Real Cider Pubs
- 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
- Silent Whistle
34 St Lawrence Lane
This pub started life as the Old Bottle and became the Railway Hotel in 1872, when the South Devon Railway branch line from Totnes arrived in the town. It became the Silent Whistle in 1962 when the branch line was closed, save for a brief period in the late '80s - early '90s when it became the Fleece & Firkin, reverting to the Silent Whistle when Ushers took over the premises in 1994. New managers from April 2021, now describing itself as a Sports Bar & Pizza Place. There are three screens, one of them being a ten feet drop down screen, showing football, rugby, motor racing, cricket plus the big boxing matches and many other sports. Takeaways available Real ales rotated from Dartmoor Brewery
- Dartmoor Lodge Hotel Peartree Cross Ashburton TQ13 7JW ku.oc.egdolroomtrad@snoitavreser(01364) 652232
- Durant Arms
Part of the Sharpham Estate until 1940, the name Durant Arms dates back to around 1922 when it changed following a philanthropic refurbishment of the estate cottages and pub by Richard Durant the Lord of the Manor. It is a small traditional, family run 18th century inn with wood burning fires and slate floors, offering en-suite and B & B accommodation and a restaurant serving local produce. Dogs welcome in rooms. The pub is close to the River Dart and only three miles from Totnes. Open on Bank Holiday Mondays but closed the day after. On the South Devon national cycle route No. 28 and The Dart Valley scenic walking trail from Totnes. Well behaved children welcomed until 9pm.
- Durant Arms Ashprington TQ9 7UP ku.oc.smratnarud@ofni(01803) 732240
- Old Commercial Inn
A traditional style pub, situated in the middle of the village, overlooking the Teign estuary. It has an L-shaped public bar, where locals drink and play darts.The lounge bar is on two levels, and leads to a cosy and private dining room. At the rear is a large car park and an outdoor seating area. The pub is now a publican owned free house. It reverted to its previous name (Old Commercial Inn) in 2018 when a substantial refurbishment was carried out. Bristol Twenty bean-to-cup coffee, teas and hot chocolate are available. The menu features steak & kidney puddings, chips & mash, lasagna and vegetarian choices. There is a regular Tuesday Steak Night - 2 steak dinners and get a free pint. Beer selection may vary with the seasons. We offer a range of cakes, hot and cold savouries, snacks and ice cream, as well as an evening hot food menu available to eat in (or takeaway Tue, Wed, Thu only).
- Old Workshop
Humber Down Farm
Barn and former store adjacent to the Red Rock Brewery that was converted in 2013 into a bar. It serves a range of Red Rock beers on handpump, Sandford Orchards cider along with Red Rock Craft Pilsner and Porter on tap. In winter the log burning stove will keep you warm while in summer they've a patio and pleasant garden outside with great views of Dartmoor. They have a popular acoustic open mike night on Thursdays. Red Rock beers can be bought through the on-line shop. Please Note Our Winter Opening Times Thursdays 5_9 Fridays 5_11 Saturdays 5_9(unless we have a function then 5_11) Sundays 2.30_7.30 (from 7th Nov)
- Old Commercial Inn Clanage Street Bishopsteignton TQ14 9QS moc.liamtoh@notngietspohsibnnilaicremmocdlo(01626) 775285
- Sportsmans Arms
Situated on the A3122 between Totnes and Dartmouth, this large roadhouse style pub is set back from the road on a bend. The interior is furnished traditionally and there is a lovely open fire, wood beams and half panelled walls. Close to the bar are two massive granite pillars running up through the room, which are thought to be ancient agricultural rollers. A terrace and beer garden has lovely views over the gentle Devon hills. The garden includes a children's play area. They open slightly longer hours in school holidays.
- Sportsmans Arms Hemborough Post Blackawton TQ9 7DE moc.liamg@htuomtradsmrasnamstrops(01803) 712231
- 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
- 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
- Bell Inn
108 Drew Street
Unspoilt two bar pub who's stone floor was the original market place. Both darts and pool are played. Completely refurbished 2020, no real ale now. This pub has an unspoilt décor, with the entrance area having an ancient stone floor that was once the original village's market place, and now housing a pool table. A small lounge is often used card games and darts matches, with the main bar being on a raised area towards the back of the building. Carvery available every Sunday from 12:30pm-3:30pm. Takeaway options for dinner & desserts available to pick up from 12:30pm to late.
- Crown & Anchor
23 The Quay
Grade ll listed friendly, family, quayside freehouse overlooking the inner harbour, serving real ales, wines, spirits as well as a traditional selection of light lunches. The interior is just one long and very narrow room with a small bar counter in the back right corner. In the right hand wall towards the front of the room is a brick fire place with a log burning stove. Opposite this is an old wood settle built in to the left wall which has a painted sign above that claims there has been an inn on this spot since 1623. It suggests that when William of Orange landed here in Brixham in 1688 this was the first building that he stepped foot in for a drink before marching his army towards London to force the abdication of King James II and consequently become King William III Pictures of past and present day fishing trawlers, an integral part of Brixham's rich maritime heritage, adorn the walls.
- Ernie Lister Bar - Quayside Hotel
49 King Street
This hotel, family run for the past fourteen years, has 29 en-suite rooms, some of them having 4 poster-beds, some having sea views and others with balconies. The hotel's bar is next door and is named after Ernie Lister, a fisherman of famous World War exploits. His story can be read in the folder at the bar. Meals include freshly caught fish and chips and local mussels with chunky home made bread. A great pub, live entertainment, good beer, excellent food, in a relaxed warm atmosphere.
- New Quay Inn
8 King Street
A 17th-century sail-loft became a pub in the 1850's and has recently had a sympathetic refurbishment. The bar has beamed ceilings and slate floor with a wood burning stove, and entry is from a tiny alley leading to the harbour. The upper floor with entry from the road is a comfortable seating/dining area. Serviced by www.brixhamexpress.com ferry, see website for times. Note that the pub is closed Mon-Wed during the winter.
- 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.
- Bell Inn 108 Drew Street Brixham TQ5 9JY moc.liamg@mxbnnillebeht(01803) 851815
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Globe Inn 9 High Street Chagford TQ13 8AJ ku.oc.drofgahcnniebolgeht@maharg(01647) 433485
25 Fore Street
The first records relating to this old establishment date from 1793, when it was described as a Post House and Excise Office, and was known as the Clifford Arms. It subsequently changed its name to the Old Coaching House in 1971. Seriously damaged by fire in December 2011, this friendly village pub is now a pub/restaurant. Takeaways available.
- Phoenix 25 Fore Street Chudleigh TQ13 0HX moc.liamg@hgielduhcxineohp(01626) 859005
- Churston Ferrers
- Churston Manor
Previously Lord Churston's Manor House, this is a Grade lI* listed building from the mid or late 16th century (Historic England). It has been very carefully restored to show its beauty. Oak beams and panelling, oil portraits and suits of armour give the place a true flavour of its age. The hotel is set in a pretty old village, has extensive gardens and parking areas, and is popular for hosting weddings and private functions. About 850 metres from Churston Station on the Dartmouth Steam Railway.
- Churston Manor Church Road Churston Ferrers TQ5 0JE moc.liamg@letohtruocnotsruhc(01803) 842186
- 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.
- Wild Goose Combeinteignhead TQ12 4RA moc.liamg@novednniesoogdliw(01626) 872241
- Cott Inn
Reputed to have been built in the reign of Edward II, The Cott is one of the oldest thatched inns in Britain and has been a hostelry since around 1320. It was originally three cottages that were bought by Johannes Cott who converted it to inn as a staging post for shepherds and their sheep on route to the ancient port of Totnes. Set in this peaceful village, yet only 5 minutes from Totnes, the pubs interior is exposed black oak beams and timbers, white painted stone walls and open fireplaces. At the front of the pub there is a car park and a pretty floral garden, with picnic bench seating. 'Top British Pub 2019' in The Great British Pub awards.
- Cott Inn Cott Lane Dartington TQ9 6HE ku.oc.nnittoc@ofni(01803) 863777
- Dartmouth & District Conservative Club
8 Victoria Road
Built in 1896 this town centre club is a well maintained, friendly community orientated club. Pre-booked parties can be catered for.
5 Market Street
Nautical themed pub, dating back to 1838. with a traditional convivial feel to it. Flags festoon the ceilings, with nautical photos, oars and other paraphernalia covering the walls. The bare flagstone floor complements the glazed tile exterior. The pubs restaurant doubles as a function room. Beware of false pump clip, Maltsmiths IPA is keg....
- Seven Stars
8 Smith Street
A Grade ll listed building with 16th and 17th-century features, that was originally two separate houses that were converted to form this pub in the mid 18th century. Whereby, it claims to be the towns oldest Ale House in Dartmouth. Recently re-opened after some refurbishment in Summer 2017. There is an attractive ground floor that serves as a bar and restaurant. There is also an upstairs restaurant which is offered as a function room.
- Dartmouth & District Conservative Club 8 Victoria Road Dartmouth TQ6 9SA ten.ssenisubklatklat@bulcnoctrad(01803) 832577
- 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
- Ferry Boat Inn
The FBI as it is known locally, is on the banks of the River Dart with stunning 180 degree views across the river. It was the west bank side of a car ferry that ran until the early sixties, from the Greenway Quay side of the river, which is close to Greenway house, once the home of Agatha Christie. Foot ferries still ply the river from Greenway, the Quay, Totnes and Dartmouth in the summer season. It is one of the few pubs in the areas thats interior has not been subjected to modernisation. Meals are usually served all day from noon to 9pm during the summer season.
- Ferry Boat Inn Manor Street Dittisham TQ6 0EX ku.oc.liamtoh@ibfnomis(01803) 722368
- 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
- Old Inn
Old cosy and comfortable road side single bar pub with plenty of seating in the bar area plus a separate dining room, situated on the A381 halfway between Totnes and both Dartmouth and Kingsbridge. It is so called as there has been a hostelry on this site for many centuries, the current inn having been built in 1874, following the destruction of the previous premises by fire. En-suite accommodation available plus large fenced beer garden and car park.
- Old Inn Main Street Halwell TQ9 7JA moc.liamtoh@gniretactuoedisni(01803) 712329
- Church House Inn
13th-century heavily oak beamed inn with thick stone walls, wooden settles and old pews. It was originally constructed to house the masons who build the adjacent village church. Other interesting architectural features are timber screen wall between the bar and function room, which reputedly dates from the late 13th century, and a small 17th-century window that is tucked away by the inglenook fireplace. The pub has a comprehensive menu, with a reputation for serving good quality food.
- Church House Inn Harberton TQ9 7SF ku.oc.notrebrahesuohhcruhc@tcatnoc(01803) 840231
- Rock Inn
On the edge of Dartmoor, this timber beamed and flagstone floored 18th-century inn has several cosy rooms for drinking and dining. Some have log fireplaces or wood burners, sturdy old furnishings, settles, prints, photographs of Dartmoor scenes and paintings. It was originally built by George Templer of Stover to serve his cottages built as Haytor Buildings to house the quarrymen working at nearby Haytor granite quarries. From this quarry came the granite blocks for the construction of London Bridge (1824-1831) and other famous buildings. Traditional cider is normally available - however, in its occasional absence, a guest ale is available in lieu. In addition to their 9 rooms, they also offer a self-catering holiday cottage, which is next door to the Inn. It has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a large garden. Known as Early Mist, it sleeps up to 8 guests on three spacious and characterful floors.
- Rock Inn Haytor Vale Haytor TQ13 9XP ku.oc.nni-kcor@ofni(01364) 661305
- 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
- Hope Cove
Beach style two-roomed café bar situated just 50 yards from the beach. They offer a little bit of everything with a good choice of ales, both on tap and bottled. Also food from sandwiches and pizzas to locally sourced fish dishes and steaks. Takeaways available.
- Hope & Anchor Inn
Overlooking Hope Cove and with lovely views of Bigbury Bay from the first floor dining room, you can always see a current picture of both the pubs exterior and the beach, as the they have a webcam that can be accessed on their website. The lounge bar and dining areas are traditional with flagstone and planked floors, an open log fire and delightful large timber staircase.
- Cove Harbour Lights Hope Cove TQ7 3HQ ku.oc.novedevoceht@olleh(01548) 561376
- Crabshell Inn
Just a 600 yard stroll from the town centre, the Crabshell is gloriously situated on the quayside with stunning views over the Salcombe estuary. It has a wide and varied menu, seafood being a speciality, and its waterside patio is a perfect place for al fresco dining.
