September pub news
The Exeter Inn in Ashburton has a new landlord. David Hattersley continues with Dartmoor IPA and Legend on the bar, plus a changing guest beer. By the time you read this the pub should have a new look after a refurbishment.
New ownership at The George Inn in Blackawton. John Smart has taken over this popular village local and has commenced a refurb. He intends having a Teignworthy beer on the bar all the time with rotating guests.
The Prince William in Brixham has joined the Greenway Group, the local family company known for River Dart cruises. In Hennock, The Palk Arms dining room refurbishment is now finished, as is the cellar upgrade (which includes a new cooling plant) while work is ongoing to redecorate the back bar. Mine host Mike Rowlands is pleased to announce that the Hunts cider handpump is now in place and the Palk is now a CAMRA-accredited real cider pub. Meanwhile plans are also afoot for the on-site brewery.
Jay and Heather Murray are new landlords at The Church House Inn in Holne The newly refurbished Lord Nelson in Kingskerswell had Clearwater Mariners and Flying Monk Mighty Monk on the bar on a recent visit and were found to be first class.
Another refurbishment, this time at The Sloop in Kingskerswell. The IPA and Abbot were both on form and our reporter enjoyed the GK Hungry Horse CAMRA beer discount as well.
The August beer festival at The Tally Ho in Littlehempston was enjoyed by all with our reporter remarking the range was probably the most adventurous he’d had all year.
A change of manager at The Taphouse in Newton Abbot sees Josh Pitts taking over at this South Devon CAMRA 2019 Pub of the Year.
A fire at The Lime Tree in Paignton closed the pub. Gary King and team are working hard to reopen the town centre location and complete the original refurbishment.
Cliff Morgan has taken over as steward at Shaldon Conservative Club.
Phil and Donna McCann and a new management team have taken over The Sea Trout in Staverton – a rare Palmers pub in South Devon.
The recent Summer Beer Festival at The Albert in Totnes was voted a great success. Their next beer festival is the Autumn Beer Festival, featuring around 10 beers and 7 ciders, which will be from Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd November.
The Bay Horse in Totnes is taking part in Party in the Town on 28 September 2019. This will comprise performances in a number of pubs around town. As we went to press it was not known which band will be at The Bay Horse. On Christmas Market Nights in Totnes, the 3rd, 10th, and 17th December the pub will feature live entertainment, Mulled Cider and lots of Festive Spirit. Their Christmas Eve Party will feature carols in the pub with the Bay Horse Horns, 7.45 to 8.45pm, and a Christmas Favourites singalong with Dave Holland, 9pm till close.