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The Rugglestone is Pub of the Year

Posted by Mike C in May 2017

The Rugglestone Inn, in the heart of Dartmoor National Park, has been named as Pub of the Year by the South Devon Campaign for Real Ale. The Rugglestone is a stunning inn, in a stunning location, in the picture-postcard Dartmoor village of Widecombe in the Moor. This grade II listing building started life as a traditional cottage, and was converted to an inn in 1832.  Just a few minutes walk from the centre of Widecombe, the Rugglestone is surrounded by peaceful moorland and adjacent to a pretty moorland stream. Step inside and, in addition to a warm welcome, you'll find...

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Award Winning Jail Ale

Posted by Mike C in Apr 2017

Dartmoor Brewery flagship beer Jail Ale has once again been recognised as one of the best in class, with a Bronze award at the Tuckers Maltings Beer Festival. The coveted award comes from SIBA - the Society of Independent Brewers - a brewing industry organisation which showcases the very best in British brewing.  The award was sponsored by brewing suppliers Murphy and Sons. Jail Ale is the original Dartmoor Brewery ale, which quickly achieved fame across Dartmoor and beyond.  A full-bodied, deep golden brown beer, Jail Ale has a well-rounded flavour and a rich, moreish aftertaste.  Undoubtedly one of the best...

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Dartmoor Brewery Gains New Quality Award

Posted by Mike C in Mar 2017

Dartmoor Brewery has gained a highly regarded industry accreditation for the quality of its production processes. The SALSA (Safe and Local Supplier Approval) award for the brewing industry was developed in conjunction with the Cask Marque scheme which recognises excellence in the service of craft ale. Richard Smith, Managing Director at Dartmoor Brewery, commented: “As we continue to grow our business at Dartmoor Brewery, it is vital that we further develop our professional and robust processes and systems, whilst also maintaining the essential character of our craft ales. The SALSA accreditation reinforces our message about quality and consistency in craft...

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Butterleigh Inn Celebrates 30 Good Beer Guide Years

Posted by Mike C in Feb 2017

The 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...

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Dartmoor Brewery awarded Herald Business of the Year!

Posted by Dartmoor Brewery in May 2014

Last night we enjoyed rubbing shoulders with some of Plymouth's top businesspeople at a glittering ceremony for The Herald Business Awards and we were delighted to come away with an award for Small Business of the Year! Being recognised among the best small and medium-sized enterprises and big nationally renowned companies is testament to our hardworking team. Well done also to the runners up, we had some stiff competition! We were delighted to be the only Plymouth food & drink manufacturer to win at this year's awards. This was the first time we had entered these awards, which drew entries from more...

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