Way back in the 17th century, it was the coaching inns that lined the county’s rutted tracks and unmade roads that gave respite to weary travellers in desperate need of ale. The highwaymen whose duty it was to relieve wealthy coach passengers of their belongings also frequented these inns, either to celebrate or to lick their wounds. Capt. James Hind and John Clavell, along with their infamous associates, embodied this swashbuckling bravado as they travelled the coaching routes of the South West. The beer that bears their names has been brewed to delight the modern drinker, yet its soul lies in traditional English beers enjoyed by those rogues of the road, still delivered down the coaching routes into the very same inns frequented by the men themselves. Enjoy the beer…just watch out for the highwaymen.

Way back in the 17th century, it was the coaching inns that lined the county’s rutted tracks and unmade roads that gave respite to weary travellers in desperate need of ale. The highwaymen whose duty it was to relieve wealthy coach passengers of their belongings also frequented these inns, either to celebrate or to lick their wounds. Capt. James Hind and John Clavell, along with their infamous associates, embodied this swashbuckling bravado as they travelled the coaching routes of the South West. The beer that bears their names has been brewed to delight the modern drinker, yet its soul lies in traditional English beers enjoyed by those rogues of the road, still delivered down the coaching routes into the very same inns frequented by the men themselves. Enjoy the beer…just watch out for the highwaymen.

Our beers


Coachman

Golden ale

Bridges the gap between lager and ale. Clean tasting and thirst quenching.

Blunderbuss

Pale Ale

Named after the Blunderbuss, this beer explodes with flavour.

RookWood

Ruby Ale

A rich, well-balanced premium ruby ale.

C&H Pilsner

Pilsner

Refreshing with a clean and crisp finish. Best served cold!

Our story


John Clavell and Captain James Hind, both infamous highwaymen, rode the coaching routes of England’s south-west, stopping at inns and public houses to quench their appetites, rest and plot. Knights of the road have been linked with drinking establishments for centuries. These heroic and courageous men were held in high esteem by the people, as stories of their daring spread fast across the country, engraining their names in English folklore.

Upcoming events


  • 22 October

    Openside Pizza

    Homemade pizzas using freshly made dough – hand-stretched and delicious!

  • 29 October

    C&H Sausage Sizzle

    In house Sausage Sizzle - Portway Farm Shop sausages and Hobbs House Bakery rolls enriched with buttermilk and sourdough. Grilled to make the best hotdog

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