04th Feb 2022
Thriving waterside destination, Plymouth’s historic Royal William Yard has a whole host of things to do and delight in this Valentine’s Day. From dining experiences and artisan treats, to luxury beauty treatments and overnight stays, the Yard offers plenty to enjoy and discover with a loved one.
Hailey Cattle, Regional Marketing Manager for Urban Splash, said: “Royal William Yard is abuzz with activities and experiences to help you celebrate and reconnect with those you love. From catching up over a meal or embarking on a new outdoor adventure, to taking a sunset stroll or staying here – the possibilities are endless.”
Take a look at the range of ways to make the most of this special time of year:
Delivering the wow-factor, Bistrot Pierre – the Yard’s resident classic French restaurant – is offering a very special Valentine’s Menu from Saturday 12th through to Monday 14th. A three-course dinner of much-loved favourites from the Bistrot’s menu, diners will also be treated to delicious sharing dishes, including whole baked Normandy Camembert. All for just £34.95 per person, bookings can be made at bistrotpierre.co.uk
Discover fresh seafood with Hook & Line’s exclusive St. Valentines Menu. With a Champagne cocktail on arrival and highlights such as an Oyster & Avruga Caviar starter and Lobster & Crab Tortellini main, your Valentine will be bowled over by the three-course menu. Available for just £35.00 per person, book via thehookandlineplymouth.co.uk
There’s nothing more romantic than a meal for two – and The Club House is pulling out all the stops on 14th February, with a set menu offering three courses, limited edition cocktails and live music throughout the evening. It’s £35 per person and you can book at theclubhouse.uk.com/book-online.
Whisk your Valentine off their feet at the Yard’s resident wine bar, Le Vignoble. On Saturday 12th, indulge in a sharing platter, bottle of pink fizz and macarons, and on Monday 14th there will be a sparkling wine tasting. Also offering delivery, you can also give your loved-one the gift of a Valentine’s Wine Hamper (£59), Champagne hamper (£79), or Premium Champagne Hamper (£110) – complete with cheese, saucisson, and handmade chocolates. Find out more at levignoble.co.uk
A fan of craft beers? Look no further than the Yard’s very own microbrewery and taproom, Steel Brew Co. A relaxed atmosphere made even better with great company, don’t miss trying the Plymouth Pale Ale on tap; the recent winner of Taste of the West’s Champion Beer Award. There are plenty of ideas for presents, including a Brew Day Experience and gift sets. Visit steelbrew.co for all the details.
What Valentine’s Day is complete without a box of chocolates? Domea Favour is the Yard’s own resident chocolate shop, named the South West’s Chocolatier of the Year. The luxury chocolates are hand crafted, with exceptional flavours that will have you returning time and again. Custom-build a luxury chocolate box that’s perfect for gifting – complete with a heart shaped box. Get inspired at domeafavourchocolate.co.uk
Have a mooch around the Yard’s must-visit boutiques. First stop Identity Fashion, home of exclusive and high-quality fashion and accessories. With gift vouchers also available instore and online at identityfashion.online. Other unique and handmade wares are available in the shop space at creative hub, Ocean Studios, including prints, home accessories and more.
Royal William Yard’s ever-popular Good Food and Craft Market is taking place on Sunday 6th February, from 10am-3pm, boasting a huge array of makers and producers from across Devon and Cornwall; and representing a big opportunity to pick up a unique gift. From jewellery and pottery, to tipples and tasty treats – there’s something there for every Valentine.
Combine luxury and comfort with the ultimate spa experience at Enhance Aesthetics & Wellness. From feel-good facials and reviving massages, to beauty treatments and specialist manicures, it’s a gift that’s sure to delight. You can also pick up some stunning presents, from candles, massage oils, and body butters to all things face! Pop in or visit enhanceplymouth.co.uk
Treat yourself or a loved one to a pampering courtesy of the best in the business at YOKE the Salon – the award-winning ethical hair salon – or pick up some outstanding haircare products and gift sets available in store. YOKE also often hosts pop-ups for local independent makers and artists, which is bound to give you some gift inspiration. Check them out on social media or visit yokethesalon.co.uk
With such a varied and vibrant offering of things to do, take advantage of Royal William Yard’s stunning Grade II listed boutique B&B, Rooms by Bistrot Pierre. Whether a surprise romantic retreat for your Valentine, or a well-deserved couples’ minibreak, it’s the ultimate way to relax together. What’s more, as a guest of the B&B you’ll be treated to exclusive use of the secret garden that sits just behind the stunning building, a much-loved spot to admire the views across Firestone Bay. Book at bistrotpierre.co.uk/rooms
If you’re lucky enough to have or hire a boat, Royal William Yard has its very own marina so you can sail into a romantic getaway in style. With short term visitor berths, perfect for motor boats and smaller yachts, the visiting mariner can soak up the atmosphere of this unique and special place from the water. The marina also offers a ferry link to Mount Edgcumbe in Cornwall and Plymouth's historic Barbican, so you can make even more of your romantic adventure! Take a look at royalwilliamyardmarina.co.uk for more information.