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, there is plenty to enjoy with a loved one – including a romantic giveaway.

It’s fun and frolics all the way, with resident Vietnamese restaurant Pho launching a citywide giveaway come treasure hunt! 50 Valentine’s cards will be hidden around Plymouth and anyone lucky enough to find one will be treated to a free bowl of Pho.

The cards read “whether you’re single, in love, or in a situationship, here is something from us to you”; these will be hidden in five locations on 14 February. Visitors to the following spots should keep their eyes peeled:

  • Royal William Yard
  • Plymouth City Centre
  • University of Plymouth
  • Arts University Plymouth
  • Plymouth Marjon University.

                    

Wine and dine

There is no finer location for a date this Valentine's Day. Looking out onto the Yard’s lawn, classic French restaurant Bistrot Pierre is offering an indulgent Valentine’s menu. It starts with a complementary glass of Veuve Devienne, followed by three delicious courses. This is available for £36.95 per person and runs from 9-18 February.

Home to Plymouth’s freshest seafood – straight from its own fishing boats – and the city’s first speciality rum bar, is incredible independent restaurant The Hook & Line. Its Valentine’s menu on 14 February kicks off with Champagne upon arrival, before launching into three mouth-watering courses for £90 per couple.

Wildwood has a two course Valentine’s menu for just £19.95, available from 10 February until 15 February.

Resident wine bar, Le Vignoble, delivers on charm and romance, with wine, fizz, and French light bites served by candlelight. Or head for a romantic rendezvous at Wagamama for authentic Asian and Japanese cuisine; Pho for freshly cooked Vietnamese food; Seco Lounge for an awesome all-day menu; or Hub Box for next-level burgers and barbeque.

                 

Gifts

No Valentine’s Day is complete without a thoughtful gift – and you don’t get any sweeter than a box of chocolates. Domea Favour is the Yard’s resident chocolatier, where luxury chocolates are handcrafted with carefully paired flavour combinations and local ingredients.

Le Vignoble has an array of luxury hampers, filled with everything from Champagne and macarons, to wine and cheese.

Enhance Aesthetics & Wellness is the place for pampering, offering treatments that ‘show your skin some love’. From sumptuous skincare sessions and relaxing massages, to locally-made 100% natural and vegan candles and toiletries, there is plenty to choose from to give the gift of TLC to a loved one.

YOKE the Salon – the award-winning ethical hair salon – has luxury haircare products and gift sets available. Head to Ocean Studios for creative inspiration with workshops to craft something unique for a loved one. And Identity Fashion is the home of unique, one-of-a-kind fashion, accessories and homewares. Or why not grab a gift voucher as a present that can be enjoyed at leisure.

                    

Stay

Make a night of it with a mini-break staycation right in the heart of Royal William Yard – what could be better than waking to the sound of the sea?

Grade II listed boutique B&B, Rooms by Bistrot Pierre is a stone’s throw from Firestone Bay and even has its own secret garden.

As a guest of Rooms, you only need to stroll across the lawn for breakfast at Bistrot Pierre the next morning.

Or treat yourself to an elegant serviced apartment in one of the stunningly restored buildings, courtesy of Royal William Yard Apartments.

Visit Royalwilliamyard.com for even more inspiration; you can even build yourself an itinerary of the perfect Valentine’s Day.  

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In partnership with GWR, Destination Plymouth’s lead travel partner.

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