The CAMRA LocAle Scheme was established over 20 years ago by Nottingham Branch who were concerned about the number of local Nottingham breweries being bought, and then closed, by larger brewing companies. We have taken this on in Devon and Cornwall by trying to promote our local breweries to our local pubs and pub-goers. To qualify as a Locale Brewery, we look at the shortest road distance between a PUB and a BREWERY being 30 road miles or less. Therefore, this will be different for every establishment!
The scheme is open to all publicans in our branch area – all we ask is that you stock at least one real ale from one of the breweries who qualify for your pub for “the majority of the time”. This can be one real ale from one brewery permanently, or one of the other beers brewed by that brewery, or one from another brewery altogether which could change every week or every month.
The LocAle Scheme is a CAMRA initiative that promotes pubs stocking locally-brewed real ale. The scheme builds on the growing consumer demand for quality local produce and an increased awareness of "green" issues.
Everyone benefits from local pubs stocking locally-brewed real ale .........
- Public Houses, as stocking local real ales can increase pub visits.
- Consumers, who enjoy greater beer choice and diversity.
- Local brewers, who gain from increased sales.
- the local economy, because more money is spent and retained locally.
- the environment, due to fewer "Beer Miles", resulting in less road congestion and pollution.
- Tourism, due to an increased sense of local identity and pride - let's celebrate what makes Plymouth different!
For further information, or if you are a local publican and wish to join the scheme, please contact our LocAle Coordinator, Ian Dickinson, ku.gro.armac.htuomylp@namriahceciv
The following pubs are currently accredited to the scheme:
- Avon Inn
The pub is situated at the crossroads in the centre of the village. The pub is open until at least 2230 daily, but may close later. The lounge is now the restaurant. The pub is the centre of the community with various events regularly taking place - see website for details. The pub also serves upto 10 ciders from Ashridge, Countryman, Sandford Orchards and Westons. The village is served by Country Bus route 91 between Plymouth and Totnes, Fridays only. On-site camping is available by prior arrangement.
- Turtley Corn Mill
This former roadside restaurant stands by its own river and lakeside grounds of six acres. The three regular ales are supplemented by one or two rotating local guest ales. Reverting to its former name to reflect its origins, it encompasses the ethos of its owners by supplying local beers and locally sourced food. There are two dining areas, one surrounded by old books, which become very busy at weekends, so booking is advisable. Old photos of the area adorn the walls, including a very rare print of a Plymouth brewery now demolished. There are now six double en-suite rooms and the pub is open for breakfast between 0830 and 1100. In the grounds you may find ducks (and a pond!), chickens, peacocks and, in the summer, a giant chess set and croquet.
- Avon Inn Avonwick Avonwick TQ10 9NB moc.liamg@nnikciwnova(01364) 73475
- Bere Ferrers
- Olde Plough Inn
This 16th Century village inn has outstanding views over the River Tavy from the beer garden and is only a 15 minute walk from the station on the picturesque Tamar Valley line. Three guest beers feature both local (Noss Beer Works, Salcombe, Summerskills and Roam Brewery), popular nationals and Bere Brewery bottled beers. Inside, there are flagstone floors, exposed stonework walls, beamed ceilings, real fires and a welcoming atmosphere. Live music, acoustic nights and jam sessions feature, along with themed food nights and the Wednesday evening quiz. Food is served to suit all ages, tastes and appetites. In summer, real cider is available and opening hours may be extended including all day on Saturday. CAMRA Member Discount 10%/pint off real ale and cider is available here.
- Olde Plough Inn Fore Street Bere Ferrers PL20 7JG ku.oc.nnihguolpedloeht@sutcatnoc(01822) 840358
- Horse & Groom
Previously sited on the opposite side of the main road, this 1930's community pub features one large bar, and is decorated with historic photos of the area taken from the former Moorhaven Hospital which overlooked the village. The house beer, Horse & Groom Ale, is brewed by Hunters, with the three guest beers regularly coming from Bays, Dartmoor, Exeter, Hunters, Otter, Skinners, South Hams, St Austell, Summerskills and Teignworthy. Healey's dry cider is sold, with Ashridge cider in summer. Beer and cider festivals are held, supporting local charities. Beer tapas are available: three one third pints of beer. Old photos of the nearby Moorhaven Hospital and the now-closed Bittaford Railway Station adorn the walls. A monthly quiz night is held on the first Thursday of the month. One beer festival is held annually in July, and a cider and sausage festival is held in support of local charities. CAMRA members receive a discount of 10p/pint and 5p/half pint on real ales.
- Horse & Groom Exeter Road Bittaford PL21 0EL moc.liamtekcor@moorgdnaesroh(01752) 892358
- Foxhound Inn
This 18th century former coaching house is situated in a rural village just east of Plymouth, where it is well served by a frequent daytime bus service. The pub has two separate bars with a lounge and a small restaurant. Traditional English meals are made using locally sourced ingredients. Ales from local breweries are regularly featured, including Red Coat brewed by Summerskills with help from the landlord! A monthly quiz night is held, as are curry nights. Former Plymouth CAMRA Country Pub of The Year 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017, and Runner Up 2015, 2018 and 2019.
- Foxhound Inn Kingsbridge Road Brixton PL8 2AH ku.oc.nnidnuohxof@ofni(01752) 880271
- Buckland Monachorum
- Drake Manor Inn
This cosy and friendly pub, which dates from the 16th century, is located in a pleasant village on the edge of Dartmoor. The two regular ales are supplemented by one guest beer, usually sourced from Otter Brewery. It attracts a regular clientele who are happy to be assisted with the daily crossword. The inviting traditional interior features an intimate meeting area, a public bar and a restaurant area in which to sample the good food. The garden, with a stream, is an enjoyable sun trap. Live music appears on the first Wednesday and second Sunday evening of each month, with the occasional visits by the local morris dancers.
