The Village of Beer: East Devon

History Archive

The Plague

Posted: 20-10-13

In the 17th century, three-quarters of the population of Beer died in the bubonic plague. As there was insufficient space in the chapel graveyard, those killed by...

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The Origins of Beer

Posted: 20-10-13

The origin of the name of Beer is uncertain. Various theories have been put forward as to its origin. Bearu – Saxon for “Wood” Byr – Norse...

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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
  • Bicton Gardens

    Spanning nearly 300 years of horticultural history, the magnificent grade 1 listed gardens are set in East Devon’s picturesque Otter Valley, between the... Read More

  • The Donkey Sanctuary

    The Donkey Sanctuary was founded in Salcombe Regis, Near Sidmouth in 1969 by Dr Elisabeth Svendsen, MBE. She dedicated her life to rescuing... Read More

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All Within Reach
Beer Youth Hostel
  • Dolphin Antiques and Collectables

    An Aladdin’s cave of affordable antique, vintage and collectable items can be found at the Dolphin Antiques and Collectables Centre, situated behind the... Read More

  • Bank House

    Situated in the centre of Beer village, just 150 yards from the beach. The three en-suite rooms have a TV, local information guide... Read More