Campaign for Real Ale

LocAle Scheme

The CAMRA LocAle Scheme was established over 20 years ago by Nottingham Branch who were concerned about the number of local Nottingham breweries being bought, and then closed, by larger brewing companies. We have taken this on in Devon and Cornwall by trying to promote our local breweries to our local pubs and pub-goers. To qualify as a Locale Brewery, we look at the shortest road distance between a PUB and a BREWERY being 30 road miles or less. Therefore, this will be different for every establishment!

The scheme is open to all publicans in our branch area – all we ask is that you stock at least one real ale from one of the breweries who qualify for your pub for “the majority of the time”. This can be one real ale from one brewery permanently, or one of the other beers brewed by that brewery, or one from another brewery altogether which could change every week or every month.


The LocAle Scheme is a CAMRA initiative that promotes pubs stocking locally-brewed real ale. The scheme builds on the growing consumer demand for quality local produce and an increased awareness of "green" issues.

Everyone benefits from local pubs stocking locally-brewed real ale .........

  • Public Houses, as stocking local real ales can increase pub visits.
  • Consumers, who enjoy greater beer choice and diversity.
  • Local brewers, who gain from increased sales.
  • the local economy, because more money is spent and retained locally.
  • the environment, due to fewer "Beer Miles", resulting in less road congestion and pollution.
  • Tourism, due to an increased sense of local identity and pride - let's celebrate what makes Plymouth different!

For further information, or if you are a local publican and wish to join the scheme, please contact our LocAle Coordinator, Ian Dickinson, ku.gro.armac.htuomylp@namriahceciv

The following pubs are currently accredited to the scheme:

LocAle Pubs

  • Avonwick
    • Avon Inn Avonwick Avonwick TQ10 9NB Telephone(01364) 73475

      The pub is situated at the crossroads in the centre of the village. The pub is open until at least 2230 daily, but may close later. The lounge is now the restaurant. The pub is the centre of the community with various events regularly taking place - see website for details. The pub also serves upto 10 ciders from Ashridge, Countryman, Sandford Orchards and Westons. The village is served by Country Bus route 91 between Plymouth and Totnes. On-site camping is available by prior arrangement.

    • Turtley Corn Mill Avonwick Avonwick TQ10 9ES Telephone(01364) 646100

      This former roadside restaurant stands by its own river and lakeside grounds of six acres. The three regular ales are supplemented by one or two rotating local guest ales. Reverting to its former name to reflect its origins, it encompasses the ethos of its owners by supplying local beers and locally sourced food. There are two dining areas, one surrounded by old books, which become very busy at weekends, so booking is advisable. Old photos of the area adorn the walls, including a very rare print of a Plymouth brewery now demolished. There are now six double en-suite rooms and the pub is open for breakfast between 0830 and 1100. In the grounds you may find ducks (and a pond!), chickens, peacocks and, in the summer, a giant chess set and croquet.

  • Bere Ferrers
    • Olde Plough Inn Fore Street Bere Ferrers PL20 7JG Telephone(01822) 840358

      This 16th Century village inn has outstanding views over the River Tavy from the beer garden and is only a 15 minute walk from the station on the picturesque Tamar Valley line. Two guest beers feature both local (Noss Beer Works, Salcombe, Summerskills and Roam Brewery) and popular nationals. Inside, there are flagstone floors, exposed stonework walls, beamed ceilings, real fires and a welcoming atmosphere. Live music, acoustic nights and jam sessions feature, along with themed food nights. Food is served to suit all ages, tastes and appetites. Real cider is available in summer and opening hours may be extended.

      CAMRA Member Discount 10%/pint off real ale and cider is available here.

  • Bittaford
    • Horse & Groom Exeter Road Bittaford PL21 0EL Telephone(01752) 892358

      Previously sited on the opposite side of the main road, this 1930's community pub features one large bar, and is decorated with historic photos of the area taken from the former Moorhaven Hospital which overlooked the village. 7 handpumps with 2 dedicated to cider. The house beer, Horse & Groom Ale, is brewed by Hunters, with the four guest beers regularly coming from Bays, Dartmoor, Exeter, Hunters, Otter, Skinners, South Hams, St Austell, Summerskills and Teignworthy. Thatcher's dry cider is sold, with Ashridge cider in summer. Beer and cider festivals are held, supporting local charities. Beer tapas are available: three one third pints of beer. Old photos of the nearby Moorhaven Hospital and the now-closed Bittaford Railway Station adorn the walls. A monthly quiz night is held on the first Thursday of the month.

      One beer festival is held annually in July, and a cider and sausage festival is held in support of local charities.

      CAMRA Member Discount 10p/pint and 5p/half off real ale is available here.

  • Brixton
    • Foxhound Inn Kingsbridge Road Brixton PL8 2AH Telephone(01752) 880271

      This 18th century former coaching house is situated in a rural village just east of Plymouth, where it is well served by a frequent daytime bus service. The pub has two separate bars with a lounge and a small restaurant. Traditional English meals are made using locally sourced ingredients. Ales from local breweries are regularly featured, including Red Coat brewed by Summerskills with help from the landlord! A monthly quiz night is held, as are curry nights. Former Plymouth CAMRA Country Pub of The Year 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017, and Runner Up 2015, 2018 and 2019.

  • Buckland Monachorum
    • Drake Manor Inn The Village Buckland Monachorum PL20 7NA Telephone(01822) 853892

      This cosy and friendly pub, which dates from the 16th century, is located in a pleasant village on the edge of Dartmoor. The two regular ales are supplemented by one guest beer, usually sourced from Otter Brewery. It attracts a regular clientele who are happy to be assisted with the daily crossword. The inviting traditional interior features an intimate meeting area, a public bar and a restaurant area in which to sample the good food. The garden, with a stream, is an enjoyable sun trap. Live music appears on the first Wednesday and second Sunday evening of each month, with the occasional visits by the local morris dancers.

