Campaign for Real Ale

Pub and Brewery News - December 2021

Tuesday 7 December 2021

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

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. On the pub front, the Cellar Bar at the Fortescue Hotel Mutley Plain, is being converted into a Craft Beer Bar. In Tavistock, Bitter & Twisted and Trout 'N' Tipple are still believed to be shut, whilst the Tavistock Inn has been rebranded to the Tavistock Hotel and Inn. The Elephant's Nest Inn Horndon, Mary Tavy, is operating as a B & B only at present. A new beer was available in the Drake Manor Inn Buckland, Monochorum, in the last month or so, Crapstone Brewery 30-Miler (ABV 4.3%). There are no further details on this brewery at present.

Thatchers and Weston’s cider is no longer considered real cider by the APPLE Committee of CAMRA.

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

A Planning Application, reference number 21/01683/MOR, has been submitted as a pre-application for change of use to “Nano brewery and Tap Room (Class B2/Sui Generis)” by Pilgrimage Brewery, for 190, Exeter Street, PL4 0NQ. A decision was due on 11/10/21, but the City Council planning website has yet to be updated.

Cask Marque Accreditation

We are not aware of any pubs in our branch area who have gained CM Accreditation during the last month or so.

Brewery News

All local breweries have been brewing their Christmas and Winter seasonal beers, with Ivybridge producing a new bottle conditioned beer, Equinox, which is an ABV 4.6% American pale ale. Roam have announced their membership rate for 2022 at £70.00 – see the Roam social media/website for details.

Beer Festival News

The Exeter CAMRA Festival of Winter Ales will take place at the Exeter City Football Club on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd January 2022, and opens from 1100 until 2300 each day. Please see Exeter FOWA 2022 for further details.