Bedford Square 9am to ~12.30pm tomorrow Saturday 27th November

Well it’s going to be wild and windy tomorrow but DRY and SUNNY hurrah, so we’ll be on Bedford Square as planned tomorrow, but trading from our unmissable orange van as it’s too windy to put the market gazebos up.

We’ll have Cotts Winter Ale along with us as well as 9 other beers to choose from and plenty of gift boxes, perfect for Christmas presents.

Come and say hello and keep us jolly while the wind does it’s best!

This years Cotts Winter Ale is ready!

And it will be on sale at the brewery from this Saturday, 13th November at our usual times. For anyone who hasn’t tried our festive season brew before, it’s a rich deep coppper ale with dried fruit and spice flavours from the malts, beautifully balanced by the Goldings hops. We do two brews of it, but invariably it sells out by early January, so don’t leave it too late if you do want to try some.

We’ll have it with us at Butchers Hall on Thursday 18th Nov and Friday 19th Nov 10am to 4pm both days, and at Tavistock Farmers Market on Saturday 27th Nov 9am to 1pm

Wednesday closing time change

Our Saturday afternoon opening time at the brewery which we introduced at the start of the pandemic has been really popular, especially with customers who find it hard to get here in time after work on Wednesdays. So we have decided to keep the Saturday 3 to 5pm opening long term, but close an hour earlier on wintertime Wednesdays when it’s dark and frequently cold and wet.

So, on any Wednesday between November 1st and March 1st, our opening hours for take home sales will be 4.30 to 6pm.

From the beginning of March 2022 to the end of October we’ll be back to closing at 7pm on Wednesdays again.

Take care all and stay safe.

April closure

The brewery will be closed for take home sales for 1 Wednesday afternoon only, on 21st April 2021. We are open again as usual on the following Saturday, 24th April 3pm to 5pm.

Following several recent enquiries, we would like to clarify that our regular weekly Wednesday and Saturday opening hours are for Take Home Sales only.

We are unable to offer On Sales/drinking here during those times as it is a conditon of our Premises Licence. Apologies!

Meanwhile – our first brew this year of Collytown Blonde is going down well – now all we need is a bit of warmth for these lovely dry sunny evenings!

Our Next Market Stall in Tavistock will be Saturday 22nd May 2021, 9am to 1pm

First a big thankyou to all who have made it out to the brewery since Christmas, braving the cold and wet for beer for some cheer at home. As ever, we are very grateful for the support to help keep the brewery going while time continue to be hard for all. Fingers crossed for the better times ahead!

Apologies to those who were hoping to catch us at the Farmers Market on March 13th or on the square on April 3rd – due to some family ‘things’ we won’t now be able to make either of those, but are looking forwards instead to the Farmers Market on Saturday 22nd May.

Meanwhile, we’ve been so pleased to have the recent dry spell, the hops are now weeded and fed ready for the season ahead, and are staring to shoot. The first of this year’s SeasonAles, Collytown Blonde, is conditioning away in it’s bottles and will be on sale in time for Easter.

And as essential supplies, we are still open for take home sales at the same times, every Saturday afternoon 3 to 5pm and every Wednesday afternoon 4.30 to 7pm. And while you’re here, you are welcome to wander down to the hops and around the orchard – not long before the apple blossom will be out – and soak up the peace and the birdsong!

Christmas Closing Dates

We are open today as usual from 4.30 to 7pm, and as a special treat have some Cotts Winter Ale from the task available to take home – in our own 2 pint containers to be Covid safe. Perfect for curling up with a mince pie or 3 tomorrow evening after what is promised to be a gorgeous sunny day.

The brewery is then CLOSED until Wednesday 6th Jan, when we’ll be open as usual 4.30 to 7pm.

We wish everybody a safe and happy Christmas, and send a huge heartfelt thankyou to all those who have supported the brewery, by however much or however little, this difficult year. Qute simply, without it there would not still be a Bere Brewery. So thank you from the bottom of our beer glasses and hearts.

There are still very difficult times ahead, so we’ll be very pleased to see people out at the brewery for beer for some cheer at home in the months to come. We’ve been able to stay open for sales whatever the level of restrictions, so it’s very likely that will continue to be the case, and of course all our lovely space and open air ventilation makes staying safe so much easier. Not long, and the hops will be starting to shoot again!!

Butchers Hall Christmas Market Friday 4th December

9.30 am to 7pm

We are looking forwards to being in Tavistock again this Friday in Butchers Hall – for anyone still struggling to find it, it’s next to the Pannier Market – you’ll find the entrance at the Town Hall end on the right hand side, between the Wholefood shop and De La Torres Mediterranian deli.

It’s a lovely light and spacious place, so do come and find us – we’ll have all 6 OriginAles, and the High Cross and Cotts Winter SeasonAles so there’s something for every taste, every occasion and every meal (well maybe not breakfast!).

We’ll also have plenty of Gift Boxes and Gift Bags available which make great Christmas presents; all the bottles have long best before dates on them – so no matter if, given this years different Christmas, it will be a while before it reaches it’s intended!

Come and say hello, it’s lovely to be able to be out and about and talking to people about our beers and our brewery again!

Tavistock Farmers Market Saturday 28th November

We’ll be there! And the first available bottles of this year’s Cotts Winter Ale will be there with us!

Having originally been told we couldn’t be, we’ve been given the go ahead to be on the market as arranged on Saturday 28th November in line with current government legislation recognising beer as “essential”! The market will be in Butchers Hall, 9am to 1pm.

Great news for us, as the brewery’s survival is still entirely depedent on our being able to trade – so hope to see many of you along for some festive winter warmer Cotts, beer for some cheer at home in difficult times.

Still open for sales as usual, no pre order necessary

Having recieved confirmation from SIBA last night that we are ok to do so, we will still be open for sales as usual throughout November and December to Christmas, every Wednesday 4.30 to 7pm and every Saturday 3 to 5pm.

Because our beer is bottled, NO PRE ORDER IS NECESSARY. Just come along at those times, as usual.

And for anyone on the Bere Peninsula who is classified as Extremely Clinically Vulnerable, we are very happy to book you a mutually convenient entirely antisocial time to come, or offer delivery.

So we are still offering somewhere calm, peaceful and safe with loads of ventilation, and tons of space for as much physical distancing as anyone could wish for, for beer for some cheer at home or stocking up on Christmas presents

We are mindful of others who like us, sell something that the same or similar will continue to be available in supermarkets, but who haven’t had the reprieve that we have. And of course of everyone facing more difficulties, uncertainties and worries, or isolation and hard choices. Our very best wishes to all.

But most important of all, is that we all stay safe and well to live to ‘dance another day’. There’s always next years summer time Tap Rooms to look forwards to………

September Update

Maintenance and cleaning closure; please note that the brewery will not be open for sales on Wednesday 30th September or Saturday 3rd October. Open again as usual on Wednesday 7th October.

Our next Tap Room; After two lovely evenings in July and August we’ve had to take the difficult decision that our next Tap Room will have to wait until the weather is more reliable, unless social distancing changes sooner. So probably sometime in the spring. We don’t have enough shelter for everybody to maintain safe physical distance if the weather is bad, and everybodies safety, yours and ours, must be paramount. We will spend the winter dreaming of better days to come.

but meanwhile………

Cask Beer Saturdays; Through the autumn until Christmas we’ll have one of our brews available on Tap for take home sales on Saturdays. To be Covid safe we’ll be using our own 2 pint containers. Please bear with us if we have run out if you get here later while we’re open and we have run out – it may take us a while to match supply with demand!