  • California Cross
    • California Inn California Cross PL21 0SG Telephone(01548) 821449

      A large 14th Century family run free house with 3 hand pulled real ales and an extensive menu with a choice of traditional pub meals from the bar or a full menu from locally sourced produce in the separate restaurant area. The lounge bar has exposed timber beams and are adorned with numerous pictures and photos of local scenes and brassware. Food is served from 1200 - 1400 (1500 Sun) and 1800 – 2100 daily, and the restaurant is open Weds - Sun 1800 - 2300.

  • Chipshop
    • Copper Penny Inn Chipshop Chipshop PL19 8NT Telephone(01822) 833288

      The pub reopened on 17th November 2011 and changed its name from the Chipshop Inn. It changed hands again in April 2012. It is a cosy pub with a restaurant, and has a skittle alley available for hire. A disabled ramp provides access at the front of the pub. A beer garden allows good views over to Dartmoor on clear sunny days. Food is served daily from 1200 - 1430 and 1830 - 2100. Occasional beer festivals are held.

  • Clearbrook
    • Skylark Inn Clearbrook Clearbrook PL20 6JD Telephone(01822) 853258

      Typical Dartmoor village pub, popular for the excellent food, and serving up to four South West real ales, one of which is usually from Dartmoor. Food is served Monday - Friday from 1200 – 1400 and 1830 – 2100, and all day at weekends. The current licensee took over on Monday 29th November, 2004. The beer range may vary occasionally. An annual beer festival is held over August Bank Holiday weekend.

      Catch the Stagecoach 1 or X1, or Plymouth City Bus 46 bus from Plymouth or Tavistock: NOTE approx 20 minute walk to pub.

  • Dousland
    • Burrator Inn Dousland Dousland PL20 6NP Telephone(01822) 853121

      This substantial pub is situated on the road between Yelverton, Burrator Reservoir and Princetown. Inside, there is a large bar area, with space for a pool table and two dart boards, along with various other rooms including a separate dining room. Food is served all day. Outside, there is ample parking and a garden incorporating a children's play area. A beer festival is held annually in September, live music features on Saturday evenings, monthly open mic nights, a monthly Sunday quiz night and other entertainment feature regularly.

  • Ermington
    • Crooked Spire The Square Ermington PL21 9LP Telephone(01548) 831288

      A traditional village pub having a large bar area with open fireplace, big screen TV, pool table and dartboard. Traditional pub games include euchre, poker & dominoes. There is also a separate small bar/meeting room. Two real ales are served, with the Doom Bar supplemented by an ever-changing West Country beer, although it is generally sourced locally. Food is served at lunchtime from 12 till 2 from a traditional pub menu. The landlord prides himself on having never knowingly sold a bad pint! The limited bus service is on Tue and Fri only. The pub was listed as an Asset of Community Value (ACV) on 28/8/13 by South Hams District Council.

  • Hemerdon
    • Miner's Arms Hemerdon Hemerdon PL7 5BU Telephone(01752) 336040

      Dating from 1783, this pub is rich in history with its' association with the close-by Drakelands Mine. The three regular beers are supplemented by at least one other from Dartmoor, Fuller's, Greene King, St Austell and Timothy Taylor, making this pub well worth seeking out. The bar is traditional with a locally mined slate floor and there is also an authentic wishing well hidden in the snug!

      The friendly atmosphere and delightful location makes it very popular. The spacious children’s play area enables alfresco meals and bar snacks to be eaten while enjoying the summer’s day. There is also a conservatory with dining area and patio.

      Regular beer and cider festivals are held, as are regular quiz nights and other events.

      CAMRA Member Discount 30p/pint off real ale is available here.

  • Hexworthy
    • Forest Inn Hexworthy Hexworthy PL20 6SD Telephone(01364) 631211

      Country inn situated in the Dartmoor Forest welcoming walkers, riders, anglers, canoeists, dogs and children. Two Dartmoor beers, and Tribute, and local real cider (Sam's, varies) are available, plus another guest ale in summer. Good homemade food, using local produce wherever possible, and accommodation, including en-suite guestrooms and a bunkhouse, are offered. The bar area has been attractively refurbished recently. Horses can be stabled by prior arrangement. Duchy of Cornwall fishing permits available for holders of a current NRA licence.

      As with most Dartmoor pubs, it is worth checking that the pub will be open when you plan to visit.

      Please note that from 1st Nov 2017, the pub will be closed all day, and food will not be available on Sunday evenings until the pub reverts back to their summer opening hours (around Easter 2018).

  • Holbeton
    • Dartmoor Union Fore Street Holbeton PL8 1NE Telephone(01752) 830346

      Very smartly refurbished throughout, this sixteenth century village local caters for both diners and drinkers alike, and reopened on Saturday 3rd June 2017. Three real ales are on offer, with Dartmoor Jail Ale being supplemented with Doom Bar and Skinners Trawlerman. Diners can choose from the A La Carte menu, or traditional pub fayre.

      The pub operates a loyalty card scheme - please ask bar staff for details.

  • Horrabridge
    • Leaping Salmon Inn Whitchurch Road Horrabridge PL20 7TP Telephone(01822) 851541

      This Dartmoor village pub has been completely refurbished by its local owners and saved from redevelopment. It is set close to the ancient bridge over the River Walkham, and serves two constantly-changing ales from local breweries. A corner room of the pub also serves as a cafe. The main area is split level with the upper part containing the bar, a large fireplace and access to the cafe. The lower area also has a small games room. All have various solid floors, simple decoration and furnishings, giving a modern but in keeping feel. The main bar, cafe and toilets can be reached by wheelchair from the car park at the rear. Accommodation and a function room are also available. The village is served by the regular Tavistock-Plymouth services on the main A386, approx. a 15 minute walk.

      The Café is open from 0900-1600 Tue-Sat in summer (Easter - end September), for teas, coffees, cooked breakfasts, etc. (closed on Mondays and in winter).

