South Devon

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

COVID-19 latest pub and brewery news

Wednesday 2 December 2020

It is warming to see that most breweries appear to be still operating albeit at reduced levels. Having said that the information is a little complicated in that some breweries will deliver bottles/draught beer (with or without charge) including beers of different volumes in various types of mini kegs. Others are selling from their shops, but some are asking you not to visit and the only way to check what is available is to make contact with them directly or via their website. For that reason, I have kept detailed information to a minimum and do not want to convey false information.

The same type of complications also appear with the pubs. Some will be doing beer takeaways and some just food, but there are day and time restrictions and again you will need to make direct contact.

Pubs and in no particular order.

Queen's Arms Brixham (our Pub of the Year) and doing take away draught beer

Teign Cellars, Newton Abbot and takeaway beers in boxes and probably bottles together with food.

Dartmoor Lodge, Ashburton and food deliveries including Sunday lunch as far as Newton Abbot

Cridford Inn and food, groceries which include fish

Shipwrights, Shaldon and food takeaways

Bridford Inn real cider and food collection including Sunday lunch

Tally Ho, Littlehempston with Wed and Fri food collections with the possibility of some beer

Cider Bar, Newton Abbot doing cider take outs

Rugglestone with food collection and bottled beer

Old Commerial Inn, Bishopsteignton and building a shop for takeaways including bakery with black puddings and scotch eggs and two draught beers

Bishop Lacy, Chudleigh with food takeaway during the week and Sunday lunch local delivery

Ring of Bells Bishopsteignton and delivery of two real ales

Further information about what pubs are doing in our area:

The default setting for WhatPub has been changed to show only pubs offering ‘Takeouts and/or deliveries’.

There are about 50 pubs at present in our area offering this service and they can all be seen by searching WhatPub for ‘South Devon CAMRA’.


Bays have launched a new on line shop with discount code.

The address is (it is not on the website) with a 35% discount by entering loyalty 35 at the end of the transaction

Delivery postcodes TQ 1-14, PL 1-9 and 21, EX 1-9 and 11 with 2 or more cases or £28 spending delivery free.

Cases are £21.44 and an 18 or 36 pint box of Gold at £25.99 and £42.24

It seems to be a special offer for CAMRA members

Black Tor (delivery)

Red Rock including bottles and a 'real' lager (delivery)

Salcombe (9 pint in box and free delivery)

South Hams

Teignmouth (again bag in box as previously reported)

New Lion - - online store went live on 29/04/2020 with an extended delivery area to the following;

Totnes, Dartington, taverton, South Brent, Stoke Gabriel, Ashburton, Buckfastleigh, Ivybridge, Aish, Paignton, Ipplepen, Rattery, Harberton, Harbertonford, Denbury and the surrounding area

Hunter's Brewery are doing free delivery for most of Devon (£12 for 20 bottles)

Riviera are doing free delivery to Torbay and Newton Abbot with Drunken Porter (4.6%) imminent then Riviera Gold and RBC in May (9 pint mini kegs + 18 and 41 pint pressurised barrels). They are happy to deliver in any quantity, within reason, bottles, small and large casks, 9-pint mini-kegs.

Out of Branch area

Exeter Brewery rumoured to be free delivery to any Devon address and includes a 5 litre mini keg

Crossed Anchors are doing home delivery

Roam brewery are doing free deliveries in and around Plymouth with postcodes PL1 to PL9, Fridays delivery only and card payments only.

My thanks to and in no particular order: Russell Davies, Andrew Thomson, Peter Lister, Chris Bradbury, Adrian Dyer, Alan Waldron, Roger Adams, Lawrence Stringer, Philip German, Brian Clargo, Dave Maddison, Chris R, Sue and Colin Stains, Amanda and Dave Buckler, David Fletcher, Duncan Moss and Les Flower. It really was good to hear from you all.

That's all for now and look forward to having a drink with you in more clement times.

Thanks, Chairman Bob