Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
Perched on the beautiful Mayflower Marina, overlooking the historic Royal William Yard, Jolly Jacks is an enchanting spot. On sunny days watch the boats sail past from the picturesque terrace, perhaps while sipping a refreshing local ale or a tasty cocktail.
When the weather grows cooler, pop into the cosy bar to warm up by a log burner – well-behaved pups are welcome both in the bar and on the terrace. Conveniently located a few minutes’ walk from Plymouth city centre, this hidden gem is tucked away from the hustle and bustle, offering guests a little quiet haven in which to relax. The owners’ care for their establishment is evident in the warm welcome they offer visitors, and guests are always eager to return.
If you visit in the morning, the choice of tasty cooked breakfasts extends from an exceptional full English, to American pancakes, and smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on toast. For a healthy alternative, order one of the tempting breakfast smoothies or a glass of homemade juice.
The food alone is reason enough to visit – a mixture of traditional classics and innovative new dishes, made with fresh seafood and the best local produce. Think creamy seafood chowder, or breaded halloumi with candied walnuts and homemade chilli jam to start. Meat-lovers might follow with a duo of pork – local pork loin and pork belly served with apple mash, hog’s pudding fritter and seasonal vegetables in a rich red wine jus. Vegetarians may prefer the feta and spinach filo tart or pan-fried gnocchi served with wild mushrooms, leeks and crisp toasted almonds. There is also an excellent kid’s menu, making this a great place to eat out with the family. Scrumptious puddings include the likes of smooth coffee panna cotta with chocolate ice cream, and strawberry Pavlova with light Chantilly cream. If you prefer to fi nish on a savoury note, the cheeseboard offers a great selection of English and French cheese served with homemade chutney.