Tasting Notes

Adnams - Broadside

4.7% abv

Brewed with Pale Ale malt and First Gold hops, Broadside is a dark ruby red beer rich in fruitcake aromas, almonds and conserved fruit.

Brewed to commemorate the fierce Battle of Sole Bay fought against the Dutch Republic in 1672 off the Southwold coast, it has enjoyed a meteoric rise to fame.

Adnams - Southwold Bitter

3.7% abv

Hops: A blend including Fuggles.

A beautiful copper-coloured beer, late and dry-hopped with Fuggles for a distinctive, lingering hoppiness.

Southwold Bitter is as distinctive as ‘Southwold Jack’ (the knight with the sword) who appears on the pump clip and has done so through many incarnations.

Courage - Directors Bitter

4.8% abv

Courage Directors Bitter is a Top 5 Premium cask Ale with a strong following in London and the South East. It is a genuine premium ale, pale brown in appearance with a deep rich taste. As part of the Courage family which has over 200 years of brewing pedigree.

Courage Directors Bitter was originally brewed exclusively for the Directors of the Alton Brewery and not for public sale.

Batemans - XB

3.7% abv

Hops: Goldings, Challenger, Liberty

A distinctive, well balanced bitter, with a refreshing dry bitterness on the palate and pleasing hoppy finish.

Black Sheep - BEST BITTER

3.8% abv

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. Brewed using traditional methods and finest ingredients.

Everards - Tiger

4.2% abv

Hops: Fuggles, Goldings

Malt: Maris Otter

An example of getting the perfect balance between sweetness and bitterness. Crystal malt 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.

Exmoor - Gold

4.5% abv

Gold in colour, the nose is an interplay between a fresh bouquet of grassy and floral hop and a subtly soft, fluffy caramel-tinged maltiness.  The palate sees more balance between gentle grainy maltiness and sprightly floral, citrusy fresh hop fruitiness.  The finish is bittersweet with hints of citrus fruit weaving in and out.

Fuller’s - London Pride

4.1% abv

Hops: Target, Challenger, Northdown

Rich amber in colour, treacle toffees and bread notes are found on the nose – both of these come from the malts. A soft fruit jam flavour balances with a zesty citrus fruit character. The hops provide a rich floral, grassy and spicy nose. On the taste, caramel and butterscotch notes initially dominate, but the zesty, grapefruit flavours derived from the hops leave a tingle on the tongue.

London Pride is a smooth and astonishingly complex beer with a distinctive malty base complemented by a rich balance of well-developed hop flavours.

Hop Back - Summer Lightning

5.0% abv

An extremely pleasant bitter, straw coloured beer with a terrific fresh, hoppy aroma. This, coupled with an intense bitterness, leads to an excellent long, dry finish. Probably the beer to receive the most awards in Britain!

A trendsetter in the brewing industry; the original Summer ale brewed all year round.

Humpty Dumpty Brewery - Little Sharpie

3.8% abv

Light golden in colour and with a fresh but balanced hop flavour, Little Sharpie is a refreshing crowd pleaser.

 2008 Finalist: Champion Beer of Britain, Great British Beer Festival.  2009 Good Beer Guide "Beer of Britain" selection.  2009 Bronze Medal: Champion Beer of  Britain, Bitters, Great British Beer Festival.

Marston’s - Pedigree

4.5% abv

Hops: Fuggles, Goldings

Malt: Maris Otter

Tasting Notes Not Available

Unique in the world, it is still brewed in the oak casks of the Burton Unions to preserve its unique character, consistent quality and taste.

Mauldons - Mole Trap


3.8% abv

Tasting Notes Not Available

Mighty Oak - English Oak

4.8% abv

Tasting Notes Not Available

Mighty Oak - Maldon Gold

3.8% abv

Hops used :- First Gold, Mount Hood

Malt: Marris Otterr

Brewed using Marris Otterr pale malt to create alight golden ale with a biscuit malt flavour, balanced by a distinctive citrus character and long bitter finish.

