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Pub and Brewery News

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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 - 06/06/2022, 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 - August 2022 Monday 1 August 2022

    The following pub and brewery news was reported at the August 2022 Committee Meeting held in the Providence Inn, Greenbank.

    Pub News

    Fortescue Hotel, Mutley Plain, served its’ last barrel of Spingo Special on Sunday 24 July after owners, Greene King, decided that they can only sell beer off the GK list, or order direct from SIBA member breweries. The Victualling Office Tavern, Stonehouse, is still undergoing total refurbishment and is due to open in September as a craft beer bar. The SECO Lounge, Royal William Yard, no longer serves cask conditioned Live Beer (and has not “since before covid”, apparently). The Steel Brew Co Taproom stopped serving cask ales as “there is no demand for it” TBC. The Boringdon Arms, Turnchapel, apparently no longer offers a CAMRA discount. The Trout 'N' Tipple, Tavistock, have advertised for a new leaseholder or tenant to take over the running of the pub.

    Beer Scoring

    So far this year (from 1st April to 31st July), we have received a total of 846 (698 last month) beer scores for 95 different pubs (88 last month), submitted by 41 members (37 last month) from 21 branches (18 last month), including 17 Plymouth branch members (13 last month). The Plymouth members submitted 718 beer scores (602 last month); 24 non branch members (24 last month) submitted 127 (96 last month) when they visited our branch area – so Thank You all very much! Beer Scoring informs the Branch that those particular named pubs are open and serving cask conditioned real ale (or not, if zero scored). It also helps us to monitor the quality and consistency of the real ales available, and to help keep What Pub as up-to-date as possible.

    Cider News

    The Fortescue Hotel, Mutley Plain, now appears to be selling real cider from Lilley’s. Summerskills Breweryare now offering Devon Dabber cider in their drinks portfolio.

    Plymouth CAMRA LocAle Scheme

    There are currently 70 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 20 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

    A pre-application, Application Number 22/01160/MOR, for change of use of ground floor from pub (Sui Generis) to 1 in no flat (Class 3), for Eagle Tavern, Commercial Road, Coxside, Plymouth PL4 0LD was notified to us on 18 July 2022.

    Cask Marque Accreditation

    There are no pubs locally that have gained or lost CM Accreditation in the last month or so.

    Brewery News

    Ivybridge BLO Andrew Richardson: Their new Tap and Bottle Shop opened recently, about six weeks ago. Steel Brew Co BLO Bob Holmes: Two beer engines have recently been installed in their Tap Room where they intend to dispense cask versions of their own core beers. One of the first of these was "Just Ask Phill", ABV 5.0% stout, with good body and a chocolate finish. (31/07/2022) However, they may no longer be selling real ale “as there is no demand”, apparently ! This is to be confirmed with the owners. Summerskills BLO Ian Dickinson: They are now offering Devon Dabber cider in their drinks portfolio.

    There is nothing newsworthy to report for Anchor House, Bere, Bulletproof, Dartmoor, Morwell, Noss Beer Works, Roam and Stannary breweries this month,

    Beer Festival News

    The next Walkhampton Inn Sausage and Cider Festival 2022 will take place over August Bank Holiday, Friday 26th to Monday 29th 2022.

    The South Devon CAMRA Sunshine Beer Festival took place at Teignmouth RFC from Thursday 21st until Saturday 23rd July 2022.

    The Great British Beer Festival 2022 returns to Olympia and runs from Tuesday 2nd until Saturday 6th August 2022.

    The charity festival, Abbfest 2022, also makes a welcome return, and runs from Friday 16th until Sunday 18th September 2022.

    The Two Bridges Saltash Beer Festival 2022 will take place from Thursday 20th until Sunday 23rd October. There will be up to ten real ales (Live Beer) and eight real ciders, in addition to their usual offerings. This will replace the one usually held in the Minerva Inn, Looe Street.

    Plymouth CAMRA would like to wish all new Publicans and Brewers all the very best in their ventures.

  • Pub and Brewery News - July 2022 Tuesday 5 July 2022

    The following pub and brewery news was reported at the July 2022 Committee Meeting held in the Providence Inn, Greenbank.

    Pub News

    The Duchy of Cornwall, Anstis Place, Stonehouse, now serves one cask real Live Beer. Recently beer scored were Greene King Abbot Ale and Summerskills Bolt Head. Also believed to have been available recently was Summerskills Indiana’s Bones. The Ford Inn, Ford, have new managers.