- Drake Manor Inn The Village Buckland Monachorum PL20 7NA ku.oc.nnironamekard@ronamekard(01822) 853892
- California Cross
- California Inn
A large 14th Century family run free house with 3 hand pulled real ales and an extensive menu with a choice of traditional pub meals from the bar or a full menu from locally sourced produce in the separate restaurant area. The lounge bar has exposed timber beams and are adorned with numerous pictures and photos of local scenes and brassware. Food is served from 1200 - 1400 (1500 Sun) and 1800 – 2100 daily, and the restaurant is open Weds - Sun 1800 - 2300.
- California Inn California Cross PL21 0SG moc.oohay@nniilaceht(01548) 821449
- Copper Penny Inn
The pub reopened on 17th November 2011 and changed its name from the Chipshop Inn. It changed hands again in April 2012. It is a cosy pub with a restaurant, and has a skittle alley available for hire. A disabled ramp provides access at the front of the pub. A beer garden allows good views over to Dartmoor on clear sunny days. Food is served daily from 1200 - 1430 and 1830 - 2100. Occasional beer festivals are held.
- Copper Penny Inn Chipshop Chipshop PL19 8NT (01822) 833288
- Skylark Inn
Typical Dartmoor village pub, popular for the excellent food, and serving up to four South West real ales, one of which is usually from Dartmoor. Food is served Monday - Friday from 1200 – 1400 and 1800 – 2100, and all day at weekends. The current licensee took over on Monday 29th November, 2004. The beer range may vary occasionally. An annual beer festival is held over August Bank Holiday weekend. Additional bar in their garden which will open when busy in the summer months. Quiz nights every 3rd Wednesday of the month. Catch the Stagecoach 1 from Plymouth or Tavistock to Clearbrook Cross: NOTE approx 20 minute walk to pub.
- Skylark Inn Clearbrook Clearbrook PL20 6JD moc.tenretnitb@civlyks(01822) 853258
- Crooked Spire
A traditional village pub having a large bar area with open fireplace, big screen TV, pool table and dartboard. Traditional pub games include euchre, poker & dominoes. There is also a separate small bar/meeting room. Two real ales are served, with the Doom Bar supplemented by an ever-changing West Country beer, although it is generally sourced locally. Food is served at lunchtime from 12 till 2 from a traditional pub menu. The landlord prides himself on having never knowingly sold a bad pint! The limited bus service is on Tue and Fri only. The pub was listed as an Asset of Community Value (ACV) on 28/8/13 by South Hams District Council.
- Crooked Spire The Square Ermington PL21 9LP (01548) 831288
- Miner's Arms
Dating from 1783, this pub is rich in history with its' association with the close-by Drakelands Mine. The three regular beers are supplemented by at least one other from local Devon breweries, including South Hams and Summerskills, making this pub well worth seeking out. The bar is traditional, with a locally mined slate floor, and there is also an authentic wishing well hidden in the snug! The friendly atmosphere and delightful location make it very popular. The spacious children’s play area enables alfresco meals and bar snacks to be eaten while enjoying the summer’s day. There is also a conservatory with dining area and patio. Regular beer and cider festivals are held, as are regular quiz nights and other events. CAMRA Member Discount 30p/pint off real ale is available here.
Please note that meals are not available until further notice, dated 31 January 2022.
- Miner's Arms Hemerdon Hemerdon PL7 5BU ku.oc.bupsmrasrenimeht@sgnikoob(01752) 336040
- Forest Inn
Country inn situated in the Dartmoor Forest welcoming walkers, riders, anglers, canoeists, dogs and children. Two Dartmoor beers, and Tribute, and local real cider (Sam's, varies) are available, plus another guest ale in summer. Good homemade food, using local produce wherever possible, and accommodation, including en-suite guestrooms and a bunkhouse, are offered. The bar area has been attractively refurbished recently. Horses can be stabled by prior arrangement. Duchy of Cornwall fishing permits available for holders of a current NRA licence. Please note as with all Dartmoor pubs, you should check directly with the pub that it will be open when you intend to visit.
- Forest Inn Hexworthy Hexworthy PL20 6SD ku.oc.roomtradnnitserof@ofni(01364) 631211
- Dartmoor Union
Very smartly refurbished throughout, this sixteenth century village local caters for both diners and drinkers alike, and reopened on Saturday 3rd June 2017. Three real ales are on offer, with Dartmoor Jail Ale being supplemented with Doom Bar and Skinners Trawlerman. Diners can choose from the A La Carte menu, or traditional pub fayre. The pub operates a loyalty card scheme - please ask bar staff for details.
- Dartmoor Union Fore Street Holbeton PL8 1NE ku.oc.noinuroomtrad@ofni(01752) 830346
- Leaping Salmon Inn
This Dartmoor village pub has been completely refurbished by its local owners and saved from redevelopment. It is set close to the ancient bridge over the River Walkham, and serves two constantly-changing ales from local breweries. The main area is split level with the upper part containing the bar and a large fireplace. The lower area also has a small games room. All have various solid floors, simple decoration and furnishings, giving a modern but in keeping feel. The main bar and toilets can be reached by wheelchair from the car park at the rear. Accommodation and a function room are also available. The village is served by the regular Tavistock-Plymouth services on the main A386, approximately a 15 minute walk. Summer hours vary - please see pub website for details.
- Leaping Salmon Inn Whitchurch Road Horrabridge PL20 7TP ku.oc.nomlasgnipaeleht@ofni(01822) 851541
- Mary Tavy
- Mary Tavy Inn
A traditional roadside inn where visitors, locals and families are welcome, with up to four real ales and one cider are available. The popular bar accommodates pool, darts, TV and large fire. This is complemented by a spacious restaurant and beer garden, with views up to Dartmoor. Music nights, charity events, quizzes, Sunday carvery and a late May Bank Holiday beer festival feature on the pub's itinerary. Modern B & B accommodation is available in the adjacent building. Dogs are allowed in the bar. Camping available in pub grounds, motor homes by prior arrangement. The pub is open all day, every day, in summer.
