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.
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!
For further information, or if you are a local publican wishing to join the scheme, please contact our
Beer Scoring and Locale Coordinator, Phil (Billy) Kidd,
The following pubs are currently accredited to the scheme:
- Two Mile Oak Inn
The earliest reference to the building as an Inn is in the Tithe Map of 1839, although the name of the farm can be traced back to an advert for its sale in 1784. It serves its ales from a stillage behind the bar. It is a delightful 2 bar olde-worlde pub with wooden floors, black oak beams, part timber panelled and painted stone walls, and inglenook fireplaces complete with wood burners. The pleasant beer garden has views of the Dartmoor and a smokers hut
- Two Mile Oak Inn Totnes Road Abbotskerswell TQ12 6DF moc.duolci@nnikaoelimowt(01803) 812411
- Dartmoor Lodge Hotel
A good selection of local real ales is served at this 24-bedroom roadside hotel on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park and the town of Ashburton. There is a friendly, comfortable atmosphere in the oak-beamed bar and restaurant area which, in winter, has a welcoming log fire. Good-quality local food is served all day every day. The location makes it an ideal base for walkers, cyclists and canoeists, and rooms are available for meetings. Ashton Still cider is sold. Winner of 2020 South West Wedding Awards.
- Old Exeter Inn
26 West Street
The oldest pub in Ashburton, built in 1130 to house the workers of St. Andrews Church (opposite the inn) and has remained an inn since that date although it was originally known as the Church House Inn. Behind the bar in what was the old fireplace can be seen the large original millstones and this area houses a granite shelf for the serving of the gravity fed ales. It is reputed that Sir Francis Drake was a regular drinker at the inn on his journeys to London as was Sir Walter Raleigh. Raleigh was arrested at the Exeter Inn and imprisoned in the Tower of London on 19th July 1603, accused of plotting against the king. There are seated drinking areas either side of the entrance hallway in the main bar, which is L-shaped, rustic and wood-panelled. There are smaller seated areas at the rear. Lovely flagstone floored corridor leads to a secluded walled garden outside at the back. A local of real Cider and Perry is on sale. This pub consistently features in the GBG. Pizzas available for takeaway daily Join Club1603 and you will be rewarded with complimentary drinks and valuable discounts on food. Pub is Cashless, accepting card payments only
- Victoria Inn
77 North Street
Originally a coaching inn, it has a single room L-shaped bar area with a separate dining area and an interior that is traditional black timber beams, nooks, stone painted and half timber panelled walls and two welcoming log burners. The beer garden, with its sheltered smokers retreat, is accessed from the rear of the premises via a footbridge over the river Ashburn. The menu is simple traditional British pub classics at affordable prices. Tenants left during the lockdown and a temporary manager has taken over on 23rd July
- Dartmoor Lodge Hotel Peartree Cross Ashburton TQ13 7JW ku.oc.egdolroomtrad@snoitavreser(01364) 652232
- George Inn
A comfortable, characterful two-bar pub with a welcoming wood burning stove. Two annual beer festivals are held; the main one is part of the villages annual worm-charming event on the May Day bank holiday weekend. The festivities spill out onto the patio, into the garden, and a converted garage bar. There is a separate room for family dining. Monday is quiz night and Friday is Fish and Chip evening. Their kitchen offers a Takeaways available
- George Inn Main Street Blackawton TQ9 7BG ku.oc.notwakcalbegroegeht@ofni(01803) 712342
- Bovey Tracey
- Bell Inn
Town Hall Place
Traditional cosy town pub. 16th-century Grade II listed building with oak beams and flagstone floor. The garden is a small orchard with old farming implements. New landlords took over in Oct over 2017 and they now do bar meals and cheeses on Sundays. Takeaways available
- Dolphin Hotel
This hotel was built in the 19th-century, as a coaching inn. With its position at the bottom of the town it also benefited from the coming of the railways, as it was only about 200 yards from the station on the Newton Abbot to Moretonhampstead Line, when it opened in 1866. The Hotel has a comfortable and spacious bar/lounge, with the actual bar itself being U-shaped. There is a patio at the front of the premises with bench seating, together with a large carpark at the rear. It has 8 bedrooms and a function room that can cater for 50/100 for a 'sit down' or 150 for a buffet. It has been run by the same family for over 30 years. Takeaway menu available 12pm-1:45pm lunch time 6pm-8:45pm evening 01626 832413
Changed hands on 9th January 2022 after 33 years being owned by Rob and Lisa Phillips
- Bell Inn Town Hall Place Bovey Tracey TQ13 9AA (01626) 833495
- Bridford Inn
High above the valley floor, this 17th-century inn has panoramic views of the surrounding hills from the pubs gardens. With its stone walls, beamed ceilings and ingelnook fireplace, this is a gem of a pub, for not only do they serve good ales, great food and traditional cider from various Devon and Somerset producers, but it also houses the village shop! There are four handpumps on the bar that are fully employed and in excess of 15 Real Ciders. This pub frequently appears in the GBG and was South Devon Pub of the Year in 2015 and 2018. There is always something on at the Bridford, so why not check their website.
