IN THE CELLAR
We have a wide range of real ales from a variety of sources that we offer. You will find that we change our range frequently and you will be able to keep track of it all here.
Coming up next
The following beers we hope to have available soon
Hobgoblin is a powerful full-bodied copper red, well-balanced brew. Strong in roasted malt with a moderate hoppy bitterness and slight fruity character that lasts through to the end.
Possible future beers
The following are beers we are looking to take in the future so keep an eye out.
Full bodied and distinctive, 6X remains one of the South's most famous beers. The beer is mid-brown in colour, malty and fruity with balancing hop character.
Abbot Ale is one of the truly great cask ales in the UK today - strong, robust and full of flavour. Brewed in the Suffolk town of Bury St Edmunds, Abbot Ale is Greene King's flagship brand.
Fragrant aromas of finest English hops and malt. Dry but refreshing, with a distinctive lingering hoppiness. Appetising and delicious.
Rich fruitcake aromas – almonds, zest and conserved fruit. A wonderful balance of malt and hop flavours. A pint to savour. An easy drinking pint rich in flavour.
Archers Golden Bitter
Pale malt makes up 88% of the dry ingredients along with 10% crystal malt and 2% sugar. According to the 'Real Ale Drinker's Almanac', 3B has "delicate, beautifully balanced malt and hop with lingering dry finish and hint of nut".
With Atlantic IPA Sharp’s Brewery has taken the essence of the original IPA and modernised it to create a crisp beer with a superb dry finish and a light golden colour.
A traditional well hopped country ale, craft brewed for a malty flavour with subtle fruity notes. Pleasantly bitter with a smooth finish.
XB Best Bitter ABV 3.7%
A distinctive well balanced bitter, with a refreshing dry bitterness on the palate and pleasing hoppy finish.
XXXB ABV 4.8%
Superb strong bitter, with a complex palate, consisting of a delicate aroma of hops delightfully balanced by a prominent malty character.
Black Sheep Bitter
A well hopped, light golden best bitter with a distinctive, dry, refreshing taste, to be enjoyed in true Black Sheep style through a rich creamy head.
Boddingtons is a refreshing, smooth & sessionable beer. It is renowned for its golden color, full-bodied flavour and malty, morish taste with smooth, tight creamy head. Brewed in Manchester since 1778, Boddingtons has an ABV content of 3.8% and 4.1% in cask.
The renowned ‘special ale’ is copper coloured with a full premium quality flavour. A nutty richness derived from a blend of fine pale and crystal malts is balanced with a satisfying dryness from the unique use of three hops : Challenger, Goldings and Fuggles. The aroma has a hint of spirit which adds to the legendary mystique of this premium cask beer.
A superb session beer. Amber in colour with a good fruit, hop and malt nose. The initial taste of malt and the well-hopped bitterness quickly dissolves into a predominantly bitter-sweet and fruity finish.
‘The greatest beer in the world at 3.4% abv’ ... Andrew Jefford in the Financial Times
Chris' favourite brew.
Golden red colour with a well balanced aroma with a hint of sweetness. Full bodied, the taste is initially sweet giving way to a dry hop bitterness, finishing with a slightly sweet fruitiness.
A light, creamy, malty ale with Styrian Goldings giving it an interesting contrast between an initial sweet surge of flavour followed by a slightly bitter aftertaste making it very moreish.
A refreshing amber coloured Best Bitter, with a well-balanced malty and hoppy flavour. An excellent mid-gravity session ale brewed to suit that special Northern palate.
A superb golden coloured ale, brewed with malt made from specially selected Maris Otter barley and using only the finest English aromatic hops.
Traditionally brewed for over a hundred years, using pure Lakeland water drawn from the brewery’s own well.
A full flavoured beer with a delicate hop character, makes this beer ideal for the demanding, modern beer drinker.
Beautiful Amber / Copper colour. Light and very drinkable. A great Yorkshire beer with tradition in every drop.
Deuchars IPA is a fabulous beer. A brilliant blend of malt and hop character and above all a drink with enormous drinkability.”
Roger Protz, Editor of the Good Beer Guide.
