Pub News June 2019

Monday 17 June 2019

Pub news

The Durant Arms at Ashprington had Noss Breweries Church Ledge and a beer from Otter Brewery on the bar and was enjoyed by our local reporter.

The Palmers range is a permanent feature at The Watermans Arms at Bow Bridge.

The Bolton in Brixham is relaunched as The Birdcage after a £750,000 refurbishment.

The Bear and Blacksmith in Chillington has been named Best Pub in Devon in the 2019 National Pub and Bar Awards.

The former Madruth Inn in Cornworthy has changed back to its former name of The Hunters Lodge and by the time you reads this Graheme and Sue Nutt will have taken over. We wish them well with their new enterprise.

The Seale Arms in Dartmouth has reopened after a refurbishment. Jail and Doom Bar were on the bar at a recent visit.

The Red Lion at Dittisham had Palmers Gold and Dartmoor Legend. The latter was sampled and found very drinkable.

New summertime opening times have been announced for The Palk Arms in Hennock – see whatpub.com for details. The restaurant and pub frontage has been redecorated and real cider is now on hand pump. The pub is also continuing its community involvement by supporting Hennock Fair in August.

By the time you read this, The Lord Nelson in Kingskerswell should have lost its White Ensign ‘trademark’ wall to be replaced by some very classy ship artwork. On a recent visit newly listed Salcombe Brewery was introducing their range to the pub - Les’s first choice is Shingle Bay.

All change at The Ship in Kingswear. Anthony Apthorpe takes over ably assisted by family members. On the bar at a recent visit were Trelawny, Tribute, Otter Ale and Jail all on form.

The Palace Hotel in Paignton had Otter Ale and Amber on the bar at a recent visit.

The recent Sausage & Cider Festival at The Albert Inn in Totnes was a great success - the next big event at the Albert will be celebrating landlord Giles's "umpteenth" (his words) birthday at the Summer Beer Festival, 28-30 June.

The Maltsters Arms at Tuckenhay had two cask ales on the bar on a recent trip, Otter Bitter and Hanlons Yellow Hammer. The latter was sampled and in good form.