- Mary Tavy Inn Lane Head Mary Tavy PL19 9PN (01822) 810326
- Royal Oak Inn
This multi award-winning popular gem of a pub can be found tucked away in an attractive valley - a must for fans of real ale, real cider and real conversation. Upto four real ales and three real ciders are available. It is a hostelry of two halves: the quiet, smart lounge provides good quality locally sourced food and relaxation, while the very lively public bar provides a Devon welcome and a roaring fire. Check out the informative website for news of special offers, live music, morris dancing visits. The House Beer is brewed by Black Tor brewery. Plymouth CAMRA Country Pub Of The Year Runner Up 2020.
- Royal Oak Inn Meavy Meavy PL20 6PJ ku.gro.nnikaolayor@ofni(01822) 852944
- Milton Combe
- Who'd Have Thought It Inn
In a small village near Buckland Abbey, this quaint 16th century free house is a must. The well-kept ale is usually sourced from the South West, with the emphasis on Dartmoor, Sharp's, St. Austell (one ale from each brewery is usually available) with Skinners and Teignworthy making regular appearances. The pub is popular for Sunday lunches, though drinkers are always welcome. The interior is divided into three sections, including the small characteristic main bar where board games are available. To the rear, there is a new and popular beer garden. This pub is open from 1200 to 2300 daily in Summer.
- Who'd Have Thought It Inn The Village Milton Combe PL20 6HP moc.liamg@nniyrutnecht61(01822) 853313
- Exeter Inn
The pub is situated at the bottom of the hill on the main A379. It is the oldest pub in the village, dating from the 14th century, with additions being added in the 19th century. It has been used as a coaching inn from Elizabethan times, and by Royalists during the Civil War. Food is served at both lunchtime (between 1200 - 1400 (1500 Sun) and evening (1830 - 2030, except there is no food on Wednesday or on Sunday evenings (roast available at lunchtime only)). Up to 4 real ales are available.
- Modbury Inn
A traditional 16th century English pub, a short walk from the village’s main thoroughfare, and is also now a free house. The multi-roomed interior features wood panelling, exposed beams and a more modern conservatory. There is a large beer garden with children’s play area to the rear. The three regular beers are supplemented by a forth pump featuring a wide range of breweries, mostly in Devon and Cornwall. A Sunday night quiz is featured alongside a Friday Curry Night. Food is available every evening from 1800 - 2030, and Saturday and Sunday lunchtimes 1200 - 1400. Takeaway food is also available in the evenings.
- Exeter Inn Church Street Modbury PL21 0QR moc.liamg@yrubdomnniretexeeht(01548) 831225
- Noss Mayo
- Ship Inn
Popular with walkers, cyclists, yacht and boat owners, this fine split-level pub is situated on an inlet of the Yealm estuary. The three regular ales are supplemented by one locally-sourced ale. Like the four ales, food is available all day (until 2100) and is locally sourced. A former branch POTY, it is an ideal start/finish point for a walk to sample the breath-taking river and sea views along the route of Lord Revelstoke's Drive. If sailing, ring ahead to ascertain the tide times and mooring availability. Customer service is of the highest importance, even at busy times. There is no bus service in the evenings or on Sundays.
- Ship Inn Noss Mayo Noss Mayo PL8 1EW moc.oyamsson@nnipihs(01752) 872387
- Artillery Arms
6 Pound Street
Cracking back-street local tucked away in the old quarter of Stonehouse, close to the magnificent Grade 1-listed Royal William Yard, and maintains the area’s military connections. One South West guest beer, such as a beer from Black Tor, Dartmoor and Summerskills, and Thatchers Heritage or Cheddar Valley cider are normally available and supplement the Draught Bass. An out of season Beach Party takes place on the last weekend of February, and charity monkey-racing also features. This place is a real find and is popular with hockey teams who use the nearby pitches.
- Brass Monkey
12-14 Royal Parade
Busy city centre pub offering themed evenings and live music every Saturday evening. The pub serves up to 8 real ales and 2 real ciders on 10 handpulls. House beers may include Brass Monkey Ale (4% ABV) and Brass Monkey's Big Brother (6% ABV), and Weston's Traditional Scrumpy. Other Devon and Cornwall ales feature regularly, as well as some national favourites. Occasional beer festivals are held. CAMRA Member's Vouchers may be redeemable here and CAMRA Member Discount 10%/pint off real ale or cider may also be available here - don't forget your Membership Card!
- Bread & Roses
62 Ebrington Street
This friendly, and sympathetically-restored, late Victorian pub is popular with university staff, but also has a mixed clientele. Up to three ever-changing real ales are available, which are organic/Fairtrade wherever possible, just like the snacks. The beers are selected from local and regional breweries, including small batch and speciality beers unusual for the area. The pub promotes artistic and musical creativity, and is a vibrant music hub for local talent. CAMRA Member Discount 10%/pint off real ale is available here.
- Brewery Tap
99 Edgecumbe Street
A warm welcome and good conversation awaits you at the bar of this pub which has changed hands several times in recent years. It is now being run by local licensees who returned the pub to a previous name. Up to two real ales are available, with beers from Bays, Dartmoor, Hunters, St Austell and Summerskills appearing regularly. Pool and darts are played, with Sky and BT Sport for the less energetic.
