“ Market Street, Yealmpton, Devon, PL8 2EB. Tel: 01752 880 223 „
Set in the South Hams District of Devon which is a designated area of out-standing beauty what else would you expect to find but one of the South West's most outstanding pubs /restaurants.
The Rose & Crown of Yealmpton, a very pretty little village some 15 miles from Plymouth's city centre has just recently be awarded the Devon Dinning Pub of the year award in the 2009 Pub Guild, along with a host of rosettes and awards The Rose & Crown is the pub to visit if you happen to come down to the West county on holiday this year.
Lucky me as I live just 20 minutes ( as the crow flies ) which I'm sure sounds brilliant , but actually getting a table in the evening is something I've as yet to achieve , so take a tip and book well in advance f you do decide to check this out .
You can contact them on Plymouth: 01752-880223 or if you prefer email them on: firstname.lastname@example.org
The bar offers a unique setting with its sunken lounge in which large comfortable leather settees takes centre stage. If you feel this is not your liking them wander out to the recently landscaped terrace garden and sit under the shade of an umbrella as you watch the world go by whilst enjoying utterly superb food cooked by the chef Anton Piotrowski.
Anton prides himself on local ingredients, menus that change according to the season and a bar menu which anyone, even those 'fussy eaters' could not fail to find a perfectly cooked and presented dish.
The bar menu is vast from a simple bowl of chips at £2:50 to half a chicken chasseur with all the veggies at £10.25 as well as sandwiches, salads, stir-fries, soups, sausages (venison of course) and those all important desserts , which I always find hard to choose from , all can be bought from the bar and served at your table Monday to Saturday between the hours of : 12 noon - 2:30pm ..........6:30pm -9:00pm, and then 12 noon - 3:00 pm ......6:30 pm -9:00pm on Sundays .
The restaurant, decorated in traditional cream and brown reflects a perfect balance between the old and the new and the open fires that blaze in the cooler months add that touch of real comfort you don't find in today's ultra modern pubs and restaurants.
The Rose & Crowns A La Carte menu speaks for itself from its traditional classic dishes to its feature dishes such as 'Pacific Rim twist which excite the palate with spices from Indonesia and Malaysia , although the daily set menu has many a tempting dish not to turn away from and selecting what to eat can be a bit of a bother ............never mind after a couple of glasses of chilled white wine or red wine perfectly served at room temperature and all things just seem so much easier.
Below are a selection of ideas from the A La Carte menu with starters priced from £4:95 to £5:25 including things like soup, crab cakes and even salmon.
The main course is priced from £10:95 to £19:95 for this price you get 21 day old aged Assiette beef with wild mushrooms and other mouth watering accompaniments, pork steaks , duck breasts and line caught bass are also on the seasonal menu. There is also a section with an assortment of side accomplents to go with your main meal.
And if you do get through the starter and main course with a little space left then a number of tempting desserts await you to end a wonderful night's enjoyment at the Rose & Crown. I would personally go for the classic creme Brulee, but lemon cheesecakes, apple tarts, pears and west county cheese boards are all waiting in the kitchen and I can hear there little voices calling 'take me ....take me 'so maybe more than one dessert is on the menu as far as I'm concerned.
But The Rose & Crown is not just a place to come and eat though and on Sundays evenings it's a chance for us locals ( that's the family and I ) to come in and enjoy a pint and to sort out just who is the' brain box 'of the area , quiz nights and other traditional evening events such as this often take place and with entry to the fun and games for as little as £1 a head and the chance to WIN a voucher for four people to have either lunch or dinner in the restaurant , this really is a way of letting the local have some good clean enjoyment with the added bonus of that wonderful meal in exchange for knowledge.
Open from Monday to Sunday between 12 noon to 3 pm for lunches, then 6 pm until at 11 pm every Monday to Saturday for dinners in the evening.
Sundays the doors open from 12 noon and close at 10:30 pm, which allows you all the time as you need to sit back and enjoy the superb meals , the wonderful atmosphere and the locals all talking in an accent you just cant understand !!!
This superb, AA rosette restaurant and bar is situated in the picturesque village of Yealmpton, just a ten-minute drive from Plymouth city centre.