Butterleigh Inn Celebrates 30 Good Beer Guide Years

Jo at the Butterleigh InnThe Butterleigh Inn, near Cullompton, has become one of just a handful of pubs in the land to have appeared in the Good Beer Guide for 30 consecutive years.

Now in its 44th year, the Good Beer Guide is published annually by the Campaign for Real Ale.  The beer-lovers’ bible is updated each year with the best real ale pubs in the UK, nominated by CAMRA members.

This year’s guide features 124 pubs and 50 breweries from Devon, including Dartmoor Brewery.

Ray Dwan, Chairman of the Exeter and East Devon Branch of CAMRA, said “We are delighted to be able to say we have such an excellent pub in our area and we will be raising a glass or two in celebration at a special presentation at the Butterleigh Inn on 22nd February”.

”A country gem and everything a country pub should be” was how one guest described The Butterleigh following their stay with Matt and Jo who have been at this pub for over 7 years.

Located in beautiful rolling Mid-Devon countryside, yet within easy reach of Exeter and Tiverton, Butterleigh is an attractive village where the pub is situated opposite the pretty 13th Century village church. The original part of the building is a 400 year old Devon longhouse, and you’ll find warming fires in winter and a peaceful summer garden.  The menus offer delicious pub classics prepared using fresh, local ingredients.

Their range of well-kept ales includes Jail Ale from Dartmoor Brewery.

Huge congratulations to Matt and Jo!

Butterleigh Inn
Devon  EX15 1PN



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Supporting Dartmoor Rescue Group

Dartmoor Brewery - Dartmoor Search and Rescue - SmallDartmoor Brewery has signalled its commitment to public safety on Dartmoor with a new sponsorship agreement with the Dartmoor Rescue Group.

The Dartmoor Rescue Group is comprised of four independent teams based around the moor at Okehampton, Ashburton, Tavistock and Plymouth. In addition to moorland rescues, coming to the aid of walkers and other moor users, the group’s volunteers provide a 24/7 service every day of the year to assist Devon and Cornwall Police throughout the force area. Search and rescue operations encompass Moorland rescues, flooding response, search for vulnerable persons, Alzheimer’s sufferers, despondent persons and missing children.

Dartmoor Brewery will be making a donation for every pint sold on the moor of their newly-relaunched Dartmoor IPA.

Richard Smith, Managing Director at Dartmoor Brewery, commented: “We are passionate about Dartmoor, and the Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team do an amazing job of keeping people safe on the moors, often in the most extreme conditions. Our new sponsorship deal is a great way for us to put a little back into Dartmoor, our home patch.”.

Visit www.dartmoor-rescue.org

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Tuckers Maltings Beer Festival

tuckers-maltings-beer-festival-2017Save the date!  The great Tuckers Maltings Beer Festival takes place from 27th to 29th April.  Showcasing over 250 beers, including fabulous ales from Dartmoor Brewery of course, this is definitely one not to miss. There’s an all-weather Family Marquee, and live music each day.

The Festival is organised by SIBA – the Society of Independent Brewers – and supported by CAMRA.

Festival Sessions & Prices:

Thursday 27th April – 5pm to 11pm – £5
Friday 28th April – 11am to 5pm – £5
Friday 28th April – 6pm to 11pm – £7
Saturday 29th April – 11am to 11pm – £5

Tickets are available on the door.

Tuckers Maltings
Teign Road
Newton Abbot  TQ12 4AA



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Exeter Food Festival 2017

exeter-festival-food-drink-2017Dartmoor Brewery has signed up as a leading sponsor of the Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink.

The Festival, now in its 14th year, is held in the courtyard of Exeter Castle and the surrounding Northernhay Gardens, in the heart of Exeter.  For 2017, the Festival will take place over the early May Bank Holiday weekend from Saturday 29th April to Monday 1st May. The packed line-up includes trade stands, workshops, chef demonstrations, family activities, live music and three After Dark music festivals.  The Festival Cookery Theatre, in Northernhay Gardens, is the centrepiece of the daytime activities, with entertaining and informative demonstrations from leading chefs using the finest Westcountry produce.

There will also be a chance to win a luxury night away at our own Dartmoor hotel, the Two Bridges Hotel, in conjunction with the Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink.

Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink
29th April – 1st May 2017
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Dartmoor Brewery Showcase

Dartmoor Brewery ShowcasePop along to the Queen’s Head in Tavistock (23rd – 26th February) for the Dartmoor Brewery showcase.  Enjoy our flagship Jail Ale, and other Dartmoor Brewery favourites and guest ales.  On Friday 24th, our very own Scott will be hosting a Meet the Brewer session from 4:30pm – with a few tasters to tempt you!

