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  • Beach Bar & Diner Sunday 15 April 2018

    The Beach Bar & Diner in Westward Ho! reopened on 24th March following a six month closure. A new conservatory has been added to the front, where the previously open area was quite exposed to the elements before. Unfortunately, there did not seem to be a great deal of interest in real ale, but at  least they did offer one, in the form of Wadworth's IPA.
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  • Hart Inn Hartland Sunday 15 April 2018

    The Hart Inn at Hartland, sold recently at auction, no longer has a pub sign and could not be recognised as a pub if one did not know otherwise. Futher news to follow as soon as we know.

  • Jack Russell Sunday 15 April 2018

    The Jack Russell at Swimbridge still has a bar in the skittle ally but they are not doing food.
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  • Lamb Inn Ilfracombe Sunday 15 April 2018

    The Lamb at Ilfracombe has now been re-opened as the ‘Thomas Carr Seafood & Grill Bar’ offering two real ales with more to come we are told, together with a pub on the ground floor with posh pub grub, & a fine dining experience in a beautifully restored old Victorian dining room upstairs.

  • Mill Inn Sunday 15 April 2018

    The Mill Inn at Bish Mill has a coach going to Tuckers at Newton Abbot,  as they have done for many years apparently contact them directly if your interested in going.

  • Old Smithy Sunday 15 April 2018

    The Old Smithy at welcome has new owners.  Murrough and Graine McHugh, from Co Tipperary, took over at the beginning of March. The pub is holding a beer festival again this year, on 14th - 15th July.

  • Pier Tap and Grill Sunday 15 April 2018

    The ‘Pier Tap & Grill’ pub now has two ‘Wizard’ beers on offer, ‘ Lundy Gold’ & ‘Druid’s Fluid’.

  • Plume of Feathers Sunday 15 April 2018

    In Okehampton the Plume of Feathers is now reopened Steve the new landlord is regularly stocking 4 well kept local ales straight from the cask he is also selling 2 craft beers on tap.
    Photo shows the shutters being taken off. If it stops raining in Okehampton one day we will refresh the picture. “Sorry Steve”

  • Plymouth Inn Sunday 15 April 2018

    The Plymouth Inn in Okehampton now has a sold sign outside.

  • The Appledore Inn Sunday 15 April 2018

    The kitchen has now been refurbished and is open as usual for Thai cuisine.

  • The Grove Sunday 15 April 2018

    The Grove in Kings Nympton is to hold there annual beer festival on the 21st-22nd July.

  • Village Inn Westwood Ho! Sunday 15 April 2018

    The Village Inn, also in Westward Ho!, are just about to offer food again following a complete re-vamp of the kitchen there.

  • Westleigh inn Sunday 15 April 2018

    A lot of work is being done outside. The child's play area has been flattened and is just bare earth at the moment . They've built a large covered smoking area overlooking the river towards Appledore, also the car park has been leveled & gravelled. They're also block paving a patio area.

  • The Stag is Back Friday 30 March 2018

    The Stag at Rackenford reopens on the 30th March at 7pm.
    Opening time will be Thursday to Saturday 11-3 & 6-11 & Sundays 11-3.

  • 2018 Branch Awards Saturday 10 March 2018

    We are pleased to announce the following for

    Pub of the Year - Winner - Bell Inn at Chittlehampton


    Finalists - Railway Inn at North Tawton, The Grove at Kings Nympton, The Staghunters at Brendon and The Appledore Inn at Bideford.

    Cider Pub of the Year - Winner - Cyder Presse at Weare Gifford


    Finalists, The Grove at Kings Nympton and The Watergate in Barnstaple

    Club of the Year - Winner - Bideford Conservative Club


    Finalist - Libbaton Golf Club at High Bickington


  • Brewer of the Year 2017 is GT Ales Friday 1 December 2017


    We had a wonderful reponse by email and those present at the meeting on 9th September 2017, voting GT Ales as Brewer of the Year, with a strong majority against the other shortlisted Breweries of Country Life and Holsworthy Ales. See meeting minutes for more details.