Pub news

Thursday 13 September 2018

The Bishop John De Grandisson in Bishopsteignton has news owners and is re-launched as The Old Commercial Inn. Follow its development on

Draught Bass was enjoyed recently at The New Quay Inn in Brixham. This rarely found beer in South Devon is on the bar permanently.

The Hunters lodge in Cornworthy has reopened as the Madruth Inn. Check it out at

Tom & Axelle, licensees for the last eight years at the Union Inn in Denbury, have left the pub and been replaced as tenants by local Torbryan couple, Rob & Danni, who both have previous experience working at the Union. A refurb in planned and the rear courtyard will be developed into a beer garden over the winter in time for next summer. Breakfasts have been introduced between 8am and 10.30am Friday to Sunday.

The Church House Inn in Holne has reopened with 3 local ales on the bar. On a recent visit, our reporter enjoyed Jail, Salcombe Gold and Black Tor blonde, all reported in good condition.

The Railway Brewhouse in Newton Abbot raised £1737 at their charity beer festival in May for Rowcroft Hospice.

Planning is underway for the 27th SIBA Tuckers Maltings beer festival to be held in marquees in Osborne Park, Newton Abbot from 11-13 April 2019, following the loss of the maltings building following the closure of the Tuckers Maltings business.

New entrant in the Good Beer Guide 2019, The Taphouse and Bottle Shop in Newton Abbot is expanding, with a new function room and bar upstairs. They are keen to stress the business is unaffected by the closure of Tuckers Maltings that shared the building.

Mark and Kat Hildyard now have The Kings Arms in Strete fully operational and ran a popular opening evening recently. Regular beers Otter Bitter and Ale are on the bar with recent guest, Powderkeg Speak Easy.

The Church House Inn in Stokenham has a new landlord. As we go to press nothing more is known – check out updates on

The Old Church House Inn in Torbryan has been given an external face lift, following the upgrading of the hotel rooms last year. The historic bar remains untouched serving Skinners Betty Stoggs as its regular beer (rarely seen in our area) with 2 changing beers from local breweries.

The Farmhouse Tavern in Newton Road, Torquay has reopened as a Greene King Pub and Carvery.

The dates for the next two Albert Inn Totnes Beer Festivals have been announced. The traditional Autumn Beer Festival will take place at the Totnes-based hostelry from 26-28 October, while the Winter Ales Festival is planned for the 25-27 January 2019.