- Bridford Inn Bridford EX6 7HT ku.oc.nnidrofdirb@ofni(01647) 252250
- Queen's Arms
31 Station Hill
A traditional end of terrace single bar pub, off the beaten track from the centre of town, but well worth taking the trouble to find for the real ale and cider aficionado. It features regularly in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide and has been the South Devon CAMRA Pub of the Year in 2014, 2016 & 2020. It boasts 6 changing draught beers and 8 real ciders. Live music on Wednesday and Saturday evenings with a meat draw on Friday evenings and a quiz on Sunday evenings. A charity beer festival takes place in early December.
5 Bolton Street
This Wetherspoon pub is in the centre of town and is named after the seventy eight foot heritage sailing ketch, which was built by Uphams in 1926, and that has now been restored to its former glory. Traditional Welsh cider and Devon perry are available.
- Queen's Arms 31 Station Hill Brixham TQ5 8BN ku.oc.mahxirbsmrasneeuqeht@ofni(01803) 852074
- White Hart
2 Plymouth Road
Comfortable and friendly single bar pub in the centre of the town, that has timber beamed ceilings adorned with horse brasses, exposed stone walls around two open fireplaces with wood-burners, and maps, comic and ship prints on the walls. It is close to both Buckfastleigh railway station on the South Devon Steam Railway, and to Buckfast Abbey.
- White Hart 2 Plymouth Road Buckfastleigh TQ11 0DA (01364) 642337
- Chagford Inn
7 Mill Street
This pub was formerly called the Bullers Arms and reopened as the Chagford Inn in Summer 2014. The light, airy informal main bar area has plenty of seating including a comfortable sofa where you can enjoy drinks or food from the lunch or dinner menus. 1 local ale is available. A wood burner is lit in the winter months. There's also a separate dining room, and pleasant terrace garden. New licencees took over July 2019.
- Globe Inn
9 High Street
Overlooking the parish church, in this ancient, historic, moorland, Stannary Town, the Globe was once a coaching inn and cooperage. It has evolved into a focal point for the town, providing good food, music evenings, the Cinema Club and numerous events and functions. It won the Community Hero Award for the south-west in 2012 and frequently features in the GBG. There are two separate bars, with big open fires, one a splendid, traditional public bar. A small courtyard garden is at the rear and a car park is nearby.
- Ring O'Bells
44 The Square
16th-century inn in the centre of the town, on a site that archives reveal there had been an inn well before this time. The rear of the first floor of the building was once a Crowner Court, now known as a Coroners Court. The bar has a large open fireplace and is comfortably furnished with bench and booth seating. At the rear of the bar there is a separate dining room, again with an open fireplace. From there a passage way leads to a pretty walled garden with plenty of seating and a smoker's shelter. Current owner for 16 years is leaving December 2021
- Sandy Park Inn
Under new ownership from April 2017. Thatched free house, thought to be 17th century. The bar has a large open fireplace and ancient beams. Beyond is a small snug set around a large table. There is a separate room beyond the front door. A large garden is reached by steps at the side and there is a small car park at the front of the pub. Castle Drogo (NT), Fingle Bridge and the moorland town of Chagford are nearby.