    Beer Scoring

    We have received a total of 698 (475 last month) beer scores for 88 different pubs (68 last month), submitted by 37 members (28 last month) from 18 branches (14 last month), including 13 Plymouth branch members (13 last month). The Plymouth members submitted 602 beer scores (426 last month); 24 non branch members (15 last month) submitted 96 (49 last month) when they visited our branch area – so Thank You all very much! Beer Scoring informs the Branch that those particular named pubs are open and serving cask conditioned real ale (or not, if zero scored). It also helps us to monitor the quality and consistency of the real ales available, and to help keep What Pub as up-to-date as possible.

    Cider News

    Thatchers and Weston’s cider are no longer considered real cider by the CAMRA Real Ale, Cider and Perry Campaigns Committee. Does anyone have any cider news they would like to share with us? Click here to see our guide to the branch real CIDER PUBS

    Plymouth CAMRA LocAle Scheme

    There are currently 70 establishments listed as being accredited to the Plymouth CAMRA LocAle Scheme. These are listed on the branch website HERE

    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, HERE

    Planning Applications

    The Pubs Officer will update on any known Planning Applications.

    Cask Marque Accreditation

    The Jolly Miller, Estover, gained Cask Marque Accreditation recently, as reported at the June committee meeting. There are no pubs locally that have lost CM Accreditation in the last month or so.

    Brewery News

    Anchor House: No news. Has anyone seen or heard of anything about them recently? Brewery Liaison Officer (BLO) post vacant – any volunteers please contact branch Vice Chair. Bere (06 June 2022, BLO Bob Holmes): Bere Brewery are now doing Taproom openings again on Saturday's (cash only), check their website for the dates. They are still doing sales on Wednesday's and Saturday's, please check with their website. Bulletproof (07 June 2022, BLO Alan Warden): The brewery have taken on two new members of staff, doubling their workforce to four. The Bulletproof Brewing Tap Haus, Mutley Plain, is now open six days a week: Monday 1500 - 2300; Tuesday to Friday 1500 - midnight; Saturday midday to midnight; closed on Sundays. Dartmoor (19 Jan 2022, BLO Ian Packham): No reported news since January. Ivybridge (04 July 2022, BLO Andrew Richardson): Their new Tap and Bottle Shop opened recently, about two weeks ago. Morwell (06 June 2022, BLO Bob Holmes): No updated news, still brewing for the Ship Inn on the Morwellham Quay site, with casks as well their bottled beers which are also available in the shop next door. Noss Beer Works (03 Jun 2022, BLO Andrew Richardson): The brewery continues to brew both cask and bottled beers for the take home market. Church Ledge, ABV 4.0%, Mew Stone ABV 4.3% and Ebb Rock ABV 4.9% are still available in both cask and bottle, with Black Rock ABV 4.0% making occasional appearances in cask, and is always available in bottle. Santa's Little Helper ABV 4.5% was available during the winter season in cask. Roam (04 July 2022, BLO Andrew Richardson): Roam have continued brewing beers throughout the pandemic, and the Tap Room re-opened when permitted in 2021. They hosted a Jubilee Beer Festival from 1200 on Thursday 2nd until 2100 on Saturday 4th June 2022. Approximately 15 beers were available, plus some collaboration beers brewed with selected other Devon Brewers, including Ivybridge, New Lion, Steel Brew Co, and Firebrand from Cornwall. Roam have also brewed a new beer, Back Bone, ABV 5.1% pale ale. Stannary (05 May 2022, BLO Ian Daniels): The brewery recently won 4 SIBA South West beer awards in their classes. Gold medals for Fathead and Repeat Offender (also best in class). Also, silver medals for Half Pint Mafia and Hare Trigger IPA. Steel Brew Co (04 Jun 2022, BLO Bob Holmes): Two beer engines have recently been installed in their Tap Room where they intend to dispense cask versions of their own core beers. One of the first of these was "Just Ask Phill", ABV 5.0% stout, with good body and a chocolate finish. Summerskills (18 Jan 2022, BLO Ian Dickinson): No recent news. There is nothing further to add re the planning application previously reported for Pilgrimage Brewery. Sam has had the keys for that address for several weeks.

    Beer Festival News

    The Boringdon Arms, Roam Tap and Walkhamton Inn all held beer festivals over the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend.

