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Teign Cellars, Newton Abbot

67 East Street
Newton Abbot
TQ12 2JR
Phone: 01626332991

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Pub SignMan left this review about Teign Cellars

This is a nicely appointed bar with a bit of a continental feel to it, located on one of the main roads through town. You enter into a nicer, broad front seating area with stone tile flooring to the right and bare floorboards actress a split-level space to the left. There’s a mix of seating options here including some comfy padded chairs, high stools and matching sofa and armchairs, all under half panelled walls with plain and whitewashed brick upper sections. Nice windows along the front wall have the pub’s name picked out on them in decorative lettering and there’s a fireplace to the rear left, with a TV screen above that lists the pub’s full draught range. The room narrows a little as you move towards the bar in the rear right corner, passing high tables and stools on either side. The bar, which is slightly hidden behind a large structural pillar with another TV on it listing the beer range, has a nice curved, dark wood counter with a modern bar back, a decent pump clip collection making its way across the lintels above and an ancient looking one-armed bandit to the side. To the left of the bar, steps lead down into some sort of lower rear room - probably the closest this place gets to a ‘cellar’, despite the pub name - which appeared to have some additional seating, although I didn’t explore myself. The whole pub has been decorated with modern breweriana, various railway themed signs, a few potted plants and the odd painting here and there. A lounge-style soundtrack played quietly in the background and there were a fair few customers coming and going, without the place ever really feeling busy.
The beer boards implied a vast range of draught beer options, but sadly only two of these were on cask - Hanlons Yellowhammer and a strawberry and lime beer from an unknown brewer which didn’t sound too appealing to me. All the other beers were on keg - probably around a dozen or so in total - from a mix of local and nationally respected brewers such as Thornbridge, Solitaire and Deya. There were also five or six real ciders available as well, making this a good double header with the nearby cider bar if you’re a fan of the apple.
I liked this place and thought it had a nice, relaxed vibe that was conducive to settling down for a session. The place has been nicely fitted out and will certainly appeal to those looking for an eclectic selection of craft beers, although the limited cask range could be a limiting factor for some. Definitely worth seeking out if you’re in town.

On 12th March 2022 - rating: 7
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Aqualung . left this review about Teign Cellars

This is a split level pub where the lower level is described as the "Beer Cave". I found the whole place a bit trendy especially compared to the Olde Cider Bar just down the road. The four hand pumps had just three beers on all Locale but all around the 4% ABV mark, hardly inspiring. They were Hunter's Half Bore, Hanlon's Yellowhammer and Exeter Avocet. I went for the Half Bore (£3.50) which was in good nick but very dull and too expensive.
I wouldn't pass the Olde Cider Bar again to visit here.

On 22nd June 2016 - rating: 5
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Quinno _ left this review about Teign Cellars

Seems to have had a recent restyling as a craft beer bar (was Green Man) not necessarily what you’d be expecting in Newton Abbot - suppose it’s trying to catch trade from the nearby Cider House. Four pumps plus a plethora of craft keg listed on slates by the bar. Ale on; Hop Back Summer Lighting, Hop Craft Fault Line, Teignworthy Neap Tide (warm and tired) and Gyle Saison. Also plenty of ciders, mead, bottles and fruit wines. Having shied away from a duff ale we tried some of the keg – the Camden Ink Stout was decent, though the Mikeller seemed a bit muffled and lacked a bit of bite. However compared to most craft beer outlets the prices here for the keg were pretty reasonable. A few words about the inside; two-level interior separated by an arch, decorated in a fairly oppressive shade of magnolia throughout. An old Inglenook fireplace is situated in the lower level. Mish-mash of wall décor including some breweriana. As is de rigeur these days, a collection of previous pump clips were beginning to snake round. In summary, lots of potential but not quite there. But it’s a start. If the ale had been decent I'd have given a 7.

On 2nd August 2014 - rating: 6
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