This pub stands on quite a busy through road in Newton Abbot, just off the town centre. Quiet and studious with people contemplating their beer choices, simply furnished, relaxing. The beer choice is excellent on both the bar and also the bottle fridge. Added to all of this the food is excellent. All in all a must visit for South Devon.
About ten minutes’ walk from the train station. A street corner pub, one main room with the bar, and the Beer Cave room with a bottled beer section. Tidy and clean with dark wooden interiors and tiled floors. Ten craft ales on keg and four cask ales, locally soured, and some bottles (far from 200!). We had beers from Yeovil, Teignworthy, New Lion and Powderkeg. Plain Brit rock in the back and polite service. Relaxing atmosphere early on a Tuesday afternoon (Visited with Finn 27.09.2016).
Visited on a busy Saturday night. Beer range is great but it’s difficult to find any room to try it in any comfort.
Place isn’t that big and a couple of big parties had meant that dining had taken up a lot of the pub meaning not a lot of room for anyone else.
Would like to try the place again when it’s a bit quieter, the food did look good and it’s obviously doing well.
Teign Cellars was originally a bottle shop but it’s now been adapted into a minimalistic but cosy bar. The bottle list is exceptional and there are a few well chosen beers on tap as well.
(Visited 14 January 2015).
Teign Cellars probably has the most interesting and varied selection of beers in south Devon and I was delighted when it opened around eighteen months ago. I have enjoyed some superb beers from around the UK. All the usual suspects (BrewDog, Thornbridge etc) pay regular visits but the pub also supports south west brewers and Paignton’s Bays Gold seems to be a permanent feature. On my last two visits they have been playing music at an obtrusive volume. On yesterday’s visit they were playing what I assume is ’chart music’ and it seemed totally out of keeping with the pub. It will be a great shame if this is now the norm.
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 - I’ve 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 let’s 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.
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!
Stuart O’Dell, 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 it’s like finding a small version of London’s 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.