Campaign for Real Ale

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.