Devon

Ceasing trade: Historic pub forced to close (Getty/ Luis Alvarez)

13th century pub forced to close

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Historic pub the Ring of Bells in North Bovey, Devon, closed its doors for the final time on 1 November.

New venue: St Austell Brewery acquires its 178th site

St Austell acquires 3rd site in recent months

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

St Austell Brewery has acquired its third site in recent months – the Blue Ball Inn, Lynmouth, Devon, bringing its portfolio to a total of 178 pubs, inns and hotels across the West Country.

Final shortlist: the six contenders for Best Sustainable Pub have illustrated their green credentials

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Meet the finalists for Best Sustainable Pub sponsored by Heineken UK

By The Morning Advertiser

With the Great British Pub Awards just days away from announcing and celebrating some of the best pubs in the business, we take a look at some of the finalists that are in the running to take home some silver. Today it’s the turn of the pubs that are...

'Good luck chef': Charlotte Vincent to debut on Great British Menu

Top female pub chef to feature on Great British Menu

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Charlotte Vincent, the Five Bells Inn, Clyst Hydon, Devon’s head chef, is set to make her television debut on BBC 2’s Great British Menu next week, just two months after the pub was crowned one of the UK’s top gastropubs.

Staycation boom: operators such as the Devonshire Group (pictured) are optimistic about a summer of domestic tourism

Pubs with rooms anticipate holiday boom

By Emily Hawkins

Pubs with rooms are hoping to benefit from a domestic tourism trend this summer, although some operators say they are worried about a drop in trade.

Helping communities: pubs have stepped up to help vulnerable children this half-term

'No one should go hungry, least of all kids'

By Emily Hawkins

Pubs have compiled free food parcels and meals for vulnerable children after MPs voted against funding free school meals during holidays, including the October half term.

Regional focus on... the south and the south-west

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Regional focus on... the south and the south-west

By Liam Coleman

In the first part of a new series looking at the pub market in the regions around the country, we turn our eye to Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Three new pubs awarded Michelin star

Three new pubs awarded Michelin star

By Ellie Bothwell

Three new pubs have gained a Michelin star in the latest edition of the Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland, which hails the “enormous richness and variety of the UK’s restaurant scene”.

Hoops Inn: suffered manure dump

Devon pub hit by manure avalanche

By Lesley Foottit

A Devon pub suffered a loss of trade yesterday after a tractor towing a trailer of manure crashed and dumped its 14-tonne load on the doorstep....

The Cary Arms Hotel, Babbacombe

Millionaire buys Torquay pub

Multi millionaire and international entrepreneur Peter de Savary has bought one of the English Riviera's best known waterside pubs - the Cary Arms at...

Pub chefs meet for menu inspiration

Pub chefs meet for menu inspiration

By Jo Bruce

The second PubChef Live event of 2006 takes place in South Devon on 3 July - giving chefs the chance to share ideas and get tips from the masters.

Pick of the pubs

Pick of the pubs

The Hunters Inn at Newtown Tracey in North Devon is a detached country freehouse dating back to the 17th century. It is located on the busy B3232...

Right course set

Right course set

for Wheelhouse After three years at the helm of the Wheelhouse in Minehead, Somerset, restaurateurs Mike and Janet Lee have decided to retire from...

Wish you were here

Wish you were here

David and Tricia Smith wanted to create 'the sort of place we'd look for if we were on holiday. And, following a £200,000 refurb, the Bickley Mill...

Property round-up

Property round-up

The Blacksmiths Arms at Plymtree, Cullompton in Devon, is a village inn, reputed to date back to the 15th century. Renowned for its cask-conditioned...

Property round-up

Property round-up

A detached period property near Barnstaple in North Devon has come onto the market through Westcountry Commercial. The pub has a restaurant and...

West: Exeter Inn

West: Exeter Inn

Ashburton, Devon Jim McNichol plied his trade as a professional footballer first with Ipswich then with Luton, Brentford and Torquay before signing...

Property briefs

Property briefs

A 16th century inn close to a former home of Sir Francis Drake has come onto the market in Devon. The Who'd Have Thought It Inn is situated on the...

Hotel on market

Hotel on market

The Exeter office of agents Christie & Co has been appointed by Torquay hotelier, Ray Marks of Marks Hotels, to handle the sale of one of his...