- Britannia Inn
2 Wolseley Road
An Edwardian pub, built in the 1830's, and situated opposite the Plymouth City Bus depot, Central Park and the Life Centre, and a short walk from Home Park, Plymouth Argyle FC - it can be very busy on match days. Ten hand pumps dispense at least one real cider, with Westons and other local ciders appearing regularly. The pub itself was built by the grandfather of Captain Scott (of The Antarctic fame). Numerous buses from the city centre and railway station pass by the door step. Since becoming a JD Wetherspoon in 1999, the pub has established a well-earned reputation for its' well-kept real ale, and supplements this with a map of where the breweries are located. Beers from Bays, Exmoor, Hanlons and Summerskills appear regularly. CAMRA Member Vouchers may be redeemable here - don't forget your membership card.
- Clifton Inn
35 Clifton Street
This is a spacious back-street local which is not far from the city centre. Up to four ales may be available, along with at least one real cider dispensed from the bank of five handpumps. Ales from Dartmoor, Sharp's and Summerskills appear regularly. Pool and dart teams play here regularly, while live televised sport provide sporting entertainment for the less energetic, including a very large projection TV screen. A large heated patio area is provided for those who smoke. There is also a free pool table and free juke box available all day, every day.
- Dolphin Hotel
14 The Barbican
An unpretentious hostelry steeped in history, the Dolphin is a Plymouth institution. Up to 8 beers are dispensed by gravity straight from the cask, with Thatchers Cheddar Valley for those who like cider. The character of this establishment is charming, with tiled floors, well-used wooden benches, together with a real open fire, all adding to the ambience. The walls are adorned with paintings by local artist, the late Beryl Cook, who painted many of the characters she encountered in the Dolphin. Plymouth CAMRA City Pub Of The Year Winner 2020 and Runner Up 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019. The pub does not serve food, but you are welcome to bring in your own from nearby takeaways. CAMRA Member Discount 15p/pint off real ale is available here.
- Fawn Private Members Club
39 Prospect Street
This multi award-winning mid 19th century establishment was originally the Fawn Inn/Hotel, prior to converting to a private members club in 1998. CAMRA members are welcome with a current valid membership card; regular visitors will be required to join. The current licensees brought real ale to the club in 2002, and now serve upto five ales and two real ciders. Four guest ales are sourced locally, although can come from further afield. The club is popular for televised rugby and other sports, and supports multiple dart and euchre teams. The smoking area is on the patio and is covered. Local CAMRA branch Club Of The Year 2020, and South West region Club Of The Year Runner Up 2015.
- Ferry House Inn
888 Wolseley Road
A warm welcome awaits you and your dog from both the landlord and locals at this picturesque riverside pub, which is situated on the River Tamar, which separates Devon from Cornwall. There is a decking area outside, giving spectacular views of Brunel's iconic railway bridge, which dates 1859. Good home-cooked food is served daily, and uses locally sourced ingredients, with a daily specials board also featuring. The bars display photos of IKB's bridge dating back to the turn of the 20th century, and photos of the pub, and the Saltash foot ferry, after which the pub was named. The pub has seven en-suite rooms on the new third floor. There is a quiz on Sunday evenings.
- Fishermans Arms
31 Lambhay Street
Owner Donna, her partner Lee and his family, have returned this former St. Austell pub back into a local’s local once again. The pub interior has been tastefully refurbished, including the reintroduction of a dart board and a good collection of other traditional board games and puzzles. The two regular ales are supplemented with a guest ale sourced locally and varying real cider in summer, with plans for more ales in the future. The house beer is brewed by Summerskills, and is named after the owners' dog. Traditional pub grub at affordable prices is supplemented by specials, with only the famous roast served on Sundays. It is situated close to the Royal Citadel and the world famous Barbican. First timers should turn right on exiting the pub, and head down the steps towards the Barbican to save time. CAMRA Member Discount 15p/pint, 5p/half off real ale and 20% off food is available here.
- Fortescue Hotel
37 Mutley Plain
Refurbished three years ago, the pub has a wide and varied range of Gins, mirrors behind the bar, new signage and new furniture. Downstairs, the Cellar Bar has also been refurbished. This multi local CAMRA Award-Winning pub serves up to nine real ales, including a large range of local ales, and some National favourites. One hand pump serves a real cider, with up to eight other real ciders also available. Food is served on Sunday lunchtimes only, but you can take in your own at other times. A quiz takes place on Sunday evenings, with Red Tooth Poker on Wednesday evenings. Live musical entertainment takes place occasionally. Free-to-air television sport is also shown.
Local CAMRA branch City Pub Of The Year Runner Up 2020, and Cider and Perry Pub Of The Year Runner Up 2020.
CAMRA Members discount of 10%/pint and 5%/half pint of real ale or real cider is available here.
- Gipsy Moth
159 Citadel Road
This is a busy street corner pub serving a mixed clientele and is situated near Plymouth Hoe, where Sir Francis Drake famously played bowls. The pub changed hands in March 2022 and has been refurbished inside, with the outside currently undergoing redecoration. Up to four varying real ales and two local real ciders are available here, along with a large selection of gins and rum. Good home-cooked food is available all day, with breakfast served from 1000-1200. The wood panelled raised and lower deck seating areas add to the nautical theme. It is located just a short walk from the historic Barbican and is well worth a visit. CAMRA Member Discount 20p/pint off real ale may be available here.
- Gog & Magog
58 Southside Street
The Gog became a JDW pub in 2002 and, being in the popular tourist area of the Barbican, can get very busy in the evenings and at weekends. It is set back from Southside Street with a fair-sized area for smokers and Al Fresco drinkers and diners. Inside, there is one long naturally-lit bar area created from the high-glassed ceiling. One corner of the bar displays a map with local breweries, real ale and CAMRA information. The usual selection of JDW regular ales are supplemented with ales from local and national breweries. A quiz night is held every Monday evenings. CAMRA Member Vouchers may be redeemable here – don't forget your membership card.
