polruan PL23 1PJ http://russellinn.co.uk/
Plume of Feathers Inn, Princetown (24.6 miles from Kernock) – This pub is in the middle of the Dartmoor National Park. Not only do they allow dogs but they also have a dog menu with doggy sausages, carvery titbits and doggy chews! Owners may prefer to eat from their impressive human menu. They carry a wide range of traditional ales (CAMRA approved).
Access – wheelchair accessible.
T 01822 890240 SN PL20 6QQ W www.theplumeoffeathersdartmoor.co.uk/
Two Bridges Hotel, Nr Princetown (24.6 miles from Kernock) – Bang in the middle of the Dartmoor National Park. Dogs allowed in the bar & lounge areas.
Access – wheelchair accessible, with accessible facilities.
T 01822 892300 SN PL20 6SW W www.twobridges.co.uk
The OId Inn, St Breward (35.7 miles from Kernock) Lovely pub, just off the moor. Dogs welcome in one of the bars and in the garden where water is available.
Access – wheelchair access is via a ramp at the back entrance, and there are accessible loos.
T 01208850711 SN PL30 4PP W www.theoldinnandrestaurant.co.uk
Plymouth has lots of great restaurants these days, from the historic waterfront hustle of the Barbican (www.barbicanwaterfront.com/eating-out), to the newly developed Royal William Yard, a few of which are listed below (with regard to Accessibility, as Royal William Yard is a new development, the restaurants are all accessible, with accessible toilets).
Royal William Yard Restaurants, Plymouth (30 mins drive: 12.2 miles)
With Its Grade 1 listed former Naval buildings and stunning views over the waterfront, Plymouth’s Royal William Yard is fast becoming one of the most stylish places to dine in the city. Parking is central, and the restaurant area is pedestrianised. There are lots of restaurants here, a few of which are shown below. The Postcode for parking for SatNav is PL1 3GD.
Bistro Pierre – modern French cooking in a historic building in a stunning location. Dogs welcome in the bar area.
Access – fully accessible, with accessible toilets.
T 01752 262318 SN PL1 3GD W http://lebistrotpierre.co.uk/locations/plymouth
Prezzo – modern Italian chain (pasta, pizza) on the waterfront, with great views.
Access – fully accessible, with accessible toilets
T 01752 261120 SN PL1 3GD W http://www.prezzorestaurants.co.uk/restaurant/plymouth
Seco Lounge – an eclectic menu (tapas, burgers, brunch) in a great waterfront location with lots of outdoor seating (they only take bookings for parties of 8 or more, otherwise it is a walk-in policy).
Access – fully accessible, with accessible toilets.
T 01752 229375 SN PL1 3GD
Wagamama – Japanese ramen noodle bar. OK, it’s a chain, but it’s quick and it’s tasty and they do it well, and sometimes that’s what you need!
Access – fully accessible, with accessible toilets.
T 01752 663200 SN PL1 3QQ W http://www.wagamama.com/restaurants/plymouth
The Barbican restaurants, Plymouth (30 mins drive: 12.1 miles)
Plymouth Barbican is home to Britain’s maritime heritage – the place from where Sir Francis Drake sailed to defeat the Spanish Armada, and from where the Pilgrim Fathers sailed to settle the New World. These days it is home to many restaurants, bars and cafes providing cuisines from across the globe – modern European, Japanese, Chinese, Indian…below is a link to the Barbican Waterfront restaurant guide website, but it is worth a wander around, a mooch in the art galleries, and stopping to eat where you fancy. W http://www.barbicanwaterfront.com/eating-out/. Because of the historic nature of the Barbican, and the cobbled streets and ancient buildings, there are fewer accessible dining opportunities than at the Royal William Yard.
Other Plymouth restaurants – If you like a bit of history with your (excellent) supper, then try the Artillery Tower in Plymouth, which is set in one of the oldest military buildings in the city. Their 3-course dinner is £36.50 a head. Lunch is £21 for 2 courses or £25.00 for 3 courses.
Access – the restaurant is wheelchair accessible, but the toilets are not.
T 01752 257610 SN PL1 3QR W www.artillerytower.co.uk
Rock Salt – “contemporary all day café brasserie” with great food in a not-so-great area (Stonehouse Street).The food makes up for it though!
Access – you can get a wheelchair in, but the loos are upstairs.
T 01752 225522 SN PL1 3PE W www.rocksaltcafe.co.uk
We are big fans of Japanese food, and a couple of restaurants we would recommend are:
Yukisan – for a more traditional Japanese dining experience. Great food and excellent value.
T 01752 250240 SN PL1 2AG W http://www.yukisan.co.uk
Kuku – “Contemporary Japanese cuisine”. – Beautifully presented food. Their taster menus (minimum 4 guests) are fantastic value, but they also have a normal menu.
T 01752 255579 SN PL1 2EU W http://www.kukuplymouth.co.uk
On the way (here or back home!)
Riverford Field Kitchen – From the people who bring you the organic veg boxes… stop off on the way home (or the way here) at their farm in Buckfastleigh, Devon, and enjoy a farm tour followed by a spectacular lunch in their Field Kitchen (Gordon Ramsey said of it “I thought it was going to be good, but not that good”). 01803 762 074 www.riverford.co.uk.
Access – there is dedicated disabled parking, level entry through double doors, and accessible loos.
T:01803 762074 SN: TQ11 0JU W: www.riverford.co.uk/restaurant