Surveying Exmouth Pubs for Pubzilla
On Saturday the 15th June 2013, several of us went to Exmouth to join Bob in sampling what the pubs of Exmouth had to offer, whilst also completing Pubzilla Surveys.
First up was the Holly Tree, which had more then enough for us to enjoy, with some St Austell beers, (The Smugglers was a nice breakfast treat) and other ales. We then went to the Country House across the road, and I greeted a new Young Member who had come to explore with us. There was a nice selection here and the Manager was keen on pushing ale. After another Otter Head, we went for a stroll to The Park (A pub, not a few bottles in the local park with the ducks!) Otter was again available.
Drew, Bob, Joe, David, Ray and Martin enjoying some fine 10% Chocolate Stout in the Grapevine.
Across the road were two more pubs, and it was here we chose to split up, while some of us visited The Phoenix, (where there was a nice golden Caledonian beer on tap) the other few members went to The Exmouth Arms.
We met another member in the Powder Monkey, had some food and a little light refreshment, before moving on to The Bicton; however I ended up in The Ship, to sample the ale and get some Survey info., as it had changed hands and become more of a breakfast club diner serving only Otter Bitter.
I continued to the York and had a Teignworthy Reel Ale, before catching up with the group at The Railway Club (an exclusive club, but CAMRA members can get in free on production of their valid CAMRA Card). The beer seemed good and flavoursome, and we all had a chuckle when Ray got tangled up in some balloons.
We then were going to continue to The Clipper, but after twisting Bob's arm a little, we went to The Grapevine for a quick one and had a sip of the Brooklyn Chocolate Stout at 10%.
We moved on to The Clipper, followed by The Globe, and for a final one in Beacon Vaults, before going our separate ways.