- Chagford Inn 7 Mill Street Chagford TQ13 8AW moc.liamg@ekomsdnagif(01647) 433109
- Teign House Inn
Teign Valley Road
On the edge of Dartmoor in the scenic Teign Valley lies this very welcoming, atmospheric country pub with exposed beams and warming log fire in winter. The pub’s supported strongly by the locals with a large garden attracting families and locals alike, the adjoining field has space for caravans, camper-vans and campers. There’s live music every 3rd Wednesday evening and every 4th Sunday afternoon. Great pub food, all home cooked with a special Thai menu which, also available for take-away.
- Teign House Inn Teign Valley Road Christow EX6 7PL moc.liamg@nniesuohngiet(01647) 252286
- Bishop Lacy Inn
52-53 Fore Street
A pub since 1807 it frequently features in the GBG. The current landlord has been in residence since 1994. Originally the Plymouth Inn, it changed its name to the Bishop Lacy in 1961. Edmund Lacey being Bishop of Exeter 1420-1455, is reputed to have been responsible for bringing the first fresh water supply to the town. This two bar pub has a magnificent fireplace complete with meat hooks for hanging hams in the public bar. The Saloon is more food orientated, but both benefit from the ebullient landlady who clearly enjoys life surrounded by witches in the public bar. House dog is Sambuca who welcomes other hounds and well behaved children. As well as lunchtime and evening meals, there are also take-aways available 8am to 2pm and 5pm to 10pm. Operates as the village Take-Away - menu on website
- Bishop Lacy Inn 52-53 Fore Street Chudleigh TQ13 0HY (01626) 854585
- Coombe Cellars Inn
On the Templer Way and the banks of the river Teign, between Newton Abbot and Shaldon, this dining pub affords excellent views of the estuary and lower Haldon moor from its patios and conservatory. It has a large comfortable bar area, with planked timber and slate floors, together with a large open log fireplace. It has a separate dining room which is fully glazed on two elevations, and has a trendy log fire-pit.
- Wild Goose
Charming 17th-century beamed pub and restaurant at the heart of the village near the Teign estuary. The beamed bar has two open fires, pews, bar billiards and up to five different beers, plus a real cider. The pleasant large dining area overlooks the rural garden. Home cooked food includes fresh fish and vegetarian meals, all complemented by good ale, a good wine list and friendly personnel. Tastings using third of a pint glasses are available.
- Coombe Cellars Inn Combeinteignhead TQ12 4RT ku.oc.srallecebmooceht@yriuqne(01626) 872423
- Union Inn
In the same village as HMP Channings Wood, and only a mile-and-a-quarter from Dornafield caravan and campsite, this picturesque 14th-century pub and eating house, with its beamed ceilings and stone walls, is situated adjacent to the Green. It is one of the few pubs that still has a newspaper for its customers to peruse or in a certain regulars case, do the crossword. It holds quiz nights and a regular Thursday folk music evening. Their food is generally fresh, seasonal and locally sourced. New Licensees September 2018 Breakfasts available 8 to 10 Saturday & Sunday
- Union Inn Denbury Green Denbury TQ12 6DQ ku.oc.yrubnednninoinueht@seiriuqne(01803) 812595
- East Prawle
- Pigs Nose Inn
Highly regarded 500 year old smugglers inn located on the village green attracting birdwatchers and coastal walkers, the pub boasts a cluttered and quirky maritime themed interior. Gravity beers are racked behind the bar; home cooked locally sourced food is served. Children and dogs are welcome and have their own menus! Occasional live music events are held in a hall adjoining the pub. Children's games are available as is knitting for adults.
