CAMRA Discount Scheme
The Campaign for Real Ale has over 1000 members in the Plymouth area, and over 190 000 members nationwide. All of these are thirsty real ale drinkers, and love a good deal! We now have two distinctly different schemes, the CAMRA Discount Scheme, and the CAMRA Voucher Scheme.
The CAMRA Discount Scheme enables pubs to promote their business to our members and hopefully encourage more trade. The discount given will be advertised free of charge in our branch magazine, Drake’s Drinker, as well as on this website and the National CAMRA website. We can also provide posters to advertise the offer to visitors. If you are the licensee of a pub and are interested in taking part in this scheme, please contact our Branch Vice Chairman, Ian Dickinson, at ku.gro.armac.htuomylp@namriahceciv
CAMRA Discount Scheme
The following pub discount information has been received by Plymouth CAMRA and is given in good faith, but is liable to change at short notice. Some discounts may be modified or restricted when special promotions are on offer.
The new CAMRA Discount Scheme commenced on Monday 1st July 2019, and full details of this scheme are available at DISCOUNT SCHEME.
Pubs Offering Membership Discounts
- Bere Ferrers
- Olde Plough Inn
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. Three guest beers feature both local (Noss Beer Works, Salcombe, Summerskills and Roam Brewery), popular nationals and Bere Brewery bottled beers. 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 and the Wednesday evening quiz. Food is served to suit all ages, tastes and appetites. In summer, real cider is available and opening hours may be extended including all day on Saturday. CAMRA Member Discount 10%/pint off real ale and cider is available here.
- Olde Plough Inn Fore Street Bere Ferrers PL20 7JG ku.oc.nnihguolpedloeht@sutcatnoc(01822) 840358
- Horse & Groom
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. The house beer, Horse & Groom Ale, is brewed by Hunters, with the three 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 members receive a discount of 10p/pint and 5p/half pint on real ales.
- Horse & Groom Exeter Road Bittaford PL21 0EL moc.liamtekcor@moorgdnaesroh(01752) 892358
- Miner's Arms
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 local Devon breweries, including South Hams and Summerskills, 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 make 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.
- Miner's Arms Hemerdon Hemerdon PL7 5BU ku.oc.bupsmrasrenimeht@sgnikoob(01752) 336040
- Brass Monkey
12-14 Royal Parade
Busy city centre pub offering themed evenings and live music every Saturday evening. The pub serves up to 8 real ales and 2 real ciders on 10 handpulls. House beers may 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's Vouchers may be redeemable here and CAMRA Member Discount 10%/pint off real ale may also be available here - don't forget your Membership Card!
- Bread & Roses
62 Ebrington Street
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.
- Dolphin Hotel
14 The Barbican
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 Winner 2020 and Runner Up 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019. The pub does not serve food, but you are welcome to bring in your own from nearby takeaways. CAMRA Member Discount 15p/pint off real ale is available here.
- Fareham Inn
6 Commercial Road
This is an older pub close to Sutton Harbour and the Barbican Leisure Complex. It is still a one-roomed corner terraced pub with a slate floor. It is a favourite haunt of local fishermen, and also local people who still live close by. Paintings of local fishing trawlers adorn the walls, as do old photographs of the pub in days gone by. The one well-kept rotating ale on offer generally comes from the St Austell and Bath Ales breweries, such as Trelawny, Tribute or Gem, although beers from Hunters also appear regularly. CAMRA Member Discount 10p/pint off real ale is available here.
- Fishermans Arms
31 Lambhay Street
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
Refurbished two years ago, the pub now has a Gin display, new mirrors behind the bar, new signage and new furniture. Downstairs, the Cellar Bar has also been refurbished. This multi local CAMRA Award-Winning pub serves up to nine real ales, including a large range of local ales, and some National favourites. One hand pump serves a real cider, with up to eight other real ciders also available. Food is served on Sunday lunchtimes only, but you can take in your own at other times. Local CAMRA branch City Pub Of The Year Runner Up 2020, and Cider and Perry Pub Of The Year Runner Up 2020. CAMRA Members discount of 10%/pint and 5%/half pint of real ale or real cider is available here.
- Golden Hind
260 Mannamead Road
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.
- Jack Rabbit
8, Bracken Lane
This country-style pub and restaurant was built in 2004, but has a rural charm and ambience enhanced by three real fires. The two regular beers are supplemented by up to three guest ales, which are nationally sourced and could include beers from Butcombe, Fuller's, Sharp's and St Austell. The beer list, and pub food menus, change seasonally. Breakfast is served daily from 0800 to 1200, with traditional lunch and dinner menus available until 2200 (2130 Sun eve). The pub is situated on the main Plymouth-Tavistock road, and benefits from a good bus service to/from the city centre. There is a large car par and beer garden, and the pub is family-friendly. There is a Travelodge located adjacent to the pub. CAMRA Member Discount 20p/pint off real ale is available here.
