Monthly Archives: April 2017

Runner up as South Devon’s Pub of the Year and Rural Pub of the Year 2017

The South Devon branch of CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale) has voted the Tally Ho as runner up in this year’s Pub of the Year and Rural Pub of the Year Competitions!

Ian Packham, vice-chairman of South Devon CAMRA presented the certificates to Rachel and Marc on Tuesday 25th April. The Tally Ho has been open as South Devon’s first community owned pub for just over three years. To have achieved recognition at this level again (we did it in 2015 too) is extraordinary and a great credit to all involved – particularly managers Rachel and Marc, all the other staff, the committee behind them, and the Tally Ho’s owners (over 180 of them to date).

Ian Packham explained that pubs are judged not only on the quality of the beer, but also on things like atmosphere, the welcome given, quality of the food, the cross section of clientele and value for money, plus the contribution to the local community. The Tally closely missed out on winning, as voting was close. Ian said “Your pub has done a cracking job considering it’s only been open 3 years and has already won twice. Congratulations to all involved. This is a ringing endorsement from CAMRA members for both the quality of the beer and overall quality.”

Only pubs that are included in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide are eligible for the Pub of the Year competition, so this award also confirms that the Tally Ho will be included in the next edition of the Good Beer Guide.

Our first Tap Takeover is a great success

Friday 31st March was a wonderful evening spent with South Hams brewery learning more about their range of ales, the ingredients used and the brewing process. The South Hams team, Sam and Joe, were very knowledgeable and informative and everyone enjoyed the samples on offer and learnt more about real ales. Have a look at our Pictures page to get a sense of the atmosphere!

We’re looking forward to our next “Meet the brewer” evening with Dartmoor Brewery on Thursday 13th April.