Doom Bar Bitter embodies many characteristics which makes it worthy to carry the name of this natural wonder. It’s distinctive aroma and very fine balance sets it truly apart from other beers taking unsuspecting first time drinkers by surprise with its moreish appeal. Doom Bar has achieved an international cult status, is considered one of the fastest growing beer brands in the UK and is the best selling locally produced beer in the entire South West region.
The full drinking premium Welsh ale, malty and subtly hopped with a rich colour and smooth balanced character, developed by the brewing expertise of five generations of the founding family.
A true award winning best bitter with universal appeal. Tiger Best Bitter is a classic example of getting the perfect balance between sweetness and bitterness. Crystal malt gives the beer its rounded toffee character.
Beast by name and Beast by nature, this exquisitely strong-willed, full-bodied dark porter first saw daylight in the autumn of 1992 and is now available both on draught and in bottle. Inspired by the fireside tales of wild cats roaming the moors of Exmoor and a continuation of a beer style that emerged in the 1700s and was named after its popularity with London porters, this complex and heady brew has been a continual favourite of beer fans up and down the country. Its strength means this is a beer to be respected, sipped slowly to warm up a winter’s night while the weather does its worst. Or you might like it slightly chilled elsewhere in the year, a beer drinker’s version of an Irish coffee.
As subtle as the creature after which it is named, this is one of Exmoor Brewery’s most popular ales. Four malts are mixed in the mash tun and deliver a graceful and sleek malty mouthfeel. Hops are Goldings, producing a burst of delicate citrus and slight spice on the mid-palate, and Progress, which soothes the finish with a soft bitterness, while more malt comes forth to produce a delicious and lingering bittersweet character.
In the world of beer the eyes have it when it comes to ordering ale, something that Exmoor completely understand back in 1986 when they produced the first modern Golden Ale, Exmoor Gold. Designed as a single-malt beer, this was a stunning counter balance to the traditional view of beer — which it had to be as brown as an old sideboard or as coal black as Irish Dry Stout. Exmoor Gold, instead, was the colour of Chardonnay or Carling, sparkling in the glass and appealing to both ale drinkers and laager lovers. As well as looking good, by golly it tasted good, with fresh and fruity flavours tripping across the tongue hand in hand with a soft and comforting malty centre.
Back in 1991, Somerset County Cricket Club celebrated its 100th anniversary and Exmoor produced Stag to celebrate the occasion. Initially produced in bottle, this full-bodied copper-coloured strong ale has gone on to become a vital part of the brewery’s cask-conditioned portfolio.
Gadds Number 3
A light and refreshing full strength Pale Ale. Brewed with locally grown East Kent Golding hops.
Gadds number 7
Deliciously satisfying classic ‘session’ Bitter using local Fuggles hops. Dry and bitter with English hop flavours and aromas.
First brewed in 1959, Horndean Special Bitter (HSB) is an award winning, distinctive, high quality premium bitter brewed with 100% natural ingredients including the very best hand selected malt and hops.
Palate: Very full bodied and silky textured yet well balanced malt and hop with complex fruit.
Aroma: Floral hop with a hint of Dundee cake
Greene King IPA
This hoppy, refreshing beer is brewed in the historic market town of Bury St Edmunds, in the heart of Suffolk, where brewing has been an important part of the town's history even as far back as 1086 when brewing in the town was recorded in the Domesday Book.
Harvey's Sussex Best
Winner of the First Prize Gold Medal at the International Brewers’ Exhibition in 1980, this beer is brewed to an original gravity of 1036° -1040° from a recipe which has evolved over many years. It is a full, well-hopped bitter with a reputation that exceeds the borders of its native and adjoining counties.
A clean tasting, tangy bitter, with a citrus fruit - malt balance and a good hop content. Mid brown in colour, Hidden Pint has a light hop aroma with a dry finish.
A subtly balanced, golden bitter, hoppy to the nose, malty on the palate - the classic session beer, eminently drinkable.
London Pride is a smooth and astonishingly complex beer, which has a distinctive malty base complemented by a rich balance of well developed hop flavours from the target, challenger and northdown varieties in the brew. At 4.1% a.b.v in cask (4.7% a.b.v in bottles)London Pride is an ideal session-strength premium ale.
