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The CAMRA Discount Scheme enables pubs to promote their business to our members easily, and to 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

The pub discount information has been notified to 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 LocAle Scheme is a CAMRA initiative that promotes pubs stocking locally-brewed real ale. The scheme builds on a growing consumer demand for quality local produce and an increased awareness of "green" issues. Publicans, if you wish to join this free scheme, please contact branch Vice Chairman, Ian Dickinson, on ku.gro.armac.htuomylp@namriahceciv

Pub Photos

CAMRA's national pub database, WHAT PUB, contains detailed information and photographs of pubs listed on this site's Pub Guide. We have about 100 pubs/clubs/hotels, etc without photos, please click on this link, Branch Area Pubs Without Photos - 03/06/21, to download the list if you can help us. Credit will be given to the copyright owner. The list will be updated approximately monthly.

Monthly Pub And Brewery News

  • Pub and Brewery News - June 2021 Monday 7 June 2021

    The following pub and brewery news was reported during the June 2021 virtual Branch Committee meeting on Google Meet.

    Pub News

    The Complex, Keyham, appears from social media to have been acquired by Higgins Leisure Group and is to be renamed Lucifer's Warehouse. It would appear to be a music venue from FB. This makes four Plymouth pubs in their portfolio, the others being Bitter & Twisted, Tavistock; Lockdown Bar & Grill, Southway; & Woodside Bar & Kitchen (and music lounge), as all are included on their profile picture. The Sir Joshua Reynolds, Plympton, no longer serves real ale. The Brewery Tap, Stonehouse, is currently opening between Thursday and Sunday. There are currently 96 venues across the branch area without photos, 36 of which are believed to serve real ale. The list is available for download here, Branch Area Pubs Without Photos - 03/06/21. An alphabetical list of pub reopening dates is located on the branch website, Alphabetical Pub Reopening Lists-April 2021.

    Plymouth CAMRA LocAle Scheme

    There are currently 74 establishments listed as being accredited to the Plymouth CAMRA LocAle Scheme, and are listed on the LocAle Scheme page.

    CAMRA Member Discount Scheme and CAMRA Voucher Scheme

    There are currently 21 establishments listed as being members of the CAMRA Member Discount Scheme, and a further nine which are part of the CAMRA Voucher Scheme, making 30 in total. Please give these pubs your support if/when you go out! They are also listed on the CAMRA Discount Scheme page.