  • Mary Tavy
    • Mary Tavy Inn Lane Head Mary Tavy PL19 9PN Telephone(01822) 810326

      A traditional roadside inn where visitors, locals and families are welcome, with up to five real ales and one cider are available. The popular bar accommodates pool, darts, TV and large fire. This is complemented by a spacious restaurant and beer garden, with views up to Dartmoor. Music nights, charity events, quizzes, Sunday carvery and a late May Bank Holiday beer festival feature on the pub's itinerary. Modern B & B accommodation is available in the adjacent building. Dogs are allowed in the bar. Camping available in pub grounds, motor homes by prior arrangement.

      The pub is open all day, every day, in summer.

  • Meavy
    • Royal Oak Inn Meavy Meavy PL20 6PJ Telephone(01822) 852944

      This popular gem of a pub can be found tucked away in an attractive valley - a must for fans of real ale, real cider and real conversation. Upto four real ales and four real ciders are available. It is a hostelry of two halves: the quiet, smart lounge provides good quality locally sourced food and relaxation, while the very lively public bar provides a Devon welcome and a roaring fire. Check out the informative website for news of special offers, live music, morris dancing visits and beer and cider festivals. Plymouth CAMRA Country Pub Of The Year 2015, 2018 and currently 2019, and formally Runner Up in 2016, and Cider & Perry POTY Runner Up 2014 and 2015.

  • Milton Combe
    • Who'd Have Thought It Inn The Village Milton Combe PL20 6HP Telephone(01822) 853313

      In a small village near Buckland Abbey, this quaint 16th century free house is a must. The well-kept ale is usually sourced from the South West, with the emphasis on Dartmoor, Sharp's, St. Austell (one ale from each brewery is usually available) with Skinners and Teignworthy making regular appearances. The pub is popular for Sunday lunches, though drinkers are always welcome. The interior is divided into three sections, including the small characteristic main bar where board games are available. To the rear, there is a new and popular beer garden.

      This pub is open from 1200 to 2300 daily in Summer.

  • Modbury
    • Exeter Inn Church Street Modbury PL21 0QR Telephone(01548) 831225

      The pub is situated at the bottom of the hill on the main A379. It is the oldest pub in the village, dating from the 14th century, with additions being added in the 19th century. It has been used as a coaching inn from Elizabethan times, and by Royalists during the Civil War. Food is served at both lunchtime (between 1200 - 1400 (1500 Sun) and evening (1830 - 2030, except there is no food on Wednesday or on Sunday evenings (roast available at lunchtime only)). Up to 4 real ales are available.

    • Modbury Inn Brownston Steet Modbury PL21 0RQ Telephone(01548) 831230

      A traditional 16th century English pub, a short walk from the village’s main thoroughfare, and is also now a free house. The multi-roomed interior features wood panelling, exposed beams and a more modern conservatory. There is a large beer garden with children’s play area to the rear. The three regular beers are supplemented by a forth pump featuring a wide range of breweries, mostly in Devon and Cornwall. A Sunday night quiz is featured alongside a Friday Curry Night. Food is available every evening from 1800 - 2030, and Saturday and Sunday lunchtimes 1200 - 1400. Takeaway food is also available in the evenings.

  • Noss Mayo
    • Ship Inn Noss Mayo Noss Mayo PL8 1EW Telephone(01752) 872387

      Popular with walkers, cyclists, yacht and boat owners, this fine split-level pub is situated on an inlet of the Yealm estuary. The three regular ales are supplemented by one locally-sourced ale. Like the four ales, food is available all day (until 2100) and is locally sourced. A former branch POTY, it is an ideal start/finish point for a walk to sample the breath-taking river and sea views along the route of Lord Revelstoke's Drive. If sailing, ring ahead to ascertain the tide times and mooring availability. Customer service is of the highest importance, even at busy times. There is no bus service in the evenings or on Sundays.

  • Plymouth
    • Artillery Arms 6 Pound Street Plymouth PL1 3RH Telephone(01752) 262515

      Cracking back-street local tucked away in the old quarter of Stonehouse, close to the magnificent Grade 1-listed Royal William Yard, and maintains the area’s military connections. Two South West guest beers and Thatchers Heritage or Cheddar Valley cider are normally available. An out of season Beach Party takes place on the last weekend of February, and charity monkey-racing also features. This place is a real find and is popular with hockey teams who use the nearby pitches.

    • Brass Monkey 12-14 Royal Parade Plymouth PL1 1DS Telephone(01752) 260442

      Busy city centre pub offering themed evenings and live music every Saturday evening. The pub serves up to 8 ales and 2 real ciders on 10 handpulls. House beers include Brass Monkey Ale (4% ABV) and Brass Monkey's Big Brother (6% ABV), and Weston's Traditional Scrumpy. Other Devon and Cornwall ales feature regularly, as well as some national favourites. Occasional beer festivals are held.

      CAMRA Member Discount 10%/pint off real ale is available here, and CAMRA Vouchers may be redeemable here - don't forget your CAMRA membership card.

    • Bread & Roses 62 Ebrington Street Plymouth PL4 9AF Telephone(01752) 659861

      This friendly, and sympathetically-restored, late Victorian pub is popular with university staff, but also has a mixed clientele. Up to three ever-changing real ales are available, which are organic/Fairtrade wherever possible, just like the snacks. The beers are selected from local and regional breweries, including small batch and speciality beers unusual for the area. The pub promotes artistic and musical creativity, and is a vibrant music hub for local talent.

      CAMRA Member Discount 10%/pint off real ale is available here.

    • Brewery Tap 99 Edgecumbe Street Plymouth PL1 3SZ Telephone(01752) 268304

      The pub has changed hands several times in recent years, and is now being run by Steve and Sharon Bishop, who returned the pub to a previous name. Up to three real ales are available, usually Bays Devon Dumpling, Hunters (varies) and one from local breweries, Summerskills and Dartmoor. Pool and darts are played, with Sky and BT Sport for the less energetic.