    The Walkhampton Inn Sausage and Cider Festival 2022 festival will take place over August Bank Holiday, Friday 26th to Monday 29th 2022.

    The South Devon CAMRA Sunshine Beer Festival 2022 will take place at Teignmouth RFC from Thursday 21st until Saturday 23rd July 2022.

    The Great British Beer Festival 2022 returns to Olympia and runs from Tuesday 2nd until Saturday 6th August 2022.

    The charity festival, Abbfest 2022, also makes a welcome return, and runs from Friday 16th until Sunday 18th September 2022.

    The Two Bridges Saltash Beer Festival 2022 will take place from Thursday 20th until Sunday 23rd October. There will be up to ten real ales (Live Beer) and eight real ciders, in addition to their usual offerings. This will replace the one usually held in the Minerva Inn, Looe Street.

    Plymouth CAMRA would like to wish all new Publicans and Brewers all the very best in their ventures.

  • Pub and Brewery News - June 2022 Tuesday 7 June 2022

    The following pub and brewery news was reported at the June 2022 Committee Meeting held in the Providence Inn, Greenbank.

    Pub News

    Ford Inn, Ford, is closed and Stonegate Pub Coare advertising for “new managers/tenants/lessees” to ring the number on their board. Also, What Pub Admin have notified us of a couple of very minor address misspellings which were actioned within hours (to Kitty O’ Hanlons and Britannia, Milehouse). There are a number of new additions to the branch WP database, following an email request by WP Admin to add Cosy Club Plymouth. These new additions are Cosy Club Plymouth and Las Iguanas. These join BrewDog Plymouth which was previously listed. Please note that these now have their address listed as 11, The Barcode Unit XYZ, The Barcode (is a new district), Plymouth PL4 0FE. The definition for adding these is that they are bar/restaurants where you do NOT have to purchase food to purchase alcohol.

    The following pubs have all had their beer details updated from the NBSS beer scoring information: Crown & Anchor, Barbican, now serves Dartmoor Jail Ale; Dolphin Inn, Newton Ferrers, now serves Salcombe Gold; Fareham Inn, Coxside (Hunters Devon Dreamer and Pheasant Pluckers); Fisherman’s Rest, Averton Gifford (South Hams Eddystone); Indian Inn, Stoke (Summerskills Plymouth Porter, Hunters Pheasant Pluckers); Kitty O’ Hanlons, city centre (Dartmoor Jail Ale and Salcombe Lifesaver); Maritime Inn, Barbican (Salcombe Lifesaver); Marina Bar, Barbican (St Austell Tribute); Millbridge Inn, Millbridge (Dartmoor Jail Ale and St Austell Hicks); Navy Inn, Barbican (Sharp’s Sea Fury); Roundabout, city centre (Hunters varies); Ship Inn, Noss Mayo (Noss Mew Stone); Sportsman’s Inn, Ivybridge (Hunters Royal Hunt and Sharp’s Doom Bar); Stannary Arms, Tavistock (Dartmoor Jail Ale and Sharp’s Doom Bar); Trevy6 Arms, Sparkwell (Hunters Devon Dreamer); Turtley Corn Mill, Avonwick (Otter Ale); Two Bridges Hotel (Dartmoor Legend and Dartmoor IPA); Union Inn, Tavistock (Dartmoor Jail Ale and Sharp’s Doom Bar).

    Beer Scoring

    During the period 1st April 2022 to 31st May 2022, we have received a total of 475 beer scores for 68 different pubs, submitted by 28 members from 14 branches, including 13 Plymouth branch members. The Plymouth members submitted 426 beer scores; 15 non branch members submitted 49 when they visited our branch area – Thank You all very much! Beer Scoring informs the Branch that those particular named pubs are open and serving cask conditioned real ale (or not, if zero scored). It also helps us to monitor the quality and consistency of the real ales available, and to help keep What Pub as up-to-date as possible.

    Cider News

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

    Plymouth CAMRA LocAle Scheme

    There are currently 70 establishments listed as being accredited to the Plymouth CAMRA LocAle Scheme. These 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! These are listed on the CAMRA Discount Scheme page.

    Planning Applications

    The Pubs Officer will update on any known Planning Applications at the AGM.

    Cask Marque Accreditation

    The Tavistock Inn Tavistock, and Jolly Miller, Estover, have gained Cask Marque Accreditation recently. There are no pubs locally that have lost CM Accreditation in the last month or so.