    Planning Applications

    The Crown & Column, Devonport, closed in 2015. A Planning Application, Ref No 17/01487/FUL, was submitted on 14 July 2017 and conditionally granted on 12/10/17, for change of use and conversion into two flats. A Planning Application was also submitted several times for the Duke of Somerset, Stonehouse, for change of use. This pub closed in late 2008. One was finally granted on 23 June 2009, Ref No 09/00132/FUL, after the 30 January 2009 application was refused. Both of these closure and conversion details have proved very difficult to find !!!!!!! Two other long-term closed pubs are still closed, but have no Planning Applications submitted for these premises. The Revenue Inn, 32 Marlborough Street, PL1 4AH, closed on 18 April 2016 and Prince Albert, 35 Marlborough Street PL1 4AE, closed 1 June 2017, both in Devonport. The Prince Albert was reported to be reopening in July 2018, but no further details are known. Both pubs are still looking like public houses from the outside, although Revenue Inn was being used for storage of some kind, wef 21/5/21. Beresford Arms, Cumberland Street, Devonport, had its’ license revoked in August 2016, and has believed to have been closed ever since. No planning applications have been found to date 26/5/21. Boomerangs, 1-3 Mutley Plain, PL4 6JG. This pub unexpectedly closed on 20 September 2019. A planning application, Ref 20/01501/FUL, was submitted on Friday 02 October 2020 for change of use of ground floor from public house (Sui Generis) to restaurant (Class E). This was granted conditionally on Monday 16 November 2020, and is know trading as Turkish Shawarma, a restaurant without an alcohol license. This was preceded by planning application, ref 20/00603/PRUS, submitted on 27 April 2020 for change of use of ground floor from public house to restaurant (Class E). This was refused on Thursday 28 May 2020. A planning application was submitted, for the Friendship Inn, Albert Road, Devonport, Ref 16/01421/FUL, on Wednesday 27 July 2016, and granted conditionally, on Thursday 27 October 2016. Proposal: Conversion of public house and owner’s accommodation to ground floor flat and first floor maisonette. The Premises license was surrendered, application no 058799, on 24/11/05 to 11/11/16, by DPS Mr Robert Coleman. No planning Applications or License Applications have been found for the River Cottage Canteen & Deli, Royal William Yard. Somerset Arms, 231 North Road West, PL1 5DQ. This pub had closed by 19 November 2013. No further information held. There are no planning applications listed since the building extension was granted in 1985. Planning Application ref 85/00226/FUL was submitted on Friday 25 January 1985 and granted on Wednesday 20 March 1985. The premises license appears to have lapsed on 21 August 2017. The Stonemasons Arms, 142 Albert Road PL2 1AQ, had several Planning Applications submitted, the last Planning Application, Ref 10/01374/OUT, was submitted on Monday 09 August 2010, and granted conditionally on 30 March 2011. The proposal: Renewal of outline application to redevelop the site with the erection of 11 flats with associated car parking, cycle and bin store. The previous Application, Ref 08/00816/REM, was submitted on Wednesday 16 April 2008, and granted conditionally on Friday 17 April 2008. This Proposal: Redevelopment of former public house to 11 flats with associated car parking, cycle and bin store. The Premises License was surrendered, application no 020857, on 24/11/05 to 19/01/10, by DPS Mr Robert McCullough. The Trelawny Arms, 642 Wolseley Road, St Budeaux PL5 1TE, is now a café (Honey's Coffee), solarium and pizzeria. The Last Planning Application, Ref 12/00456/FUL, was submitted on Thursday 15 March 2012, and granted conditionally on Thursday 17 May 2012. The Proposal: Change of use, conversion and alteration of unit 1 to café (Class A3) and hot food takeaway (Class A5), including installation of extract flue enclosed by proposed chimney. There are a further eight PA’s for these premises, including the granting for a Solarium (ref 11/00729/FUL, submitted on Friday 06 May 2011 and granted on Friday 24 June 2011. This Proposal: Change of use, conversion and alteration of public house to form three commercial units (1x A2 'financial and professional services', 1x solarium - 'sui generis' and 1 x A5 'hot food takeaway') and three self-contained flats at first floor.

    Confusion Check

    Duke of Somerset, 14 Wolsdon Street, Stonehouse PL1 5EN This pub closed, reasons unknown, in 2009.

    A planning application was submitted for change of use on 30 January 2009, but was refused. A further application, Ref No 09/00571/FUL, was submitted on 29 April 2009, and was conditionally granted on 23 June 2009, for change of use from a public house and conversion in to student flats. The premises license was surrendered by Mr Sean Christopher Skinner on 14 January 2009. This building was physically checked 26/5/21 and is confirmed as being two flats, 14A and 14B.

    Somerset Arms, 231 North Road West, PL1 5DQ. This pub had closed by 19 November 2013. No further information held.

    There are no planning applications listed since the building extension was granted in 1985. Planning Application ref 85/00226/FUL was submitted on Friday 25 January 1985 and granted on Wednesday 20 March 1985. Checked 26/5/21. The premises license appears to have lapsed on 21 August 2017. This building was physically checked to still be a public house on 26/5/21, although it quite obviously has been closed for a long time.

    Boomerangs, 1-3 Mutley Plain, PL4 6JG This pub unexpectedly closed on 20 September 2019.

