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See beer for the beverage.

Beer is a seaside village in East Devon in the West Country of England. The village rings a small cove with a big beach, with no harbour to speak of. Boats are pulled up onto the beach. In years gone by it was popular with smugglers.


The village of Beer whose name comes not from the alcoholic beverage but from the old English word bearu, meaning forest, is nearby.

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

The nearest train station is Axminster, which is on the route from London Waterloo to Exeter.

From Axminster station, you can catch bus service 885 to Beer.

By bus[edit]

The village has good, frequent bus services, operated by local company AVMT Buses:

Service 899 which runs from Seaton to Sidmouth via Beer and Branscombe. It is one of Devon's most scenic bus routes.

Service 885 which runs from Axminster to Beer via Colyton and Seaton.

There is also service 52. It runs to Exeter and back once a day.

By car[edit]

Beer is a few miles off the A3052. It is well sign posted. Parking is limited, so you might prefer to park in Seaton (a few miles away) and get the bus in.

Get around[edit]

Map of Beer (Devon)


  • Beer Beach and Village. The quaint fishing village and cove is very attractive, take a walk around and take it all in.
  • 1 Pecorama, +44 1297-21542, . Sitting above the village is Pecorama, famous for its miniature railway and well-kept gardens. Pecorama (Q18161764) on Wikidata Pecorama on Wikipedia
  • Beer Quarry Caves. Take a guided tour around these vast caverns.



Beer Regatta Week a week packed with events including daft racing and the famous tradition of 'Barrel Rolling'


There is a small selection of shops along the village's main street to browse.


  • Beer Fish and Chip shop
  • The Dolphin Pub and restaurant.
  • The Anchor Inn Pub and restaurant
  • The Barrel O' Beer Pub and restaurant
  • Duckys on the beach, serving sandwiches, light lunches, cream teas etc.
  • Chapples on the beach, serving sandwiches, light lunches, cream teas, etc.
  • Osbournes cafe and wine bar.


  • The Dolphin Pub and restaurant.
  • The Anchor Inn Pub and restaurant.
  • The Barrel O' Beer Pub and restaurant.
  • Osbournes cafe and wine bar.


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