About The China House
The China House in Plymouth is a country pub & dining 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.
Book a table online and enjoy a spot by our roaring log-fire. Or make the best of the British summertime by eating alfresco in our pretty beer garden.
A little pub history
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.
Make a day of it
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.