    • Britannia Inn 2 Wolesely Road Plymouth PL2 3BH Telephone(01752) 607596

      An Edwardian pub, built in the 1830's, and situated opposite the Plymouth City Bus depot, Central Park and the Life Centre, and a short walk from Home Park, Plymouth Argyle FC - it can be very busy on match days. Ten hand pumps dispense at least one real cider, with Westons and other local ciders appearing regularly. The pub itself was built by the grandfather of Captain Scott (of The Antarctic fame). Numerous buses from the city centre and railway station pass by the door step. Since becoming a JD Wetherspoon in 1999, the pub has established a well-earned reputation for its' well-kept real ale, and supplements this with a map of where the breweries are located.

      CAMRA Member Vouchers may be redeemable here - don't forget your membership card.

    • Clifton Inn 35 Clifton Street Plymouth PL4 8JB Telephone(01752) 266563

      This is a spacious back-street local which is not far from the city centre. Up to four ales may be available, along with at least one real cider dispensed from the bank of five handpumps. Ales from Dartmoor, Sharp's and Summerskills appear regularly. Pool and dart teams play here regularly, while live televised sport provide sporting entertainment for the less energetic, including a very large projection TV screen. A large heated patio area is provided for those who smoke.

    • Dolphin Hotel 14 The Barbican Plymouth PL1 2LS Telephone(01752) 660876

      An unpretentious hostelry steeped in history, the Dolphin is a Plymouth institution. Up to 8 beers are dispensed by gravity straight from the cask, with Thatchers Cheddar Valley for those who like cider. The character of this establishment is charming, with tiled floors, well-used wooden benches, together with a real open fire, all adding to the ambience. The walls are adorned with paintings by local artist, the late Beryl Cook, who painted many of the characters she encountered in the Dolphin. Plymouth CAMRA City Pub Of The Year Runner Up 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019.

      CAMRA Member Discount 15p/pint off real ale is available here.

    • Fawn Private Members Club 39 Prospect Street Plymouth PL4 8NY Telephone(01752) 226385

      This multi award-winning mid 19th century establishment was originally the Fawn Inn/Hotel, prior to converting to a private members club in 1998. CAMRA members are welcome with a current valid membership card; regular visitors will be required to join. The current licensees brought real ale to the club in 2002, and now serve upto five ales and two real ciders. Four guest ales are sourced locally, although can come from further afield. The club is popular for televised rugby and other sports, and supports multiple dart and euchre teams. The smoking area is on the patio and is covered. Local CAMRA branch Club Of The Year 2019, and South West region Club Of The Year Runner Up 2015.

    • Fishermans Arms 31 Lambhay Street Plymouth PL1 2NN Telephone(01752) 268243

      Owner Donna, her partner Lee and his family, have returned this former St. Austell pub back into a local’s local once again. The pub interior has been tastefully refurbished, including the reintroduction of a dart board and a good collection of other traditional board games and puzzles. The two regular ales are supplemented with a guest ale sourced locally and varying real cider in summer, with plans for more ales in the future. The house beer is brewed by Summerskills, and is named after the owners' dog. Traditional pub grub at affordable prices is supplemented by specials, with only the famous roast served on Sundays. It is situated close to the Royal Citadel and the world famous Barbican. First timers should turn right on exiting the pub, and head down the steps towards the Barbican to save time.

      CAMRA Member Discount 15p/pint, 5p/half off real ale and 20% off food is available here.

    • Fortescue Hotel 37 Mutley Plain Plymouth PL4 6JQ Telephone(01752) 660673

      After many years of having “just a lick of paint”, this multi local CAMRA branch award-winning pub has finally been fully refurbished. The only “original” part remaining is the bar counter, with ten new individual beer engines, new flooring, windows, signage, back bar storage, a new Gin Display, quotations across the walls and completely new toilets. Some of the old favourite wall displays remain – such as the cricket memorabilia. Downstairs, the Cellar Bar has also been completely refurbished, with new flooring and tables/chairs.

      The pub still serves up to 9 real ales, including a large number of local beers as well as some national favourites, and nine real ciders (one on hand pump). Lunchtime meals are only served on Sundays.

      Local CAMRA branch overall pub of the year 2019 and Cider and Perry pub of the year 2019.

      CAMRA Member Discount 10%/pint and 10%/half off both real ale and cider is available here.

    • Gog & Magog 58 Southside Street Plymouth PL1 2LA Telephone(01752) 264160

      Popular pub set back from Southside Street with a fair sized area outside for smokers and/or alfresco drinkers and diners. Inside, the bar is naturally lit with a high ceiling whilst the seating areas are under a lower ceiling and mostly lit with artificial light. Fair selection of local beers supplement the regulars on the JDW round. Opened 26 Aug 2002 and is built on the site of Blackfriars Bar. Several beer and cider festivals are held, including a Devon beer festival.

      CAMRA Member Vouchers may be redeemable here - don't forget your membership card.

    • Golden Hind 260 Mannamead Road Plymouth PL3 5RJ Telephone(01752) 771072

      This newly refurbished pub is set out on its own in an area bereft of other establishments. Two changing ales from Dartmoor Brewery are usually available, as well as the House Beer, Drake's Golden Ale. It is now light and airy in both the bar and the lounge. It has a good locals bar, where sporting events are shown on several large screen TVs. The lounge is much quieter with a separate dining area. Good value food is served daily.

      CAMRA Member Discount 10%/pint and 10%/half off real ale is available here.

    • Kitty O' Hanlon's 5 St Andrews Street Plymouth PL1 2AH Telephone(01752) 661624

      Irish themed pub featuring live music and is situated close to the Magistrates' Court. The pub stands on the oldest inn site in Plymouth, where the Abbey Hotel was built after the demolition of the Turk’s Head in 1861. The Jail Ale is supplemented by up to two varying guest ales, such as Doom Bar, and a real cider, currently Old Rosie. It was the first Irish-themed pub in the city (1994). The pub tends to attract younger drinkers.