Marston’s Pedigree such an exceptional beer.
When you want a truly exceptional premium ale, Don’t Compromise, choose Pedigree.
2.6 UK units per 568ml pint
Marston's Pedigree is an exceptional premium ale with an ABV of 4.5%. You will find it widely available on draught in pubs nationwide, over 41 million pints are sold every year.
Brakspear Oxford Gold is a remarkably zesty brew, with fresh, citrussy aromas and a firm, fruity flavour. Pale ale malts provide the beer with its gold-gilt shimmer, spruced by a hatful of crystal malts to give body, texture and a delicate honey’d wrap.
Organic Target hops deliver a shamelessly fresh perfume, whilst late hopping with organic Goldings and fermentation by our Brakspear yeasts give Brakspear Oxford Gold a fabulous, fruity finish.
The Rev. James is brewed to a traditional recipe and has been described as having a flavour not commonly available these days. Full-bodied and warming, The Rev. James is rich in palate, spicy and aromatic with a deeply satisfying finish.
Ruddles County is an all-occasion beer, perfect as a pint after the rugby game or a night out at the pub with family and friends.
Ruddles County is also one of the most popular selling premium ales at the supermarket – so don’t forget to add it to your shopping list next time. It is, after all, a beer from the Real World, so any time that’s good for you is a good time to drink Ruddles County
Special is the sweetest and most alcoholic of all the range. The sweetness complements most deserts and most especially those with a good measure of sugar such as treacle puddings and stewed fruits. The sweet roasted aroma also make Special perfect with creamy and rich cheeses.
Crafted from traditional varieties of English malt, this golden ale combines an underlying depth of maltiness, tinged with a subtle hint of toffee, with the bold citrus and fruity spiciness of Kentish hops, to produce a well-balanced, thirst quenching, popular drink.
King and Barnes Sussex Bitter is a 3.5% ABV cask beer and has been brewed from the time King and Barnes Brewery records began. It is typical Country Bitter, clean tasting hoppy without being over bitter. Sussex Bitter is the most popular King and Barnes beer.
Traditional premium ale, light golden in colour. Noticeable floral dry hop aroma balanced with biscuity and fruity notes. Full bodied with a medium bitterness and a rounded, smooth, hoppy flavour. Hints of melon and pear. A clean finish with some hoppy linger.
Many years ago, the Head Brewer invited his staff to sample his latest creation and coin a name for it. So successful was the sampling that several tankards of the ale were consumed. On rising to go, the Head Brewer experienced a sudden loss of steering, and so unwittingly fell on a name for this legendary ale. Now, as then, Tanglefoot remains "deceptively drinkable".
Timothy Taylor Best Bitter
BEST BITTER 4.0% ABV
A well balance, genuine Yorkshire bitter with full measure of maltiness and hoppy aroma.
Timothy Taylor Landlord
LANDLORD 4.3% ABV
Classic Strong Pale Ale, with a complex and hoppy aroma, has won more awards nationally than any other beer. This includes four times as Champion at the Brewers International and four times as CAMRA Beer of the Year.
Refreshingly reliable, nationally renowned, this full drinking Pale Ale has real "pulling power".
Fresh and zesty with crisp floral flavours. A background of sweet malt and a hoppy ‘grapefruit’ bitter finish characterises this champion bitter
Bursting with taste, Young's Bitter is an easy to drink, refreshing cask ale with a fresh, fruity aroma that leaves a long, satisfying bitter finish. It is traditionally brewed to deliver a clean taste and is light and dry in flavour with a subtle taste of hops.
Amber in colour, Young's Special has a fruity, slightly estery nose with a good hop aroma and full round flavour, a fine balance between malt and hops.
100% malt brew: Maris Otter and crystal malt together with Fuggle and Golding hops.
Old ones we've had
The following beers are ones we have had but have no immediate plans to bring back just yet. Don't forget you can vote on all these beers and which will help us decide which ones to bring back
Old Speckled Hen
4.5%. Warm and full bodied flavour. Malt loaf and toffee combine with a bitterness on the back of the tongue giving a well balance sweetness.