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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 - 06/07/21, 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 - September 2021 Monday 6 September 2021

    The following pub and brewery news was reported at the September 2021 Committee Meeting.

    Post Meeting Note Cornwall CAMRA have organised 24 pubs to jointly run a Falmouth Pub Trail - details Falmouth Pub Trail Leaflet 2021

    Pub News

    The gentleman who had a photo of the Cambridge, Queen Street, Devonport, subsequently supplied another 99 1982/83/84 Plymouth branch area pub photos, including the Talbot, Union Street; Star, Cambridge and the Standard, Queen Street, Devonport; Ark Royal (Zoo Rooms) and Western, Fore Street, Devonport; General Moore, 28, Manor Street, Stonehouse; United Service Inn, 32, Edgcumbe Street, Stonehouse; United Services Inn, Lambhay Hill, Barbican; and other pubs sadly no longer trading as pubs. There are also a number of pubs that are still trading ! How they have changed structurally, and in name !!!!

    Bitter & Twisted, Tavistock, is now closed again; Crooked Spire, Ermington, is under new management and has been completely refurbished; Dartmoor Union , Holbeton, is believed to be under a planning application for change of use to domestic dwelling; Forest Inn, Hexworthy, is also under new management and appears to be serving Dartmoor beers; Leaping Salmon Inn, Horrabridge, may be under new management? Mary Tavy Inn, Mary Tavy, is also under new management; Mildmay Colours, Holbeton, is open and serving a regularly-changing range of local ales; Miner's Arms, Hemerdon, is still closed; Modbury Inn, Modbury, is also under new management, with Craig from the Dolphin, Kingston, taking over recently; the Odd Wheel, Wembury, is also under new management; the Tavistock Inn, Tavistock, is being run by a Relief Manager, a temporary arrangement for the time being; the Trout 'N' Tipple, Tavistock, may also be under new management; Who'd Have Thought It Inn, Milton Combe, is also understood to be under new management.

    Thatchers and Weston’s cider is no longer considered real cider by the Real Ale, Cider and Perry Campaigns Committee of CAMRA.

    Plymouth CAMRA LocAle Scheme

    There are currently 73 establishments listed as being accredited to the Plymouth CAMRA LocAle Scheme. These are listed on the branch website PLYMOUTH CAMRA LOCALE SCHEME.

    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! These are listed on the branch website PLYMOUTH CAMRA MEMBER DISCOUNT SCHEME.

    Planning Applications

    No planning applications have been found during the last month referring to any branch area pubs.

    Cask Marque Accreditation

    The Pub On The Hoe, The Hoe, and James Street Vaults, City Centre, are no longer Cask Marque accredited, wef August 2021.