Ringwood - Fortyniner

4.9% abv

Golden full-bodied malted beer, silver medal winner at the 1996 International Beer Competition at Burton-on-Trent. Light, fresh hop bouquet. Rounded malt in the mouth with strong hop balance, deep bittersweet finish.

Fortyniner is named after the 1849 gold rush. Golden in colour and brewed to 4.9%, Ringwood has been brewing this classic beer since 1978.

Sharp’s - Doom Bar

4.0% abv

Taste Notes  Stuart Howe Head Brewer

"The aroma of Doom Bar combines an accomplished balance of spicy resinous hop, inviting sweet malt and delicate roasted notes. The mouth feel is a perfectly balanced and complex blend of succulent dried fruit, lightly roasted malty notes and a subtle yet assertive bitterness. The bitterness remains into the finish with dry fruity notes which implore the drinker to go back for more."

Sharp’s - Special

5.0% abv

Taste Notes from Head Brewer Stuart Howe

"Delicious jellied fruit aromas blend perfectly with inviting roasted notes. The mouthfeel is succulent with dried fruit, malt and delicate hop bitterness. The finish is lingering and warm with fruit and malt notes. For a strong ale Special is subtle and dangerously drinkable."

Thwaites - Lancaster Bomber

4.4% abv

Tasting Notes Not Available

Thwaites Lancaster Bomber shot to fame when England and Lancashire Cricketer, Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff, endorsed it during the 2005 Ashes series win over Australia. It is now the Official Sponsor of Lancashire County Cricket Club and the beer can now be seen on the shirts of Freddie’s teammates at Lancashire CCC and continues to have a successful partnership with cricket in the North.

Timothy Taylor & Co Ltd - Landlord

4.3% abv

Refreshingly reliable, nationally renowned, this full drinking Pale Ale with a complex and hoppy aroma has real "Pulling Power" and stands out in any bar as the ideal regular.

A Classic Strong Pale Ale, Landlord has won more awards nationally than any other beer: This includes four times as Champion at the Brewers' International Exhibition and four times as CAMRA’s beer of the year.

Tring - Side Pocket for a Toad

3.6% abv

Hops: Cascade

Unmistakable citrus notes from only the best Cascade hops balanced with a floral aroma and crisp dry finish make this straw coloured ale a fantastic session beer.

Named after an old Hertfordshire saying alluding to the uselessness of anything. Although now sadly passed into disuse, Tring Brewery are leading the campaign to restore this wonderful old expression to its rightful place in popular parlance.

Wells and Youngs – Youngs Bitter

3.7% abv

Hops: Fuggle and Goldings

Malt: Maris Otter, Crystal malt

A refreshing ale, golden in colour, with a light, dry palate, a fresh, fruity aroma and a long, satisfying bitter finish. Young’s Bitter is a 100% malt brew combining Maris Otter and Crystal malt with locally sourced British Fuggle and Goldings hops.

Woodforde’s – Wherry

3.8% abv

Golden colour, fresh and zesty with crisp floral flavours. A background of sweet malt and a hoppy ‘grapefruit’ bitter finish characterises this champion bitter.

Wherry- Supreme Champion Beer of Britain (Bronze) 2005 & Supreme Champion Beer of Britain (Gold) 1996 + numerous Champion Bitter of Britain awards.

Wychwood - Dogs Bollocks

5.2% abv

Tasting Notes Not Available

Wychwood - Hobgoblin

4.5% abv

Hops: Fuggles and Styrians

Malts: Pale, Crystal and Chocolate

Hobgoblin is strong in roasted malt with a moderate hoppy bitterness and slight fruity character that lasts through to the end.

The ruby red coloured Hobgoblin is full-bodied and has a delicious chocolate toffee malt flavour balanced with a rounded moderate bitterness and an overall fruity character.

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