Dartmoor is our birthplace, our home, and the inspiration for our ales. All our beers are brewed in Princetown, at the heart of Dartmoor National Park in the South West of England, making us the highest brewery in England, at 1465ft above sea level. Breathtaking scenery, wide open spaces and crisp fresh air all around, creating a unique backdrop for the brewer’s art, and adding an undefinable depth, quality and character to every Dartmoor Brewery ale.
We love making great beer
At Dartmoor Brewery we love making great beer. Pure and simple.
Our great beers come from a passion for the brewer's craft, and a passion for our birthplace and home, Dartmoor National Park.
We use only the finest ingredients in our traditiional craft ales. The finest English malts, carefully selected hops, our own strain of yeast, and clear, pure Dartmoor Water.
As England's highest brewery, at 1465ft above sea level, we are also 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 brews.
Dartmoor Brewery was established in Princetown in 1994 by award-winning brewer Simon Loveless and local businessman in humble premises behind the Prince of Wales pub. Our first beer, Jail Ale (brewed within 800 metres of the infamous Dartmoor Prison) is a consistent award-winner to this day, and has been joined by a full range of superb craft ales including Legend, Dartmoor IPA and Dartmoor Best.
Today we have a state-of-the-art purpose-built brewery complex, but still based very firmly in Princetown, our birthplace.
Today, we employ 20 people, and we brew over 3 million pints of beer each year. These fine ales are enjoyed in fine places throughout the South West, and increasingly further afield as more and more ale drinkers want to enjoy a taste of Dartmoor wherever they might live.
In keeping with our passion for great cask beers, we are proud to sponsor Cask Marque, a non-profit making organisation which showcases the best cask beers in the land, and which works tirelessly with breweries, pubs and trade bodies to to ensure that beer lovers can enjoy traditional ales at their very best.
You can always take a bit of Dartmoor home with you - stock up on all your favourite Ales on their online shop
Lydgate House Hotel
Set in its own 36 acres of heaven in the very heart of Dartmoor National Park, Lydgate House, built in the 1800s, is a small and unique country house hotel with spectacular views across Dartmoor moorland and river valley. Peace and quiet, spectacular Dartmoor views, delicious home cooking using the best local produce, warmly cossetting bedrooms, romantic breaks, walking, fishing, dog-friendly, child-free hotel, in a relaxed, tranquil and secluded setting. This lovely Country House Hotel offers splendid dinner bed & breakfast accommodation. The ideal break for those wishing to get away from it all within the beautiful surroundings of Dartmoor Devon.