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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