7 Main St, Sauchie, Clackmannanshire, FK10 3JR
Phone: (0) 1259 722 020
The Mansfield Arms pub in the small town of Sauchie just outside Alloa in Clackmannanshire has been operated by the Gibson family for over twenty years. It has been classed by the owners as a "...true Scottish working man's bar...". In 1988, the present owners re-introduced serving real ales to the pub's customers which led to numerous awards from CAMRA. This love of cask-conditioned ale further led publican and owner John Gibson to pursue the idea of installing a purpose-built microbrewery at the rear of the pub. During test brews, local ex-miners provided feedback on the ales which led to the naming of the new brewery. Devon Ales was established in 1992.
The small microbrewery houses a 5-barrel plant. Three running brews are maintained as well as occasional specials that have included a cask-conditioned lager. John handles all brewing duties and taught himself through books and trial-and-error (like so many homebrewers).
All the beer brewed by Devon is sold either at The Mansefield Arms or at the Gibson's other pub just up the road, The Inn at Muckhart. Brewery visits are available through prior arrangement.
- Devon Original - 3.8% ABV
- A session ale full of malty flavour and the distinct hoppiness of East Kent Golding.
- Devon Pride - 4.8% ABV
- Scottish 90/- brewed with the finest ingredients whose tastes clearly come through.
- Devon Thick Black - 4.1% ABV
- A Scottish style Stout.