    Brewery News

    Anchor House and Billy Ruffian’s – no news; Bere Brewery continue to brew every week and, with restrictions lifted, they are having their Tap Room open at least once a month. They are also selling their bottled conditioned beers at Tavistock Market on various dates (Go to their website for details on dates). Bulletproof have teamed up with TQ Beerworks to carry out some new collaborative brewing; Dartmoor continue to brew their full range of beers; Devil’s Pleasure, Sigford, South Devon, is a new brewery founded on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, on a farm near Newton Abbot, in 2020 and specialising in brewing punchy bold craft beers which are unfiltered and naturally hazy. The two owners are Oz and Al, who have been friends for years. Their beers mirror their passion: They are direct, full of character, have bold tropical notes, and are unfiltered and hazy. They aim to not be static, so look out for new creations and one-off brews. The website lists five beers as the most recent additions:- Breakfast Juice IPA, ABV 3.8%, described as fresh and citrusy with an intensely grapefruit flavour; Hellishly Hoppy IPA, ABV 4.0%, described as vibrant, fresh and delicious. Californian and German Hops combine to make a truly hellishly hoppy experience; Crafty Lager, ABV 4.5%, described as a lager profile fused with hops, sure to please lager lovers and craft beer enthusiast alike; NEIPA, ABV 4.5%, described as a New England IPA – punchy flavours and intense bittering; & West Coast IPA, ABV 4.6%, described as dry, mouth watering and punchy. Citrusy hop nose and finish. Australian and Californian hops create a craft beer for adventurous beer lovers. Gilt & Flint, Musbury, East Devon, are a new brewery and they generally produce ORGANIC beer which is bottled, or canned. The range includes a lager, a pale ale, a NEIPA and a stout; Ivybridge – no news; Morwell have only started brewing recently, when the Ship Inn, Morwellham Quay, reopened in July 2021. They provide cask conditioned ale for the pub and also have bottles of their 3 ales to buy from the bar for taking away. Free parking is available to visit the Ship Inn only at present; Noss Beer Works – no news; Platform 5, Newton Abbot, have relocated to Torquay from the Railway Brewhouse, which has also changed ownership recently; Roam – no news; demand for Stannary beers has risen, with more brewing, canning, running the online shop and the popular tap room. The tap room has been complemented by the addition the “Beer Shed”, a large covered outdoor area. The core range remains the same (Stannary Pale 4%, PL19 - craft larger 4.2%, All That Jazz - session IPA 4.2%, Reverse Camber - west coast IPA 5%). They have just celebrated their 6th Birthday with Lupo Juice (8.7% double IPA) brewed every August for the event. The tap room is now open Fridays 3-10pm and Saturdays Midday - 8pm; Steel Brew Co continued to brew and bottle during Lockdown and also started doing deliveries. They are now brewing their keg beers again to keep their Tap Room replenished. Currently, the taproom opens Wednesday to Sunday (check their website for times). They continue to brew one-off beers to go alongside their four core beers, which are Mantra, Plymouth, Chairman Meow and Breakwater; Summerskills are brewing once or twice a week at the moment. Following the Lockdowns and woefully inadequate and inconsistent financial support from government for breweries without taprooms, Summerskills are reassessing their channels to market and options going forward. Summerskills are now licenced for retail sales to the public from the brewery. Their bottle conditioned beers are also available to order online with delivery from Westcountry Produce (www.westcountryproduce.co.uk). The Foxhound Inn at Brixton are also continuing to take orders and payment for their beer for local home delivery or collection from the pub. Owner Norm is planning to bring their branding all in line with the bottle labels and refresh the website. Summerskills is still offering 5 and 10 litre bag-in-box beers to order, as well as a wide range of their bottle conditioned ales available for sale from the brewery along with some craft beers, ciders, wines and spirits not generally found in the supermarkets; Turk’s Head, High Street, Exeter, is a new brew pub and part of the City Pub Group. The pub has been closed since 2018, but reopened on Wednesday 1st September 2021 at 1600. It is believed that the pub has had extensive refurbishment during the Lockdown period, including hotel accommodation. The brewery is a 5 BBL plant and will be offering both real ale and keg products, initially building up to a range of 10 products (5 of each). The brewer will be Simon, who is normally based at King Street in Bristol. The pub is quite old and has a lot of history - Charles Dickens used to frequent there back in the day. Along with offering a range of alcoholic beverages and pub food, there will also be 6 guest rooms above the pub and a secret roof terrace.

    Plymouth CAMRA would like to wish all publicans and brewers all the very best during these continued very difficult trading conditions.

  • Pub and Brewery News - August 2021 Wednesday 4 August 2021

    The following pub and brewery news was reported at the August 2021 virtual Branch Committee Meeting via Google Meet.

    Pub News

    Minerva Inn, Looe Street, Barbican, requires proof of vaccine status; Miller & Carter Steakhouse, formally China House, was flagged as a restaurant by What Pub Admin and closed !!!!! This is NOT the case, as it is still open and trading. Swan, City Centre, refused to serve two senior citizens because they were wearing clothing with armed forces affiliation motifs. Ship Inn, Morwellham Quay, is now open to the public without having to pay entry for the tourist attraction, with separate parking available for the pub at no charge. Michael Jonas, manager of the Tamar, Crownhill, has requested some CAMRA promotional material.

    Plymouth CAMRA LocAle Scheme

    There are currently 73 establishments listed as being accredited to the Plymouth CAMRA LocAle Scheme. These are listed on the branch website.

    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! These are listed on the branch website.

    Planning Applications

    No planning applications have been found during the last month referring to any branch area pubs.

    Cask Marque Accreditation

    The George, Plympton; the Old Smithy, Ivybridge; the Ship, Barbican; & the Westward Inn, Lee Mill, are no longer Cask Marque accredited, wef 16 July 2021.

    Brewery News

    Bere Brewery are now brewing weekly to keep up with demand. Summerskills are now brewing First Light and Blondie. Thatchers and Weston’s brands of cider are no longer considered real cider by the APPLE Committee of CAMRA.

  • Pub and Brewery News - July 2021 Monday 5 July 2021

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

    Pub News

    Sadly, Plume Of Feathers Inn, Princetown, has closed down due to the efforts of the covid pandemic, and the trading conditions placed upon the hospitality industry. The Lord High Admiral, Stonehouse, may have stopped selling cask conditioned real ale, but may not have done so! This needs to be confirmed. The Tavistock Inn, Tavistock, has a new temporary relief manager.

    Plymouth CAMRA LocAle Scheme

    There are currently 74 establishments listed as being accredited to the Plymouth CAMRA LocAle Scheme, but the Plume needs to be removed making 73. These are listed on this website here, Plymouth LocAle Scheme

    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! These are also listed on the website here, CAMRA Member Discount and Vouchers Scheme Pubs

    Planning Applications

    No planning applications have been found during the last month referring to any branch area pubs.

    Cask Marque Accreditation

    There are no changes to Cask Marque status for any Plymouth branch area pubs this month.

    Brewery News

    Nothing to report about breweries this month.

  • 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.