Ottery pub joins forces with Otter Brewery to support Tar Barrels

PUBLISHED: 07:00 05 November 2018

Volunteer Inn landlords Jacqui and Mike Down with Otter Brewery's Patrick McCaig have revealed how they will be supporting Tar Barrels. Picture: Contributed

Volunteer Inn landlords Jacqui and Mike Down with Otter Brewery's Patrick McCaig have revealed how they will be supporting Tar Barrels. Picture: Contributed

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A popular pub is joining forces with a leading brewery to boost funds of Ottery’s iconic Tar Barrels.

Volunteer Inn landlords Jacqui and Mike Down with Otter Brewery's Patrick McCaig have revealed how they will be supporting Tar Barrels. Picture: ContributedVolunteer Inn landlords Jacqui and Mike Down with Otter Brewery's Patrick McCaig have revealed how they will be supporting Tar Barrels. Picture: Contributed

Mike and Jacqui Down, landlords of the Volunteer Inn and members of the event’s committee, said it has been the most challenging year yet, with £30,000 needed for it to go ahead.

They are working with sponsors Otter Brewery, which has brewed a special beer. The pub will offer outside bars at the bonfire and Catholic Church.

Mike said: “The town has really gone above and beyond again to help with the fundraising - from sponsored bike rides and long-distance runs to special themed nights in the various pubs. Crowd safety is paramount. We want to safeguard this event for future generations - we both ‘barrel roll’ as do our two sons.”

Patrick McCaig from Otter Brewery added: “As part of our work to help support the local community and its pubs we’re proud to be on board once again this year – we think events like this should be preserved.”

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