Pomphlett is a suburb of Plymouth, conveniently located close to one of the main arterial routes into the city on the A379. It is less than two miles to the city centre, and lies close to the banks of the river Plym. Pomphlett Mill, sited at Pomphlett creek, had one of the longest histories of milling in Plymouth. Recorded in 1392 as Abbott's Mill, the site then belonged to the Abbott of Tavistock. The Mill was worked fruitfully for several hundred years, but was latterly used just as a storage facility, and it was finally demolished in 1969 to make way for highway development.
Pomphlett nowadays is handily placed for commuting into Plymouth city centre, with all the usual local amenities close at hand, including a large and popular superstore. Pomphlett has its own primary school, and large, highly regarded secondary comprehensives in Elburton and Plymstock. Residents can choose from a number of leisure activities including sailing and boating, golf at Staddon Heights and bowling and cricket in Plymstock. Pomphlett Plantation is a privately owned wildlife retreat, officially designated a County Wildlife Site for its collections of woodland trees, bluebells and primroses.