We are renowned for having excellent regular ales from Otter Brewery in Luppit, Devon.
During our busier trading periods, we add an additional beer to the bar, this could be from trusted local brewers such as New Lion (Totnes), Teignworthy, or from much farther afield (we have a passion for Yorkshire ales!). At the last count, we’ve had over 200 different guest ales on the bar in the almost five years that The Durant has been our TLC – if you have any requests or favourites talk to us and we’ll try our best to source it.
We always have a real cider available – usually from the West-country, plus a refreshing lightly sparkling draught cider from Aspall. Lager drinking friends have the choice of the ubiquitous Carlsberg or for the more discerning we are one of only a handful of pubs in Devon to stock Warsteiner – a genuine German brewed pilsner…And no pub bar line up would be complete without ‘the black stuff’ – our Guinness is always in tip-top condition.
And it would appear so do you! We have around 20 different gins in stock from the well-known such as Hendricks & Plymouth. Also gaining in popularity are West Country distillers, such as Devon based Salcombe Gin which is hand-crafted and exceptionally smooth, it includes grapefruit along with lemon and lime to give a great citrus taste.
A family-run Cornish distillery Tarquins adds Devon violets to their small batches to produce a well-balanced gin that is proving popular as is Conker Dry Gin from Dorset which they recommend just on the rocks.
Most people won’t try a ‘G’ without a’ T’ and we serve Devon-made Luscombe tonic in three varieties … you decide. See our bar board for the ‘gin of the moment’ £4.80 single or £7.50 double including tonic.
Our wines are supplied by the excellent Christopher Piper Wines from Exeter, plus the very local Sharpham Dart Valley Reserve. Expect the usual staples plus a few left-field choices. A new favourite is White Rioja, or bring a sparkle to any celebration with a glass of Bubbly.