Campaign for Real Ale

Real Cider and Perry Pubs



Traditional real cider and perry has seen a dramatic increase of both varieties and producers over the last few years. The branch are aware of the following pubs serving a growing range of traditional cider and perry:




Real Cider and Perry Pubs

  • Avonwick
    • Avon Inn Avonwick Avonwick TQ10 9NB Telephone(01364) 73475

      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. On-site camping is available by prior arrangement.

  • Bere Ferrers
    • Olde Plough Inn Fore Street Bere Ferrers PL20 7JG Telephone(01822) 840358

      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. Two guest beers feature both local (Noss Beer Works, Salcombe, Summerskills and Roam Brewery) and popular nationals. 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. Food is served to suit all ages, tastes and appetites. Real cider is available in summer and opening hours may be extended.

      CAMRA Member Discount 10%/pint off real ale and cider is available here.

  • Bittaford
    • Horse & Groom Exeter Road Bittaford PL21 0EL Telephone(01752) 892358

      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 four guest beers regularly coming from Bays, Dartmoor, Exeter, Hunters, Otter, Roam, Skinners, South Hams, St Austell, Summerskills and Teignworthy. Thatcher'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 Member Discount 10p/pint and 5p/half off real ale is available here.

  • Brixton
    • Foxhound Inn Kingsbridge Road Brixton PL8 2AH Telephone(01752) 880271

      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.

  • Buckland Monachorum
    • Drake Manor Inn The Village Buckland Monachorum PL20 7NA Telephone(01822) 853892

      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.

  • Down Thomas
    • Mussel Inn Down Thomas Down Thomas PL9 0AQ Telephone(01752) 862238

      A comfortable and well-presented pub, which is tucked away in a small village not far from the sea. Up to three regularly changing real ales are available. The wide-ranging food, from sandwiches and baguettes to steaks and fresh, locally sourced ingredients, is very popular. Food is served daily from 1200 – 1500 and 1800 – 2100, and all day on Sundays. Check the bus times as the service is limited. Families are welcome.

      Five holiday cottages will be available for hire from Autumn 2019 – please check with the pub, and not Plymouth CAMRA!

  • Hemerdon
    • Miner's Arms Hemerdon Hemerdon PL7 5BU Telephone(01752) 336040

      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 Dartmoor, Fuller's, Greene King, St Austell and Timothy Taylor, 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 makes 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.

  • Hexworthy
    • Forest Inn Hexworthy Hexworthy PL20 6SD Telephone(01364) 631211

      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.

      As with most Dartmoor pubs, it is worth checking that the pub will be open when you plan to visit.

      Please note that from 1st Nov 2017, the pub will be closed all day, and food will not be available on Sunday evenings until the pub reverts back to their summer opening hours (around Easter 2018).

  • Heybrook Bay
    • Eddystone Inn Heybrook Drive Heybrook Bay PL9 0BN Telephone(01752) 862572

      The pub has a spacious bar, seperate restaurant and outdoor terrace, which offers greats views to the Eddystone Lighthouse. It is also ideal for walkers on the South West coastal footpath. Food is served all day in summer and at the usual traditional meal times in winter. Monday evening is food theme night, currently home made pies. Up to four real ales are available in Summer, reducing to two in Winter. The limited bus service operates on school timetables.

      Summer Hours

      The pub is open from 1130-2230 (2330 Fri, Sat) daily, with food available all day from 1200-2100 (2000 Sun)

      Winter Hours

      Winter hours are basically 1130-1530 and 1730-2230 daily Mon-Thur; 1130-1530 & 1730-2330 Fri; 1130-2330 Sat and 1130-2200 Sun. Food is usually available from 1200-1500 and 1730-2100 Mon-Fri; 1200-2100 Sat; & 1200-1800 Sun. However, please check the pub website, as these are liable to change.

  • Horsebridge
    • Royal Inn Horsebridge Horsebridge PL19 8PJ Telephone(01822) 870214

      Originally built as a nunnery in 1437 (but may have been 50 years earlier) by French Benedictine monks and reported to have been visited by Charles I. The pub overlooks an old bridge on the River Tamar, connecting Cornwall to Devon. The central bar serves the bar area and lounge both featuring half paneling, stone floors, log fires and traditional styling. A further larger room is found off the lounge. It also has a terraced garden with sheltered seating and free WiFi. Guest beers are usually served on gravity; the locally sourced food is recommended. Please note: Bus service is very limited.

  • Ivybridge
    • Imperial Inn 28 Western Road Ivybridge PL21 9AN Telephone(01752) 651091

      A warm and welcoming pub that was tastefully refurbished a couple of years ago. The Dartmoor Jail and St. Austell Tribute are the regular ales and they complement the popular and varied daily food menu (no food on Tuesdays). There is a designated live sports viewing area and occasional live entertainment takes place on Sunday evenings.

  • Mary Tavy
    • Mary Tavy Inn Lane Head Mary Tavy PL19 9PN Telephone(01822) 810326

      A traditional roadside inn where visitors, locals and families are welcome, with up to five 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.

  • Meavy
    • Royal Oak Inn Meavy Meavy PL20 6PJ Telephone(01822) 852944

      This 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 four 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 and beer and cider festivals. Plymouth CAMRA Country Pub Of The Year 2015, 2018 and currently 2019, and formally Runner Up in 2016, and Cider & Perry POTY Runner Up 2014 and 2015.

  • Milton Abbot
    • Edgcumbe Arms The Village Milton Abbot PL19 0PB Telephone(01822) 870603

      A typical, two-roomed Devonian village local pub with an impressive log-burning fireplace in the lounge. There are usually two South West beers available, one at 4% and one at 5%, which complement the locally-produced Countryman cider. Good value, locally sourced food is available from 12-2 and 6.00-9pm daily. The village is served by Oakley's Coaches service 121, but is a very limited service available on Fridays only.

  • Milton Combe
    • Who'd Have Thought It Inn The Village Milton Combe PL20 6HP Telephone(01822) 853313

      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.

  • Modbury
    • Exeter Inn Church Street Modbury PL21 0QR Telephone(01548) 831225

      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 Brownston Steet Modbury PL21 0RQ Telephone(01548) 831230

      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.

  • Newton Ferrers
    • Dolphin Inn Riverside Road East Newton Ferrers PL8 1AE Telephone(01752) 872007

      The pub is situated close to the tidal estuary, with views across to Noss Mayo. Up to four real ales are usually available, mainly sourced from within the west country. The pub has now re-opened under new management after a short period of closure. Good home-cooked food is served daily at both lunchtime and in the evenings. The pub has a small car park, and friendly dogs are welcome.

  • Plymouth
    • Artillery Arms 6 Pound Street Plymouth PL1 3RH Telephone(01752) 262515

      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. Two South West guest beers and Thatchers Heritage or Cheddar Valley cider are normally available. 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 Plymouth PL1 1DS Telephone(01752) 260442

      Busy city centre pub offering themed evenings and live music every Saturday evening. The pub serves up to 8 ales and 2 real ciders on 10 handpulls. House beers 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 Discount 10%/pint off real ale is available here, and CAMRA Vouchers may be redeemable here - don't forget your CAMRA membership card.

    • Bread & Roses 62 Ebrington Street Plymouth PL4 9AF Telephone(01752) 659861

      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.

    • Britannia Inn 2 Wolesely Road Plymouth PL2 3BH Telephone(01752) 607596

      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.

      CAMRA Member Vouchers may be redeemable here - don't forget your membership card.

    • Cider House 51-53 Bretonside Plymouth PL4 0BD Telephone(01752) 267770

      Formally known as The Old Friary, the Cider House aims to provide a warm atmosphere with a range of around 20 plus ciders, where the cider drinker can enjoy such delights as Thatchers Heritage, Cheddar Valley and Traditional Medium, and Sam's Scrumpy to name a few. Full meals are not served here, but, to accompany the golden nectar, there are some great British cheeses and West Country ham, served in crusty bread, or why not try a traditional ploughman's lunch or cheeseboard. A limited range of real ale may be available, such as St. Austell Tribute on my last visit. Strictly no children (it is a cider house!).

    • Clifton Inn 35 Clifton Street Plymouth PL4 8JB Telephone(01752) 266563

      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.

    • Dolphin Hotel 14 The Barbican Plymouth PL1 2LS Telephone(01752) 660876

      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 Runner Up 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019.

      CAMRA Member Discount 15p/pint off real ale is available here.

    • Fawn Private Members Club 39 Prospect Street Plymouth PL4 8NY Telephone(01752) 226385

      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 2019, and South West region Club Of The Year Runner Up 2015.

    • Fishermans Arms 31 Lambhay Street Plymouth PL1 2NN Telephone(01752) 268243

      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 Plymouth PL4 6JQ Telephone(01752) 660673

      After many years of having “just a lick of paint”, this multi local CAMRA branch award-winning pub has finally been fully refurbished. The only “original” part remaining is the bar counter, with ten new individual beer engines, new flooring, windows, signage, back bar storage, a new Gin Display, quotations across the walls and completely new toilets. Some of the old favourite wall displays remain – such as the cricket memorabilia. Downstairs, the Cellar Bar has also been completely refurbished, with new flooring and tables/chairs.

      The pub still serves up to 9 real ales, including a large number of local beers as well as some national favourites, and nine real ciders (one on hand pump). Lunchtime meals are only served on Sundays.

      Local CAMRA branch overall pub of the year 2019 and Cider and Perry pub of the year 2019.

      CAMRA Member Discount 10%/pint and 10%/half off both real ale and cider is available here.

    • Gog & Magog 58 Southside Street Plymouth PL1 2LA Telephone(01752) 264160

      Popular pub set back from Southside Street with a fair sized area outside for smokers and/or alfresco drinkers and diners. Inside, the bar is naturally lit with a high ceiling whilst the seating areas are under a lower ceiling and mostly lit with artificial light. Fair selection of local beers supplement the regulars on the JDW round. Opened 26 Aug 2002 and is built on the site of Blackfriars Bar. 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.

    • Hyde Park 88 Mutley Plain Plymouth PL4 6LG Telephone(01752) 601446

      The pub closed in Jan 2013 and was listed as an Asset of Community Value by Plymouth City Council in April 2013. It reopened after a major refurbishment sent the pub back to the 1970's, with period adverts adorning the walls and keg fonts along the bar and on high shelving. The Dartmoor ales are supplemented by several guest ales and a house ale brewed on the premises, Mutley Bitter. The full pub food menu is served all day from breakfast until late evening, with daily specials also available. Families are welcome, as are dogs. Real coffee is available all day from 0900.

    • Jack Rabbit 7-9 Howeson Lane Plymouth PL6 8BD Telephone(01752) 783585

      This country-style pub and restaurant was built in 2004, but has a rural charm and ambience enhanced by three real fires. The two regular beers are supplemented by up to three guest ales, which are nationally sourced and could include beers from Butcombe, Fuller's, Sharp's and St Austell. The beer list, and pub food menus, change seasonally. Breakfast is served daily from 0800 to 1200, with traditional lunch and dinner menus available until 2200 (2130 Sun eve). The pub is situated on the main Plymouth-Tavistock road, and benefits from a good bus service to/from the city centre. There is a large car par and beer garden, and the pub is family-friendly. There is a Travelodge located adjacent to the pub.

      CAMRA Member Discount 20p/pint off real ale is available here.

    • Kitty O' Hanlon's 5 St Andrews Street Plymouth PL1 2AH Telephone(01752) 661624

      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 Doom Bar, and a real cider, currently Old Rosie. It was the first Irish-themed pub in the city (1994). The pub tends to attract younger drinkers.

    • Lounge 7 Stopford Place Plymouth PL1 4QT Telephone(01752) 561330

      Located in a quiet residential area, this street-corner local is situated near to Devonport Park, and offers you a very warm welcome. The wood-panelled bar is comfortable and relaxing, although may be busy at times with Plymouth Albion RFC's ground nearby. "One weaker, one stronger" than the regular Bass is the rule for guest beers, with lighter and darker brews also alternating. A secluded garden at the front offers a retreat for smokers. Food is only available at lunchtimes (not Mon).

    • Mannamead 61 Mutley Plain Plymouth PL4 6JH Telephone(01752) 825610

      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. A weekly quiz takes place on Wednesday evenings.

      CAMRA Member Vouchers may be redeemable here - don't forget your membership card.

    • Millbridge Inn 23 Molesworth Road Plymouth PL1 5LZ Telephone(01752) 563056

      A colourful pub located at a busy crossroads. Three real ales and one cider are usually available, with Sharp's Atlantic being a regular guest beer. Reasonably priced food is served all day from 1100-2100, with different food theme nights every day of the week. This establishment is popular with thirsty locals who give the atmosphere some delightful colour to complement the frontage.

      See pub website for live music and events details. An Easter beer festival is held.

    • Minerva Inn 31 Looe Street Plymouth PL4 0EA Telephone(01752) 223047

      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.

    • Pit & Pendulum 50 Edbrington Street Plymouth PL4 9AF

      Real ale availability is unknown in this music orientated bar. There are regular drinks deals 7 days a week. There is a jukebox and PS3 available for customers, as well as a wide range of whiskey, and a cocktail menu. There is also a full range of Thatchers cider available.

