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The Award Winning Royal William Yard

Welcome to Royal William Yard

The Yard is open 24/7 but restaurants, retails units and businesses have individual opening hours. We recommend checking ahead of your visit.

Royal William Yard is one of the best places to stay, play, work, and rest in Plymouth and the South West. The award winning Grade I listed ex-Naval victualling yard in Plymouth is home to a stunning range of leading restaurants, bars, galleries, shops and an eclectic range of high quality, local and national unique events – from monthly good food markets, theatre and outdoor cinemas through to live music and circus performances. There’s something for everyone at the Yard – join us – you’ll soon get in to the flow of #YardLife.

A unique location to come and eat and drink with family and friends, offering a large variety of restaurants and some of the best spots for al fresco dining. There’s something to tempt you back time and time again from neighbourhood cafes and bakery offering traditional fare to more international cuisines bringing flavours from France, Italy, Brazil and Japan. It doesn’t stop there as there is a host of refreshments, whether you consider yourself a wine connoisseur, a cocktail aficionado, a craft beer fan or need your daily coffee fix we have a host of refreshments to choose from.

Constructed between 1825 and 1831, Royal William Yard is steeped in history and considered to be one of the most important groups of historic military buildings in Britain and the largest collection of Grade I Listed military buildings in Europe.

Superbly located between the River Tamar and Plymouth Sound, Royal William Yard provides breath-taking views and a great place to live or base your business.

It boasts an array of both local and more widely known eating and drinking experiences including Bistrot Pierre, Wildwood, Wagamamas, Las Iguanas, Seco Lounge, Le Vignoble and Prezzo.

There’s a wealth of great events and places to explore – like our award-winning Good Food Market, regular Yard music sessions, Wimbledon on the green and Weekend of Wonders.

From yoga on the lawn, to boot camps and running groups, come and experience a wide range of fitness classes. Alternatively take a stroll along the famous South West Coast Path and descend the stunning steps from Devils Point into the Yard. There is an on-site marina offering berthing and a regular ferry service as well stand up paddle boarding which launches from Firestone Arches.

Sat Nav Directions

Use this Post Code for your Sat Nav PL1 3GD, as you may be directed down the wrong road – once on Durnford Street, follow Royal William Road round to the right, do not go straight on. You will see a large cobbled roundabout and the entrance to the Yard is straight in front of you, you have arrived.


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100 Things to do in Plymouth – 2019

Welcome to Britain’s Ocean City

Visit Britain’s Ocean City, Plymouth, during 2019 and be taken aback at what this great city can provide. Of course, The Grosvenor Hotel is right in the heart of the City, The Hoe and the Barbican so we look forward to welcoming you to our award-winning hotel that offers the very best in hotel, bed and breakfast accommodation in Plymouth.

Did you know?

Did you know that Plymouth boasts the oldest working commercial bakery in the world? Jacka’s of Southside Street on the Barbican were baking at the time of the Armada (1588) and baked biscuits for the voyage of the Pilgrim Fathers in 1620?

Did you know that Plymouth’s Roman Catholic Cathedral was designed by Joseph Hansom who also designed the world’s first taxi – as in a ‘Hansom Cab’? He also designed the Catholic Cathedral in Arundel Sussex and St Walburge’s Church in Preston which has the tallest parish church spire in England.

Out and about in Plymouth

Of course, that’s not all. Visit Plymouth, have pulled together over 100 things to do in and around the city, from family days out to delectable dining experiences, unique ways to get active and the best places to explore the great outdoors, plus loads more.

For ease of use they have categorised them into the following, so whether you want to participate in the Pirates Weekend, see The Armed Forces Day, marvel at the British Fireworks Championship, experience the Ocean City Blues and Jazz Festival or simply take a walk along the magnificent Plymouth Hoe then we have it all for you. Check out these categories and visit the site for a very comprehensive list of exciting events and venues.

  • Family
  • Art and culture
  • Music and festivals
  • Sport
  • Food and drink
  • Shopping
  • History and heritage
  • Outdoors
  • Something special

For all the details please follow this link:

If you think we have missed something, or you have stayed with us and found a hidden gem to visit or experienced a great dining experience then let us know. In the meantime, why not call us to see what The Grosvenor Hotel and Plymouth can offer you.