CAMRA LocAle – promoting pubs that sell locally-brewed real ale, reducing the number of ‘beer miles’, and supporting local breweries. Click for a list of Locale Pubs in North Devon, or read on….

What is CAMRA LocAle?

CAMRA LocAle is an initiative that promotes pubs stocking locally brewed real ale. The scheme builds on a growing consumer demand for quality local produce and an increased awareness of ‘green’ issues. The CAMRA LocAle scheme was created in 2007 by CAMRA’s Nottingham branch which wanted to help support the tradition of brewing within Nottinghamshire, following the demise of local brewer Hardys and Hansons. There are currently 125 CAMRA branches participating in the LocAle scheme which have accredited hundreds of pubs as LocAle pubs which regularly sell at least one locally-brewed real ale. Everyone benefits from local pubs stocking locally-brewed real ale…
  • Public houses as stocking local real ales can increase pub visits
  • Consumers who enjoy greater beer choice and diversity
  • Local brewers who gain from increased sales
  • The local economy because more money is spent and retained locally
  • The environment due to fewer ‘beer miles’ resulting in less road congestion and pollution
  • Tourism due to an increased sense of local identity and pride – let’s celebrate what makes our locality different
Accreditation is at the sole discretion of the local CAMRA branch and subject to the licensee agreeing to the following…
  • That they will endeavour to ensure at least one locally brewed real ale, as defined by the local branch, is on sale at all times
  • Only real ale, as defined by CAMRA, can be promoted as a CAMRA LocAle
  • Where the standard of real ale sold falls below an acceptable quality, accreditation will be withdrawn
  • That accreditation can be withdrawn at any time at the discretion of the local branch
  • That should accreditation be withdrawn, or should the licensee withdraw from the scheme, all LocAle publicity material must be removed from the pub and the licensee cease using the CAMRA LocAle logo.

Definition of Local

The Sustainable Communities Act, which CAMRA strongly supports, provides a definition of local as up to 30 miles from the point of sale. CAMRA recommends that the distance is calculated from the pub to the brewery and should be based on the shortest driving distance. Real ales from regional and national breweries as well as from microbreweries can be regarded as “local” if they are brewed within what the branch has decided as being the local area. We launched the LocAle initiative, designed to recognise outlets that sell beers brewed locally, in the Autumn of 2010. Our criteria for beer served in a pub/club or other establishment in the North Devon branch area from a North Devon brewer will automatically be classed as LocAle. Outside of the branch’s catchment area, breweries within 30 road miles of pubs in the North Devon CAMRA area also qualify

How do I find a LocAle Pub?

Pubs which have been given LocAle status can display the LocAle sticker on their windows/doors. The stickers have the year for which they have been accredited as LocAle pubs by their branch. They may also have posters up in the pub and on the pumps that are serving locally brewed beers there will be LocAle pump clip crowners….or you can simply look at the maps or list below!
(Note click on an item to see more details) For a fuller search of pubs, why not visit whatpub-logo-new
List of current Locale Pubs in North Devon
(Note Click on a pub's name to link to their Website - if available - or hover to see Post Code)
AbbotshamThatched Inn
AshwaterVillage Inn
BarnstapleGreen Man, Reform Inn, Panniers, Water Gate
BeafordGlobe Inn
BelstoneTors Inn
BidefordRose Salterne, Appledore Inn, King's Arms, Crealock Arms, Lacey's Ale and Cider House
BradifordWindsor Arms
Brandis CornerBickford Arms
Bratton ClovellyClovelly Inn
BrauntonEbrington Arms, George Hotel
BrendonStaghunters Inn
BridestoweWhite Hart Inn
ChittlehamptonBell Inn
ClovellyRed Lion Hotel, New Inn
CroydeManor House Inn
DoltonRoyal Oak Inn
East DownPyne Arms
ExbourneRed Lion
George NymptonCastle Inn
GeorgehamKings Arms
Halwill JunctionJunction Inn
HartlandAnchor Inn, Kings Arms
HatherleighTally Ho!
Heddon ValleyHunters Inn
High BickingtonGolden Lion
HolsworthyRydon Inn, Golden Fleece, Old Market Inn, Art Brew Barn
Horns CrossHoops Inn
IlfracombeThe Thatched Inn, George & Dragon, Second Stage, Hip and Pistol
InstowThe Quay Inn
Kings NymptonGrove Inn
LakeBearslake Inn
LeeGrampus Inn
LewdownBlue Lion Inn
LynmouthThe Ancient Mariner, Rising Sun, Blue Ball Inn, Village Inn, Rock House Hotel
LyntonBeggars Roost Inn, The Cottage Inn, Crown Hotel, Sandrock Hotel
MollandLondon Inn, Blackcock Inn
MuddifordMuddiford Inn
North MoltonPoltimore Inn
North TawtonRailway Inn, White Hart, Copper Key Inn
OkehamptonLondon Inn, Plymouth Inn, Fountain Hotel
ParracombeFox & Goose Inn
PyworthyMolesworth Arms
RockfordRockford Inn
SandywaySportsman's Inn
South MoltonKings Arms, Coaching Inn, Town Arms Hotel, George Hotel
South ZealKings Arms, Oxenham Arms
SticklepathTaw River Inn, Devonshire Inn
Throwleigh, OkehamptonNorthmore Arms
TorringtonTorrington Arms, Royal Exchange, Puffing Billy
UmberleighRising Sun Inn
Weare GiffardCyder Presse
WelcombeThe Old Smithy Inn
West AnsteyJubilee Inn
West DownCrown Inn
Westward Ho!Beach Bar Diner
Whiddon DownThe Post Inn
WoolacombeOld Mill
Yarde DownPoltimore Arms