- Minerva Inn
31 Looe Street
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
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 Vouchers may be redeemable here and CAMRA Member Discount 10%/pint off real ale (except Greene King IPA) may also be available here - don't forget your CAMRA membership card.
- Nowhere Inn
21 Gilwell Street
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.
- Pub On The Hoe
159 Citadel Road
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 available all day, with breakfast served from 1000-1200. 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.
1-7 Morshead Road
Popular pub in the Crownhill area of the city, offering upto three real ales, entertainment and food. The pub re-opened after refurbishment a couple of years ago, and now serves the "Flaming Grill" range of grills, steaks, burgers and salads. Sky Sports & BT Sports HD is available for sports enthusiasts. The pub car park is now pay-and-display, but fees are reimbursed in the pub (restrictions apply). Families are welcome in the dining area. CAMRA Member Discount 10%/pint off real ale is available here.
- Brass Monkey 12-14 Royal Parade Plymouth PL1 1DS moc.sbupetagenots@yeknomssarbeht(01752) 260442
- London Inn
8 Church Road
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! Daily deals, which vary each day of the week, are available for all customers between noon and 1400 and between 1700 and 1900. The pub may close later than 2300 on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
- Sir Joshua Reynolds
Doom Bar was generally available, with up to two other real ales, prior to Lockdown 3. However, a recent report suggested that real ale is no longer available (June 2021). Darts, pool and poker are played. Three TVs show live sport, with live music at weekends. Food is served daily from 1130-1400 (not Mondays), 1830-2100 (no food available on Tuesdays). CAMRA Member Discount 10p/pint and 5p/half off real ale may be available here.
- London Inn 8 Church Road Plympton PL7 1NH moc.liamg@notpmylpnninodnol(01752) 343322
- Ales & Tails
This new craft ale bar and bottle shop is located in the Broadway shopping precinct, Plymstock. They stock a variety of locally sourced craft ales to take home, as well as a lovely outdoor area where you can enjoy a cocktail or a pint. CAMRA member discount available here.
- Royal Oak
Despite the street sign attached to the front wall stating "Hexton Hill Road", the pub is located on Lake Road. Four moorings and a slipway are available. The smoking area is covered and heated. Supervised children are welcome to fish; BBQ's are held in fine weather (these details may have changed). The pub has recently been taken over by the same couple who run the Fisherman's Arms, Barbican. The pub will be run by Lee's sister, Clare, with Lee in the kitchen. Currently, two real ales are usually available. CAMRA Member Discounts are offered here, and are 20p/pint, 10p/half and 20% off food - don't forget your membership card!
- Ales & Tails The Broadway Plymstock PL9 7AN ku.oc.sliatnsela@nivlem07376 945096
- Boringdon Arms
13 Boringdon Terrace
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 three regular ales are supplemented by a changing guest beer beer and 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.
- Boringdon Arms 13 Boringdon Terrace Turnchapel PL9 9TQ moc.liamg@ofnismranodgnirob(01752) 402053
CAMRA Voucher Scheme
CAMRA has negotiated great deals with some national pub chains, such as JD Wetherspoon and Stonegate locally, whereby members receive £30-worth of 50p vouchers per member per year. The following nine pubs in the Plymouth CAMRA branch area may accept CAMRA Member Vouchers in part payment for real ale and/or real cider. Two of them may also give a discount as well - don't forget your CAMRA Membership Card! Please read the pub description for full details!
The new Voucher Scheme commenced on 1st July 2019, and members will receive the new vouchers when they renew their membership. Full details of the new CAMRA Voucher Scheme can be found at VOUCHER SCHEME(opens in a new window).
CAMRA promotes responsible drinking and thus encourages all vouchers to be used responsibly at all times.
Pubs Accepting CAMRA Membership Vouchers
- Brass Monkey 12-14 Royal Parade Plymouth PL1 1DS
- Britannia Inn 2 Wolesely Road Plymouth PL2 3BH
- Gog & Magog 58 Southside Street Plymouth PL1 2LA
- Mannamead 61 Mutley Plain Plymouth PL4 6JH
- Noahs Ark 32a Courtney Street Plymouth PL1 1EP
- Queen's Head Hotel 80 West Street Tavistock PL19 8AQ
- Roundabout 2-4 Drake Circus Plymouth PL4 8AQ
- Stannary Court 95-99 Ridgeway Plympton PL7 2AA
- Union Rooms 19 Union Street Plymouth PL1 2SU