Save 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.
Newton Abbot TQ12 4AA
Dartmoor 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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Pop 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
We’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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It’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
Head 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
The 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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We’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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Dartmoor Brewery is the first Devon brewer to become a corporate member of Cask Marque, the prestigious national award scheme promoting top-quality beer.
The brewery will be using the commercial advantages of its new Cask Marque membership to sponsor their permanent beer stockists towards their own Cask Marque awards, and is aiming to be one of a growing number of brewers achieving the industry-recognised “SALSA” accreditation for the brewery, and the Distributor Charter for their supply-chain management.
Richard Smith, Managing Director at Dartmoor Brewery, commented: “As the first brewery in Devon to champion Cask Marque, we have the opportunity to really drive home our message about quality and consistency in craft ale production. In addition, our aim for accreditation under the ‘SALSA’ scheme will enable us to distribute our excellent ales to the many trade buyers who now insist on this standard.”
Cask Marque director Paul Nunny commented: “We are delighted to have Dartmoor Brewery as a corporate member of Cask Marque, and look forward to working with them to increase their trade, and to further spread the quality message in the craft ale sector.”
Tolchards, an independent distributor of drinks throughout the South of England, have expressed their enthusiasm for the growing support they receive from Dartmoor Brewery: “The partnership between Tolchards and Dartmoor Brewery, both champions of beer quality, will benefit our customers and sales of their renowned Jail Ale” commented Cheryl Gorny, Procurement Manager at Tolchards.
The Tally Ho in the Devon village of Littlehempston is a real gem of a pub (and offers a very fine pint of Legend from Dartmoor Brewery).
“The Tally”, as the regulars call it, is South Devon’s first community-owned pub, thanks to a group of loyal supporters from all over the world, and is one of three finalists in the South West of England category of the Community Ownership Awards 2016.
Built as a Devon Church House, The Tally has been a part of village life for around 500 years, as a meeting place for friends and neighbours, and its reputation for a warm welcome has seen it hosting a steady stream of thirsty and hungry visitors from far and wide.
The Tally was bought by the community and far-flung supporters to save it from closure, and to protect its fine hospitality for future generations. Step through the door and you’ll find a friendly pub where regulars and visitors are equally at home, and an excellent selection of cask ales and fine wines. As befits its location in glorious Devon, you’ll also enjoy excellent food prepared from superb local ingredients.
The low ceilings and warm atmosphere create a cozy haven in winter, whilst in the warmer months you can enjoy the pub’s delightful garden, looked after by volunteers.
The Tally Ho
Littlehempston, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6LY