Pub on the Piazza

A pop-up pub has opened on The Piazza in Plymouth as part of plans to give the city centre a continental feel with more outdoor dining and drinking.

The Pub on the Piazza will be open seven days a week from 10am to 8pm, along with four food stalls and outdoor seating, to attract more shoppers and visitors back to the city centre and help businesses recover from the Covid lockdown.

If the idea is well received, the Plymouth City Centre Company will look to add to the atmosphere with occasional entertainment and other activities where social distancing can be comfortably achieved.

Steve Hughes, chief executive of the Plymouth City Centre Company, said: “It’s about encouraging people on a nice summer’s day to enjoy the city centre atmosphere by doing what they have been missing, popping in to the city to meet friends and family for a drink or bite to eat in a safe environment.”

“It’s about bringing some of the fun back in to people’s lives and hope they take the opportunity at the same time to support our city centre businesses.”

The idea follows an earlier decision to encourage more cafes and restaurants to put out tables and chairs in pedestrian areas, with no charges this year for a permit.

You can apply for a permit here:

City Centre BID levy payers interested in joining in by putting up their own stall or gazebo on the Piazza free of charge should contact: Terms & conditions will apply.