The Fisherman's Arms

The country pub, hidden in the middle

of Britain's Ocean City

about us


The Fisherman’s Arms is a country pub and is proud to be just that, a real pub. We are located just minutes from the historic and vibrant Barbican but indeed part of the original history with part of the Plymouth Castle wall being located in the pub (there are many stories of hauntings).


The Plymouth Castle is said to date back to the fourteenth century.  The pub does not disappoint on its historic character, it is furnished attractively, with an open fire, candlelit tables, comfortable seating and lots of cosy tables.  We offer real ales, great value food and drink and aim for everyone to feel a part of our pub community.


The Fisherman’s Arms welcomes dogs, we even offer meals on the menu, for our canine visitors and have our own resident dog Mr Jones, a Miniature Schnauzer.  He welcomes guests frequently and even has his own facebook page, he would particularly like to share any pictures of your dog in The Fisherman’s Arms.  Mr Jones was privileged to launch his own beer in April 2016 and is delighted with the interest it has generated.  You can try this Plymouth based, Summerskills Brewery pint in the Fishermans.  This is what our local paper had to say “Grrrrreat! Plymouth brewery names beer after pub dog!”

Last year, we received a wonderful write up in Last year, we received a wonderful write up in The Plymouth Herald “Fisherman’s a proper country pub in the city” (3rd October 2015), along with some great photography! We are also delighted to have been ranked #5 in “What are the top ten best pubs in Plymouth?” in the Plymouth Herald ( 15th June 2015). Thanks to all your support on TripAdvisor.  We welcome all feedback and hope that we will continue to offer a true local pub experience to all of our customers. For food opening times, please see our menu.


A little bit of public interest (our story in The Herald).  We are ideally located above the historic Mayflower steps, a stones throw away from the Barbican and Plymouth Hoe promenade.  For directions, please see our Contacts page.

Come and enjoy a friendly welcome, sample our local beers and good food, sit and relax by our open fire.


We look forward to welcoming you all to the Fisherman’s Arms soon.