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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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Double award celebration for our hotels

Posted by Mike C in Oct 2021

Two stunning Devon hotels under the same ownership as Dartmoor Brewery are celebrating a duo of top awards.

The Two Bridges Hotel in the heart of Dartmoor was crowned "Best Restaurant", while The Bedford Hotel in Tavistock picked up Gold, at a glitzy ceremony organised by Food Drink Devon.

The Food Drink Devon awards, now in their tenth year, champion Devon's most respected, influential and passionate artisan food and drink producers and establishments. The awards are now in their tenth successful year.

Both hotels are renowned for their beautiful locations, locally sourced food and warm welcome, and both have also been honoured with Gold...

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Jail Ale sails with the Royal Navy

Posted by Mike C in Oct 2021

When HMS Tamar set sail for the Far East recently, we made sure the ship's company had a generous supply of fine Dartmoor ales to remind them of home.

HMS Tamar is one of five new Offshore Patrol Vessels built for the Royal Navy.

The ship and its crew can perform a variety of roles from intercepting drug-traffickers and smugglers to protecting UK territorial waters and providing humanitarian assistance in the wake of a disaster. HMS Tamar has also trained extensively to work on joint missions with Royal Marines Commandos.

Along with sister-ship HMS Spey, Tamar left the UK in September on deployment to...

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World Beer Awards for Dartmoor Brewery

Posted by Mike C in Aug 2021

Dartmoor Brewery, home of the famous Jail Ale, is celebrating three wins at the World Beer Awards.

Jail Ale, which has been brewed on Dartmoor for the past 27 years, picked up a Silver in the prestigious global awards, whilst the popular Dartmoor IPA gained a Bronze award.  Newcomer to the brewery’s portfolio, the limited edition Ice Warrior Ale, was awarded Silver.

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

Jail Ale is a deep golden-brown beer, with...

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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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