Stannary Ales and The Devon Hares

Stannary Ales are a small range of Devon-brewed beers which take their name from the towns given the status of Stannary Town in medieval times.  These towns were the centres where tin was brought from the open-cast mines of Dartmoor, to be taxed and sold.  Some of the tinners used an ancient emblem known as the Tinner’s Rabbits, to stamp their ingots and this emblem can be found over the door of our Chagford store.  Currently we have 3 beers on offer, Tinner’s Rabbits, a dry, hoppy ale with a full flavour, brewed to an age old recipe, Tinner’s Fare, a singularly Westcountry ale with a reddish tinge and a particular bitter-sweet flavour and Portreeve’s Challenge, a rich and flavoursome, bottle conditioned ale of character.  Smooth tasting and sought after the year long. The ales are available to buy from our shops in Ashburton and Chagford.

Best Cellars Chagford

Best Cellars Chagford

Here is a photo of our Chagford shop showing the emblem above the door. The large bottle of Champagne is a Nebuchadnezzar, which is equivalent to 20 bottles. It was bought from us by a customer as a present to his parents on their Diamond Wedding Anniversary last year.

Jonathan features in this video that was made by our local news company who were running a story about the history of the three hares emblem in Chagford and other Devon towns. The Devon Hares

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