    • Porters 20-21 Looe Street Plymouth PL4 0EA Telephone07725 538091

      Community pub situated close to the popular Barbican area of the city. Two real ales are served, with one usually available from Bays and the other one sourced locally. The pub supports various pool and dart teams, with sports TV for the less energetic. There is a large function room available for hire with its' own bar. It is also the home of the Plymouth branch of Liverpool FC Supporters Club.

    • Prince Maurice 3 Church Hill Plymouth PL6 5RJ Telephone(01752) 771515

      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 seven regular beers listed are supplemented with a regularly changing guest beer, such as from Fullers, Hunters, Skinners, Roam Ales and Timothy Taylor's appearing regularly. It 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 winter keep you warm. Food is only available on Tuesday – Friday lunchtimes. Local CAMRA City Pub Of The Year Runner Up 2017

    • Providence 20 Providence Street Plymouth PL4 8JQ

      A traditional community pub with a constantly changing range of upto 3 real ales. It is a quiet, friendly and welcoming local hostelry, located in the Greenbank area of the city. Beers are sourced from far and wide, with Cornish beers regularly available on one or two pumps. Two real ciders are also available. The walls are adorned with historical artefacts and pictures, with the pictures depicting soldiers from the civil war and others of WW2 aircraft (these have now been removed following the retirement of the long-standing manager, George Harvey).

    • Pub On The Hoe 159 Citadel Road Plymouth PL1 2HU Telephone(01752) 202405

      This is a busy street corner pub serving a mixed clientele and is situated near Plymouth Hoe, where Sir Francis Drake famously played bowls. Up to four varying real ales, including one from Altarnun, Bays, Dartmoor, Roam or Summerskills, supplement the house beer, Drunken Hoe, and two local real ciders. Good home-cooked food is served all day. 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. Live sports are shown on the large screen TV.

      CAMRA Member Discount 10%/pint off real ale and real cider is available here.

    • Roundabout 2-4 Drake Circus Plymouth PL4 8AQ Telephone(01752) 825090

      Large city centre pub which was taken over by Stonegate Pub Co in July 2013. Six hand pulls now adorn the bar, with three dedicated to real ale and three for cider. It is expected that the Old Rosie and Thatchers ciders will become permanent, allowing a guest cider to change weekly. Beer and cider festivals are planned for the future.

      CAMRA Member Vouchers may be redeemable here - don't forget your membership card.

    • Stable 90 Little Vauxhall Quay, Vauxhall Street Plymouth PL4 0EY Telephone(01752) 228069

      The Stable has been completely refurbished by Stable Restaurants, who now have 8 pub restaurants in the South West. The pub opened in time for Easter 2015, with a large selection of ciders available bag in box. One real ale from the Fuller's range may be available. The pub is split over two levels, including an outside terrace on both floors, offering great views over the Barbican and Sutton Harbour. The cider range is huge, with around 80 (including bottles) available, and will vary.

    • Stoke Inn 43 Devonport Road Plymouth PL3 4DL Telephone(01752) 515749

      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.

    • Thistle Park Tavern 32 Commercial Road Plymouth PL4 0LE Telephone(01752) 204890

      Now a free house, this was formally the Brewery Tap for the South Hams Brewery which, as Sutton, was located next door. There is a roof garden and an excellent Thai restaurant upstairs. Billtong is available at the bar. There are upto four real ales available, supplemented by a guest cider which changes from time to time. The pub can be accessed across the swing-bridge from The Barbican (closes at 9.30pm) and is situated close to the National Marine Aquarium. Live music often features at the weekend.

    • Union Rooms 19 Union Street Plymouth PL1 2SU Telephone(01752) 254520

      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 Plymouth PL1 3BW Telephone(01752) 214541

      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!

  • Plympton
    • London Inn 8 Church Road Plympton PL7 1NH Telephone(01752) 657045

      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!

    • Stannary Court 95-99 Ridgeway Plympton PL7 2AA Telephone(01752) 283280

      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 Plympton PL7 1SY Telephone(01752) 336756

      A “hub” village pub with a big community emphasis run for the past eight 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, 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.

  • Postbridge
    • East Dart Hotel Postbridge Postbridge PL20 6TJ Telephone(01822) 880213

      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 Postbridge Postbridge PL20 6TA Telephone(01822) 880208

      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.

      The permanent beer is popular Otter Ale plus changing guests, 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 - please ring to confirm before your intended visit.

  • Princetown
    • Plume Of Feathers Inn Plymouth Hill Princetown PL20 6QQ Telephone(01822) 890240

      Situated at the junction of the B3212 and B3357, this is Princetown’s oldest building (1785). It features granite walls, slate floors and slate-topped tables. A later addition is the large family/function room with its own bar and bunkhouse above.