- Hermitage Inn
8 Mill Street
A friendly local pub with log fires and a charming enclosed beer garden. Good value with a warm welcome in the heart of Kingsbridge. A couple of real ales are normally available from mainly local breweries. There are homemade bar snacks on offer and basket meals on Friday nights and lunchtimes during the summer. Live music events are held throughout the year. Check their Facebook page for details.
- King Of Prussia
Popular locals pub that shows a broad range of major sporting events. There's a pool table and dart board.
- Seven Stars Inn
13 Mill Street
Light and airy bar with bar and conservatory restaurant with a contemporary feel. Change of licensee, Matthew & Laura Croxford left on 3 March 2021
- Crabshell Inn Embankment Road Kingsbridge TQ7 1JZ moc.nnillehsbarceht@ofni(01548) 852345
- Hare & Hounds
On the A380, at the southern end of the village, this spacious Buccaneer Inns pub is popular with with locals for its daily carverys. Its name is derived from the fact that 40 years ago, there was a Greyhound Stadium on the opposite side of the road. It has a large carpark and a very pleasant garden at the rear, with around a dozen varying size tables, together with a childrens play area. Food is served 12-2.30 and 6-9.30
- Hare & Hounds Torquay Road Kingskerswell TQ12 5HH ku.oc.reenaccub@h-h(01803) 873119
- Old Rydon Inn
Grade ll Listed farmhouse that dates from the reign of Henry ll, now a gastropub restaurant, it has an open fireplace in the bar and six dining areas, including alfresco in the floral gardens. Its interesting features include a standard lamp fashioned from on old apple press timber turnscrew, elm screens, and a medieval well in the restaurant that is covered by a glass topped table. Its house beer is Old Rydon Ale from the local Hunters Brewery and other ales are always from local breweries. There is an imaginative menu, including a few Thai favourites and a renowned Sunday lunch. Takeaways available.
- Old Rydon Inn Rydon Road Kingsteignton TQ12 3QG ku.oc.nninodyrdlo@ofni(01626) 354626
- Live & Let Live Inn
A most friendly, small, cosy and comfortable pub in the lanes between Ashburton, Buckfastleigh and Staverton, that has a very good reputation for its home cooked meals, which comprise meats and poultry that are mainly locally reared where possible, together with mostly locally grown vegetables. It has pleasant decking area with picnic tables at the front of the premises, with a car park on the opposite side of the road. Re-opened in April 2018 after refurbishment.
- Live & Let Live Inn Landscove TQ13 7LZ (01803) 762663
- 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. It won Pub of the Year outright in 2022.
- Tally Ho Littlehempston TQ9 6LY (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.
- 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.
- Maltings Taphouse & Bottle Shop
Tuckers Maltings, Teign Road
An atmospheric micropub based in the old Tuckers Maltings bottle shop. The decor is industrial and the furniture is basic wooden tables and benches. There is a good beer garden upstairs and out at the back of the building where you can sit and watch the trains going in and out of Newton Abbot railway station. Bottled beers are still sold with craft and real ales. Beer and conversation prevail. They are open every day in the two weeks running up to Christmas.
- Olde Cider Bar
99 East Street
Originally a farmhouse in the 18th Century, the building was converted to a pub in the late 19th Century and is one of the few remaining true Cider Houses in the country. It is a past winner of CAMRA Cider Pub of the Year and home to, what is believed to be, the last remaining Cork Club in the country, a semi-charitable drinking institution it has been described as a poor man's Freemasonry. The furniture is hard wooden seating and tables.The bar front is made out of old barrels. There's a choice of 17 Ciders, plus guests, also Perries and a large variety of Fruit Wines. Bar snacks are available. The clientele is varied and the entertainment is conversation!! A must visit if you are in the area. Purchased by the current owner in February 2020. In 2021, selected as one of 32 pubs across the country to receive a CAMRA Golden 50 Award. Local branch's Cider Pub of the Year 2022.
- Saracens Head
This recently refurbished two bar pub was built in 1864. The lounge bar to the left of its entrance is carpeted with an upholstered window seat and table, 5 stools at the bar and three tables with chairs. The bar to the left has a raised area in front of the window with a table and chairs - these being removed when the area is used as a stage for live music etc.There is a juke box, pool table and dartboard. Through the french windows is a pleasant patio area with 8 bench tables, three of which are under a canopy with patio heater. The food on offer is Marie's Homemade Devonshire pasties.