    A planning application, Ref 20/01501/FUL, was submitted on Friday 02 October 2020 for change of use of ground floor from public house (Sui Generis) to restaurant (Class E). This was granted conditionally on Monday 16 November 2020, and is now trading as Turkish Shawarma, a restaurant without an alcohol license. This was preceded by planning application, ref 20/00603/PRUS, submitted on 27 April 2020 for change of use of ground floor from public house to restaurant (Class E). This was refused on Thursday 28 May 2020.

    Cask Marque Accreditation

    The George Toby Carvery and Lord Louis Stonehouse Pizza & Carvery are no longer Cask Marque accredited, despite the report for May’s meeting!

    Brewery News

    Nothing to report about breweries this month.

  • Pub and Brewery News - May 2021 Wednesday 5 May 2021

    The following pub and brewery news was reported during the May 2021 virtual Branch Committee meeting on Google Meet.

    Pub News

    From these last few weeks, it would appear that Bistro 35, Modbury, has closed and is up for sale at £600k; The Brewery Tap, Stonehouse, Facebook page did not appear to work; this is the new one: https://www.facebook.com/99TheTapStonehouse; The Victualling Office Tavern, Stonehouse, is also reportedly for sale at £525k; an old report from the Herald appeared to show that the Maritime Inn, Barbican, was for sale in September 2019; Roam Brewing have advertised for a new manager for the Roam Brewery Tap, and intend to open on Thursdays – Sundays from 27th May when the new manager has been appointed; the Cherry Tree, Pennycross, has a new manager, Michelle Lee – we wish her well in her new position; Peter Tavy Inn, Peter Tavy, started outside service from Friday 30th April; Queen's Head Hotel, Tavistock, also started outside service from Saturday 24th April; the Tavistock Inn, Tavistock, has a new licensee; Trout 'N' Tipple, Tavistock, are open for outside service, food purchase is required; Too Hoppy bar and bottle shop, also in Tavistock, has also reopened; & Stannary Arms, Tavistock, has been refurbished inside ready to reopen when inside service is permitted (17th May TBC).

    Pub Re-Opening Lists

    As at 2359 on Monday 3rd May, we had details of 208 branch area pubs either open for outside service (118), or confirmation that they would only open when inside service would be permitted (82) or were providing takeaway service or planning to reopen later (June or July) (8). This leaves 200 pubs where we have no details!

    These details are now provided on the branch website on a new dedicated page (Alphabetical Pub Reopening Lists) Alphabetical Pub Reopening Lists-April 2021, which contains an alphabetical list of all pubs, including either their Facebook link, if known, or website link, if available. This has taken an extremely long time to produce, but should now make it much easier to track in the future, should we find ourselves in Lockdown again.

    The Webmaster would like to thank those Committee Members who have helped me to populate these details. However, I would like to remind everyone that the Primary Method of flagging reopening dates for pubs is always What Pub, first and foremost.

    There are a number of pubs without any weblinks (currently 118), so please take some time and conduct some research to help me populate these pubs – I can’t do it all by myself!

    I will not assume anything wrt pubs reopening; several will not reopen in May, such as the Plume of Feathers (21st June). All pubs will need to be surveyed again, as none have been since early 2020. We should concentrate on the 35 GBG pubs as a priority and should be surveyed by the end of May, please. All survey forms are available in the members area of our website (sign in required). They will be out of date, so please print them off and explain to the publican (not bar staff or table service staff).

    Post Meeting Notes: the Nowhere Inn, Gilwell Street, will now reopen from Monday 17th May; the long-closed Coach House Hotel, Ottery, and the Dartmoor Union, Holbeton, have both had Planning Applications submitted for change of use to domestic dwellings.

    Pub Ownership (of the building)

    What Pub Management Tool, Pubzilla, has received numerous updates/enhancements during the last few months. PZ Admin have also made some major auto updates to pub data records, mainly correctly populating the pub ownership and pub operator details. Who actually owns the building and who actually runs the business are very often confused to mean the same thing – they are not, and will affect the cost of a pint and/or food. Basically, very high prices means that at least two companies need to make a profit (plus the brewery and food suppliers, obviously).

