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The Hour glass Inn, Melbourne Street has

long been a favourite of people that know Exeter, now our famous old pub has just appeared in The Times feature “The 45 best pubs to visit this summer”

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It’s collection day for Gilbert (Our local Devonshire Farmer) who takes away our spent grain in order to feed his herd of cows!

👍Thumbs up below for Gilbert a proper Devon farmer helping Exeter Brewery on our sustainability mission!

#Natural #Organic #Sustainability #Devon #Farming #Ale #ExeterBrewery #AvocetAle #WasteAvoidance

Tour de ‘Exeter Brewery Tap Room’

It’s Tour de Exeter at our #TapRoom

Thanks to the #BGECyclingClub for popping by for a #RealAle #Ale in our #Exeter TapRoom

Our Tap Room situated close to Exeter St Davids railway station is open every Thursday!

Tap Room Thursdays!

Why not cool down in The Exeter Brewery Tap room this Thursday

We’re open from 5.30 through till 11.00. Refresh after a hard day with the Best Devon Ales produced right here in Exeter.

Perhaps try a delicious award winning Tom’s Pie with mash, minted peas and a lovely thick gravy – or just chill on our veranda watching the choo choos passing in the sun whilst sipping a cool glass of Avocet ale.

We are just 200 yards from Exeter St. David’s station and have ample free parking…..Hopefully see you for a sun-downer or two later…..01392 259059

Spring Bank Holiday

Hey it’s the spring bank holiday and the weather is set fair. Plenty of time then to head for the coast and enjoy simply the very best ales from the Exeter Brewery across the southwest. Discover Avocet, Ferryman, Tomahawk (come on you Chiefs), FraidNot and County Best in the very finest West Country Beach pubs.


Great British Beer Festival

Finalists at the Great British Beer Festival

We are delighted that our best-selling ale Avocet was a finalist at the Great British Beer Festival.

This event, held in Olympia, London, is CAMRA’s ultimate  ale competition – the culmination of a year of  beer tastings, selection panels and beer festival competitions throughout the UK. 

Six Nations Rugby/England Rugby ale Grubber

Six Nations Tournament is here again. Come and watch on our big screen in the Tap room.

We will show all the Saturday games (we may show others – let us know if you are keen to come and watch other fixtures). Our Grubber beer will be available in our bar. Based on our award-winning Lighterman this is a fantastic session ale, ideal for quenching the thirst during those tough TV matches…

Tried our England Rugby ale Grubber? Click for more info….


Prince Harry Receives A Gift

We are greatly honoured that Exeter City Council chose a gift box of our ale to present to HRH Prince Harry, on his recent visit to Exeter to watch the Rugby  International at Sandy Park. We hope Prince Harry enjoyed the game and we’d like to think he had the chance to enjoy our Avocet ale too!

Cheers, your Highness.

Image: HRH receiving an Exeter Brewery Gift Box at the Exeter Chiefs Rugby club, Sandypark 2015

Prince Harry

Exeter Foundation

We are proud to continue our membership of the Exeter Foundation “First Fifteen” This means we pledge our support to the Foundation and commit to raising money for this very worthwhile local charity.

Please visit the Exeter Foundation site to read more.

To help raise funds we are making a donation to the Foundation for every pint sold of a new ale named Tomahawk®. Available in Cask, bottle, polypin, BIB.

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                                                                                       Image above: Our Tomahawk® ale pump clip

Devon County Show

Despite the weather not being too kind, our new bar at the Devon County Show was a great success. This was the bar’s second year and at the request of the Organisers, we have now given the bar a new name: The Avocet Bar (what else!).

We extended the opening hours a little this year, with the music stage staying open an extra hour or two. Hopefully we will further extend the evening entertainment next year – so look out for announcements nearer the time.


Image. New Devon County Show bar 2016, early evening.

Avocet wins gold

Our Avocet ale won Gold in the prestigious Taste of the West Awards this year.
Following these awards Taste of the West hosted a exhibition on the Exeter Cathedral Green. All exhibitors were Gold winners, so a fitting variety of quality produce was on show for the event, which was visited by HRH Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.

HRH the Prince of Wales is Patron of the Taste of the West.

Image: Our gazebo on the wonderful Cathedral Green with spectacular back-drop. Taste of the West Awards launch 2016

Rifleman Ale

We are immensely proud to supply our ale to the British Army Rifles.

Based on our award winning Avocet® ale, Rifleman has proved very popular with the Rifles, which has battalions throughout the UK, Northern Ireland and Germany.

Image: Our Rifleman bottle label, designed for the British Army Rifles.

Avocet News

As well as being our leading brand here at home, Avocet continues to sell well in France, with four shipments so far this year, all by our unique wind-power only shipping method.

Exports to France by sail. since 2009 we have been exporting our bottled Avocet to France. This is a joint venture with TOWT/Fairtransport, who are leading the way with sustainable transport, moving goods around the world solely by wind power. Our first shipment left Brixham harbour in October 2009 aboard the 150 foot square rigger, the Tres Hombres. Since then there have been other shipments from Brixham, Plymouth and Falmouth. In 2015 we made four large shipments, and sales continue to grow. Avocet ale is now available in cafes and shops from Brittany to Paris. We have used a number of sailing vessels, the most recent being the Lugger Grayhound, out of Falmouth. This was featured in a recent Sunday Times, following the Grayhound as she picked up a shipment of Avocet from Brixham harbour.