Campaign for Real Ale

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.