England > Devon > Newton Abbot
johninmelb (16) Bristol, England | August 3, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Well, the great little beer shop I stumbled across a while back is now all grown up ... into pretty much the best pub in the south west. Maintaining the off licence in a cellar area (replete with a well thought out, wide and progressive range of local, national and international beers and ciders), they have now taken over the frankly dire Green Man pub and turned it into something magical. Around ten taps of brilliant beers that change all the time - Iíve seen Kernel, Thornbridge, Arbor, a selection of quality US and Euro craft - set the tone. The knowledgable chap from when it was just an off licence around the corner is still there and ready to share his knowledge of beer. The pub area itself is comfortable, well laid out, and amenable to social drinking ... and letís not forget eating! Posh pork pies and scotch eggs in a range of flavours and a great selection of sizzling plates served up in cast iron frypans were on offer when I was last there, and I believe the kitchen is still expanding. A welcome addition not just to Newton Abbot but to the UK craft beer community. Worth a trip to Devon just for this.
ACD (29) Dublin, Ireland | July 28, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
An absolute gem of a place in a town that leans more towards its cider than its beer. Great draught line up - ten keg taps, 7 of which have some of the best beer the country (and Europe) has to offer. Spent an afternoon moving from Kernel IPA, to Buxton Axe Edge, to BrewDog Ingrid - unheard of in Devon. Three handpumps pouring some great stuff from Arbor, Bristol Beer Factory and the like. Half a dozen ciders pouring from boxes behind the bar as well as a couple of meads & fruit wines. Prices are ludicrously good - nigh on half the price you'll be paying in London & other big city craft bars. Great bottle shop attached to it with a range of well over 100 local and international brews at very keen prices. Friendly staff and crowd, as seems to be the norm in Devon. Interior looks a bit sparse - still got that clinical newly painted vibe - but there's a few comfy sofas to lounge on. Nice little patio for summer's day boozing. Didn't try the food, but it looked great - innovative scotch eggs, gourmet pies etc - posh pub fare. What a place - a godsend in the relative beer wasteland that is South Devon!
sju31278 (1) Kingsteignton, England | June 2, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Awesome new bar just what Newton has been waiting for,massive selection of Ales Ciders and many others,great foods,relaxed atmosphere.great staff with loads of knowledge.
Bennettonbeer (11) , England | May 24, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Stuart OíDell, a genuine beer guru deserves a huge cheer for bringing the discerning drinkers of Newton Abbot and South Devon an opportunity to try an amazing range of well presented craft ales on draught in this new pub.
An even bigger selection of bottled ales is available from the off-licence in the lower ground floor.....it tops 100 from the UK, Belgium, Germany, USA, Norway and elsewhere.
The range continues to grow and grow, so itís like finding a small version of Londonís amazing Cask Pub & Kitchen magically transported to Devon!
Stuart is also of course a first class Chef and the food promises to be good quality pub style food, but with a twist. I suspect that this range too will expand, but in the meantime check out the Black Pudding & Duck Scotch Eggs....fantastic.
The young staff are interested, helpful and fun....who could ask for more?
This is quite genuinely one of my favourite places.....I cannot recommend it too highly.
lambic (75) Newton Abbot, England | May 17, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
New beer bar selling craft beer from around the world, website always up to date with whats on tap daily and whats due on.Also another 200 + bottled beers on a menu to choose from.
Around 10 Craft/Farm ciders available as well as Fruit Wines and Mead. Excellent home made food and beer snacks (Awesome Scotch eggs) Off licence/bottle shop also housed within the bar for take away and growler fills. Friendly, enthusiastic, knowledgable staff
devondonkey (1) Newton Abbot, England | May 13, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
Now moved up the road and now a craft beer bar, the bottle shop is still there but now you can drink in. 4 cask and 6 keg taps serving the best beers from around the world. Good ambience and knowledgable staff who will offer tastings. Food looks great and the scotch eggs are huge!! Great new bar in Newton Abbot and looking to get better!
hembro (12) Brixham, England | April 16, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
A recently opened craft beer bottle shop, specialising in unusual beers from around the world. Comprehensive stock of beers on sale, and a good selection of local cider. Staff are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about their subjest
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