Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Croyde to host first ever beer festival

10:06 16 July 2014

Croyde Beer Festival organiser Oliver Mason (centre) with Paul Stewart-Reed, head brewer at Clearwater Brewery, and singer Katie Cotton, with son Ace Cotton.

Croyde Beer Festival organiser Oliver Mason (centre) with Paul Stewart-Reed, head brewer at Clearwater Brewery, and singer Katie Cotton, with son Ace Cotton.


‘Weatherproof’ event next month will celebrate local food, drink and music in support of the RMB Chivenor Memorial Garden.

CROYDE will play host to its first ever beer festival – with a strong emphasis on local talent in the booze, food and music.

The event has been organised by serving marines Oliver Mason and William Nutt at RMB Chivenor to support fundraising efforts for the recently built memorial garden.

On August 16 and 16 from midday until midnight, Croyde Village Hall will be awash with more than 30 local ales and ciders, musical performances and fete games.

Organiser Oliver said the free event would be ‘weatherproof’ in the event of rain and the acts would include Repeat Offenders, Novacaine, Sam Mayo and Sam Dowden.

“There are a lot of events for tourists during August but we wanted something for local people celebrating everything North Devon,” said Oliver, a training officer at RMB Chivenor.

“The memorial garden at Chivenor has now been built but there are still a lot of plants, furniture and maintenance to be paid for.

“The event is supporting the memorial garden and we hope we can raise some money to help with this.

“Everything here will be North Devon-based, we’ve even got marines coming from Chivenor to run the games, and we’ll have a marquee in the event of rain.”

The event will also coincide with the launch of a brand new beer – Artists Rifles – from Bideford-based Clearwater Brewery.

To find out more, or to get involved in sponsoring the festival, visit


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other North Devon Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by North Devon Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique North Devon Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other News Stories

The Plough Arts Centre said it has plenty of clothes but educational books would be welcomed for young refugees from Syria.

Read more

Did you know we’ve been putting our clocks back an hour for a whole century? Find out when the clocks go back this year.

Read more

Watch the fireworks in Torrington this Bonfire Night with the Cavaliers hosting a show at Torrington Rugby Club.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:45

Saunton Sands Hotel head chef scooped three awards at South West Chef of the Year 2016, held in Exeter on Monday evening.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:37

Online discount tickets on sale for now Barnstaple Round Table’s rugby club firework display.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:14

The lost snake spent almost half a year slithering around Torrington before its chance meeting with a reptile expert.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:20

‘Free spirit’ Bar Bowring, who ran Bar’s Books in the pannier market in Bideford for more than 40 years, died last week.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:09

Dogs Trust Ilfracombe has launched an urgent appeal for toys to help their homeless hounds.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:00

The NHS is consulting on proposals to axe prescriptions of gluten free food in North, East and West Devon for those suffering coeliac disease - what do you think? Vote in our poll.

Read more
Wed, 13:30

The Blue Light Car Wash at Clovelly raised a healthy total for Refugee Rescue on Sunday

Read more

Local Weather



max temp: 14°C

min temp: 11°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up


Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications