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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.