- Swan Inn
4 Highweek Street
With its thick stone walls, parts of this Grade ll Listed building date from the latter part of 17th century, and it is adjacent to the towns cattle market, hence the sculptured animal heads on the the pubs flank wall. It's U-shaped bar counter covers what was originally three seperate rooms, now partially open plan, save that the right hand room has had only its door removed, creating a quieter 'snug' area. Internally, there are a couple of gaming machines, a quiz machine, two pool tables and a juke box, with a covered outside smokers area. Traditional Thatchers cider is drawn by handpump.
- 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.
- Union Inn
6 East Street
With its continental style alfresco seating area in the precinct, this busy town centre single bar Grade 2 listed pub, serves breakfasts from 8.30 and, excellent home cooked lunches from 11.30 to 2pm. It has five letting rooms, with bed and breakfast available. There are two car parks within 250m. New Licensees July 2021
- Highweek Village Inn Highweek Village Newton Abbot TQ12 1QA moc.liamg@nnikeewhgih(01626) 356490
- Crafty Isaac Merritt
54-58 Torquay Road
Popular Ex-Wetherspoon’s pub with a well-deserved reputation for its extensive range of fine quality hand-pumped real ales and ciders, boasting up to 12 handpumps. The décor is traditional, wood clad with various alcoves, and a covered/heated smoker’s patio to the rear. The theme is 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. The property was purchased by the Crafty Pub Group in June 2022
- Grand Central Cafe Bar
51 Torbay Road
Long and narrow single room Cafe/Bar on a corner site of the main street between the Railway Station and seafront, that was originally an amusement arcade. Standard interior tables and chairs with a further four tables outside the entrance on the canopied pavement area. Excellent breakfasts are available from 8am, and 'Happy Hours' are from 5pm till 7.30 daily.
- Henry's Bar
53 Torbay Road
A gem of a traditional town centre pub nicely situated on the main street, closely located to the bus and railway stations and only five minutes from the beach. Boasting an impressive long bar with ample seating, including a pleasant covered seating area at the front. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming with very reasonably priced beers 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 every day until 9 pm, and there is a highly regarded roast on Sundays. Families are welcome until 10 pm with free Wi-Fi, and dogs are welcome with treats usually on the bar.
- Olde Well House
5 Torquay Road
Previously known as the Black Horse and more recently The Cork & Bottle, this single bar pub become a free house offering 2-3 guest ales each week alongside a permanent ale, however since 2021 real ales have not been available.
- Spinning Wheel Inn
During the day this is a friendly seafront family orientated pub with a pleasant beer garden that overlooks Paignton Green, and has a very good children's fun play area. Come the evenings, it is Torbay's premier music and live entertainment venue, with karaoke on Mondays, quiz night Tuesdays and live bands, etc., from Wednesday to Sundays. The food is good value typical pub grub with a carvery on Sundays from noon to 3pm. Note that outside the main summer season the pub closes at midnight on Fridays and Saturday.
- 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.
- Crafty Isaac Merritt 54-58 Torquay Road Paignton TQ3 3AA ku.oc.ttirremcaasi@tnemeganam(01803) 540027
- Church House Inn
A Grade II listed 16th-century free house situated in a small village near Totnes has bags of 'old-worlde' charm. The friendly pub has two real fires and serves good quality food in its recently refurbished restaurant. Jail Ale is a regular beer; often alongside another Dartmoor beer and one guest beer. Bulkamore's prize winning cider is produced just 1 mile from the pub. The pub has a beer garden and large car park. They make fresh Pizzas in a real wood burning, outdoor pizza oven most Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, weather permitting. They can be eaten in or taken away.
- Church House Inn Rattery TQ10 9LD (01364) 642220
- 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
- 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 Brent
- Station House Hotel
Village-centre pub on the edge of Dartmoor. The wood-panelled, L-shaped bar is surrounded by a large open-plan area with plenty of seating. At the rear a restaurant serves good-quality food, and a new function room can be found upstairs, which is available for meetings. Recently reopened as a Café, Bar and Rooms with outside terrace area after a couple of years.