- Golden Hind
260 Mannamead Road
This newly refurbished pub is set out on its own in an area bereft of other establishments. Two changing ales from Dartmoor Brewery are usually available, as well as the House Beer, Drake's Golden Ale. It is now light and airy in both the bar and the lounge. It has a good locals bar, where sporting events are shown on several large screen TVs. The lounge is much quieter with a separate dining area. Good value food is served daily. CAMRA Member Discount 10%/pint and 10%/half off real ale is available here.
- Kitty O'Hanlons
5 St Andrew Street
Irish themed pub featuring live music and is situated close to the Magistrates' Court. The pub stands on the oldest inn site in Plymouth, where the Abbey Hotel was built after the demolition of the Turk’s Head in 1861. The Jail Ale is supplemented by up to two varying guest ales, such as Salcombe Lifesaver and Shingle Bay or Doom Bar. It was the first Irish-themed pub in the city (1994). The pub tends to attract younger drinkers.
61 Mutley Plain
A typical JDW pub, converted from an old Nat West bank which opened on 25/03/02. There is usually a very good range of local real ales, including beers from Dartmoor, Summerskills, and South Hams. Beers from Devon and Cornwall feature regularly, as well as from further afield. There is also a good range of real cider and perry. Beer and cider festivals occur several times a year, including a Devon beer festival. Brewery Showcase and Tap Takeover events also occur regularly. A weekly quiz takes place on Wednesday evenings. CAMRA Member Vouchers may be redeemable here – don't forget your membership card.
- Maritime Inn
19 Southside Street
A charming family-friendly establishment located in the historic Barbican area of Plymouth. The pub serves one regular ale, Maritime Special (brewed by local brewer, Black Tor) and up to two varying guest ales. The pub is split into two areas, with a comfortable seating area to the rear, along with casual seating by the bar. A wood burner keeps you warm in Winter. Table games are available to play, as is a piano. Proper real coffee is also available. Sometimes closes early on a Sunday night if not busy.
- Masonic Inn
65 Devonport Road
A vibrant and very welcoming community pub, located in the Stoke area of the city, with regular transport links to the city centre. Two real ales are served, provided by Summerskills and Teignworthy. Live music events are held every weekend, and the pub plays host to various charity events. The bar is situated on the right hand side of the pub, with a comfortable seating area just behind. Euchre is regularly played at this active local hostelry.
- Minerva Inn
31 Looe Street
Built before the Spanish Armada in 1588, it is not known exactly when the Minerva first became an inn. However, it is recognised as the oldest pub in Plymouth. It boasts a fine leaded window, picturesque lantern and a curious wooden spiral staircase made from the mast of a captured Spanish galleon. Live music is staged on Thursday to Sunday evenings and Sunday lunchtimes. It is within easy walking distance from the city centre and historic Barbican. Occasional beer festivals also feature. Up to three guest ales supplement the two regular ales, including at least one from Altarnun, Bays, Dartmoor, Noss Beer Works, Roam Brewing Co or Summerskills. Plymouth CAMRA City Pub Of The Year Runner Up 2014. Monthly Loyalty Discount Cards may be purchased by all customers to use Monday to Friday between 1130 and 1500 on real ales.
- Noahs Ark
32a Courtney Street
A varying range of up to four real ales are available. The regular beer is competitively priced Greene King IPA and may also include Marston's Pedigree, Fullers London Pride, a Dartmoor beer and Bombardier. More local beers from Hanlons, Skinners, Hunters and Butcombe also make an appearance. Food is served all day until 2100 and the pub may close later than the hours given.
CAMRA Member Vouchers may be redeemable here and CAMRA Member Discount 10%/pint off real ale (except Greene King IPA) may also be available here - don't forget your CAMRA membership card.
- Plymouth Hoe Club
1-2 Osbourne Place
Up to two real ales are available in this club, which is situated close to the historic Plymouth Hoe. The ales could come from Hunter's, Skinners and Summerskills. Regular musical entertainment takes place on weekend evenings, and Sunday lunch is also very popular. Local CAMRA branch Club Of The Year Runner Up 2016. CAMRA members are admitted with valid membership cards - regular visitors will be required to join.
- Prince Maurice
3 Church Hill
There is very much a traditional village feel to this 4 times local CAMRA Pub of the Year, which sits between the church and village green. The six regular beers listed are supplemented with a regularly-changing guest beer, such as from Hunters, Roam, Summerskills or Teignworthy, or from further afield. The pub is named after the Royalist General, the King’s nephew, who had his headquarters nearby during the siege of Plymouth in the Civil War. Log fires in both bars keep you warm in the colder months. Food is only available on Tuesday – Friday lunchtimes. Local CAMRA City Pub Of The Year Runner Up 2017.
20 Providence Street
PLEASE NOTE: The pub is open on the FIRST MONDAY of each month from 1700 until 2300.
Better known to the locals as the "Provi", this is a classic throwback to an era when almost every street corner had a pub. Tucked away down a side street off North Hill, in between Mutley and the city centre, this is a must visit pub. The one room bar, with an open log fire, is one of the city's smallest pubs. This free house has been run since 2019 by Plymothian, Shirley Jones, who has upped the ante on serving up delightful ales. The ever-changing beers are served from three hand pumps and come from a wide range of breweries, both locally and from further afield, to keep the regulars surprised on what the range will be every week. There are no fruit machines here; just good, old-fashioned conversation.
PLEASE NOTE: The pub is open on the FIRST MONDAY of each month from 1700 until 2300.
