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Pub of the Week - Bistrot Pierre, Plymouth

Posted by Mike Coombes Dartmoor Brewery in Sep 2018

There's a distinctly continental flavour to our latest Pub of the Week, as we take a trip down to Plymouth's Royal William Yard and Bistrot Pierre.

It's not a pub in the traditional sense of course, but as you'll find a fine pint of Jail Ale to accompany your steak-frites or confit de canard, we thought Bistrot Pierre was well worth a mention.

This very authentically French bistro and bar can be found in the historic New Cooperage building within the utterly impressive Royal William Yard on Plymouth's west flank. The award-winning Grade I listed former Naval victualling yard is home to swanky apartments...

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Helping Dartmoor Rescue Group Keep in Touch

Posted by Mike Coombes Dartmoor Brewery in Sep 2018

Dartmoor is a stunning place to escape the day-to-day, particular if outdoor pursuits are your thing, and the Dartmoor Rescue Group does an incredible job in keeping people safe on the moor.  We're delighted to have been able to help them out with a new radio repeater to improve their communications across Dartmoor's rugged terrain.

The new radio repeater was handed over to Dartmoor Rescue Group's Richard Thorne MBE by Dartmoor Brewery MD Richard Smith as part of our ongoing sponsorship of the group.

The new repeater is capable of handling both traditional analogue signals and the latest digital transmissions.

 "Efficient communications are an integral part...

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Jail Ale is World Class - it's official!

Posted by Mike Coombes Dartmoor Brewery in Sep 2018

Our famous Jail Ale is enjoyed by beer drinkers across the South West and beyond - and now it's been recognised on a global platform with a Bronze in the World Beer Awards.

The World Beer Awards is a global awards scheme which selects the very best in all the internationally recognised styles, and promotes the world’s best beers to consumers and trade across the globe.

Jail Ale was recognised in the category of Bitter (4.5% to 5.5%), one of a number of taste categories based upon the commonly held groupings which define the style and process of beer production. 

Jail Ale is a deep golden...

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Return of the Dragon

Posted by Mike Coombes Dartmoor Brewery in Sep 2018

Dragon's Breath is back!  This seasonal beer is always a popular additional to our Autumn and Winter range, and we've got it ready for you earlier than usual this year, by popular demand!

Flavoured with black treacle, Dragon’s Breath (4.4%) is a unique beer ideally suited to the cooler months, and was originally launched in the snows of December 2010. Deep ruby-brown coloured, rich and full-bodied with a delicious aftertaste of morello cherries, it's a real treat for the senses!

We've already despatched the first deliveries, and you'll find it in great pubs across the region including:

  • The Old Plough, Bere Ferrers
  • The Watergate Inn, Barnstaple
  • The Odd Wheel,...

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The Bedford Hotel, Tavistock

Posted by Mike Coombes Dartmoor Brewery in Sep 2018

For warm hospitality and fine food & drink in the historic Devon market town of Tavistock, head for The Bedford Hotel in the heart of town.

The Bedford Hotel, under the same private ownership as Dartmoor Brewery, has been welcoming weary travellers for centuries, and has been beautifully restored to provide modern comforts in a very historic setting.

Whether your staying, or just popping in for a bite to eat or a little refreshment, you'll be pleased to find a well-kept pint of Jail Ale on the bar (and usually either Legend or Dartmoor IPA).  At lunchtimes and in the evenings, there's...

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