- Station House Hotel Station Road South Brent TQ10 9BE 07581 654321
- South Pool
- Millbrook Inn
Situated in the picturesque village of South Pool, most of this 17th-century pub's trade in the summer comes from walkers and boaters using the tidal South Pool Creek. The courtyard is covered by a canopy, and Aylesbury ducks swim by the rear terrace. Re-opened on 29th July 2020 with a new management team Changed hands again in 2021
- Millbrook Inn Millbrook South Pool TQ7 2RW ku.oc.nnikoorbllim@ofni(01548) 531581
- Stoke Fleming
- Radius 7
Refurbished and re-badged in 2015, a longstanding small restaurant (orig. The Brill Plaice) is now Radius 7. It now includes an adjacent shop where the one-roomed lounge bar can be found, encouraging drinkers and diners alike. Takeaway food is available. Real ale may not be available in winter.
- Radius 7 New Road Stoke Fleming TQ6 0NR (01803) 770007
- Stoke Gabriel
- Church House Inn
A cosy and friendly two bar, medieval inn in the centre of the village. The lounge bar has a horse brass adorned, dark beamed and planked ceiling, black timber panelled and painted rough stone walls with cut in window seats, old settles, and a large ingelnook fireplace complete with a wood burning stove, bed warming pans and a Davy lamp. On the wall to the right of the entrance above the window seat, there is a poem about the saving of village orchard and cider. The upstairs was once the village Court House - hence the stocks outside, where there are also a couple of bench-tables. No under-14s; dogs welcome in bar
- Church House Inn Church Walk Stoke Gabriel TQ9 6SD moc.liamg@leirbagekotsesuohhcruhc(01803) 782384
- Church House Inn
This 13th-century thatched pub, with its black timber beams, inglenook fireplaces, thick stone walls with upholstered window seats, old timber settles, and upholstered benches, was built by the Church to offer food and rest to the weary traveller. It has a separate restaurant area with a quality menu, using locally sourced produce. At the rear of the pub, over the stream is a pleasant beer garden and adjacent car park. The pub opens earlier on Thurs and Fri at 10:30 for the sale of coffee, and for breakfast from 9am on Saturdays.
- Church House Inn Stokeinteignhead TQ12 4QA moc.kooltuo@nniesuohhcruhceht(01626) 872475
- 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.
- Jolie Brise
9-15 Station Road
Wetherspoon pub that opened for business on 21 July 2015. The building was purpose built as a supermarket in the 1970s. Previous to that it was the site of Sidney Croydon’s Printing and Publishing Works. He also owned the steam laundry next door and Henrietta Paddon worked in the steam laundry in the early 1900s. In 1925, her husband teamed up with Commander EG Martin to win the first 600-mile Fastnet Race in the gaff-rigged pilot cutter Jolie Brise. She is the only vessel to have won the race three times. Prior to opening as a Wetherspoon the building underwent a complete refurbishment and the rear was rebuilt. An extensive range of real ales, ciders and craft beers are available along with a whole host of other drinks. Food is available throughout the day and evening. There's a pleasant outdoor seating area on the first floor.
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 beers from its own brewery in Torquay. 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. Three TV's and a projector. A loyalty scheme operates with a £2 card receiving 10% discount.
- South Devon CAMRA Sunshine Beer & Cider Festival
Teignmouth Rugby Club, Bitton Park
Thu 21st - Sat 23rd July 2022 40+ Real Ales, Real Ciders & Perries Pimms, Gins & Wines also available Entry: £10 incl. glass (non refundable), Tokens & Programme £8 CAMRA/NUS/NARFC Members Hot & Cold Food always available Free shuttlebus operating to/from Teignmouth Railway Station (Fri & Sat) More details on website
- 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
- Babbacombe Royal Hotel
31 Babbacombe Downs Road
Situated on Babbacombe Downs in the heart of the English Riviera. The spacious hotel rooms have stunning views, mostly overlooking Lyme bay. There is a daily carvery available lunchtimes and evenings using fresh, local ingredients. Food is served all day during the summer high season. Traditional local cider is served by handpump. May close early in winter.
- Cary Arms
A boutique hotel and restaurant located in a superb position on Babbacombe Bay. There is a very steep road down to the hotel where public parking is available. Meals and bar snacks are served in the restaurant and in the extensive gardens overlooking the bay. The Cary Arms is essentially a hotel with a spa and restaurant that serves real ales and ciders.
