Dartmoor Brewery

Taste of the West Awards 2023

Posted by Mike C in Jul 2023

The expert judges at Taste of the West have tasted, cogitated and deliberated, with Dartmoor Brewery picking up not just one but four prestigious awards for 2023.

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.

There were Gold awards for our original and famous Jail Ale, Legend and Dragon's Breath, and a Silver for our popular Dartmoor IPA.

Taste of the West is the largest independent regional food group in the UK, and its mission is to promote and support fantastic local food and drink from the...

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Dartmoor Zero - all of the flavour, without the alcohol

Posted by Mike C in Jun 2023

In response to increasing market demand for high quality low-alcohol beers, leading South West producer of traditional ales, Dartmoor Brewery, has added to its portfolio with the launch of Dartmoor Zero.

With a strength of less than 0.5% alcohol by volume, the new beer is aimed at discerning drinkers who at times would prefer the traditional pleasures of a full-flavoured beer combined with a minimal level of alcohol.

Dartmoor Zero joins the existing range of award-winning Dartmoor beers, including the famous and original Jail Ale, the full-flavoured Legend and the light and golden Dartmoor IPA.

Dartmoor Brewery Managing Director Ian Cobham commented: “We...

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Pub of the Week: The Rugglestone Inn

Posted by Mike C in May 2023

Warmer days are here, and it's only right that we should introduce you to a perfect Dartmoor pub in a stunning moorland setting. The famous Rugglestone Inn in the perfect moorland village of  Widecombe-in-the-Moor is our Pub of the Week.

This beautiful grade II listed building was converted from a traditional Dartmoor cottage into an inn back in 1823. A pretty stream flows alongside the pub, and there's stunning moorland scenery all around, making this the perfect place to enjoy a peaceful pint and something nice to eat in the large, sheltered beer garden.

In the cooler months, the characterful bar is wonderfully welcoming,...

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Pub of the Week: The Rock Inn

Posted by Mike C in Apr 2023

Introducing our Pub of the Week - the excellent Rock Inn, Yelverton.

Originally a coaching house, believed to date back to the 16th century, The Rock Inn was converted from a private house over two hundred years ago. If you're planning a day out on Dartmoor, this popular country pub is the perfect spot for a little refreshment or sustenance, being conveniently located at the south western gateway to the moor, and only a short drive from Plymouth. You'll find a choice of comfortable and characterful bars, a lovely big beer garden to the front, very well kept Jail Ale...

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Photo Competition: Beer with Altitude

Posted by Mike C in Apr 2023

As England's highest brewery, at 1465ft above sea level, we are well placed to enjoy the benefits of clean, fresh Dartmoor, and stunning Dartmoor views in every direction - both of which, we think, add a certain touch of magic to our beers.

"Beers with altitude", if you like.

We've launched a photo competition to find the best shots of any of our award-winning beers pictured at altitude - on a moorland tor, up a mountain, or atop a tower!

It's easy to enter. Just pop along to our Facebook page, look out for our pinned Photo Competition post, and add your entry...

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