    Brewery News

    Dartmoor The brewery underwent some maintenance earlier this year. Noss Beer Works The brewery continues to brew both cask and bottled beers for the take home market. Church Ledge, ABV 4.0%, Mew Stone ABV 4.3% and Ebb Rock ABV 4.9% are still available in both cask and bottle, with Black Rock ABV 4.0% making occasional appearances in cask, and is always available in bottle. Santa's Little Helper ABV 4.5% was available during the winter season in cask. Roam Roam have continued brewing beers throughout the pandemic, and the Tap Room re-opened when permitted in 2021. They hosted a Jubilee Beer Festival from 1200 on Thursday 2nd until 2100 on Saturday 4th June 2022. Approximately 15 beers were available, plus some collaboration beers brewed with selected other Devon Brewers, including Ivybridge, New Lion, Steel Brew Co, and Firebrand from Cornwall. Stannary The brewery recently won 4 SIBA South West beer awards in their classes. Gold medals for Fathead and Repeat Offender (also best in class). Also, silver medals for Half Pint Mafia and Hare Trigger IPA. Steel Brew Co Two beer engines have recently been installed in their Tap Room where they intend to dispense cask versions of their own core beers. One of the first of these was "Just Ask Phill", ABV 5.0% stout, with good body and a chocolate finish. Summerskills No recent news. The planning application previously reported for Pilgrimage Brewery is progressing, and Sam now has the keys for that address.

    Beer Festival News


    The Boringdon Arms, Roam Tap and Walkhamton Inn all held beer festivals over the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend.

    The next Walkhampton Inn festival is the Walkhampton Inn Sausage and Cider Festival 2022 over August Bank Holiday, Friday 26th to Monday 29th August 2022.

    The South Devon CAMRA Sunshine Beer Festival 2022 will take place at Teignmouth RFC from Thursday 21st until Saturday 23rd July 2022.

    The Great British Beer Festival 2022 returns to Olympia and runs from Tuesday 2nd until Saturday 6th August 2022.

    The charity festival, Abbfest 2022, also makes a welcome return, and runs from Friday 16th until Sunday 18th September 2022.

    Plymouth CAMRA would like to wish all new Publicans and Brewers all the very best in their ventures.
  • Pub and Brewery News - May 2022 Wednesday 4 May 2022

    The following pub and brewery news was reported at the May 2022 Committee Meeting held in the Fawn Club, Greenbank.

    Pub News

    There is very little pub news to report this month, other than the fact that most pubs are still facing difficulties with the ongoing situation wrt the covid pandemic and sector confidence. Drake's Wine Bar & Cafe Tavistock, has closed. The Red & Black Club, also in Tavistock, will be holding a beer festival later in the year (date TBC). Seymour Arms Greenbank, is under new management – good luck to the new managers. Morley Arms Laira Bridge, is being advertised as For Sale. The Roam Tap Jubilee Beer Festival, to be held over the Jubilee Bank Holiday, will feature a collaboration brew with Ivybridge Brewing Co. The Providence Greenbank, now have a house beer named Beyze, ABV 4.5%, brewed by Bridgetown of Totnes. The Ivybridge Brewery Tap, Ivybridge, has opened.

    Beer Scoring

    During the period from 12th April 2021 to 30th April 2022, 80 CAMRA members submitted a total of 2238 beer scores for 125 different pubs in our Branch Area. Nineteen Plymouth branch members submitted 1940 beer scores, with 298 scores submitted by 62 members of 40 other branches when they visited our branch area – Thank You all very much!

    Beer Scoring informs the Branch that those particular named pubs are open and serving cask conditioned real ale (or not, if zero scored). It also helps us to monitor the quality and consistency of the real ales available, and to help keep What Pub as up-to-date as possible.

    Cider News

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

    Plymouth CAMRA LocAle Scheme

    There are currently 70 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

    The Pubs Officer will update on any known Planning Applications at the AGM.

    Cask Marque Accreditation

    The George Toby Carvery Roborough, and the Burrator Inn Dousland, have gained Cask Marque Accreditation recently. The Eagle, City Centre, is no longer CM accredited.

    Brewery News

    The planning application previously reported for Pilgrimage Brewery is progressing, and Sam now has the keys for that address. Roam will be holding a Jubilee weekend beer festival at the Roam Brewery Tap in Peverell. Please see Roam Tap Jubilee Beer Festival for details.

