Pub and Brewery News

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Cask Marque Accreditation:

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

    Brewery News

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

  • Pub & Brewery News - September 2018 Wednesday 5 September 2018

    The following pub and brewery news was reported at the Branch Meeting on Wednesday 5 September 2018

    Pub News

    Morley Arms new signs have just gone up and is now advertising opening date and B&B; Boringdon Arms, are holding a Pie & Ale Fest on the last weekend of Oct, Sat 28 – Sun 29th; It has been reported that Pub On The Hoe may increase its discount to local CAMRA members; Leaping Salmon Inn, Horrabridge has reopened; & There were no Cask Marque additions or deletions this month.

    Brewery News

    Summerskills has a new beer “Akela” a 4.8% IPA; Stannary are showcasing 2 beers from the New Lion Brewery, Totnes. A 6.5 barrel plant is on order; Bays have won a Silver medal in the GBBF Strong Beer Category for Devon Dumpling

  • Pub and Brewery News - August 2018 Monday 30 July 2018

    The following pub and brewery news was reported at the Committee Meeting on Monday 30 July 2018

    Pub News

    Brewery Tap has been awarded LocAle accreditation; Two Trees, Union Street, may be demolished soon; Walkhampton Inn, Walkhampton, are holding a cider festival, with about 25 real ciders available, over August bank holiday weekend; Fortescue Hotel, Mutley Plain, will close for refurbishment at closing time on Sunday 5th August, and is due to reopen on Thursday 16th ; the Boringdon Arms, Turnchapel, will hold a pie and ale festival in October; Fuel, formally Heaven Restaurant, Exeter Street, has now re-branded to Fuel. There were no Cask Marque additions or deletions this month.

    Brewery News

    Stannary have ordered a new 6.5 BBL brew plant from China to celebrate their second birthday; Bere brewery will launch a new beer “soon”.

  • Pub and Brewery News - July 2018 Wednesday 4 July 2018

    The following pub and brewery news was reported at the Branch Social Meeting on Wednesday 4 July 2018

    Pub News

    A licensing application has been made to open a new bottled beer shop/bar in Tavistock; Duke of York Hotel, also in Tavistock, now serves Dartmoor Jail Ale, alongside Sharp’s Doom Bar. The lease for the Prince Of Wales Hotel, Princetown, is for sale; it was reported that the Mannamead directed customers to Doom Bar and other real ales, during the current CO2 shortages; Lord Louis Stonehouse Pizza & Carvery, Plympton, was not selling any draught beers last week; Horse & Groom, Bittaford, charity Beer Festival this coming weekend (6th, 7th and 8th July); & Fuel, Exeter Street, formally trading as Heaven, now appear to have re-branded to Fuel. There have been no Cask Marque additions or deletions this month.

    Following the AGM, the Branch Committee would like to encourage more members to beer score when visiting pubs. This is to try and help us to see any trends – good or bad – with beer quality in our branch pubs. For the period from 1st April to 30th June 2018, we have had 500 beer scores provided by 45 members for 101 different pubs – TVM! For advice on beer scoring, please see National Beer Scoring System. Members can beer score any pub in any branch area, but we would like to encourage you to beer score the following pubs (listed alphabetically by town):-

    Olde Plough Inn, Bere Ferrers; Horse & Groom, Bittaford; Foxhound Inn, Brixton; Drake Manor Inn, Buckland Mona; Burrator Inn, Dousland; Miner's Arms, Hemerdon; Forest Inn, Hexworthy; Royal Inn, Horsebridge; Dolphin Inn, Kingston; Castle Inn, Lydford; Mary Tavy Inn, Mary Tavy; Royal Oak Inn, Meavy; Modbury Inn, Modbury; Ship Inn, Noss Mayo; Admiral MacBride, Barbican; Artillery Arms, Stonehouse; Bread & Roses, City Centre; Brewery Tap, Stonehouse; Britannia Inn, Milehouse; Crown & Anchor, Barbican; Dolphin Hotel, Barbican; Fawn Private Members Club, Greenbank; Ferry House Inn, Saltash Passage; Fishermans Arms, Barbican; Fortescue Hotel, Mutley; George Toby Carvery, Roborough; James Street Vaults, North Hill; Lopes Arms, Roborough; Minerva Inn, Barbican; Nowhere Inn, City Centre; Prince Maurice, Eggbuckland; Pub On The Hoe, The Hoe; Union Rooms, City Centre; Vine, Stonehouse; Waterloo Inn, Stoke; Union Inn, Plympton; Blue Peter, Plymstock; East Dart Hotel, Postbridge; Warren House Inn, Postbridge; Journey's End Inn, Ringmore; Boringdon Arms, Turnchapel; Clovelly Bay Inn, Turnchapel; & Odd Wheel, Wembury.

    We would like to wish all publicans and licensees all the very best during the current CO2 shortages – it was reported that local wholesalers have imposed a ten-case limit on purchases by local publicans (and a price increase as well)!!!

    Brewery News

    There is no significant news about any of our breweries this month.