    This breaks down to the large National operators, as follows:

    • Admiral Taverns: 3 pubs
    • Ei Group (including Craft Union): 20 pubs, including 3 Craft Union
    • Greene King: 4 pubs
    • Heineken UK: 11 pubs, including 3 run by Inn Management
    • Mitchell’s and Butlers: 5 pubs
    • Punch Taverns: 11 pubs
    • Red Oak Taverns: 1 pub
    • St Austell Brewery: 9 pubs
    • Stonegate: 5 pubs
    • Wellington Pub Co: 4 pubs
    • JD Wetherspoon: 6 pubs
    • Whitbread: 2 pubs
    • Individually owned (pub actually owned by a named individual): 34 pubs
    • Other Owners (not an individual person: such as Treford Inns, Duchy of Cornwall, Cornwood Inn Action Group, Parish Councils, etc): 28 pubs

    Plymouth CAMRA would like to wish all publicans, old and new, all the very best as Lockdown restrictions are eased

    Brewery News

    As stated above, Roam Brewing have advertised for a new Brewery Tap Room Manager, and, when appointed, will be opening on Thursdays from 27th May, as well as Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; Ivybridge Brewery have now moved into their new premises in Ivybridge, and are now brewing beer again. Dartmoor Brewery have produced a new Limited Edition beer, Ice Warrior (6.0%), available in bottles direct from the brewery. Two new breweries may be coming soon, both in Cornwall. Lowlands Brewing, from St Minver near Wadebridge, and Mussel Shoal Brewery, from Porthleven. Both are at the planning/building stage at this moment in time and not currently brewing.

  • Pub and Brewery News - April 2021 Tuesday 6 April 2021

    The following pub and brewery news was reported during the April 2021 virtual Branch Committee meeting on Google Meet on Tuesday 6th April 2021.

    Pub News

    We have over 75 pubs in our branch area who have decided when they will reopen when permitted, both for outside service – now confirmed as being from Monday 12th April 2021 – and not until inside service is permitted. In addition, there are around 30 that have continued to offer Takeaway or a Delivery Service during Lockdown 3. All pubs known to be operating these services are listed on the branch website PUB RE-OPENINGS DURING COVID PANDEMIC.

    1620 Pub & Eatery, Barbican, have started a Crowdfunding campaign; Ales & Tails, Plymstock, is a new bar located in The Broadway; Bitter & Twisted, Tavistock, is under new management and has been refurbished inside and outside; it will be opening “soon”, but without an outside area it is suspected it will be May at the earliest; Boringdon Arms, Turnchapel, will reopen on Monday 12/4/21 and NOT May as previously reported; BrewDog Plymouth, City Centre, will open from Monday 12/4/21; Brook Inn, Plympton St Maurice, are under new management from Monday 12/4/21, but will not open until May; Burrator Inn, Dousland, is under new management and are advertising for staff. They intend to open “soon”; Duke of York, Tavistock, is now called Bitter & Twisted; Market Inn, Tavistock, is under new Management and will open from 12/4/21; Nowhere Inn, City Centre, will reopen under New Management from Saturday 10/7/21; A planning application has been submitted for change of use for the Office, Stonehouse, in to a domestic dwelling; Steel Brew Co Taproom, Royal William Yard, will open from 1500 on Friday 16/4/21, using temporary outside seating. It will open from 1200 on Saturdays and Sundays until inside service is permitted; Tavy Club, Tavistock, formally RBL Tavistock, is now called Stannary Arms; Three Crowns, Barbican has been refurbished and have a new outside area on the cobbles; Union Inn, Tavistock, will reopen on 12/4/21; Victualling Office Tavern, Stonehouse, is being advertised for sale.