- Pigs Nose Inn East Prawle TQ7 2BY ku.oc.nniesonsgip@tcatnoc(01548) 511209
- Tinpickle & Rhum
Moorland hotel famed as being the place where Agatha Christie wrote her first book, 'The Mysterious Affair at Styles', in 1916. Recently refurbished and re-styled, Tinpickle and Rhum is now a homely brasserie serving delicious, locally sourced foods and ales.
- Tinpickle & Rhum Moorlands Haytor TQ13 9XT moc.muhrdnaelkcipnit@liam(01364) 661407
- Palk Arms
This reputedly haunted 16th-century freehouse is situated close to the south-eastern edge of the Dartmoor National Park, in the small village of Hennock. It is situated high above the Teign Valley. From the pub's back dining room, there are spectacular views over the valley and across to the Haldon Moors. Their 2 guest ales are usually from local breweries, and they also sell one cider. The public bar is at the front of the pub, and has a lovely wood burning stove in the winter months. The lounge is comfortable and cosy with settees and arm chairs, and leads to a dining room. Food is available every evening except Monday, when the pub is closed. Lunchtime meals are available Tues to Sat from March. Dogs are welcome in the bar and children are welcome until 8.30pm. Under new ownership Jan 2018. Sept 2019. Dining Room and cellar refurbs now completed. On-site brewery planned. Opening times are extended between Easter and September. Opening times for Autumn/Winter period: Closed Mon; Tuesday-Friday,4.30-11pm. Saturday & Sunday, 12 Noon-11pm.
- Palk Arms Church Road Hennock TQ13 9QB moc.liamg@bupklap(01626) 836584
- Tally Ho
South Devon's first community owned pub opened for business on the 28th March 2014, having been closed for over three years. It is a traditional village pub that dates back many centuries and is recorded as being the Church House Inn in 1830, subsequently the Bolton Arms, and finally changing its name to the Tally Ho in 1957. The interior is 'olde worlde' with black timber beams, columns and panelling, both natural and painted thick stone walls and three open fireplaces, one of which has a wood burning stove. Horse brasses, a bed pan, bugle and other sundry paraphernalia adorn the walls. At the rear of the premises is an enclosed beer garden, that leads to the pubs own car park. It has been in the GBG since it reopened in 2016 and was runner up in the Pub of the Year and is 2019 Rural Pub of the Year.
- Tally Ho Littlehempston TQ9 6LY ku.oc.nniohyllat@bup(01803) 862316
- Kestor Inn
Spacious local village inn with a warm welcome and friendly atmosphere. Located within Dartmoor National Park, the pub has a large open-plan, L-shaped bar with plenty of seating, including alcoves. There is a separate long dining room, which can also be used for functions. It has a selection of local real ales on offer and has frequently featured in the GBG. There is a book exchange scheme in operation. Sam’s Cider is sold. Accommodation available. The current owners were previously at the Cromwell Arms in Bovey Tracey for 11 years. A full refurbishment was carried out during lockdown.
- Kestor Inn Manaton TQ13 9UF ku.oc.nnirotsek@ofni(01647) 221626
- Union Inn
10 Ford Street
16th-century traditional village-centre free house. The beamed bar and adjoining pool room display old photographs of the village. The function room, with its own bar and skittle alley, is reached via a corridor displaying many artefacts relating to the inn's history. The Red Rock beers are given house names. The home-cooked food is available from 12-8 on Sundays, with a carvery at lunch time. There is outside seating on the decking area next to the small rear car park. Food is available to takeaway Monday to Saturday 12 noon to 2.30pm and 5pm to 8pm. Sunday 12 noon to 7pm.
- White Hart Hotel
A Grade 2 listed building dating back to 1639, this 3-star hotel on the crossroads in the centre of the town, was previously an 'old posting house'. It has a single bar snug with 3 handpumps, an open fireplace and 5 tables. To the rear of the snug is the old courtyard, with its arched entrance. Here, there are parasolled bench tables, together with a bench either side of the arch. The hotel's website is regularly updated with a list of the ales currently available.