The Queen’s Head
79-80 West Street
Tavistock PL19 8AQ

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See you at The Source

The Source logoWe’ll be showcasing our brilliant Dartmoor ales at this year’s The Source trade show in Exeter, Wednesday 8th/Thursday 9th February, and we look forward to welcoming trade customers old and new.

The Source is the region’s leading event for the food and drink trade, with an outstanding line-up of South West, UK and international producers. The event highlights the diversity of food and drink producers, but perhaps more than anything it celebrates the quality on offer from top-notch producers here in the South West.

We’ll be showing off our core range of Dartmoor Brewery ales – Jail Ale, Legend, IPA and Dartmoor Best – and there’ll be a free Dartmoor Brewery gillet for anyone purchasing three or more firkins at our stand!

You’ll find us on Stand A4.  See you there!

The Source Trade Show
8 – 9 February 2017
Westpoint Exhibition Centre
Exeter EX5 1DJ

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Warm up. Chill out.

Log fire at the Two Bridges HotelIt’s chilly outside. But all the more reason to book yourself in for a couple of nights of warm hospitality, fabulous food, Dartmoor ales and crackling log fires at our own Dartmoor hotel, the Two Bridges Hotel.

The Two Bridges Hotel is just a couple of miles down the hill from Dartmoor Brewery HQ, in a stunning spot alongside the West Dart River.  It’s a top-notch hotel, make no mistake, with award-winning dining and luxurious rooms. But it’s also the kind of place where you can kick off your walking boots in front of the fire and enjoy a pint or two.  The Two Bridges Hotel is also very dog-friendly.

A proper Dartmoor oasis – away from it all for sure, but also very easy to get to (40 minutes drive from Plymouth, 50 minutes drive from Exeter).

Until the end of February, you can book a Winter Warmer break from just £70 per night including dinner, bed and breakfast.  The warm welcome comes at no extra charge!

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Two Bridges Hotel – Two Bridges – Dartmoor National Park – Devon – PL20 6SW – 01822 892300 – www.twobridges.co.uk



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The Smugglers Inn Beer Festival

Smugglers Inn DawlishHead along to the very welcoming Smugglers Inn for their Beer Festival 2017, from 27th to 29th January 2017.

You’ll find the Smugglers Inn just outside the Devon seaside town of Dawlish.  Great sea views, very decent food (including the exceptionally agreeable and popular Farmers Feast Carvery every day), and fine local ales including Legend from Dartmoor Brewery.

The Smugglers Inn Beer Festival (from 5pm on the Friday, and from 11am on Saturday and Sunday) will be offering a line-up of 12 guest ales, and live music from Manuka 2 on Friday, and the Back Beach Boyz on Saturday.

And if you can’t make it to the Beer Festival, do pop along some time for a bracing seaside stroll, a bite to eat, and a fabulous ale or two.

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The Smugglers Inn
27 Teignmouth Road
Devon   EX7 0LA





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Top Marque for Tavistock Hotel

The Bedford Cask, Xmas & Dogs for Screen 3mb-002-1000pxThe popular and historic Bedford Hotel, in the heart of the award-winning Devon market town of Tavistock, has gained a prestigious industry award in recognition of the quality of the beers which it offers to hotel guests and visitors, including superb craft ales from Dartmoor Brewery.

The Cask Marque award exists to ensure that cask ales served in hotels, bars and pubs across the UK, are in perfect condition. Qualified and experienced Cask Marque assessors travel the length and breadth of the British Isles to check the temperature, appearance, flavour and aroma of the beers on offer.

Leanne Wills, General Manager at The Bedford Hotel, commented: “The Bedford Hotel is a great place to enjoy a relaxed pint in top-notch surroundings. We are delighted to have achieved Cask Marque recognition for the quality of our beers, particularly with craft ales from our own Dartmoor Brewery always on tap.”

The historic Bedford Hotel offers luxurious rooms, award-winning dining, traditional Devon Cream Teas, and fine Dartmoor ales, in a landmark location in the centre of Tavistock.

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Christmas at Dartington

Shops at Dartington logoWe’ll be showcasing our fabulous Dartmoor ales at the super-festive Christmas Fair at the Shops at Dartington this Saturday, 17th December.

The Shops at Dartington is an eclectic collection of individual shops, selling local arts, crafts, gifts, clothing and fine food & drink.  We’ll be there from 10am until 3pm, offering tastings of Dartmoor Brewery ales, and we’ll have our award-winning beers available to buy in bottles, individually or in gift packs.

You’ll find the Shops at Dartington in a woodland setting just outside the delightful Devon town of Totnes.  The postcode for your SatNav is TQ9 6TQ.  See you there!

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