Campaign for Real Ale

Pub & Brewery News - August 2020

Monday 3 August 2020

The Branch are aware of the following pub and brewery news during July 2020.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all pubs, hotels and restaurants were closed by the government in March 2020 to reduce the spread of this new virus. The Government permitted pubs, hotels and restaurants to reopen from Saturday 4th July, with new Covid-safe restrictions/limitations. These will be different for all premises, because not all pubs are the same and implementation will be different for each establishment.

We have tried to maintain a list of pubs which we know to be trading, and can be found by clicking on this link, Pub & Brewery News - July 2020

To see more detailed information of pubs that have, or are due to, reopen, please click on this link to WHAT PUB Please tick the ONLY SHOW VENUES WITH INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19 TEMPORARY ARRANGEMENTS check box, and then type the place name, such as Plymouth or Tavistock, in the Search Box.

Pub News

The Pub On The Hoe, The Hoe, is due to reopen in September following an electrical fire; the Fishermans Arms, Barbican, is due to open in mid-August, following flood damage; the Fawn Private Members Club, Greenbank, is also due to reopen by mid-August; the licensee of the Market Inn, Tavistock, is due to retire soon; the Nowhere Inn, North Hill, is due to reopen in September; the King Billy, Devonport, is now selling one real ale from local brewer, Summerskills, currently Indiana’s Bones; the Bitter & Twisted, Tavistock, has reopened; & the long-standing landlady of the Drake Manor Inn, Mandy Robinson, has bought the freehold of the pub from Punch Taverns and is now free of tie - we wish her all the very best for the future.

Brewery News

Most breweries have recommenced brewing beer again, but we do not have any specific information to report.

Suffice to say that we would like to wish all breweries, and pubs, all the very best as the country tries to get back to some kind of normality. Please remember to stay within the guidelines set by each individual establishment. Stay safe.