- Union Inn 10 Ford Street Moretonhampstead TQ13 8LN ku.oc.nninoinueht@evad(01647) 440199
- Newton Abbot
- Highweek Village Inn
A 1960s purpose built pub, it has a single long bar area with a separate dining room, pleasant terrace beer garden and a large car park at the rear. The pub holds regular events, including beer and cider festivals, usually with local bands playing in the evening. Regular beers are augmented from breweries in the South West, in particular, Teignworthy and Dartmoor. Serving the local village, it is easily accessible on the No.70 bus from Newton Abbot town centre, with a half hourly daily service until 18:30 and hourly on Sundays and evenings, with the last bus back into town at 23:16 from Gaze Hill.
- Teign Cellars
67 East Street
This pub was previouly called the 'Greene Man', and prior to that, the 'Devon Arms'. In the 19th-century when this pub was called the Devon Arms, its cellar was used as the 'oakum picking room', where paupers were assigned to produce oakum by un-twisting old ropes. Oakum being used to seal the seams of wooden boats. Today, it is a simply decorated single room bar, currently serving 4 ales, 3 on handpump and one on a stillage, together with up to 10 traditional ciders and perrys from polyboxes. Also on offer are up to 12 keg craft beers and lagers, together with a vast selection (170+) of bottled beers and ciders. This pub that is well worth a visit if you are in the area. The bottle shop is open 10.30 to 5pm. An extensive food menu is available.
- Highweek Village Inn Highweek Village Newton Abbot TQ12 1QA moc.liamg@nnikeewhgih(01626) 356490
- Henry's Bar
53 Torbay Road
A shining example of a traditional-style pub nicely situated on the main street, conveniently located near the bus and railway stations, only five minutes from the beach. It boasts an impressive long bar with ample seating towards the front of the pub, including a pleasant covered seating area. The venue is warm and welcoming, and the beers are very reasonably priced. On handpump, there are three regular beers, one guest beer and Sam’s traditional cider on the 5th, plus various bottles and polyboxes. Home-cooked, reasonably priced food is served all day until 9 pm, and there is a highly regarded roast on Sundays. Families are welcome until 10 pm with free Wi-Fi plus dogs are welcome with treats usually on the bar.
- Isaac Merritt
54-58 Torquay Road
This community oriented pub has a well-deserved reputation for the fine quality and extensive range of local/national real ales and ciders boasting up to 12 handpumps. The décor is of a traditional style, wood clad with various alcoves, with a covered/heated smoker’s patio to the rear. There is a theme around Isaac Merritt Singer, the inventor of the Singer Sewing Machine, it also boasts many interesting pictures distributed around the building including some vintage shots of its hometown – Paignton. The pub is situated towards the edge of town, only minutes from the train/bus stations and is family friendly. It’s disabled friendly for both access and the toilets with free Wi-Fi available.
- Paignton ARC Bar
The Club House, South Quay
Situated in Paignton Harbour and above the Paignton Amateur Rowing Club boathouse is a bar serving real ale that is open to visitors.
- Ship Inn
26 Manor Road
Former hotel that is now part of the 'Sizzling Pubs' brand selling food all day, including various 'meal deals' that make the reasonably priced food even cheaper. Breakfast is available from 9am to noon Friday to Sunday. It has an open plan interior with a single bar counter, the left hand area of the room being comparable with a public bar with pool table, dart board and flat screen TV. The right hand side is essentially for diners. Recently had renovation work done throughout.
- Talk of the Town
46-52 Torbay Road
A late Victorian property that was once two guesthouses, situated half way between the railway station and the beach. It is now a Wetherspoons, and opened in 2010. It is essentially one large room on two levels with adequate comfortable seating and dark wood panelling, with the usual offering of framed local history and people. It has a tabled pavement area at the front of the premises, together with a small decking area overlooking a park at the rear.