- Cider Press
5-6 Braddons Hill Road West
Friendly and welcoming one bar pub in the heart of the town and elevated above the main street, with a small drinking and smoking area outside. Tuesdays are 'open mike' night and Sundays live music. Some interesting galvanised old advertising signs (Craven 'A' and Aladdin Pink) are on view. Although dogs are welcome, please check first as the landlord also has a dog. One of the few outlets in Torquay serving real cider.
36 Fore Street
A recently refurbished family run, family friendly pub located in the pedestrianised St Marychurch precinct, catering for both drinkers and diners. Three regional real ales are always available. A pleasant airy atmosphere with an attractive patio for outside drinking and dining. Under new ownership from March 2019. Takeaways available.
- 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.
- 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.
- Rock Garden Cafe
40-42 Swan Street
Popular bar with a large beer garden. Two real ales are served from Bays Brewery along with Hunts cider on draught. Fresh pizzas, burgers and fajitas are popular food options. Separate veggie, vegan and gluten free menus are available. Live music 5 nights a week. Discounts offered to NHS and Evolve Gym.
A pub standing on part of the site of the original Royal which replaced the London Inn in the early 1800's. This pub is right on Torquay's harbour front, and has recently changed hands and been refurbished. A huge range of real ales and real ciders are on offer and food is served all day.
- Babbacombe Royal Hotel 31 Babbacombe Downs Road Torquay TQ1 3LQ ku.oc.yrevraclayor@ofni(01803) 312600
- 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.
- 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.
- King William IV
45 Fore Street
On the corner of Fore Street and Station Road in the heart of Totnes, this building has a pretty curved curved glass and timber window frontage at ground floor level. Internally, a staircase essentially cuts the bar into two sections with the right hand area having the feel of a lounge and the right, with its pool table and dartboard, has more of a public bar atmosphere. This family friendly pub has recently been refurbished and offers an excellent range of quality food along with en-suite accommodation.
- Pie Street
26 High Street
A cosy Cafe/Bar & Pie Restaurant on two floors. Pies are handmade on the premises daily using a family technique and recipe. The venue is available for private hire. Although mostly a restaurant, there is a bar and drinkers are welcome.
- 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
- Totnes Brewing Company
59a High Street
Popular and quirky brew pub serving an eclectic range of beers with staff that are enthusiastic and knowledgeable about beer. Founded in 2014, after combining the Castle Inn & The Barrel House, The Totnes Brewing Co. was born. There are now three fermenters, brewing 250 litre batches. The beer range, which is constantly changing, generally includes at least one of the ales brewed on the premises on hand pump, among the other guest ales on up to seven other pumps. There is also a good range of key keg ales. Take-away food may be brought in.
- Albert Inn 32 Bridgetown Totnes TQ9 5AD ku.oc.oohay@sentotnnitrebla(01803) 863214
- Cridford Inn
Researchers contend that a 9th-century Devon 'longhouse' existed on this site before a more modern re-build in the 13th century. Originally a farmhouse beside a stream, with its own well, it was only converted into a pub and restaurant in 1982, and is most probably the finest example of a 'longhouse' to a pub conversion in the South Devon area. The interior is on three separate levels, the lower level being the the main entrance foyer with the restaurant/function room and toilets with easy disabled access. The bar is accessed by 3 steps. This historic pub changed hands in August 2018.
- Cridford Inn Trusham TQ13 0NR ku.oc.nnidrofdirceht@ofni(01626) 853694
- Maltsters Arms
18th-century riverside pub, restaurant and B&B located on Bow Creek in the Dart Valley. Once owned by Keith Floyd, the TV chef, the pub has lots of character and serves good Westcountry ales in a friendly pub within a picturesque setting. The restaurant specialises in locally caught fish. Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 10. Fish & Chips and Burgers are available to takeaway. Under new ownership and management from 1st July 2017
- Maltsters Arms Tuckenhay TQ9 7EQ moc.yahnekcut@sretslam(01803) 732350
- 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. It was voted Country Pub of the Year and overall runner-up for 2022 by the local CAMRA branch.
- Rugglestone Inn Widecombe-in-the-Moor TQ13 7TF ku.oc.nnienotselggur@seiriuqne(01364) 621327