    Beer Festival News

    The SIBA Maltingsfest 2022 beer festival 2022 took place as usual at Osbourne Park near Tucker’s Maltings, Teign Road, Newton Abbot TQ12 4AA from Thursday 21st April until Saturday 23rd April 2022. There was a lot of seating space both inside the marquees and outside on the green. Over 200 beers, ciders and gin were available, with food options supplied by the Real Meat Sausage Co, of Exeter, with a wide variety of meat, vegetarian and vegan-friendly options available.

    The Horse & Groom Spring Beer Festival 2022 Bittaford, took place to help Ollie celebrate 20 years as licensee at the pub and was very successful – congratulations to Ollie and his family!

    The South Devon CAMRA Sunshine Beer Festival 2022 will take place at Teignmouth RFC from Thursday 21st until Saturday 23rd July 2022.

    The Walkhampton Inn, Walkhampton, have announced several Ale and Cider festivals are due to take place this year, in June Walkhampton Inn Queen's Jubilee Ale Festival 2022 and August Walkhampton Inn Sausage and Cider Festival 2022. A successful Easter beer festival was also held earlier in April, see Walkhampton Inn Easter Ale & Cider Festival 2022 for details of what you missed!

    The Prince Maurice Cider Festival 2022 Eggbuckland, will take place from Friday 6th May until Sunday 8th May 2022. Homemade food and live entertainment will be available.

    The Roam Tap Jubilee Beer Festival will take place from Wednesday 1st until Saturday 4th June 2022.

    The Great British Beer Festival 2022 returns to Olympia and runs from Tuesday 2nd until Saturday 6th August 2022.

    The charity festival, Abbfest 2022, also makes a welcome return, and runs from Friday 16th until Sunday 18th September 2022.

    Plymouth CAMRA would like to wish all new Publicans and Brewers all the very best in their ventures.

  • Pub and Brewery News - April 2022 Tuesday 5 April 2022

    The following pub and brewery news was reported at the April 2022 Committee Meeting held in the Providence Inn, Greenbank.

    Pub News

    The East Dart Hotel, Postbridge, is under the new management of Karen and Ben, and it will now be known at the East Dart Inn. As previously reported, the Pub On The Hoe has been taken over by Donna from the Fisherman’s Arms, Barbican, and reopened on St Patrick’s Day under the name Gipsy Moth. Bitter & Twisted, Tavistock, has reverted to its previous name, Duke of York. The Market Inn, Tavistock, is due to reopen on Friday 15th April, and will serve four real ales (unknown which ones). The Crafty Half, North Hill, is closed and “For Sale”. Old Tom's Gin Palace & Bar, also North Hill, remains closed (and looks permanently closed). The Leaping Salmon Inn, Horrabridge, has reopened under new managers. The Fareham Inn, Coxside, is now serving one real ale again, Hunter’s Pheasant Pluckers. A CAMRA Book Launch, the United Kingdom Of Beer by Adrian Tierney-Jones, will take place at the Vessel Beer Shop, Exeter Street, on Saturday 23rd April. It will contain details of the top 250 bottled and canned beers in the UK today. A new licensed café, Terra Nova Café, has opened in Devonport, at 41 Chapel Street, PL1 4DP. This is located in the former Crown Hotel, which closed as a pub in the early 2000’s.

    There is very little other pub news to report this month, other than the fact that most pubs are still facing difficulties with the ongoing situation wrt the covid pandemic and sector confidence. The Miner's Arms, Hemerdon, has reopened after nearly two years of closure. Hot pies/pasties are available until the kitchen reopens.

    Post Meeting Note: The Brewery Tap, Stonehouse, is for sale.

    Beer Scoring

    During the period from 12th April 2021 to 31st March 2022, 80 CAMRA members submitted a total of 1990 beer scores for 125 different pubs in our Branch Area. Eighteen Plymouth branch members submitted 1708 beer scores, with 282 scores submitted by 62 members of 40 other branches when they visited our branch area – Thank You all very much!

    Beer Scoring informs the Branch that those particular named pubs are open and serving cask conditioned real ale (or not , if zero scored. It also helps us to monitor the quality and consistency of the real ales available, and to help keep What Pub as up-to-date as possible.

    Cider News

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

    Plymouth CAMRA LocAle Scheme

    There are currently 70 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.

