The historic surroundings of Barnstaple’s Butchers Row is home to the Crafty Beer Shop, which was set up by Alan Gidman and Lisa Jayne Timpson in 2019. Fancy a Lost & Grounded Keller Pils? You got it. Or maybe you want to cross the Channel and take home an Orval or the iconic Franconian Rauchbier from Schlenkerla? You got that as well. Add speciality gins and rums plus regular meet the brewer events and life for North Devon craft aficionados has never been better.
We moved from the North West in the spring of 2018 and we are lovers of craft beer. So much so, we have decided to embark on our craft beer journey. First stop Barnstaple, next stop who knows? But there is one thing we know for sure, there will be a few cans and bottles opened along the way. Our ethos is simple — we want to promote the best of British craft, from the South West and the rest of the UK. We also celebrate great beer from further afield such as the USA, Belgium and Germany.