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We are pleased to announce Devon Rock Craft Lager & Devon Dumpling both won Gold awards at the Taste of the West Awards. Gold & Topsail were both highly commended. 

Taste of the West is the largest independent regional food group in the UK and aims to promote and support fantastic local food and drink from the region. Devon Rock & Devon Dumpling will both be judged again at a later date to decide upon the coveted Supreme Champion.  

Our seasonal ale ‘Nice Try’ was served at the world famous Strangers’ Bar in the House of Commons.

This is a rare privilege that not many breweries achieve. Our local MP Kevin Foster is pictured raising a pint on our behalf!

We are delighted to announce that Bays Gold has won a silver award at the South West SIBA Awards in the ‘cask bitter’ category.  

Devon Rock Craft Lager has also picked up an award, winning bronze in National SIBA keg awards.

The magnificent elephant is under threat and populations are sadly in decline due to poaching and a shrinking habitat.  As a result we have once again teamed up with Paignton Zoo to brew a special beer in aid of elephants, aptly named ‘Trunk Ale’.

Since 2013, our partnership with Paignton Zoo has raised over £15,000, with beers themed around rhinos, giraffes, gorillas, crocodiles – and now elephants!

From this week Trunk Ale will be on sale in pubs across the South West & we will be donating 10 pence from every pint sold towards supporting vital conservation work.


We are thrilled to announce that Crocod’ale raised a whopping £2,650 for Wildlife Conservation! Since 2013 this takes our overall total beyond £15,000 

Big thank you to Paignton Zoo, to our pubs that took part & of course to everyone that drank the beer!

The rhinos, gorillas, giraffes and now crocodiles are very happy! Cheers!

Big news today from Bays Brewery!

We are delighted to reveal that we are raising a toast to Devon Dumpling being voted ''CAMRA South West Winner 2017".

Not only does this mean that we officially brew the best beer in the South West, but Devon Dumpling will also now go up against other regional winners from across Britain to compete for the coveted title of ''Champion Beer of Britain 2018"!

The CAMRA Champion Beer of Britain is one of the most prestigious beer competitions in the world and is the ultimate honour for UK brewers!

Cheers to that!

Devon Rock Craft Lager has been shortlisted for 'Best Drinks Product' at the 2017 Devon Life Awards! We shall keep you updated.... 

Happy Birthday Bays Brewery!! 
10 years ago today we did our very first delivery! Thank you to everyone - to our great team, to our customers, to our suppliers and of course to our drinkers! 
We have been overwhelmed by your support over the last decade. Here's to the next 10! 

We are delighted to announce that Devon Rock has won Silver at the National SIBA Independent Beer Awards in the premium lager category! The SIBA Independent Beer Awards represent the very best beer from the UK’s independent brewers and are judged by fellow brewers and industry experts making these awards the “Brewers’ Choice” awards in the UK.

A local business has boosted the cause of rhino conservation by doing what it does best – selling great beer.

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