- Roam Brewery Tap
New Victoria House, Western Park Road
Situated in the former New Victoria Brewery Company premises, which closed in 1953, the Roam Brewery Tap opened on Saturday 10 August 2019. It has a light and airy feel, with two large tinted windows allowing the sun to flood in. Two real ales from their range will be available, supplementing the six craft beers also on tap, sometimes including guest beers. Third-pint tapas is available and also two thirds of a pint is served. As well as the brewery itself, there is Takeaway's of their beers in cans and bakery selling a fine selection of breads and pastries open six days a week, and pizzas when the tap is open.
- Stoke Inn
43 Devonport Road
One of the few pubs to serve real ales in the western part of the city, the three regualr beers are supplemented by up to three guest beers, sourced locally, although they can come from further afield. An annual beer festival is held in August. Good value food is served daily from 1200 - 1430 (1600 Sun) and 1800 - 2030 (not Sun, Mon or Tue evenings). Free pool Mon - Fri 1200-1700, happy hours and other special offers feature daily. Weston's Old Rosie real cider is available, with at least one other guest real cider. Motorhomes may be parked here by prior arrangement! A community lending library also features.
15 St Andrew Street
This city centre pub has got a more traditional pub feel than its recent bistro/bar incarnations, after it reverted to its' original name back in 2011. There is an interesting collection of unusual bottled beers on display in cabinets around the pub. Up to three ales are available, which are unusual to Plymouth and are mainly sourced from Devon and Cornwall. Free Wi-Fi available. There are special drinks promotions (happy hours) Monday - Thursday between 1200 and 1900.
- Thistle Park Tavern
32 Commercial Road
This free house was formally the Brewery Tap for the South Hams Brewery which, as Sutton, was located next door. The three regular ales are supplemented by a regularly-changing guest ale, such as Adnams Ghost Ship, Bath Ales Gem or one from local brewery, Summerskills, and a real cider, which changes from time to time. The pub can be accessed across the swing-bridge from The Barbican (closes at 11.00pm) and is situated close to the National Marine Aquarium. Live music features every Friday and Saturday evenings until 0300, giving a great atmosphere. Biltong snacks are available from the bar.
- Union Rooms
19 Union Street
Typical JDW pub serving their usual range of real ales plus a good choice from Devon and Cornwall breweries. The pub is situated in the night life part of the city, so customers tend to be on the younger side, and is very busy on weekend evenings. Several beer and cider festivals are held, including a Devon beer festival. CAMRA Member Vouchers may be redeemable here - don't forget your membership card.
- West Hoe
24 Bishop's Place
The pub was refurbished in 2015 and has quickly become a popular and friendly place to visit, and is well supported by the local community. The two regular ales are supplemented by a locally-sourced third but which could be sourced from anywhere, such as St. Austell Tribute, Hunters, Otter and Timothy Taylor. Regular open mic nights, quiz nights and a monthly comedy night are held. The history of the pub is displayed on boards around the pub walls. This pub is well worth seeking out. On street parking may be free after 1600 - please check parking signs!
- Artillery Arms 6 Pound Street Plymouth PL1 3RH (01752) 262515
- Colebrook Inn
The Jail Ale may be supplemented by up to two rotating South West guest ales, but can come from further afield. Meals are available all day, except for Mondays. Live musical entertainment is shown weekly, either on Saturday nights or Sunday teatime - see website for details.
- London Inn
8 Church Road
A very friendly 16th century pub, situated next to the church, and is the epitome of a typical village inn. The pub serves up to 8 real ales (mainly sourced from the South West) and is supplemented by several real ciders. The cosy lounge bar is adorned with a large collection of Royal Naval memorabilia, whilst the public bar boasts a pool table, dart board and TV's for sports enthusiasts. Acoustic nights on Wednesdays, with meat raffle, bingo and karaoke on Friday's. Regular beer and cider festivals are held. The pub is allegedly haunted, by Captain Hinds. Dogs welcome! Daily deals, which vary each day of the week, are available for all customers between noon and 1400 and between 1700 and 1900. The pub may close later than 2300 on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
- Stannary Court
This Grade II-listed former electrical store, job centre and library has been tastefully refurbished by JD Wethersoon and is the first one to open in Plympton. There is usually a very good range of local real ales, including beers from Dartmoor, Roam and Summerskills. Beers from Devon and Cornwall feature regularly, as well as from further afield. There is also a good range of real cider and perry. Beer and cider festivals occur several times a year, including a Devon beer festival, as well as brewery showcase events. CAMRA Member Vouchers may be redeemable here - don't forget your membership card.
- Union Inn
17 Underwood Road
A “hub” village pub with a big community emphasis run for the past nine years by Pete and Christine Sandbach with their son David. Pete travels the UK seeking out new beers for what he terms his hobby and his livelihood – “there’s a real ale for every palate and you will have a lot of fun finding the one for yours” – Sadler’s Red IPA on a What Pub visit, though the pub also supports local and regional ales including those of Exmoor. But he is no slouch on the cider front, served on gravity; in 2017 the Union was runner-up in Plymouth Cider and Perry Pub of the Year competition, and was a previous outright winner; Old Rosie is popular but there are sometimes “oddities from Hereford and Worcester.” Traditional pub games on Thursdays include shove ha’penny and table skittles; the pub supports local charities, currently one helping ex-servicemen build their own homes. This attractive two-bar hostelry has wood burning stoves in both bars, one set in a massive fireplace with blocks believed to be from a local priory. Though thought to be early 19th century, a beam in the lounge bar is inscribed circa 1705.
- Colebrook Inn Colebrook Road Plympton PL7 4AA (01752) 337858
- Drake's Drum
19 Radford Park Road
Popular Plymstock pub, serving at least one locally-sourced real ale. Jail Ale is supplemented with Doom Bar, with two further hand pumps available at busier times. Families are welcome during the daytime only.