    Post Meeting Note: the Pub On The Hoe, The Hoe, has been nominated as an Asset of Community Value (ACV) with Plymouth City Council by the Hoe Neighbourhood Forum on 24th March 2021.

    Brewery News

    With the news of pubs and restaurants being able to reopen for outside service, we would expect the majority of breweries to be brewing again, if they had not re-started prior to the Prime Minister’s announcement on Easter Monday. However, Hunters has started a Crowdfunding campaign.

  • Pub and Brewery News - February & March 2021 Monday 1 March 2021

    The following pub and brewery news was reported during the February and March virtual Branch Committee meetings.

    The Stannary Arms Stannary Arms, Tavistock, (formally the Tavy Club/RBL Tavistock), has had some building repairs carried out which have now been completed and the pub will be ready to reopen later in the year. The Duke of York, also in Tavistock has a new licensee and has been renamed and rebranded as the Bitter & Twisted, “a craft and food bar”. It is also being painted outside. Horse & Groom, Bittaford, will be reopening in April, but without a marque because of unforeseen prohibitive insurance costs. There will still be some seating outside under cover. Pub On The Hoe has been refurbished and new cellar equipment installed. The Market Inn, Tavistock, is still advertising for new tenants. Stannary Brewery offered 15% discount during January, whilst Noss Beer Works offered a 25% discount during January. Steel Brew Co, of Royal William Yard, may be relocating. Tuckers Maltings, Newton Abbot, has been booked for SIBA South West Maltings Beer Festival 2021, due to take place from Thursday 30th September until Saturday 2nd October 2021.

    We have tried to maintain an accurate list of pubs that were known to be trading throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Please see the latest Pubs Known To Have An Outside Area for brief details and a link to the pub's social media page or website.

  • Pub & Brewery News - 11th January 2021 Monday 11 January 2021

    The following pub and brewery news was reported at the January Committee Meeting on Monday 11th January 2021.

    The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, made a television address to the country at 2000, on Monday 4th January 2021, following a sustained daily increase in Covid-19 infections, and announced a new National Lockdown.

    This announcement enforced closure of all hospitality venues, including pubs, bars, hotels, etc. Hospitality venues are only permitted to provide delivery of food and drink only. This prevents all takeaway or collection from pubs for the foreseeable future.

    If you are aware of any hospitality venues providing these services during the latest Lockdown 3 period, please email ku.gro.armac.htuomylp@retsambew with details of services being provided, and a link to where the details are advertised, such as social media page or website – Many Thanks ! Stay safe!

    We have also tried to produce our own version of Drake's Drinker, which can be found by clicking on the link to download to your computer, Drake's Drinker - January 2021-A4-FULL or Drake's Drinker - January 2021-A5-Edited.

    Pub News – Prior to The PM’s Address.

    Post Lockdown 2, from 2nd December 2020 and with Devon being placed in Tier 2, pubs were only permitted to serve alcohol with a “substantial meal”. I listed all 207 pubs in the branch area which were flagged as serving food prior to 20th March 2020. This was divided up between the Branch Committee with 30 pubs for each of them to check if open, safely. These are listed on the website, with a link to this page from the Home Page.

    From this, and other sources, some pubs which didn’t serve food prior to this date now do so. This totals 229 now flagged on What Pub as having “Covid-19 Temporary Arrangements”, as of Wednesday 30th December 2020. A number of them also now do takeaway meals and alcohol. With the situation liable to change at (very) short notice, all pubs have a generic message, with a link to the pub’s social media page or website where the information can be found, as the pub will be able to change one entry quickly, and the Webmaster can not update 450+ pubs every day/week/month!