- Henry's Bar 53 Torbay Road Paignton TQ4 6AJ ku.oc.notngiaprabsyrneh@tcatnoc(01803) 551190
- Tradesmans Arms
On the edge of Dartmoor, this pub reopened after it was bought by four locals who drank at the pub prior to its demise. It was renovated and updated, and has an L-shaped main bar with plenty of seating in a long alcove to one side, with a conservatory open to the pub at the other. There is a friendly atmosphere, and good local food is served together with local Thompstones cider. One of the guest beers is from Hunter’s. Accommodation is available. Opening hours are extended in the summer and are generally midday to midnight on bank holidays.
- Tradesmans Arms Scorriton TQ11 0JB moc.roomtrad-smrasnamsedart@seiriuqne(01364) 631206
- Clifford Arms
34 Fore Street
Description: Situated in the centre of a pretty coastal village, this 18th-century pub has an attractive modern interior and warming log fire in winter. The low level area at the rear leads out onto a sunny, decked patio. The pub changed ownership in June 2017, and the new landlord runs it as a continental style cafe/bar during the day and pub at night, serving a changing choice of 3 real ales. Good coffee, cakes and snacks are available through the week, and a small restaurant menu is currently on offer Fri, Sat & Sun lunchtime and on jazz nights. Booking for meals is essential on jazz nights.
- Ferry Boat Inn
On the opposite side of the road to its pleasant beer garden and the beach, this is busy single bar pub with a restaurant upstairs. The bar area is long and narrow, with beamed ceilings, full and half height timber panelling, an old Victorian cast iron fireplace that warms the pub in winter, and interesting photographs of the village in bygone days. The nearby Foot Ferry is supposedly the oldest in England.
- London Inn
Located opposite the bowling green and close to the beach in the quaint estuary side village of Shaldon, it is a well established pub offering a quiet, relaxed and informal atmosphere popular with locals and visitors alike. 3 local ales feature with a comfortable bar area with stools, seating and a sofa. Also includes the recent addition of the Sail Loft Boutique. Accessible by foot ferry across the river from Teignmouth. With other pubs in close proximity the London Inn makes an ideal lunch stop when visiting the area. On street parking is limited.
- Shaldon Conservative Club
Situated in the centre of the village, the club offers two or three real ales and a real cider at very reasonable prices, and often appears in the GBG. The single bar area has comfortable seating and is home to snooker, darts and euchre teams. At the hub of the community, it hosts charity raising events, wakes and private parties. Live music features regularly and includes open-mic nights. Televised rugby is also popular. CAMRA members welcome with current membership card.
- Shipwrights Arms
Set back from the road at the end of a terrace, this pub dates back to the shipyard days of Ringmore. The only remaining signs of that industry is the old slipway behind the pub along the seawall. The pub itself has 2 cosy bars heated by open fires in the winter. Four real ales are on offer and good home cooked pub food is served. There's a pleasant walled garden to the rear - a mere stones throw from the Teign estuary and the Templar Way, which links Haytor with Shaldon and Teignmouth. The large garden was refurbished in 2020 and new under cover all weather heated seating installed. Owned by Steve and Selena Porter since December 2019, Home-made Specials, Steaks, Vegan and Vegetarian Menu, Gin and Rum Bar, Real Ales and Quality Wines. Recently Refurbished. A warm welcome to all, well behaved dogs and children are also welcome. Regular live music. Farm shop
- Clifford Arms 34 Fore Street Shaldon TQ14 0DE ku.oc.oohay@syusedd(01626) 872311
- Queens Arms
Splendid 14th Century village pub deep in the South Hams countryside only half mile from Slapton beach boasting flower filled garden in summer with patios at rear and open fire in the winter. WWII evacuation photographs adorn the walls depicting local life and history. An extensive menu is available with daily specials, chef is known for his home-made pies, in winter, Sunday roasts are popular (booking advisable). A takeaway food service is available. Children and dogs are also very welcome.
