Here is the latest news about pubs and breweries in the branch area.
- Landlord Presentation to Colin and Heather Lang at The Ship Inn Kingswear
Tuesday 26th September 2017
This is a new award made to landlords who have had a tenure of ten years or more and whose pub has been in the Good Beer Guide for the whole of that period.
In these days of constant change and variable beer quality this is a remarkable achievement and this was recognised at a presentation made by George and Tina Hemmings on Tuesday 26th September to Colin and Heather.
Colin, pictured right receiving his award, has now decided to retire and this makes the award even more poignant.
- Coming soon - New Website
Monday 18th September 2017
Welcome to the new website of South Devon CAMRA. This website is currently under construction and will get bigger and better every day.
- The Town Pub of the Year Runner Up was Teign Cellars.
Monday 8th May 2017
The Town Pub of the Year Runner Up was Teign Cellars. Situated in East Street in Newton Abbot Teign Cellars has been turned round from a pub that has failed several times to a thriving craft bar and gastro pub. The landlord Stuart O’Dell, an accomplished chef who has won CAMRA awards at all three of his previous pubs received his award from Bob Southwell on the 8th May.
- The Regional Cider Pub of the Year is Ye Olde Cider Bar
Tuesday 2nd May 2017
The Cider Pub of the Year was Ye Olde Cider Bar in Newton Abbot. YOCB, which serves predominantly Cider and Perry but no beer or lager, was presented with its award by Bob Southwell on the 2nd May. A further presentation was made to Richard Knibbs, the previous owner of the Ye Olde Cider Bar who, having taken over around 46 years ago made the Cider Bar into the institution that it has become today. He received a special CAMRA award for his lifelong devotion and commitment to cider.
- Our Runner Up – Overall and in the Country Pub Category is The Tally Ho
Tuesday 25th April 2017
Our Runner Up – Overall and in the Country Pub Category is The Tally Ho being the first community pub in South Devon having been ‘rescued’ by the community in 2014 when it was in danger of being sold for residential development. Since then the pub has built on its reputation for serving fine ales and was listed in the Good Beer in 2016.
- Our Pub of the Year, The Rugglestone Inn
Thursday 20th April 2017
The grade 2 listed Rugglestone Inn, a few minutes’ walk from the centre of the picturesque village of Widecombe in the Moor, has taken the coveted award for 2017 repeating its achievement of 2012.
The pub was judged primarily on the consistent quality of its ales, with factors such as Service, Welcome & Offering, Style/Décor/Furnishing & Cleanliness, Community Focus & Atmosphere, Alignment with CAMRA Principles and Overall Impression. The picture shows Richard and Vicky Palmer receiving their award from our Chairman Bob Southwell on the 20th April.
- The Town Pub of the Year was the Blue Anchor in Teignmouth
Thursday 13th April 2017
The Town Pub of the Year was the Blue Anchor in Teignmouth and when making the presentation to the Landlords on the 13th April Bob Southwell remarked that they have earned their reward by supplying the community with good beer, great beer festivals and good service. Luke and Adele have managed the pub for a couple of years now and are obviously enjoying their role.