Devon is home to some fantastic breweries, from ales through to ciders. Thanks to our social media following, we have collated a list of 10 of the best breweries in Devon, some of which you may have never even heard of! If we’ve missed any out, let us know in the comments below.
Totnes Brewing Co., Totnes
The Totnes Brewing Co. is a small, independent, family run brewery based in the heart of Beautiful Historic Totnes. Set against the backdrop of the town’s stunning Norman Castle, they are so close in fact, that the brewery is situated in the old Moat! Carrying on a strong tradition of brewing in the area, The Totnes Brewing Co. is a Microbrewery & Craft Ale bar, selling not only their own beer but a huge selection of craft beers from the UK and around the world. The diversity of the bottles and cans in stock means a huge variety of different beer styles can also be experienced.
Stannary Brewing Co., Tavistock
So who are the Stannary Brewing Co.? Well there’s two of them; Garry White & Chris John. They are both local blokes born and bred, delicately balancing their day jobs and young families with a passion for making great beer.
Inspired by the great craft breweries from America and the UK, they started life as crazy hop loving home-brewers learning to brew beer from books and the internet on homemade brew kits. The commercial brewing world has been a super steep learning curve, they push their tired old brewhouse to its limits at times but they like to think they make great tasting beers for everyone to try.
Moonchild Brewing Co., Okehampton
At Moonchild Brewing Co., they brew innovative and high quality artisan beer with all natural ingredients, unrefined, unfiltered and unpasteurised for a fuller flavour.
Country Life Brewery, Bideford
Established in 1998, using the brew plant from Lundy Island, the brewery was originally located at the families’ pub near Westward Ho! During the summer of 2002, it moved to its current location at The Big Sheep, Abbotsham, where you can visit the working brewery and retail outlet. In 2005 a new state of the art brewery and a bottling plant was installed enabling the brewery to keep up with increasing demand.
New Lion Brewery, Totnes
Totnes has a history of brewing. It is also famed for its culture of local food, seasonal produce and its many independent eating and drinking establishments. They seek to build on, and enhance, the town’s reputation as a place that is “proud to be different”. Their aim is to produce beers that capture that difference; beers that can truly be described as “Totnes in a bottle.”
Powderkeg Brewery, Woodbury Salterton
Powderkeg love beer unashamedly. Not only because it tastes fantastic, but because they say it can bring such happiness. It brings people together to cut loose, have a good time and put the world to rights. It has been a source of refreshment and nourishment since ancient times and has inspired countless artists and great thinkers. It has fuelled rebellions and shaped British culture.
Their approach may be modern, but this great tradition – of beer as a source of courage and inspiration, as a drink that frees the mind – is a major influence on what they do.
Black Tor Brewery, Dartmoor
Welcome to Black Tor Brewery, an award-winning independent brewery located in Dartmoor National Park. They take pride in sourcing the finest quality hops and malted barley, and use a combination of long-established and modern brewing techniques to handcraft full-flavoured beers both traditional and progressive in styles.
South Hams Brewery, South Hams
Mark, Sam and Olly Brooking brew the beer and the brewery is now run by Sam, keeping the business firmly in the family. Originally known as Sutton Brewing, South Hams Brewery moved to its present site overlooking the glorious Start Bay in 2003, with a 10-barrel plant and plenty of room and ambition to expand. Their well travelled beers can be found in over 60 outlets in Plymouth and throughout the county.
Bays Brewery, Torbay
At Bays Brewery, their passion is to brew premium ales using the finest local ingredients whilst also supporting the community and protecting the environment. Their products are delivered to hundreds of pubs, restaurants and shops all over the South West and further afield which has firmly established us as one of the region’s top breweries.
Dartmoor brewery, Dartmoor
At Dartmoor Brewery they love making great beer, pure and simple. Their great beers come from a passion for the brewer’s craft, and a passion for their birthplace and home, Dartmoor National Park.
They use only the finest ingredients in their traditional craft ales. English hops, local malts, their own strain of yeast, and clear, pure Dartmoor Water.