- Queens Arms Slapton TQ7 2PN gro.notpals@smrasneeuq(01548) 580800
- South Hams Brewery Taphouse
A new build unit, completed in 2019, housing the Taphouse and a new 22 barrel brewery for South Hams due to start operations in January 2019. The building is adjacent to and benefits from Stokeley Farm Shop and Cafe where hot and cold food and coffee is available all day. The bar is next to the brewery and has twelve taps, 1-6 are Lagers, Ciders and Keg beers. The real ales are 7-12, mostly South Hams with occasional guests. Beers are assisted by a Flojet air system. A bottling plant and keg line are due soon. Collection or delivery of beers available.
- South Hams Brewery Taphouse Stokeley Barton Stokenham TQ7 2SE (01548) 581321
- Kings Arms Inn
A two level grade II listed pub, with roomy bar on road side with wooden floors. Steps to half floor lead to a balcony with lovely views over the sea and large garden with seating. Good sea views from the garden and handy for the South West Coast Path. Reopened, as a free house,on 16th October 2020 following a long closure. It is now a community pub run by the village. South Hams DC have granted a further 5 year ACV New kiddies play area completed in early 2021
- Kings Arms Inn Dartmouth Road Strete TQ6 0RW ku.oc.etertstasmrasgnik@sgnikoob(01803) 770027
- Blue Anchor Inn
Grade II listed building in the town's Teign Street Conservation area, and opposite the entrance to the docks. It has previously been voted South Devon CAMRA Town Pub of the Year. It is the town's premier Real Ale Pub with eight hand pumps, six of which are dedicated to constantly varying beers. Two pumps serve varying traditional ciders from Ashbridge, Sandford Orchards and Westons, etc. At the side and rear of the premises is an excellent outdoor drinking area. Generally a quiet pub, although it does have a jukebox and pool table.
Renamed and extensively refurbished in 2021. Situated half way between the railway station and the bus bays, it is both an unofficial ‘waiting room’ for both - and an excellent retreat from the nearby town centre.
1 Teign Street
Town centre pub. Previously Bass owned, it was then known as the Kangaroo - its old pub sign is still to be seen in the back yard. Now a 'Molloys' pub taking Platform 5 beer from its sister pub, the Railway Inn at Newton Abbot. One bar is broken up into separate areas, with a woody feel and old barrels as tables. Excellent outside drinking area to the front in a pedestrian way and preservation area. Two TV's and a daily happy hour.
- Blue Anchor Inn Teign Street Teignmouth TQ14 8EG moc.liamg@htuomngietrohcnaeulb(01626) 772741
- Start Bay Inn
The inn dates back to the 14th century, when it was known as the Fisherman's Arms. Family run for 40 years, it is in a fantastic setting between Slapton Ley and the beach and renowned for its extensive fresh fish menu. Outside seating area with great sea views. Opening times can vary so it is worth checking on their website before you visit. Takeawaya available.
- Start Bay Inn Torcross TQ7 2TQ ku.oc.nniyabtrats@ofni(01548) 580553
- Devon Dumpling
108 Shiphay Lane
Very pleasant traditional spacious pub in an unspoilt old building that is set in the Shiphay housing area and popular with locals. Wide and varied choice menu, including local specialities, all cooked to order using local produce and, with all meat and fish locally sourced, large portions and reasonably priced. No gaming machines or 'piped muzac', but both darts and euchre are played.
- Green Ginger
10 Winter Garden
Situated close to the harbourside and the shops in both Fleet Street and The Strand, this recently refurbished J D Wetherspoon's has two separate bars with seating on several levels and an upper balcony overlooking the harbour. Children are welcome until 8pm.
- Hole In The Wall
6 Park Lane
An atmospheric pub located in a hidden location close to the marina popular with tourists & locals. The low beamed quirky interior boasts a large restaurant serving a variety of foods for all tastes. The narrow passageway with seating and adorned with flowers provides a perfect location for an al fresco drinking area. Reputed to be Torquay’s oldest pub, around 1540, the pub is a real haven for real ale drinkers.
