We’ve made it!!!! We’re in the 2017 and now 2018 Good Beer Guides thanks to CAMRA members and Simon’s dedication to serving tip-top ales.
Our thoughts on beer…..
Like the rest of Britain, Devon has seen a renaissance in the brewing industry with dozens of brewers making hundreds of beers, our beer policy is for ‘quality over quantity’ thus we serve only two permanent beers on handpull this, combined with excellent cellarmanship, means we can guarantee the freshness of our ales.
Permanent Real Ales:
We are renowned for having the excellent Otter Amber (4% abv) brewed by Otter Brewery in Luppit, Devon. A more recent addition to the bar is the new locals favourite; Church Ledge (4%abv) a late hopped IPA brewed by Geoff at Noss Beer Works in nearby Lee Mill.
Guest Real Ale:
During our busier trading periods, we add an additional beer to the bar, this could be from trusted local brewers such as New Lion, Quercus or Teignworthy, or it could be from much farther afield (we have a passion for Yorkshire ales!!). At the last count, we’ve had over 150 different guest ales on the bar in the fours years that The Durant has been our TLC – if you have any requests or favourites talk to us and we’ll try our best to source it.
Cider, Lager & Guinness…..
We always have a real cider available – usually from the West-country, plus a refreshing lightly sparkling draught cider. Lager drinking friends have the choice of the ubiquitous Carlsberg or for the more discerning we are one of only a handful of pubs in Devon to stock Warsteiner – a genuine German brewed pilsner and no pub bar line up would be complete without ‘the black stuff’ – ours is always in tip-top condition.
We Love Gin!! ….. so much so, that we’re holding our second Gin Festival from 8th to 10th of June 2018
And it would appear so do you! We have around 20 different gins in stock from the well-known such as Hendricks & Plymouth to the more obscure Monkey 47; a premium German distillation. Also gaining in popularity are West Country distillers, such as Devon based Salcombe Gin which is hand-crafted and exceptionally smooth, it includes grapefruit along with lemon and lime to give a great citrus taste. A family-run Cornish distillery Tarquins adds Devon violets to their small batches to produce a well-balanced gin that is proving popular as is Conker Dry Gin from Dorset which they recommend just on the rocks. Most people won’t try a ‘G’ without a’ T’ and we serve Devon-made Luscombes tonic in three varieties … you decide.
Our wines are supplied by the excellent Christopher Piper Wines from Exeter. Expect the usual staples plus a few left-field choices. A new favourite is White Rioja and if you like a bit of Bubbly we’ve added a lush Crement de Loire to bring a sparkle to any celebration.