Pub news - Spring 2018

Tuesday 20 March 2018

It’s the end of an era at The Maritime in Brixham. Pat Seddon has sold up and is retiring. We wish Pat, George, and Mr Tibbs a very happy retirement.

The Queens Arms in Brixham raised more than £2,000 for local charity PATH homeless charity at their December charity beer festival.

The Lord Nelson in Kingskerswell has been getting adventurous with their beer choice, as well as running their usual ales. On a recent visit, Adnams Broadside, Sharps Sea Fury, and Arundel Pickled Mouse were on the bar.

James Gilbert is the new landlord of The Sandygate, in Kingsteignton. Otter, Legend, and Doombar were on the bar at a recent visit.

The Ship in Kingswear has a new landlord, Kevin John, well known in the area for also running the Ship In Dock in Dartmouth. The pub reopened recently after a between-landlord refurbishment. Usual beers Otter, Salcombe Devon Amber and Sharps Doom Bar were joined by guest St Austell Proper Job on a recent visit.

The Old Inn in Malborough completed their refurbishment and our reporter enjoyed Butcombe Original, Doom Bar and Devon Amber on a recent visit.

There is a new manager at The Railway in Newton Abbot, after Mike Rowland left to take over the Palk Arms in Hennock. Martin Arliss has been involved with the pub for 6 years. He intends to continue promoting Platform 5 beers and live entertainment. The pub will be putting on a beer and music festival 25-27th May.

A refurbishment has just been completed at The Ferry Inn in Salcombe. Beers on recently were Palmers Copper, Tally Ho and IPA.

The Kings Arms in Strete will re-open soon as a free house. As we went to press the name of the new landlord was not known.

The Green Dragon in Stoke Fleming will re-open on Friday, 29th March. The pub closed for a few weeks after the Crowthers left for the usual between-landlord refurb and Alan Jones and Georgie Varney have now taken over. We wish them the best with their new business.

The Albert in Totnes held their beer festival recently where they showcased all their beers.

The Rugglestone Inn, Widecombe-In-The-Moor, has been nominated for the BBC Countryfile's Country Pub of the Year. It is one of 5 in the final. We wish South Devon CAMRA pub of the year 2017 the best for the final. We hope to report their success in News & Brews Summer 2018!