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Pub of the Week: The Blue Ball Inn

Posted by Mike C in Oct 2021

If you’re an Exeter Chiefs fan, you probably already know the Blue Ball Inn – the closest pub to the Chiefs’ Sandy Park ground on the outskirts of Exeter.

But whether you’re a rugby fan or not, the Blue Ball is certainly worth a visit, and they serve an excellent pint of Jail Ale!

This fine thatched pub dates back to the turn of the 17th Century.  The very convivial and cosy bar is warmed by a real log-burning fire in the cooler months, really adding to the pub’s welcoming atmosphere. When the weather’s warmer, you can also enjoy an excellent beer...

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Pub of the Week: The Royal Oak, Heavitree

Posted by Mike C in Jul 2021

If you live in Exeter, or are just visiting for the day, take a ltitle time out to discover the delights of the Royal Oak in Heavitree, an easy 15 minute walk from the City Centre. You can look forward to a warm welcome from your host Rob, an excellent pint of Jail Ale, and a chance to discover the pub's connections with the infamous Dartmoor Prison (which is just a stone's throw from our brewery in Princetown).

This pretty thatched pub - part of the Heavitree Brewery collection - takes pride of place in Heavitree's bustling High Street - once...

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Pub of the Week: The Coach and Horses

Posted by Mike C in Aug 2019

When we're out and about, spreading the Dartmoor Brewery word, it’s always reassuring to know that there’s a roadside pub where we can take a break and enjoy some traditional Devon hospitality (and, if someone else is driving, a good pint of Jail Ale!). The Coach and Horses at Horns Cross is one of our North Devon favourites.

You’ll find the Coach and Horses, a 17th century roadside inn, on the A39 between Clovelly and Bideford, a stone’s throw from the beautiful and secluded Peppercombe beach overlooking Barnstaple Bay.

Your host, the welcoming and very popular Tina, keeps a full range of Dartmoor...

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Pub of the Week: The Cridford Inn

Posted by Mike C in Apr 2019

If you’re looking to enjoy fine Dartmoor Brewery ales in one of the oldest pubs in the land, look no further than The Cridford Inn in the Devon village of Trusham.

The Cridford Inn dates back as far as 825AD, having previously served as a nunnery and a farm.  You will be pleased to know that the place has been remodelled a little since then, though it still retains plenty of historic features including traditional cob walls, a thatched roof and inglenook fireplaces.

This quintessential English country inn offers a superb pint of both our Jail Ale and Dartmoor Legend, and traditional...

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Pub of the Week: The Ashill Inn

Posted by Mike C in Feb 2019

The Ashill Inn is a splendid little pub in a particularly picturesque part of Mid Devon, and is a great place to spend a few hours with fine ales, hearty food and good cheer.

The pub sits in the heart of the pretty Devon village of Ashill, on the edge of the Blackdown Hills - a beautiful rural setting, but close to the M5 motorway for easy access. 

Hosts Nicholas and Christopher have a wealth of experience, from hotels to cafes and everything in between, and have worked all over the world before bringing their experience and warm hospitality to the Ashill.

You'll find a...

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