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Five Gold Awards for Five Brilliant Beers

Posted by Mike C in Jul 2022

The expert judges at Taste of the West have tasted, cogitated and deliberated, and have awarded no less than five Golds to our most popular traditional ales.

The annual Taste of the West Awards celebrate the finest products and producers right across the South West, in the region's biggest food and drink awards programme.

Each of our five most popular beers was honoured with a Gold Award - our original and famous Jail Ale, Dartmoor IPA, Legend, Dragon's Breath and our limited-edition Ice Warrior Ale.

Taste of the West is the largest independent regional food group in the UK, and its mission is to promote...

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The Dartmoor Legend Sportive

Posted by Mike C in Jul 2022

Top cyclists were working up a thirst on Dartmoor last weekend, taking part in the gruelling Dartmoor Legend Sportive cycle race, sponsored by Dartmoor Brewery.

With 18,000 feet of ascent on the 200 mile Ultra course, The Dartmoor Legend is definitely not for the faint hearted. The route took cyclists around the entire perimeter of Dartmoor, and over a whole series of iconic hill climbs including Dartmeet, Doccombe, Haytor, Holne, Merrivale, Newbridge, Peak Hill, Pork Hill and Widecombe - with gradients hitting an exhausting 25% in places. For the competitors, the scenery and views of Dartmoor along the way were perhaps as breathtaking as the...

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Pub of the Week: The Horse

Posted by Mike C in Jul 2022

We're right in the heart of Dartmoor for a spotlight on our latest Pub of the Week - The Horse, in the bustling and picturesque moorland town of Moretonhampstead.  

You'll find The Horse right in the centre of town, and it makes a perfect refuelling stop on a day out on the moors, with high moorland, rugged tors and the stunning Teign Valley all close by. 

The Horse has a real sense of style to it - full of contemporary design touches, yet still showing off the historic features of this lovely old building.  A rustic bar, squashy leather sofas, it's chilly, and a light-flooded courtyard...

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Pub of the Week: The Tally Ho

Posted by Mike C in May 2022

Our Pub of the Week is the excellent Tally Ho Country Pub - a real gem of a place in glorious rural Devon - recently voted Pub of the Year by South Devon CAMRA.

The Tally Ho may be slightly off the beaten track, but it's very easy to find - in the tiny village of Littlehempston just a few miles from the popular and eclectic Devon riverside town of Totnes - making it a perfect watering hole on a day out in this utterly picturesque part of Devon.

Inside you'll find a homely atmosphere and good honest banter (with crackling log fires...

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Find us at Mole Valley Farmers

Posted by Mike C in May 2022

It's now even easier to get hold of your favourite Dartmoor beers, with Mole Valley Farmers stores across the the South West and beyond now stocking our award-winning traditional ales.

Our Regional Sales Manager Tim couldn't resist popping along to the Cullompton store to hand over the first case of Jail Ale to store manager Tom.

Particularly If you live in the South West, you'll almost certainly have a Mole Valley Farmers nearby (and they are definitely not just for farmers!). You'll find a great range of food and drink alongside the traditional Mole Valley specialities of equestrian and farming supplies, home...

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