The Village of Beer: East Devon

How it all Started

The origins of the original began with a local man called Phil Curtis and just so his sterling work is not forgotten we asked him to let us know how it all began.

Phil said “When I acquired my first home connection to the internet, the ISP provided a certain amount of free web space for me to use. I did not want to create a personal site, so I thought I would provide some information about the village in which I was born and bred. I then went about finding books from which I could obtain historical information about the development of the village and major events that occurred in the village.

One problem I did face was that so many properties in the village are holiday homes and people from outside the village wanted to advertise their properties on the site. I decided not to include such adverts because there was a danger that they would swamp the site and also there are plenty of businesses and web sites that provide the facility for advertising holiday homes anyway.

As more people became technologically aware, so various village organisations developed their own web sites for which I was able to add links on the Beer web site. Annual events such as Beer Regatta, R&B Festival and Panto I included as part of the main page so that people could see for what dates these events were scheduled.”

Picturesque Scenery On Tap
Beer Beach
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    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
  • Norman Lockyer Observatory

    Stargazers will love a visit to the Norman Lockyer Observatory. Founded in 1912 by Sir Norman Lockyer, the observatory was a centre for... Read More

  • Escot Park

    For all lovers of nature and the great outdoors, Escot is a unique experience and offers a great family day out. Set in... Read More

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All Within Reach
Beer Youth Hostel
  • Dolphin Antiques and Collectables

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  • 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