    The Southway pub, Southway, is now named the Lockdown Bar & Grill serving food all day, every day. There is plenty of outside eating areas around the front and side of the pub with bench tables, and a children’s play area. The pub is now part of the HSL Group, and not Victoria Inns. Chandler’s Bar & Bistro, Queen Anne’s Battery, is now renamed the Waypoint Bar & Bistro. The West Devon Club, Tavistock, has served up to four cask ales for “a while”. However, entry is currently restricted to Members Only at this time. Bonne Sante Plymouth is a national chain of eateries with a cocktail bar, has opened in the Custom House, The Barbican, PL1 2JP, Tel 01752 310263, a Restaurant & Cocktail Bar. Henry J’s, Mayflower Street, city centre, has been sold, completely refurbished and is now trading as Fleet Street PL1, with a London theme throughout.

    Pubs Which May Be Offering Food and Drink Deliveries, From 4th January 2021.

    For a list of pubs which MAY be offering food and drink deliveries, please follow this link Pubs Offering Takeaway or Delivery Services - from 31st December 2020. Please use the link to the pub social media page or website to check the latest information – we cannot keep up with this rapidly-changing situation.

    Pubs Which Reopened Post Lockdown 2, From Wednesday 2nd December 2020.

    For the full list of those pubs which reopened offering substantial meals and table service only following the November 2020 Lockdown 2, please follow this link Pubs Serving Substantial Meals - 2nd to 30th December 2020.

    Historical List of Pubs Which Reopened, From 4th July 2020.

    For an historical list of all those pubs known to have reopened following the first Lockdown, please follow this link Pubs Which Reopened Following Lockdown 1, From 4th July 2020.

    Brewery News

    Anchor House: The brewery website appears to have been discontinued/unavailable. However, they still have a presence on Facebook, and have recently made a collaboration brew with Firebrand Brewing, of Altarnun, Cornwall (Altarnun Brewery Co/Penpont), a 6.0% cherry stout, available in cans; Bere: brewery shop remains open for collection on Wednesdays and Saturdays as usual, despite Lockdown. Ring for a delivery slot Bulletproof: The Taphaus was closed just prior to Lockdown, due to a customer testing positive for C-19. However, the Taphaus did reopen again for takeaway or eat-in, with Zephyr burgers available whilst dining in. See the Bulletproof Facebook page for details; Dartmoor: They were still brewing prior to the latest Lockdown and are listed on Pulling Together website and deliver nationwide via their own web store. Free local delivery within the local area to Tavistock, Princetown and Plymouth, with details available on their website (restrictions apply); Ivybridge: Ivybridge had continued brewing and bottling throughout the pandemic. Their beers continue to be available at the weekly Ivybridge Weekend Markets throughout December, although cases of beers are in short supply at the moment; Morwell: Have suspended all brewing due to their location in a Tourist Attraction; Noss Beer Works: They are listed on the Pulling Together website, and are now available for direct delivery in Plymouth and the South Hams area of Devon, or for collection from the brewery. Church Ledge, Mew Stone and Ebb Rock are available in 500 ml bottles, 5L mini kegs and bag-in-box (10L & 20L) – see Facebook for full details, or ring 07977 479634 and ask for sales; Roam: Roam were still brewing, and the Tap was open for takeaway/collection only Tuesday – Friday 1100 – 1600, Saturday 0800 – 1200 (this is now closed!). Beers can be ordered for delivery on Fridays only; Stannary: The Brewery has continually adapted to the Covid situation since March by first offering takeaways, NHS staff discounts and free local delivery. Further changes to date are full national delivery from June, and the installation of a canning machine. The majority of the output is now canned, with some smaller run specials in bottles, and Stannary Pale Ale being available in cask form. This can be purchased from the taproom turned shop in 2 or 4 pint carryouts; Steel Brew Co: Brewery currently take orders on their website, with free delivery locally and a cost of £6.00 for the rest of UK. You can also collect at the brewery, Thursday-Saturday 11am-2pm (this is no long permitted!). For additional information visit their website; Summerskills: The Foxhound at Brixton are still authorising the sales and taking payments for Summerskills beer which Norm can then home deliver. Beer purchased through the Foxhound can also be collected from the brewery and pre-ordered beer collected from the pub (collection from the pub is no longer permitted). The brewery is also managing orders through CAMRA’s Brew2You app and is featured on the Pulling Together page. The beer is bottled by South Hams Drinks. They are having difficulty sourcing the profile of bottle that Summerskills use but there doesn’t appear to be a shortage of glassware generally. Summerskills have the core range: Start Point; Westward Ho! Tamar Best Bitter; Devon Dew; Bolt Head; Indiana’s Bones. In addition there is: Stout; Devon Frost; Turkey’s Delight; Whistle Belly Vengenace; Plymouth Porter and Christmouse. They also had their annual brew of Plymhop in September and have a few firkins of that left. As well as the brewery's beers, Norm can also deliver Hunts and Countryman cider.

