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The CAMRA Discount Scheme enables pubs to promote their business to our members easily, and to hopefully encourage more trade. The discount given will be advertised free of charge in our branch magazine, Drake’s Drinker, as well as on this website and the National CAMRA website. We can also provide posters to advertise the offer to visitors. If you are the licensee of a pub and are interested in taking part in this scheme, please contact our Branch Vice Chairman, Ian Dickinson, at ku.gro.armac.htuomylp@namriahceciv

The pub discount information has been notified to Plymouth CAMRA and is given in good faith, but is liable to change at short notice. Some discounts may be modified or restricted when special promotions are on offer.

The LocAle Scheme is a CAMRA initiative that promotes pubs stocking locally-brewed real ale. The scheme builds on a growing consumer demand for quality local produce and an increased awareness of "green" issues. Publicans, if you wish to join this free scheme, please contact branch Vice Chairman, Ian Dickinson, on ku.gro.armac.htuomylp@namriahceciv

  • Pub And Brewery News - March 2019 Wednesday 6 March 2019

    The following pub and brewery news was reported at the Branch Meeting on Wednesday 6 March 2019

    Pub News

    It’s all quiet on both the pub and brewery fronts this month. Explorer, formally Ordulph Arms, in Tavistock, has closed as a pub and became a part of the club, Venue, The. The Leaping Salmon Inn, Horrabridge, joined LocAle Scheme this month. No pubs have gained Cask Marque accreditation this month, however, the Edgcumbe Arms, Milton Abbot, and California Inn, California Cross, no longer have accreditation.

    Brewery News

    There is no significant brewery news this month. However, all SIBA breweries are getting ready for the Maltings Beer Festival, Newton Abbot, in April. The festival runs from 1700 on Thursday 11 April until 2300 on Saturday 13 April 2019, in a marquee on the lawn in front of the Tucker’s Maltings building, 5 minutes walk from Newton Abbot railway station. Please see SIBA Tucker's Maltings Beer Festival 2019 for more details. Long-established Glastonbury Ales, of Somerset, have changed their name to Parkway Brewery, apparently. More details to follow if/when known.

  • Pub And Brewery News - February 2019 Monday 4 February 2019

    The following pub and brewery news was reported at the Committee Meeting on Monday 4 February 2019

    Pub News

    Carpe Diem, North Hill, has changed its name to Crafty Half. It has four cask ales, but serves only in half pint measures. The Cherry Tree, Ham Drive, is getting a new landlady soon. They have two pumps at present, with the potential for four. The Explorer, Tavistock, closed in January and is now part of Venue, The, centered around the upstairs room. The Tavistock Inn, Tavistock, now sells two Holsworthy Ales alongside Dartmoor Jail Ale.

    Brewery News

    There is no significant brewery news this month. However, all SIBA breweries are getting ready for the Maltings Beer Festival, Newton Abbot, in April. The festival runs from 1700 on Thursday 11 April until 2300 on Saturday 13 April 2019, in a marquee on the lawn in front of the Tucker’s Maltings building, 5 minutes walk from Newton Abbot railway station. See SIBA Tucker's Maltings Beer Festival 2019 for more details.

  • Pub and Brewery News - January 2019 Wednesday 9 January 2019

    The following pub and brewery news was reported at the Branch Meeting on Wednesday 9 January 2019 (repeat of the December committee meeting news, plus extra).

    Yelverton Golf Club gained cask marque accreditation in September, serving Doom Bar plus guest; Woodside, city centre closes at 2359 in Friday eves; Falstaff Inn, Southway, now serves Doom Bar and lunchtime food daily; Who'd Have Thought It Inn no longer gives a CAMRA Discount on real ales or ciders; Maritime Inn, Barbican, closes at 2359 on Sundays; Leaping Salmon Inn, Horrabridge, reopened, serving a selection of constantly-changing local real ales; Swan Inn, Noss Mayo, has reopened under new licensees; Friary Vaults Social Club, St Judes, has reopened as Friary Vaults, a public house, also under new licensees; TapTinn, a craft beer bar and bottle shop, has opened in Tavistock and is open from 1200-2200 Wed-Sun, but accepts card payment only; Grenville Hotel, St Judes, is under new licensees – Good Luck to all new publicans in their new ventures!

    Cask Marque Accreditation:

    Has been gained by Rising Sun Inn, Compton, and the King's Arms, Oreston. However, the Ship’s Tavern, Elburton, no longer has accreditation.

    Brewery News

    The long-awaited 6 BBL plant has now been installed at Stannary in Tavistock. Two Drifters Brewery has relocated to Exeter from Vancouver, Canada, via Swansea, South Wales.

  • Pub and Brewery News - December 2018 Monday 3 December 2018

    The following pub and brewery news was reported at the Committee Meeting on Monday 3 December 2018.

    Yelverton Golf Club gained cask marque accreditation in September, serving Doom Bar plus guest; Woodside, city centre closes at 2359 in Friday eves; Falstaff Inn, Southway, now serves Doom Bar and lunchtime food daily; Maritime Inn, Barbican, closes at 2359 on Sundays; Leaping Salmon Inn, Horrabridge, reopened, serving a selection of constantly-changing local real ales; Swan Inn, Noss Mayo, has reopened under new licensees; Friary Vaults Social Club, St Judes, has reopened as Friary Vaults, a public house, also under new licensees; TapTinn, a craft beer bar and bottle shop, has opened in Tavistock and is open from 1200-2200 Wed-Sun, but accepts card payment only; Grenville Hotel, St Judes, is under new licensees – Good Luck to all new publicans in their new ventures!

    Cask Marque Accreditation:

    Has been gained by Rising Sun Inn, Compton, and the King's Arms, Oreston. However, the Ship’s Tavern, Elburton, no longer has accreditation.

    Brewery News

    All local breweries are getting ready for the Christmas Season; otherwise, nothing newsworthy to report. The long-awaited 6 BBL plant has now been installed at Stannary in Tavistock. Two Drifters Brewery has relocated to Exeter from Swansea, South Wales.