      Food is served all day, with breakfast from 8-11, with main meals from 1200 until 2100. There is a carvery in the family room on weekend lunchtimes from 1200 until 1600 (booking advisable). Three guest beers from Devon micro breweries supplement the three regular ales, with at least two guest ciders accompanying the Old Rosie.

      Two beer festivals are held in Spring and December. There is ample outdoor seating on the specious patio, a large car park, a children’s play area, a campsite and bunkhouse on site. B&B accommodation is available, with breakfast from 0730 in summer (0815 Winter).

      On display around the walls are old photos, and military crests from visiting units are on display above the bar. The infrequent bus service from Tavistock was under threat at the time of writing.

  • Ringmore
    • Journey's End Inn Ringmore Ringmore TQ7 4HL Telephone(01548) 810205

      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.

  • Sparkwell
    • Treby Arms 6, Newtons Row Sparkwell PL7 5DD Telephone(01752) 837363

      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.

  • Tavistock
    • Queen's Head Hotel 80 West Street Tavistock PL19 8AQ Telephone(01822) 612455

      Brown's Hotel, a former 17th century coaching inn, was bought by JD Wetherspoon and converted into their growing hotel estate. It opened on Tuesday 21st July 2015. 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 Parkwood Road Tavistock PL19 0JS Telephone(01822) 618886

      This pub is conveniently situated one mile North of Tavistock, on the A386. The simply furnished bar has underfloor heating and two wood burners. There is a conservatory off the bar offering further space for diners, with access to a small enclosed courtyard. The upstairs games / family room has a pool table and children's entertainment. The two regular beers are supplemented by up to two changing guest beers. As you would expect, Trout features regularly on the locally sourced food menu.

  • Turnchapel
    • Boringdon Arms 13 Boringdon Terrace Turnchapel PL9 9TQ Telephone(01752) 402053

      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 four regular ales are supplemented by 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 Turnchapel PL9 9TB Telephone(01752) 402765

      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.

  • Walkhampton
    • Walkhampton Inn Walkhampton Walkhampton PL20 6JY Telephone(01822) 258697

      Set in the centre of the village, this welcoming 17th century local displays traditional features throughout the bar areas and snug. Up to 4 ever-changing real ales are available, with beers from Bays, Dartmoor, Salcombe and other local breweries making regular appearances. There are also up to four real ciders served, with one from Countryman and one from Sandford Orchards generally always available. Good value food is served daily from 1200-1500 and 1700-2100 (2000 Sun). Televised sport from terrestial 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 being recently renovated.

  • Wembury
    • Odd Wheel Knighton Road Wembury PL9 0JD Telephone(01752) 863052

      Situated at the northern end of the picturesque village of Wembury, this friendly country pub was tastefully refurbished several years ago. The two regular beers are supplemented by up to four 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.

  • Yelverton
    • Rock Inn Yelverton Yelverton PL20 6DS Telephone(01822) 852022

      This large pub with three bars is extremely popular with locals and tourists alike. The Rock sells more Jail Ale than any other pub in the country. The guest ale is quite often sourced from Dartmoor or St. Austell breweries. The lounge bar is tastefully decorated for dining parties, and has low-level piped music, and features old photos of the area. The cosy and relaxed Farmers Bar is where conversation flourishes. The Sports (back) bar, with pool tables and louder music, attracts a younger clientele. The beer is kept in very good condition and is served with care. Live music features occasionally at weekends - check website for details.

South West CAMRA Cider and Perry Pub Of The Year

2018 Boat Inn, The Quay, Ashleworth, Gloucestershire GL19 4HZ

2017 Olde Cider Bar, 99 East Street, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 2LD

2016 Orchard Inn, 12 Hannover Place, Spike Island, Bristol BS1 6xt

2015 Peebles Tavern, 24 Market Street, Watchet, Somerset TA23 0AN

2014 Peebles Tavern, 24 Market Street, Waychet, Somerset TA23 0AN

2013 Railway Inn, Station Road, Newnham, Cinderford, Glos GL14 1DA

Don’t forget, down here in Devon, we also have some fantastic ciders from producers such as National Cider of the Year 2017 winner, Countryman, of Milton Abbot, Brimblecombe’s, of Dunsford and Heron Valley, of Loddiswell, to name just three. And the third-best cyder in the Country at Green Valley, Exeter. Look out for cider and perry from these producers, and more, in the pubs listed above!

Or see Devon Cider Producers for some Devon cider producers.