  • Pub & Brewery News - 4th January 2021 Monday 4 January 2021

    The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, made a television address to the country at 2000, on Monday 4th January 2021, following a sustained daily increase in Covid-19 infections, and announced a new National Lockdown.

    This announcement enforced closure of all hospitality venues, including pubs, bars, hotels, etc. Hospitality venues are only permitted to provide delivery of food and drink only. This prevents all takeaway or collection from pubs for the foreseeable future.

    If you are aware of any hospitality venues providing these services during the latest Lockdown 3 period, please email ku.gro.armac.htuomylp@retsambew with details of services being provided, and a link if possible to where the details are advertised, such as social media page or website – Many Thanks ! Stay safe!

    Pub News – Prior to The PM’s Address.

    Post Lockdown 2, from 2nd December 2020 and with Devon being placed in Tier 2, pubs were only permitted to serve alcohol with a “substantial meal”. I listed all 207 pubs in the branch area which were flagged as serving food prior to 20th March 2020. This was divided up between the Branch Committee with 30 pubs for each of them to check if open, safely. These are listed on the website, with a link to this page from the Home Page.

    From this, and other sources, some pubs which didn’t serve food prior to this date now do so. This totals 229 now flagged on What Pub as having “Covid-19 Temporary Arrangements”, as of Wednesday 30th December 2020. A number of them also now do takeaways meals and alcohol. With the situation liable to change at (very) short notice, all pubs have a generic message, with a link to the pub’s social media page or website where the information can be found, as the pub will be able to change one entry quickly, and the Webmaster can not update 450+ pubs every day/week/month!

    The Southway pub, Southway, is now named the Lockdown Bar & Grill, Lockdown Bar & Grill serving food all day, every day. There is plenty of outside eating areas around the front and side of the pub with bench tables, and a children’s play area. The pub is now part of the HSL Group, and not Victoria Inns. Chandler’s Bar & Bistro, Queen Anne’s Battery, is now renamed to Waypoint Bar & Bistro. Waypoint Bar & Bistro. The West Devon Club, West Devon Club, Tavistock, has served up to four cask ales for “a while”, and I have been asked to publicise this fact. However, entry is currently restricted to Members Only at this time. Bonne Sante Plymouth, Bonne Sante Plymouth is a national chain of eateries with a cocktail bar, has opened in the Custom House, The Barbican, PL1 2JP, Tel 01752 310263, a Restaurant & Cocktail Bar.

    Pubs Which Reopened Post Lockdown 2, From Wednesday 2nd December 2020.

    For a list of pubs which MAY be offering food and drink deliveries, please follow this link Pubs Offering Takeaway or Delivery Services - from 31st December 2020. Please use the link to the pub social media page or website to check the latest information – we cannot keep up with this rapidly-changing situation.

    Historical Lists

    For the full list of those pubs which reopened offering substantial meals and table service only following the November 2020 Lockdown 2, please follow this link Pubs Serving Substantial Meals - 2nd to 30th December 2020.

    For a historical list of all those pubs known to have reopened following the first Lockdown, please follow this link Pubs Which Reopened Following Lockdown 1, From 4th July 2020.

    Brewery News

    No news at this time.