    • Mannamead 61 Mutley Plain Plymouth PL4 6JH Telephone(01752) 825610

      A typical JDW pub, converted from an old Nat West bank which opened on 25/03/02. There is usually a very good range of local real ales, including beers from Dartmoor, Summerskills, and South Hams. Beers from Devon and Cornwall feature regularly, as well as from further afield. There is also a good range of real cider and perry. Beer and cider festivals occur several times a year, including a Devon beer festival. A weekly quiz takes place on Wednesday evenings.

      CAMRA Member Vouchers may be redeemable here - don't forget your membership card.

    • Maritime Inn 19 Southside Street Plymouth PL1 2LD Telephone(01752) 664898

      A charming family-friendly establishment located in the historic Barbican area of Plymouth. The pub serves one regular ale, Maritime Special (brewed by local brewer, Black Tor) and up to two varying guest ales. The pub is split into two areas, with a comfortable seating area to the rear, along with casual seating by the bar. A wood burner keeps you warm in Winter. Table games are available to play, as is a piano. Proper real coffee is also available. Sometimes closes early on a Sunday night if not busy.

    • Masonic Inn 65 Devonport Road Plymouth PL3 4DL Telephone(01752) 563357

      A vibrant and very welcoming community pub, located in the Stoke area of the city, with regular transport links to the city centre. Two real ales are served, provided by Summerskills and Teignworthy. Live music events are held every weekend, and the pub plays host to various charity events. The bar is situated on the right hand side of the pub, with a comfortable seating area just behind. Euchre is regularly played at this active local hostelry.

    • Minerva Inn 31 Looe Street Plymouth PL4 0EA Telephone(01752) 223047

      Built before the Spanish Armada in 1588, it is not known exactly when the Minerva first became an inn. However, it is recognised as the oldest pub in Plymouth. It boasts a fine leaded window, picturesque lantern and a curious wooden spiral staircase made from the mast of a captured Spanish galleon. Live music is staged on Thursday to Sunday evenings and Sunday lunchtimes. It is within easy walking distance from the city centre and historic Barbican. Occasional beer festivals also feature. Up to three guest ales supplement the two regular ales, including at least one from Altarnun, Bays, Dartmoor, Noss Beer Works, Roam Brewing Co or Summerskills. Plymouth CAMRA City Pub Of The Year Runner Up 2014.

      Monthly Loyalty Discount Cards may be purchased by all customers to use Monday to Friday between 1130 and 1500 on real ales.

    • Noahs Ark 32a Courtney Street Plymouth PL1 1EP Telephone(01752) 664820

      A varying range of up to four real ales are available. The regular beer is competitively priced Greene King IPA and may also include Marston's Pedigree, Fullers London Pride, a Dartmoor beer and Bombardier. More local beers from Hanlons, Skinners, Hunters and Butcombe also make an appearance.

      Food is served all day until 2100 and the pub may close later than the hours given.

      CAMRA Member Discount 10%/pint off real ale (except Greene King IPA) may be available here, and/or CAMRA Vouchers may be redeemable here - don't forget your CAMRA membership card.

    • Nowhere Inn 21 Gilwell Street Plymouth PL4 8BU Telephone(01752) 670592

      Old-fashioned back-street pub tucked away in the midst of the student campus, near to the city centre, and is easily accessible by public transport. It is frequented by eclectic very varied patrons, from students to elderly locals. Quiz nights are held on Mondays, live music on Wednesdays and Thursdays to complement the excellent Juke Box, and other entertainments as advertised. The two beers are supplemented by ever-changing guest beers, one of which is always a LocAle-qualified beer. Beer festivals are held twice annually. Note the pubs unusual opening hours. Drink promotions take place every Wednesday until 2100.

      CAMRA Member Discount 20p off a pint is available here.

    • Plymouth Hoe Club 1-2 Osbourne Place Plymouth PL1 2PU Telephone(01752) 311512

      Up to two real ales are available in this club, which is situated close to the historic Plymouth Hoe. The ales could come from Hunter's, Skinners and Summerskills. Regular musical entertainment takes place on weekend evenings, and Sunday lunch is also very popular. Local CAMRA branch Club Of The Year Runner Up 2016. CAMRA members are admitted with valid membership cards - regular visitors will be required to join.

    • Porters 20-21 Looe Street Plymouth PL4 0EA Telephone07725 538091

      Community pub situated close to the popular Barbican area of the city. Two real ales are served, with one usually available from Bays and the other one sourced locally. The pub supports various pool and dart teams, with sports TV for the less energetic. There is a large function room available for hire with its' own bar. It is also the home of the Plymouth branch of Liverpool FC Supporters Club.

    • Prince Maurice 3 Church Hill Plymouth PL6 5RJ Telephone(01752) 771515

      There is very much a traditional village feel to this 4 times local CAMRA Pub of the Year, which sits between the church and village green. The seven regular beers listed are supplemented with a regularly changing guest beer, such as from Fullers, Hunters, Skinners, Roam Ales and Timothy Taylor's appearing regularly. It is named after the Royalist General, the King’s nephew, who had his headquarters nearby during the siege of Plymouth in the Civil War. Log fires in winter keep you warm. Food is only available on Tuesday – Friday lunchtimes. Local CAMRA City Pub Of The Year Runner Up 2017

    • Providence 20 Providence Street Plymouth PL4 8JQ

      A traditional community pub with a constantly changing range of upto 3 real ales. It is a quiet, friendly and welcoming local hostelry, located in the Greenbank area of the city. Beers are sourced from far and wide, with Cornish beers regularly available on one or two pumps. Two real ciders are also available. The walls are adorned with historical artefacts and pictures, with the pictures depicting soldiers from the civil war and others of WW2 aircraft (these have now been removed following the retirement of the long-standing manager, George Harvey).

    • Pub On The Hoe 159 Citadel Road Plymouth PL1 2HU Telephone(01752) 202405

      This is a busy street corner pub serving a mixed clientele and is situated near Plymouth Hoe, where Sir Francis Drake famously played bowls. Up to four varying real ales, including one from Altarnun, Bays, Dartmoor, Roam or Summerskills, supplement the house beer, Drunken Hoe, and two local real ciders. Good home-cooked food is served all day. The wood panelled raised and lower deck seating areas add to the nautical theme. It is located just a short walk from the historic Barbican and is well worth a visit. Live sports are shown on the large screen TV.

