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Anyone for tennis? Wimbledon festivities swing into action at Royal William Yard

Posted on: 21 Jul 2022

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Alex Ryley
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Wimbledon on the lawn

From 27th June – 10th July, visitors can take to the green to watch Wimbledon

This summer, tennis fans are invited catch the Wimbledon action live on the big screen, on the lawn at Royal William Yard. Running from the 27th June to 10th July, the Yard’s green – once home to a lawn tennis court – will play host to a tennis extravaganza, complete with all the key matches screened live, deckchairs, and plenty of Pimm’s.

To truly bring the Wimbledon vibe to Plymouth, themed refreshments will be available from restaurants – and there will be no shortage of tasty treats. Visitors can sip on classic Pimm’s, spritzers, cocktails and mocktails from Bistrot Pierre. Sweet and savoury options from the Small Plates menu will also be available and can be enjoyed on the terrace or benches on the lawn. Independent wine lounge Le Vignoble, will have the best of British on offer, with English sparkling wines readily available.

The Yard’s wide range of restaurants and cafes will offer everything from British classic, fish and chips at The Hook & Line, to cake for afternoon tea from The Shack or brownies from Domea Favour, plus a broad array of other culinary and continental offerings, from pizza to platters to share.

Hailey Cattle, Regional Marketing Manager, Royal William Yard said: “Wimbledon is a quintessentially British start to the summer, and Royal William Yard is the perfect place to soak up the anticipation and atmosphere of this grand sporting event. Relax with a drink, in a deckchair and enjoy the action on the big screen, get involved activities in the open air, and mark the start of the summer with al fresco dining in the sunshine.”

In addition to the tennis:

Royal William Yard has something for everyone to enjoy throughout the Wimbledon season. Sunday 3rd July will see the return of the popular Good Food and Craft Market, spread across the green from 10am – 3pm. Attracting some of the region’s finest produce, the July market is set to be better than ever with a host of additional pop-up traders.

Something for the evening, join resident wine bar Le Vignoble on Thursday 7th July for the return of ‘Call My Bluff’, a light-hearted blind wine tasting evening. To get the creative juices flowing, explore photographic screen printing workshop at 10am on Sunday 3rd July with Ocean Studios.

Keen for more artisan activity, Native Makers Market will be held on the 9th and 10th July from in the iconic Melville building. An opportunity to meet local makers and peruse stunning handmade wares, visitors can expect a fresh and contemporary take on traditional crafts.

For those seeking a Sunday with a little more adventure, South West SUP will be hosting The Drake’s Island Paddle on the 3rdth July from 8 – 11:30am in aid of The Chestnut Appeal for Men's Health and the Wave After Wave water safety initiative. To embark on this adventure, entry costs £20 and you can buy tickets here.