Eat, Shop, Live, Work, Stay, Play & Relax in the heart of the South West
Royal William Yard blends Plymouth’s historic naval past with award-winning design. Home to a stunning collection of Grade I listed buildings, the yard has been reanimated to offer something new to experience on every visit, making it one of the best places to eat, shop, work, stay, relax and play in the heart of the South West.
It’s a much-loved, destination, with a mix of bustling restaurants, bars and shops, water sports and even our own marina, sitting alongside a lively artistic community, with a packed calendar of events, and so much to see and do.
Surrounded by water, Royal William Yard offers breath-taking views over Plymouth Sound and across to Cornwall - a vibrant hub for locals and tourists alike.
You can’t help but fall in love with the Yard, it’s alive with eating and drinking experiences, events and exhibitions, all within a relaxed and stylish waterside setting. Enjoy the open green space, walk the coast path, try stand up paddleboarding from Firestone Bay or hop on a ferry from the marina.
The perfect place to rejuvenate, re-energise and get inspired. From walking and yoga, to crafting and pampering – you set the mood and tempo.
We've got some great events throughout the year, promising an eclectic mix of high quality activities and experiences for the whole family.
Free Motion Machine Embroidery: Introductory Masterclass
Fri, Dec 1st at 10:00am - 3:30pm
Location: Ocean Studios, Factory Cooperage
Sit back and relax in our very own luxury cinema, based in the iconic Melville building. Experience cinema redefined with Everyman, with velvet sofas in three screens, gourmet food and cocktails served to your seat, and a sumptuous lounge and bar to socialise in style. From new blockbusters and classic throwbacks to theatre performances and concerts, enjoy a range of films in a setting like no other.
Eat & Drink
Royal William Yard has a well-deserved reputation as the place to come and eat, there’s something to tempt you back time and time again. Alternatively, if it’s refreshment you’re after we’ve got you covered, with everything from fine wines or healthy juices to great local beers and cocktails.
Relax & Play
Whether it’s energetic activities on the water, or relaxed dining with friends, we have plenty to keep visitors busy. They can also pick up a treat from our shops, which includes chocolatier Domea Favour, and clothing and lifestyle boutique, Identity Fashion.
We have a mix of local independents and more widely-known restaurants to dine indoors or alfresco. There’s freshly caught seafood at The Hook & Line, continental tapas at Le Vignoble, great food served all day at Seco Lounge and Bistrot Pierre, and there’s always something good on the menu at Wildwood, Prezzo and Wagamama.
Come for a drink or two; we have a winebar, microbrewery, and Plymouth’s first speciality rum bar. Or try something a bit different, with a wine-tasting session at Le Vignoble or brewing experience at Steel Brew Co.
Burn it all off by walking the South West Coastal Path, join SW SUP for stand-up paddle-boarding tuition and guided excursions, or take part in ACE Swimming sea-swimming camps and clinics. You could even charter a sailing boat!
“Whether it’s energetic activities on the water, or dining with friends, the Yard is the perfect place to relax, rejuvenate, re-energise and get inspired.”
Royal William Yard is a place of discovery; you can truly explore where Plymouth has come from and have incredible experiences in the process.
We’ve worked hard to regenerate this magnificent place, build an inclusive community, and create a legacy for the future for Plymouth.
There is something for everyone to do and enjoy. So you can curate the type of experience you want; come and stay, play, or relax on your own terms.
Heading down to the yard for a swim or some stand up paddle boarding?