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The Great British Beer Garden: The Bell Inn

Posted by Mike Coombes in Sep 2020

There's still a bit of time to enjoy the pleasures of the Great British Beer Garden before it gets too chilly.  If you're looking for a brilliant beer garden on the edge of Dartmoor, we can heartily recommend the Bell Inn in Bovey Tracey.

The Bell is a proper traditional pub in the heart of this historic Devon market town. They've put in place lots of great ways to make people feel safe when visiting the pub, and the large and lovely beer garden is a hidden gem and a real oasis of calm.

It goes without saying that they also serve an excellent pint...

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The Great British Beer Garden: Churston Manor

Posted by Mike Coombes in Aug 2020

For a Great British Beer Garden close to the coast, and with plenty of space for a relaxed bit of socially-distanced refreshment, head on over to the Churston Manor near Brixham.

For the time being, the Churston Manor is making the most of the summer days with a purpose-built Lawn Bar, where you'll find a cracking pint of Jail Ale among the line-up which includes a full bar selection, soft drinks, teas and coffees.

All the COVID-safe measures are in place, as you'd expect, but the main attraction is the huge lawned area with lots of tables, and plenty of space for all...

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The Great British Beer Garden: The Tors

Posted by Mike Coombes in Aug 2020

For a brilliant Devon pub surrounded by fresh Dartmoor air and views to die for, search out the Tors Inn in Belstone, in the heart of Dartmoor.

Like many fine pubs, the Tors Inn has adapted the way it does things in order to ensure a safe and reassuring welcome in strange times.  The Shed is the new outdoor bar at the Tors Inn, where you'll find an excellent pint of Jail Ale, hearty pub food and much good cheer, with fresh air and stunning views across the Taw Valley and Cosdon Hill.

All that Dartmoor air and outdoor adventuring is bound...

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The Great British Beer Garden: The Tally Ho

Posted by Mike Coombes in Aug 2020

Next up in our series on the delights of the Great British Beer Garden is the excellent Tally Ho Country Pub - a real gem of a place in glorious rural Devon.

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 in the...

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The Great British Beer Garden: The Old Commercial Inn

Posted by Mike Coombes in Jul 2020

The Old Commercial Inn in Bishopsteignton has certainly embraced the new-found love for the great British beer garden, with the grand opening of their new Garden Bar.

The Old Commercial Inn has always been a great local Devon pub, and for the time being it has relocated to the garden to make the most of the British summer, and to give everyone a bit of extra space and fresh air.

Order a pint of Jail Ale, and enjoy the relaxed vibe of this popular village watering hole. That's sure to give you an appetite, so you'll be pleased to know that the...

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