Tintagel Brewery & Local Pub Tour
Tintagel Brewery Trip
Saturday saw us boarding a bus at Bodmin Parkway for the trip across the moor to Tintagel Brewery. 40 minutes later we pulled up outside this modern, purpose built brewery. At 1000 feet above sea level this is probably the highest brewery in Cornwall and one John and Dave can be justly proud of. It comes complete with stunning views across the moor to the sea. The brewing process uses the brewery’s own spring water and the electricity used is self generated. The spent grain is eagerly gobbled up by the herd on the farm so nothing goes to waste!
The brewery boasts it’s own modern café serving delicious food and the bar has seven handpulls dispensing the fine ales brewed here.
All too soon it was time to board the bus for a visit to the first pub of the afternoon. The Millhouse at Trebarwith is a former working corn mill and nestles in a leafy valley beside a stream not far from the sandy shores of Trebarwith Strand. The well kept beer range was enjoyed by our merry band.
Next on the agenda was The Cobweb Inn at Boscastle, a pub since 1947 although the building is a lot older having been previously a shipping warehouse, corn mill, grain store and bottling plant, the name of the pub reputedly comes from the state it was found in. Well conditioned ales were sampled and appreciated.
Our final visit was to The Masons Arms in Camelford, a 300 year old pub with exposed stone walls and low beams that is popular with locals and visitors alike. Two small batch brews on gravity from St Austell supplemented the beer on offer from the handpulls and was warmly received.
All too soon it was time to head home after a wonderful day out. The branch would like to extend it’s heartfelt thanks to Tintagel Brewery, The Millhouse, The Cobweb Inn and The Masons Arms for the superb hospitality we received throughout the day. A huge thank you is also due to Roger, our social secretary in the east of the county for organising a grand day out.