    Cask Marque Accreditation

    The London Inn, Plympton, and the Brook Inn, also in Plympton, the Burrator Inn, Dousland, and the George Toby Carvery, Roborough, gained CM Accreditation in the last month or so.

    Brewery News

    The planning application previously reported for Pilgrimage Brewery is progressing, and Sam now has the keys for that address.

    Beer Festival News

    The SIBA Maltingsfest 2022 will take place as usual at Tucker’s Maltings, Teign Road, Newton Abbot TQ12 4AA from Thursday 21st April until Saturday 23rd April 2022.

    The South Devon CAMRA Sunshine Beer Festival 2022 will take place at Teignmouth RFC from Thursday 21st until Saturday 23rd July 2022.

    Please click on the links for further details and for volunteering details should you wish to help out at any of these beer festivals.

    The Walkhampton Inn , Walkhampton, have announced three Ale and Cider festivals are due to take place this year, at Easter, in June and August.

    The Prince Maurice , Eggbuckland have announced a May Day weekend Cider Festival, from Friday 6th May until Sunday 8th May 2022. Homemade food and live entertainment will be available.

    Please see the Beer Festivals page for further details, LOCAL BEER FESTIVALS

    Plymouth CAMRA would like to wish all new Publicans and Brewers all the very best in their ventures.

  • Pub and Brewery News - March 2022 Monday 7 March 2022

    The following pub and brewery news was reported at the March 2022 Committee Meeting.

    Pub News

    The East Dart Hotel, Postbridge, is under the new management of Karen and Ben, and it will now be known at the East Dart Inn. As previously reported, the Pub On The Hoe has been taken over by Donna from the Fisherman’s Arms, Barbican, and is now closed for refurbishment. It will reopen on St Patrick’s Day under the name Gipsy Moth. Bitter & Twisted, Tavistock, has reverted to its previous name, Duke of York, and the Market Inn, also in Tavistock, is due to reopen soon.

    There is very little other pub news to report this month, other than the fact that most pubs are still facing difficulties with the ongoing situation wrt the covid pandemic and sector confidence. It is confirmed that the Pub On The Hoe will be under new ownership in March, when it will revert to being named the Gypsy Moth when it opens on St Patrick’s Day. The Miner's Arms, Hemerdon, has reopened after nearly two years of closure. Hot pies/pasties are available until the kitchen reopens.

    Beer Scoring

    During the period from 12th April 2021 to 28th February 2022, 75 CAMRA members submitted a total of 1745 beer scores for 121 different pubs in our Branch Area. Eighteen Plymouth branch members submitted 1490 beer scores, with 255 scores submitted by 57 members of other branches when they visited our branch area – Thank You all very much!

    Beer Scoring informs the Branch that those particular named pubs are open and serving cask conditioned real ale. It also helps us to monitor the quality and consistency of the real ales available, and to help keep What Pub as up-to-date as possible.

    Cider News

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

    Plymouth CAMRA LocAle Scheme

    There are currently 70 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.

    Cask Marque Accreditation

    The London Inn, Plympton, and the Brook Inn, also in Plympton, gained CM Accreditation in the last month or so. The Stoke Inn, Stoke, and Yelverton Golf Club, are no longer CM Accredited.

    Brewery News

    The planning application previously reported for Pilgrimage Brewery is progressing, and Sam now has the keys for that address.

    Beer Festival News

    The SIBA Maltingsfest 2022 will take place as usual at Tucker’s Maltings, Teign Road, Newton Abbot TQ12 4AA from Thursday 21st April until Saturday 23rd April 2022.

    The South Devon CAMRA Sunshine Beer Festival 2022 will take place at Teignmouth RFC from Thursday 21st until Saturday 23rd July 2022.

    Please click on the links for further details and for volunteering details should you wish to help out at any of these beer festivals listed above.

    The Walkhampton Inn , Walkhampton, have announced three Ale and Cider festivals are due to take place this year, at Easter (from Thursday 14 April until Monday 18 April 2022), in June (from Wednesday 1 June until Sunday 5 June 2022) and August (Friday 26 August until Monday 29 August 2022).

    The Prince Maurice, Eggbuckland, Plymouth, have announced a May Day weekend Cider Festival, from Friday 6th May until Sunday 8th May 2022. Homemade food and live entertainment will be available.

    Please see the Beer Festivals page for further details, LOCAL BEER FESTIVALS

    Plymouth CAMRA would like to wish all new Publicans and Brewers all the very best in their ventures.