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China House, Plymouth

Sutton Harbour
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Vintage Inns (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Reviews of China House (Average Rating: 8 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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Blackthorn _ left this review about China House

A good sized pub overlooking the harbour, it was presumably at one time involved in the china industry in some shape or other and there are a few reminders of this inside such as a montage of china cups and jugs affixed to the wall as well as a few lamp shades made from china tea pots and such like.

Internally it’s quite impressive architecturally and is divided in to a number of different areas with wooden balustrade and so on, with broadly similar décor throughout. The flooring is predominantly old flagstones, with carpeting in some of the periphery areas, and there is much exposed stonework. In fact, it has something of the feel of an old mill inside, with exposed timber joists holding up the upper floors and iron supporting pillars. Where there wasn’t an upper floor, the pub opened out in to a double height space, and glimpses of the attractive timbered roof were visible. Elsewhere an interesting feature is a conical stone chimney in the centre of the pub which was presumably part of a kiln or something similar at one time. A fire was blazing away underneath this.

Beers were all reasonably local with Sharps Atlantic and Doom Bar, Tribute and Proper Job. Ciders were Rosie’s Pig, Cornish Orchards and Thatcher’s Gold. All in all, a great renovation of an old building and well worth checking out.

On 12th May 2017 - rating: 8
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Karen Buchanan Watson left this review about China House

A lovely pub,great in the summer sat outside watching the boats go by,just as good in the winter sat by the open fire.Highly recommend the food,but can be a bit pricey.

On 24th September 2010 - rating: 8
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Nigel Sheppard left this review about China House

Probably the best location in the harbour. A couple of real ales and the most scenic heated wooden verandas to sit outside on and watch the boats go by.

On 1st June 2007 - rating: 8
[User has posted 192 recommendations about 192 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Old Blue
Plymouth, 1.25 miles, 24 min walk (show)
Devonport, 2.35 miles, 45 min walk (show)
Dockyard (Plymouth), 2.77 miles, 53 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for China House, Plymouth
9th Jan 2019, 21:46
Request to mark pub as closed by Quinno _ approved
9th Jan 2019, 21:46
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by Quinno _, with included notes: Gone away: Now a restaurant says WhatPub - June 2018

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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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