      CAMRA Member Discount 10%/pint off real ale and real cider is available here.

    • Roam Brewery Tap New Victoria House, Western Park Road Plymouth PL3 4NU Telephone(01752) 396052

      Situated in the former New Victoria Brewery Company premises, which closed in 1953, the Roam Brewery Tap opened on Saturday 10 August 2019. It has a light and airy feel, with several large tinted windows allowing the sun to flood in.

      Two real ales from the range will always be available, supplementing the six craft beers also on tap, including several guest beers. Third-pint tapas is also available.

      As well as the brewery itself, there is an on-site brewery shop and bakery selling a fine selection of breads and pastries open six days a week, and pizzas when the tap is open.

    • Stoke Inn 43 Devonport Road Plymouth PL3 4DL Telephone(01752) 515749

      One of the few pubs to serve real ales in the western part of the city, the three regualr beers are supplemented by up to three guest beers, sourced locally, although they can come from further afield. An annual beer festival is held in August. Good value food is served daily from 1200 - 1430 (1600 Sun) and 1800 - 2030 (not Sun, Mon or Tue evenings). Free pool Mon - Fri 1200-1700, happy hours and other special offers feature daily. Weston's Old Rosie real cider is available, with at least one other guest real cider. Motorhomes may be parked here by prior arrangement! A community lending library also features.

    • Swan 15 St Andrews Street Plymouth PL1 2AX Telephone07584 570035

      This city centre pub has got a more traditional pub feel than its recent bistro/bar incarnations, after it reverted to its' original name back in 2011. There is an interesting collection of unusual bottled beers on display in cabinets around the pub. Up to three ales are available, which are unusual to Plymouth and are mainly sourced from Devon and Cornwall. Free Wi-Fi available. There are special drinks promotions (happy hours) Monday - Thursday between 1200 and 1900.

    • Thistle Park Tavern 32 Commercial Road Plymouth PL4 0LE Telephone(01752) 204890

      Now a free house, this was formally the Brewery Tap for the South Hams Brewery which, as Sutton, was located next door. There is a roof garden and an excellent Thai restaurant upstairs. Billtong is available at the bar. There are upto four real ales available, supplemented by a guest cider which changes from time to time. The pub can be accessed across the swing-bridge from The Barbican (closes at 9.30pm) and is situated close to the National Marine Aquarium. Live music often features at the weekend.

    • Union Rooms 19 Union Street Plymouth PL1 2SU Telephone(01752) 254520

      Typical JDW pub serving their usual range of real ales plus a good choice from Devon and Cornwall breweries. The pub is situated in the night life part of the city, so customers tend to be on the younger side, and is very busy on weekend evenings. Several beer and cider festivals are held, including a Devon beer festival.

      CAMRA Member Vouchers may be redeemable here - don't forget your membership card.

    • West Hoe 24 Bishop's Place Plymouth PL1 3BW Telephone(01752) 214541

      The pub was refurbished in 2015 and has quickly become a popular and friendly place to visit, and is well supported by the local community. The two regular ales are supplemented by a locally-sourced third but which could be sourced from anywhere, such as St. Austell Tribute, Hunters, Otter and Timothy Taylor. Regular open mic nights, quiz nights and a monthly comedy night are held. The history of the pub is displayed on boards around the pub walls. This pub is well worth seeking out. On street parking may be free after 1600 - please check parking signs!

  • Plympton
    • Colebrook Inn Colebrook Road Plympton PL7 4AA Telephone(01752) 336267

      The Jail Ale may be supplemented by up to two rotating South West guest ales, but can come from further afield. Meals are available all day, except for Mondays. Live musical entertainment is shown weekly, either on Saturday nights or Sunday teatime - see website for details.

    • London Inn 8 Church Road Plympton PL7 1NH Telephone(01752) 657045

      A very friendly 16th century pub, situated next to the church, and is the epitome of a typical village inn. The pub serves up to 8 real ales (mainly sourced from the South West) and is supplemented by several real ciders. The cosy lounge bar is adorned with a large collection of Royal Naval memorabilia, whilst the public bar boasts a pool table, dart board and TV's for sports enthusiasts. Acoustic nights on Wednesdays, with meat raffle, bingo and karaoke on Friday's. Regular beer and cider festivals are held. The pub is allegedly haunted, by Captain Hinds. Dogs welcome!

    • Stannary Court 95-99 Ridgeway Plympton PL7 2AA Telephone(01752) 283280

      This Grade II-listed former electrical store, job centre and library has been tastefully refurbished by JD Wethersoon and is the first one to open in Plympton. There is usually a very good range of local real ales, including beers from Dartmoor, Roam and Summerskills. Beers from Devon and Cornwall feature regularly, as well as from further afield. There is also a good range of real cider and perry. Beer and cider festivals occur several times a year, including a Devon beer festival, as well as brewery showcase events.

      CAMRA Member Vouchers may be redeemable here - don't forget your membership card.

    • Union Inn 17 Underwood Road Plympton PL7 1SY Telephone(01752) 336756

      A “hub” village pub with a big community emphasis run for the past eight years by Pete and Christine Sandbach with their son David. Pete travels the UK seeking out new beers for what he terms his hobby and his livelihood – “there’s a real ale for every palate and you will have a lot of fun finding the one for yours” – Sadler’s Red IPA on a What Pub visit, though the pub also supports local and regional ales including those of Exmoor.

      But he is no slouch on the cider front, served on gravity; in 2017 the Union was runner-up in Plymouth Cider and Perry Pub of the Year, and was a previous outright winner; Old Rosie is popular but there are sometimes “oddities from Hereford and Worcester.”

