The Dartmoor Real Ale Trail - on the trail of a good pint!
Not only is Dartmoor stunning to look at, walk across and ride through... it is also blessed with a great many excellent pubs and inns serving real ale! From the dramatic high tors in the North, to the softer more rolling landscape in the South, this Real Ale Trail will help you seek out the delights of traditional real ales and good hosteleries in this beautiful area.
A self-guided trail, the Dartmoor Real Ale Trail is intended to be enjoyed at a leisurely pace and definitely not all in one day!
The Old Exeter was established 1130 A.D. and has been going for almost 900 years making them one of the World's Oldest Inns. Sir Walter Raleigh was arrested here on July 19 1603, for treason against King James I. He was taken directly from the Exeter Inn to the Tower of London where he remained until 1616. Sir Francis Drake was also a regular drinker with Raleigh at the Exeter. More recently they have been in the Good Beer Guide for over 20 years. They serve Real Ale on gravity straight from the barrel. They also have a huge range of Craft Beers on Tap and over 40 different brews from around the world. When you're here try their 100% Italiano Genuino Brewhouse Pizza and daily specials.
The Horse & Groom Bittaford is a Free-House Traditional Village Pub on Dartmoor National Park. Surrounded by Beautiful views from inside & outside in the Beer gardens. Home cooked Traditional pub food with a twist is available everyday. For all your Real Ale lovers the pub has new ales EVERY week.
Recently renovated, this contemporary styled pub offers real ales and fine wines plus a good selection of spirits with a range of gins, malts and vodkas. Food is locally sourced where possible and cooked to order. Lots of outdoor seating and children's play area.
Three ales and two ciders, all sourced regionally. Set in a thatched Devon longhouse dating back to the 13th Century. Just two miles south of the A30, a good base for exploring Dartmoor. The Granite Way is nearby for great cycling
The Post Inn, a traditional 16th century village inn and pub is situated just off the A30 at Whiddon Down, It offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere and boasts an excellent range of real ales and ciders. Pub grub is prepared to the highest standards and portions are generous. A perfect place to relax and unwind for locals and visitors alike.
Home of Bridgetown Brewery. Darts team, weekly quiz, regular live music and a strong local following. Wide range of food served including traditional homemade pies, curries, Sunday roasts plus theme nights like tapas, steak and fish. Sheltered beer garden overlooking the Dart.