The China House
Sutton Wharf, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 0DW
The China House in Plymouth is a country pub oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.
Whether you are planning dinner with friends or Sunday lunch with family, book a table online and enjoy some quality time with those you love the most.
In 1768, William Cockworthy made the first hard porcelain produced in England In Plymouth. The porcelain was made from china clay, hence our name The China House. The building was first seen in a 1666 watercolour of Sutton Harbour painted by Sir Bernard Gromme and has been used for a variety of purposes, including a gun wharf and a hospital for ailing mariners.
The China House, a great stone-built warehouse dating to at least the mid-17th century, has a large dining area built on sturdy piles over the lapping waters of Plymouth Sound and views of the Barbican.