- Royal Oak
Despite the street sign attached to the front wall stating "Hexton Hill Road", the pub is located on Lake Road. Four moorings and a slipway are available. The smoking area is covered and heated. Supervised children are welcome to fish; BBQ's are held in fine weather (these details may have changed). The pub has recently been taken over by the same couple who run the Fisherman's Arms, Barbican. The pub will be run by Lee's sister, Clare, with Lee in the kitchen. Currently, two real ales are usually available. CAMRA Member Discounts are offered here, and are 20p/pint, 10p/half and 20% off food - don't forget your membership card!
- Drake's Drum 19 Radford Park Road Plymstock PL9 9DN (01752) 492585
- East Dart Inn
On the B3212 at Postbridge, a stone's throw away from the famous clapper bridge, this 19th century coaching inn offers a wide range of facilities. The interior of the pub has a traditional feel, with exposed beams and horse brasses. Outside, there is an attractive garden and stables. The local beer from Dartmoor is complemented by locally sourced food, and the Sunday carvery is particularly popular. The pub is frequented by locals and visitors to the National Park. The House Beer, East Dart Ale, is from the range offered by Molson Coors. The pub is open all day in Summer, with food served all day - please ring ahead to confirm before your intended visit in winter.
- Warren House Inn
In splendid isolation with majestic moorland views, at 1,425 feet above sea level, this is one of England’s highest pubs. “My location is my biggest asset,” says landlord Peter Parsons, who has been there since the eighties, with his wife, Janet. The characterful main bar has exposed beams, wood panelling, and features two fires, originally peat, now chunky logs - one of them never goes out. There are three other rooms, all distinctive; one is a family room and another mainly used for dining. Originally on the other side of the road, the pub burned down and was rebuilt in 1845 on its present site, mainly to serve tin miners who came to drink and gamble. It has no mains electric, and water comes from a spring in the hill behind. The pub has had a chequered history – in 1929 landlord William Toop Stephens shot himself behind the bar, and in 1963 the building was cut off from the outside world for 12 weeks by heavy snow. Excellent home-cooked food includes their famous herby rabbit pie (‘may contain shot’) topped with proper shortcrust pastry, steak pie with a rich ale gravy, traditional homity pie with potato, cheese and cream filling and Dartmoor beef steaks. Though mainly English food, there are a few surprises such as local lamb marinated in dry sherry, Spanish style. Delicious desserts served with clotted cream or custard, including treacle tart and apple and raspberry crumble. Three real ales are usually available, mainly regional such as Black Tor, Butcombe and Summerskills, though beers from further afield such as Ringwood Old Thumper are welcomed too; Countryman cider is served. Peter has set out rustic tables and benches on grassy areas both sides of the road, but the pub’s real garden is Dartmoor itself. Despite being well off the beaten track – and the loss of the bus service that crossed the moor until quite recently – the pub is busy even in winter, attracting walkers and tourists as well as regulars. It is so filled with fascinating facts and history someone should write a book about Warren House Inn. Actually, they have, and you can buy it over the bar. The pub is open all day in Summer (1100-2200 daily), with food served all day 1200-2100 – please ring to confirm before your intended visit.
- East Dart Inn Postbridge Postbridge PL20 6TJ ku.oc.letohtradtsaeeht@ofni(01822) 880213
- Eversfield Organic Dartmoor Inn
This 17th century free-house is situated beneath an old quarry and is adjacent to the B3357 Tavistock – Princetown road. This welcoming inn serves up to 4 Westcountry beers, with Hunters and Dartmoor featuring regularly. The pub has recently undergone a refurbishment, and is now light and airy. Gone are the red walls and carpet, which has reavealed a nice red and black Victorian (or earlier) tiled floor. The unobtrusive music and friendly staff provide a pleasant atmosphere. The food is popular, especially on Sunday lunchtimes. Pub hours may extend in summer. The bus service is limited and has no service on Sundays. Like most Dartmoor pubs, you are advised to check with the pub that it will be open when you plan to visit. UPDATE March 2020: The pub has recently been taken over by Organic Farmers (Emily and Mark, and their children Anna and Hamish) who plan to introduce an organic bar and grill with a small organic menu, including organic drinks. Details on here may be incorrect until we can confirm the planned changes.
- Prince Of Wales Hotel
Just down the road from the main square, this pub is regarded as the Brewery Tap for Dartmoor Brewery, which has re-located from the pub to premises nearby. There is a main bar with a small pool/darts area leading off it. The function room provides additional dining space at busy times and also doubles as a skittle alley. Children are welcome and the food is recommended. The Yelverton – Princetown cycle path ends (or starts!) right behind the pub. A covered area is provided for smokers. A bunkhouse is a new addition.
- Eversfield Organic Dartmoor Inn Merrivale Princetown PL20 6ST ku.oc.cinagrodleifsreve@ofni(01822) 890340
- Journey's End Inn
The 13th-century Inn takes its name from Sherriff's famous play The Journey's End, which he started writing while staying here. While good food is served, the main emphasis is on being a proper pub and there are up to four real fires in winter. Up to four Devon beers on gravity behind the bar are available in summer, and three in winter. Beers from Bays, Exeter, Hanlons, New Lion, Platform 5, Roam, South Hams, Summerskills and Teignworthy appear regularly. Beer festivals are held in early March and at the end of September. The dining room is now the games room. The car park is 200m away opposite All Hallows Church. The pub was listed as an Asset of Community Value (ACV) on 19/5/14 by South Hams District Council. Please note that this pub is not open on Mondays (or on Tuesdays in winter).