      Traditional pub games on Thursdays include shove ha’penny and table skittles; the pub supports local charities, currently one helping ex-servicemen build their own homes. This attractive two-bar hostelry has wood burning stoves in both bars, one set in a massive fireplace with blocks believed to be from a local priory. Though thought to be early 19th century, a beam in the lounge bar is inscribed circa 1705.

  • Plymstock
    • Drake's Drum 19 Radford Park Road Plymstock PL9 9DN Telephone(01752) 492585

      Popular Plymstock pub, serving at least one locally-sourced real ale. Jail Ale is supplemented with Doom Bar, with two further hand pumps available at busier times. Families are welcome during the daytime only.

  • Postbridge
    • East Dart Hotel Postbridge Postbridge PL20 6TJ Telephone(01822) 880213

      On the B3212 at Postbridge, a stone's throw away from the famous clapper bridge, this 19th century coaching inn offers a wide range of facilities. The interior of the pub has a traditional feel, with exposed beams and horse brasses. Outside, there is an attractive garden and stables. The local beer from Dartmoor is complemented by locally sourced food, and the Sunday carvery is particularly popular. The pub is frequented by locals and visitors to the National Park. The House Beer, East Dart Ale, is from the range offered by Molson Coors.

      The pub is open all day in Summer, with food served all day - please ring ahead to confirm before your intended visit in winter.

    • Warren House Inn Postbridge Postbridge PL20 6TA Telephone(01822) 880208

      In splendid isolation with majestic moorland views, at 1,425 feet above sea level this is one of England’s highest pubs. “My location is my biggest asset,” says landlord Peter Parsons, who has been there since the eighties, with his wife, Janet. The characterful main bar has exposed beams, wood panelling, and features two fires, originally peat, now chunky logs - one of them never goes out. There are three other rooms, all distinctive; one is a family room and another mainly used for dining.

      Originally on the other side of the road, the pub burned down and was rebuilt in 1845 on its present site, mainly to serve tin miners who came to drink and gamble. It has no mains electric, and water comes from a spring in the hill behind. The pub has had a chequered history – in 1929 landlord William Toop Stephens shot himself behind the bar, and in 1963 the building was cut off from the outside world for 12 weeks by heavy snow.

      Excellent home-cooked food includes their famous herby rabbit pie (‘may contain shot’) topped with proper shortcrust pastry, steak pie with a rich ale gravy, traditional homity pie with potato, cheese and cream filling and Dartmoor beef steaks. Though mainly English food there are a few surprises such as local lamb marinated in dry sherry, Spanish style. Delicious desserts served with clotted cream or custard, including treacle tart and apple and raspberry crumble.

      The permanent beer is popular Otter Ale plus changing guests, mainly regional such as Black Tor, Butcombe and Summerskills, though beers from further afield such as Ringwood Old Thumper are welcomed too; Countryman cider is served. Peter has set out rustic tables and benches on grassy areas both sides of the road, but the pub’s real garden is Dartmoor itself. Despite being well off the beaten track – and the loss of the bus service that crossed the moor until quite recently – the pub is busy even in winter attracting walkers and tourists as well as regulars.

      It is so filled with fascinating facts and history someone should write a book about Warren House Inn. Actually, they have, and you can buy it over the bar.

      The pub is open all day in Summer - please ring to confirm before your intended visit.

  • Princetown
    • Dartmoor Inn Merrivale Princetown PL20 6ST Telephone(01822) 890340

      This 17th century free-house is situated beneath an old quarry and is adjacent to the B3357 Tavistock – Princetown road. This welcoming inn serves up to 4 Westcountry beers, with Hunters and Dartmoor featuring regularly. The pub has recently undergone a refurbishment, and is now light and airy. Gone are the red walls and carpet, which has reavealed a nice red and black Victorian (or earlier) tiled floor. The unobtrusive music and friendly staff provide a pleasant atmosphere. The food is popular, especially on Sunday lunchtimes. Pub hours may extend in summer. The bus service is limited and has no service on Sundays. Like most Dartmoor pubs, you are advised to check with the pub that it will be open when you plan to visit.

    • Plume Of Feathers Inn Plymouth Hill Princetown PL20 6QQ Telephone(01822) 890240

      Situated at the junction of the B3212 and B3357, this is Princetown’s oldest building (1785). It features granite walls, slate floors and slate-topped tables. A later addition is the large family/function room with its own bar and bunkhouse above.

      Food is served all day, with breakfast from 8-11, with main meals from 1200 until 2100. There is a carvery in the family room on weekend lunchtimes from 1200 until 1600 (booking advisable). Three guest beers from Devon micro breweries supplement the three regular ales, with at least two guest ciders accompanying the Old Rosie.

      Two beer festivals are held in Spring and December. There is ample outdoor seating on the specious patio, a large car park, a children’s play area, a campsite and bunkhouse on site. B&B accommodation is available, with breakfast from 0730 in summer (0815 Winter).

      On display around the walls are old photos, and military crests from visiting units are on display above the bar. The infrequent bus service from Tavistock was under threat at the time of writing.

    • Prince Of Wales Hotel Tavistock Road Princetown PL20 6QF Telephone(01822) 890219

      Just down the road from the main square, this pub is regarded as the Brewery Tap for Dartmoor Brewery, which has re-located from the pub to premises nearby. There is a main bar with a small pool/darts area leading off it. The function room provides additional dining space at busy times and also doubles as a skittle alley. Children are welcome and the food is recommended. The Yelverton – Princetown cycle path ends (or starts!) right behind the pub. A covered area is provided for smokers. A bunkhouse is a new addition.

  • Ringmore
    • Journey's End Inn Ringmore Ringmore TQ7 4HL Telephone(01548) 810205

      The 13th-century Inn takes its name from Sherriff's famous play The Journey's End, which he started writing while staying here. While good food is served, the main emphasis is on being a proper pub and there are up to four real fires in winter. Up to four Devon beers on gravity behind the bar are available in summer, and three in winter. Beers from Bays, Exeter, Hanlons, New Lion, Platform 5, Roam, South Hams, Summerskills and Teignworthy appear regularly. Beer festivals are held in early March and at the end of September. The dining room is now the games room. The car park is 200m away opposite All Hallows Church. The pub was listed as an Asset of Community Value (ACV) on 19/5/14 by South Hams District Council. Please note that this pub is not open on Mondays.

