The Village of Beer: East Devon

History Archive


Posted: 23-11-13

To neighbouring villages, residents of Beer, may sometimes be referred to as Spaniards. Tradition has it that a Spanish vessel was wrecked off the shore and that...

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Napoleonic Wars

Posted: 23-11-13

Two thirty-pounders were sited on Gun Cliff. and another ten guns were placed at Beer Head with a hut for the men that worked them. One night...

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The Pier

Posted: 23-11-13

According to Leland, King Henry VIII’s antiquarian, in the 16th century an attempt was made to build a pier, but a storm smashed the pier to pieces....

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The Manor

Posted: 20-10-13

Before the Norman Conquest the manor belonged to the abbey of Horton, which was annexed in 1122 with all its possessions to the Abbey of Sherborne. What...

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Picturesque Scenery On Tap
Beer Beach
  • Beer Beach

    Beer beach is a natural suntrap and the waters in the bay are very sheltered with the imposing limestone cliffs giving protection from the wind. Because it is a ‘working beach’ the picturesque paraphernalia of the fishing industry with its brightly coloured wooden boats, nets, winches and neon-coloured floats add to its charm with the […]... Read More

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A Visit To Remember
Beer Regatta
Something For Everyone
Beer Pecorama
  • Jurassic Coast Cruises

    Stuart Line operate cruises from Exmouth Marina along the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site and takes in the oldest section, known as the... Read More

  • Crealy Great Adventure Park

    Devon’s Crealy Great Adventure Park is the South West’s number one family value day out. The multi-award winning family attraction situated just minutes... Read More

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All Within Reach
Beer Youth Hostel