Pub of the month - June 2022

T his June, we’re featuring the Rose & Crown as our pub of the month. Set in Yealmpton, just a stone’s throw from the port city of Plymouth, this charming pub is a popular spot in Devon for both locals and visitors alike.

With its stunning walled garden, the Rose & Crown offers the perfect suntrap to enjoy slow pints with friends in the sunshine over the coming months. Make the Rose & Crown your new local this June and escape the crowds of Plymouth.

 

GET TO KNOW THE TEAM: MEET NATALIE

  • What’s your role in the Rose & Crown? 

Team leader

  • What do you enjoy the most? 

I most enjoy interacting with guests and working alongside our team, we all have a good rapport with one another which makes the days fly by.

  • How do you spend your free time in the local area? 

I have a young son, so we often go to Yealmpton River and the park, we also spend time at Wembury Beach and Mothercombe Beach.

  • Do you have a must-visit spot in the area? 

Any of the local beaches and the national trust walks around Saltram are definitely must-visits when in the area.

  • What’s your favourite dish on the menu? 

I really like the Southern Fried Chicken Wrap for a light lunch. Although my son does love the kid’s burger and adores the brownie (this is a weekly ask from him!)

 

TREAT YOUR TASTEBUDS TO A FEAST

With the recent release of our new spring and summer menu, there’s plenty to enjoy this June – in fact, you’ll be spoilt for choice with the new offerings at the Rose & Crown. From Sunday roasts to revamped pub classics and local seafood dishes, there’s something for every foodie to tuck into. Cooked to perfection by head chef Jake Westlake and his team, the menu showcases the local produce on offer in Devon. Be sure to check the specials too for an exclusive dish, curated by the kitchen team. 

Whatever the occasion, you can’t go wrong with a meal at the Rose & Crown. Pair with one of St Austell’s beers, whether you opt for your go-to or one of our flagships, be in a korev lager or Tribute pale ale, you can be assured it’ll be a perfect match. Fancy extending your evening? With eight en-suite bedrooms on-site, you can kick back and make the most of your time in Yealmpton.

 

STEP BACK IN TIME

The Rose & Crown has not always been known by its name today, in fact, the first mention was only 60 years ago. Previously known as the Yealmpton Inn, the pub’s origin dates back before the 1800s, serving as a coaching stop. 

The inn often found itself in the newspapers, but typically for the wrong reasons. If there was a road accident, victims were often brought to the inn for treatment. Likewise, drunkenness was an issue – there were several arrests and fines for unruly behaviour, which earned the pub quite the reputation. However, during the 19th century, the inn evolved into a community building, hosting regular petty sessions, and auctions along with accommodating various societies. During this time, the inn was referred to as a tavern – appealing to a more upmarket audience. 

Stay in the Rose & Crown and enjoy a little slice of its rich history. Acting as the perfect pitstop, you can carve out your own story in the village. 

 

W e had a Sunday meal at the Rose and Crown. We felt we needed to leave a review because it was just so lovely. The service was exceptional Ryan the duty manager was very helpful and communicative and his colleagues were friendly and attentive. The food was superb - I had roast beef and the beef was cooked to perfection, which is quite unusual for a Sunday roast. Can’t recommend it highly enough and as locals, we’ll be back again very soon. Thanks for a lovely Sunday afternoon!

David McAuley, TripAdvisor

PLAN YOUR ESCAPE

On the eastern edge of Plymouth, the small village of Yealmpton is a slice of Devon left almost completely undisturbed; a true picture of yesteryear. With the River Yealm weaving through the myriad of charming lanes, you can get lost wandering off the beaten track. 

Did you know, the village is also home to the famous Mother Hubbard’s Cottage? Visitors can explore the picturesque cottage, with it now open as a tearoom and restaurant. Just a short distance from this area lies the Kitely Caves where you can explore illuminated caves where green marble was once quarried. Wander through the woodland beneath the trees or along the riverbank – you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing the perfect picnic spot. 

 

WHAT'S ON?

Not sure when to visit? Plan your trip around one of these events and get involved with the local community. 

Caribbean Family Fun Day – 26th June 

Travel just a few miles from Yealmpton and transport yourself to the tropics with this exciting day out, perfect for all the family. With live music performances, steel drum workshops and Caribbean food stalls, there’s something for everyone. 

The Dartmoor Edge Fest – 3rd Saturday of every month 

Community-led, this festival happens regularly throughout the year and showcases the very best of Ivybridge. Find craft workshops and delicious vegetarian dishes as you connect with the local community.   

British Firework Championships – 17th – 18th August 

Not just for Bonfire Night! You can see incredible firework displays from several teams at the British Firework Championships this summer. Enjoy stunning views over the Plymouth Bay and support your favourite display. 

Ice Cream & Bubbles Festival – 23rd – 24th July 

Ice cream lovers rejoice, this is the perfect event for you. Discover every flavour imaginable under the sun. Over 18s can enjoy prosecco and Pimm’s too, making it a great day out for everyone. 

Yealmpton Agricultural Show – 27th July 

Held annually since the late 19th century, this is a real opportunity to step back in time. There’s a variety of things to enjoy during the day, including watching show jumping, browsing trade stands, and driving. 

 

PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD

A coastal carriage drive

A gentle, very popular half-day walk, the coastal carriage drive will take you through the many different faces of South Devon in just a few hours. From the wild open sea and rugged coastline to a sheltered estuary and wooded riverbank, you certainly won’t want to forget your camera. Need somewhere to stop? Pass through the chocolate-box villages of Noss Mayo and Netwon Ferrers and enjoy their sleepy seaside charm. Unusually from the South West coast path, there are no steep climbs, just gorgeous views making it ideal for those in search of something a little more moderate. 

Yealmpton-Brixton circular

Wander through fields, woodlands, and over streams into the neighbouring parish of Brixton - this circular walk allows you to explore the local area and discover some of Devon’s diverse wildlife. The trail can become a little muddy after heavy rainfall, so whilst generally considered a moderate walk, it’s best to lace up your hiking boots. With just a few road segments, this is the perfect walk for families to enjoy as you follow the river over roughly two hours. 

St Peter the Poor Fisherman loop

If you’re looking for a more challenging walk whilst in the area, start at Newton Ferrers to begin this three-hour loop. Highlights include the hauntingly beautiful church ruins of St Peter’s, which date all the way back to the 13th -century. Pack a picnic and stroll just a little further to reach a beautiful beach, passing along a disused phone box that’s been converted into a tiny library along the way. 

 

STAY WITH US

We’re offering you an exclusive 10% discount for stays at the Rose & Crown, booked in June. Use the code ‘PUB10’ to redeem and escape to the tranquil village of Yealmpton. 

 

* All bookings must be made before the 30th of June. Only available for use on bookings made before the 18th December at the Rose & Crown.

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