  • Shaugh Prior
    • White Thorn Inn Shaugh Prior PL7 5HA Telephone(01752) 839245

      Very much a community village pub which was completely refurbished a couple of years ago by local musician, Michael Mathieson, better known as Mad Dog McRea. It is situated 1 mile from the Plym Valley Walking and Cycle Path. The two regular beers, Jail Ale and Tribute, are supplemented by up to two more beers from Devon and Cornwall. Bays Devon Dumpling, Dartmoor IPA and St Austell Hicks appear regularly. It is an open-plan bar with a central fireplace, and has regular entertainment, including Folk music on Wednesday, regular live music on Saturday evenings and a quiz on the last Thursday evening of the month. Dogs are also welcome

  • Sparkwell
    • Treby Arms 6 Newtons Row Sparkwell PL7 5DD Telephone(01752) 837363

      Built in 1855, the Treby is an archetypal country pub which has recently been tastefully refurbished. It is situated in the centre of the village, close to a golf course and a well known zoological park. It is very popular with both local and city folk. The excellent food menu is varied, with special deals often offered, and is highly recommended. There is an outside seating area for warm days, and a large children’s play area across the road. The main bar was extended to cater for those who merely wish to drink. Meals are served daily, with booking advised, but not essential - see website for full details. Two real ales are usually available, with at least one sourced from local breweries, and a real cider in summer.

    • Welbeck Manor Hotel & Sparkwell Golf Course Sparkwell Sparkwell PL7 5DF Telephone(01752) 837219

      This 19th century manor house was re-built by Isambard Kingdon Brunel on the site of a 15th century manor house which previously stood here. The 11 bedroom boutique hotel stands in its' own grounds, which also have a 9 hole golf course - Sparkwell Golf Course. At least one locally-sourced real ale is served.

  • Tavistock
    • Bedford Hotel 1 Plymouth Road Tavistock PL19 8BB Telephone(01822) 613221

      Delightful hotel situated in the centre of Tavistock, and is open to non-residents. Two ales from Dartmoor are usually available. The food has an excellent local reputation and booking is advised at weekends. Lunch is served daily from 1200 - 1430 Mon - Sun, cream teas from 1500 - 1700 and dinner from 1800 - 2100.

    • Queen's Head Hotel 80 West Street Tavistock PL19 8AQ Telephone(01822) 612455

      Brown's Hotel, a former 17th century coaching inn, was bought by JD Wetherspoon and converted into their growing hotel estate. It opened on Tuesday 21st July 2015. The usual range of JDW food and drink is served. Several beer and cider festivals are held, including a Devon real ale festival.

      CAMRA Member Vouchers may be redeemable here - don't forget your membership card.

    • Trout 'N' Tipple Parkwood Road Tavistock PL19 0JS Telephone(01822) 618886

      This pub is conveniently situated one mile North of Tavistock, on the A386. The simply furnished bar has underfloor heating and two wood burners. There is a conservatory off the bar offering further space for diners, with access to a small enclosed courtyard. The upstairs games / family room has a pool table and children's entertainment. The two regular beers are supplemented by up to two changing guest beers. As you would expect, Trout features regularly on the locally sourced food menu.

  • Turnchapel
    • Boringdon Arms 13 Boringdon Terrace Turnchapel PL9 9TQ Telephone(01752) 402053

      The Bori is a traditional, and dog friendly, former Regional Pub Of The Year, with six letting rooms. It sits in the waterside village of Turnchapel, which is located on the South West Coastal Footpath, and benefits from a regular bus service from Plymouth, or via water taxi from the Barbican. The four regular ales are supplemented by four beer festivals a year. Good value, home-cooked food is served daily. There are two secluded gardens to the rear.

      CAMRA Member Discount 10p/pint off real ale available here.

    • Clovelly Bay Inn 1 Boringdon Road Turnchapel PL9 9TB Telephone(01752) 402765

      This family-run free house has an enthusiastic landlord with a passion for real ales and farm ciders. Up to four real ales are available, usually locally sourced, but can come from anywhere. At least two significant beer and cider festivals are held during the year, with an emphasis on locally-sourced produce - check the website for details. Guest ales include beers from Bays, Dartmoor, Exeter and Summerskills. There is a free jukebox available and the house is dog friendly. The pub is reachable by bus, or water taxi from the Barbican. Branch Pub of the Year 2011, and Runner Up 2012.

  • Walkhampton
    • Walkhampton Inn Walkhampton Walkhampton PL20 6JY Telephone(01822) 258697

      Set in the centre of the village, this welcoming 17th century local displays traditional features throughout the bar areas and snug. Up to 4 ever-changing real ales are available, with beers from Bays, Dartmoor, Salcombe and other local breweries making regular appearances. There are also up to four real ciders served, with one from Countryman and one from Sandford Orchards generally always available. Good value food is served daily from 1200-1500 and 1700-2100 (2000 Sun). Televised sport from terrestial TV is shown. There are quiz, live music and open mic nights planned throughout the year, with an Easter weekend beer festival, and Sausage and Cider festival in October. Well-behaved dogs are welcome.

      The courtyard beer garden hosts summer events being recently renovated.

  • Wembury
    • Odd Wheel Knighton Road Wembury PL9 0JD Telephone(01752) 863052

      Situated at the northern end of the picturesque village of Wembury, this friendly country pub was tastefully refurbished several years ago. The two regular beers are supplemented by up to four guest beers, sourced mainly from Devon and Cornwall. Regular beer festivals are also held. It is only a short distance from many walking routes, including the South West Coast Path. Food is served daily, with ingredients from locally sourced suppliers. Outside, there is a terraced garden and play area for children. Dogs are welcome in the lounge bar only.