- Journey's End Inn Ringmore Ringmore TQ7 4HL moc.tenretnitb@dnesyenruojeht(01548) 810205
- Shaugh Prior
- White Thorn Inn
Very much a community village pub which was completely refurbished a couple of years ago by local musician, Michael Mathieson, better known as Mad Dog McRea. It is situated one mile from the Plym Valley Walking and Cycle Path. The three regular beers, Jail Ale, London Pride and Tribute, are supplemented by one other West Country beer, such as Bath Ales Gem, Bays Devon Dumpling, Dartmoor IPA, St Austell Hicks and Wadworth 6X appear regularly. It is an open-plan bar with a central fireplace, and has regular entertainment, including Folk music on Wednesday, regular live music on Saturday evenings and a quiz on the last Thursday evening of the month. Dogs are also welcome.
Please note that the pub hours and kitchen timings are subject to change - please ring ahead to avoid disappointment.
- White Thorn Inn Shaugh Prior PL7 5HA moc.liamtoh@nrohtetihweht(01752) 839245
- Treby Arms
6 Newtons Row
Built in 1855, the Treby is an archetypal country pub which has recently been tastefully refurbished. It is situated in the centre of the village, close to a golf course and a well known zoological park. It is very popular with both local and city folk. The excellent food menu is varied, with special deals often offered, and is highly recommended. There is an outside seating area for warm days, and a large children’s play area across the road. The main bar was extended to cater for those who merely wish to drink. Meals are served daily, with booking advised, but not essential - see website for full details. Two real ales are usually available, with at least one sourced from local breweries, and a real cider in summer.
- Welbeck Manor Hotel & Sparkwell Golf Course
This 19th century manor house was re-built by Isambard Kingdon Brunel on the site of a 15th century manor house which previously stood here. The 11 bedroom boutique hotel stands in its' own grounds, which also have a 9 hole golf course - Sparkwell Golf Course. At least one locally-sourced real ale is served.
- Treby Arms 6 Newtons Row Sparkwell PL7 5DD ku.oc.smrayberteht@seiriuqne(01752) 837363
- Bedford Hotel
1 Plymouth Road
Delightful hotel situated in the centre of Tavistock, and is open to non-residents. Two ales from Dartmoor are usually available. The food has an excellent local reputation and booking is advised at weekends. Lunch is served daily from 1200 - 1430 Mon - Sun, cream teas from 1500 - 1700 and dinner from 1800 - 2100.
- Queen's Head Hotel
80 West Street
This is the oldest licensed premises in Tavistock. Formerly Brown’s Hotel, this was acquired by JDW as one of their growing number of hotels in mid-2015. Brown’s was formerly the Queen’s Head, an 18th century coaching inn with extensive stabling and yards, and situated on one of Tavistock’s main thoroughfares. The usual range of JDW food and drink is served. Several beer and cider festivals are held, including a Devon real ale festival.
CAMRA Member Vouchers may be redeemable here - don't forget your membership card.
- Trout 'N' Tipple
This pub is conveniently situated one mile North of Tavistock, on the A386. The simply furnished bar has underfloor heating and two wood burners and comfy seating. There is a conservatory off the bar offering further space for diners, with access to a small enclosed courtyard. The upstairs games/ family/ function room has a pool table and children's entertainment. The pub has had a new licensee since July 2019 and the 4 hand pulls now dispense 3 changing ales and a real cider.
- Bedford Hotel 1 Plymouth Road Tavistock PL19 8BB ku.oc.letoh-drofdeb@seriuqne(01822) 613221
- Boringdon Arms
13 Boringdon Terrace
The Bori is a traditional, and dog friendly, former Regional Pub Of The Year, with six letting rooms. It sits in the waterside village of Turnchapel, which is located on the South West Coastal Footpath, and benefits from a regular bus service from Plymouth, or via water taxi from the Barbican. The three regular ales are supplemented by a changing guest beer beer and four beer festivals a year. Good value, home-cooked food is served daily. There are two secluded gardens to the rear. CAMRA Member Discount 10p/pint off real ale available here.
- Clovelly Bay Inn
1 Boringdon Road
This family-run free house has an enthusiastic landlord with a passion for real ales and farm ciders. Up to four real ales are available, usually locally sourced, but can come from anywhere. At least two significant beer and cider festivals are held during the year, with an emphasis on locally-sourced produce - check the website for details. Guest ales include beers from Bays, Dartmoor, Exeter and Summerskills. There is a free jukebox available and the house is dog friendly. The pub is reachable by bus, or water taxi from the Barbican. Branch Pub of the Year 2011, and Runner Up 2012.
- Boringdon Arms 13 Boringdon Terrace Turnchapel PL9 9TQ moc.liamg@ofnismranodgnirob(01752) 402053
- Walkhampton Inn
Set in the centre of the village, this welcoming 17th century local displays traditional features throughout the bar areas and snug. Up to four ever-changing real ales are available, with beers from Bays, Dartmoor, Salcombe and other local breweries making regular appearances. There are also up to six real ciders served, with one from Countryman and one from Sandford Orchards generally always available. Good value food (including home-made ice cream) is served daily from 1200-1500 and 1700-2030. Televised sport from terrestrial TV is shown. There are quiz, live music and open mic nights planned throughout the year, with an Easter weekend beer festival, and Sausage and Cider festival in October. Well-behaved dogs are welcome. The courtyard beer garden hosts summer events.
- Walkhampton Inn Walkhampton Walkhampton PL20 6JY ku.oc.nninotpmahklaw@ofni(01822) 258697
- Odd Wheel
Situated at the northern end of the picturesque village of Wembury, this friendly country pub was tastefully refurbished several years ago. The three regular beers are supplemented by up to three guest beers, sourced mainly from Devon and Cornwall. Regular beer festivals are also held. It is only a short distance from many walking routes, including the South West Coast Path. Food is served daily, with ingredients from locally sourced suppliers. Outside, there is a terraced garden and play area for children. Dogs are welcome in the lounge bar only.
- Odd Wheel Knighton Road Wembury PL9 0JD ku.oc.leehwddoeht@ofni(01752) 862504