- Offshore Bar
13-14 Vaughan Parade
Very popular harbour side café-bar by day and restaurant and live music venue by night. Two real ales are available from the local Bays brewery. Breakfasts are available from opening. Very varied and comprehensive menu from light bites, cream teas, to pizzas and a full restaurant menu. Al fresco dining is available overlooking the harbour. One of the few bars in Torbay that hosts live music every night from around 9.30pm to midnight. Takeaways available.
- Devon Dumpling 108 Shiphay Lane Torquay TQ2 7BY moc.liamg@gnilpmudnovedeht(01803) 613465
- Albert Inn
Named after the famous scientist, the pub is 100 yards over the bridge over the River Dart in Bridgetown. An excellent example of an old-school community local. Pub teams, live music, quiz, culinary and theme nights all feature in this friendly hostelry. Three or more beer/cider festivals are held each year and the Albert is also home to the Bridgetown Brewery and has a cosy beer garden at the rear of the pub with views of the River Dart. Well worth a visit to this welcoming pub.
Mon-Fri 1700-2300 Sat 1200-2300 Sun 1200-2230 Meals: Tue-Fri 1800-2100 Sun 1200-1500
- Bay Horse Inn
8 Cistern Street
This Grade II listed 15th-century coaching inn at the top of historic Totnes has been in the GBG repeatedly, it holds several beer festivals through the year and normally serves a minimum of three ales and two ciders. The pub is also the brewery tap for the New Lion Brewery, based close by in neighbouring Dartington. At the rear there is a superb, large, attractive beer garden with bench seating and a covered smoking area. Although the stop for the buses is at the bottom of the town, it is well worth the walk up through the main street with its diverse and eco-friendly community. This community-minded friendly pub hosts live music, including jazz and open mic nights, plus quiz nights and much more, check social media to see what’s happening. Customers may bring their own food or use nearby takeaway services to eat on the premises.
- Royal Seven Stars Hotel
Prominently situated at the bottom of the main shopping street in Totnes, in the centre of the town, this former coaching house is dog and family friendly. It has 21 rooms, an excellent a-la-carte restaurant, is a wedding venue with two function rooms. The hotel hosts live music every Friday night and also has plenty of seating outside the front of the hotel, where events are also held in the warmer months. Sold to St. Austell Brewery in February 2020.
- Steam Packet Inn
St Peters Quay
This Buccaneer Inns pub-restaurant is on the right hand bank of the River Dart, just 5 minutes walk from the town centre. It has a waterside terrace and conservatory dining area, that overlook Vire Island. As well as lunch and dinner, breakfast is served from 8am and the bar opens at 11am
- Albert Inn 32 Bridgetown Totnes TQ9 5AD ku.oc.oohay@sentotnnitrebla(01803) 863214
- Rugglestone Inn
The Rugglestone Inn is a unique, unspoilt Dartmoor inn delightfully located in the picturesque village of Widecombe in the Moor. Originally a cottage, the Grade II listed building was converted to an inn back in 1832 and named after a local logan stone. It is surrounded by peaceful moorland, adjacent to a pretty stream and just a few minutes walk from the centre of the village. Inside, there is a cosy bar with a wood burner and two further rooms, one of which has an open log fire, together creating a wonderful ‘home from home’ atmosphere. Outside is a large sheltered garden with picnic tables accessible via a small bridge over a delightful moorland stream and from where you can enjoy fabulous views. Children and dogs are welcome but we ask that dogs be kept on a lead. A wide selection of home-cooked food is available. Local farm cider is sold, with the house beer from Teignworthy. The pub’s car park is just down the road. Local CAMRA Pub of the Year 2012, 2017 and it consistently appears in the GBG. The real ales are on gravity dispense.
- Rugglestone Inn Widecombe-in-the-Moor TQ13 7TF ku.oc.nnienotselggur@seiriuqne(01364) 621327
- Rising Sun Inn
Originally a drovers 'stop-over' between Ashburton and Newton Abbot, it is now a popular pub/restaurant that is approximately 1.5 miles off the A38. New ownership from 14th December 2019
- Rising Sun Inn Woodland Woodland TQ13 7JT moc.kooltuo@dnaldoownusgnisireht(01364) 652544