New Local Pub Exclusive

Goldy's Ale & Cider Bar, Tiverton, Devon EX16 6NH.

Tel: 07533 615760 / 07850653289

Goldy's is a small newish "micro pub" in Tiverton a minutes walk from Tiverton's pannier market.

When I first walked in, I was surprised that it was slightly larger then I expected, but I immediately was taken back by the atmosphere and character of the place.  At the bar were the owners Duncan Binks and Heather Hayes who was very informative. Duncan explained the history of the place, being that of a small pet store, the ideas for a micro pub, and history of the name.

There was a good range of beers on sale, having just run dry of Otter Amber, with a new Otter going on shortly, we were still left with quite a selection to wet our appetites.

  • Sharps Alexander Buckthorn 4.8% (one I have not have before, and it was in tip top condition)
  • ​Butcombe Bitter 4.0%
  • Dartmoor Legend 4.4%
  • Hunters Pheasent Plucker 4.3%

​​There was plenty of choice with bottled ales ​and ciders too, some of which I have never had before.​

We decided to enjoy some ciders before our journey home and the range and condition was equally good as that of the ale, some of the real ciders available were Tricky's cider, Sandford Orchards, Aston still cider and Chucklehead cider, which was local (which my companion and I enjoyed rather too much.)​

We found Goldy's to be very unique and very different to that of a back street boozer; for me this was a real pub selling real ale and cider to a superb quality.

A new pub with a twist that would satisfy any CAMRA member or real ale, real cider drinker, a sure pub for a CAMRA Good Beer guide at some point I would imagine, but don't take my word for it, go and try somewhere new, and try Goldy's for yourself.

Goldy's has also appeared in the latest Beer magazine and additional information is available by clicking

Joe Mansell

​Exeter and East Devon CAMRA, Young Member's Rep

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Goldy's opening hours are Tuesday - Sunday from midday to close with an early finish on Sunday evenings at 7.00pm.