Our Real Ales and Traditional CidersWe don’t have a policy of running “permanent” ales here. What we like to do instead is to rotate guest ales until we find one which is particularly popular and give it a run on the bar. What we always do, though, is try to ensure that we always offer a proper variety of strengths, styles and colours to ensure there will be something on the bar for everybody.
We are very keen to support local brewers and there will always be a “locale” beer on our bar. However, we also appreciate that there are lovely beers brewed all over the UK and we like to offer the very best of those alongside the local brews.
We attempt to stock the very best quality ales and keep them in perfect condition and this was borne out by our most recent Cask Marque visit, in which we achieved 5 out of 5 on all six of our ales.
We are passionate about our ales and promote the “try before you buy” policy. Our staff are all knowledgeable and will be keen to talk you through our range and ensure you get to drink a beer you will really enjoy.
We are also keen on real ciders and, as well as offering two lovely keg versions, we also pour two still ciders direct from the cask in the cellar behind the bar. You will find our current selection at the end of the list of ales.
We offer a wide choice of lagers here, some which are brewed in the UK and some which are brewed in their country of origin. We sell Fosters and Amstel for those who like a "session" lager, San Miguel (which is brewed in Northampton), and the magnificent imported Krusovice Imperial. We also serve Purity Lawless - an English lager brewed with true passion up near Worcester.
We have one pump which is dedicated to big tasting beers which are served cold and fizzy. In spite of the fact that our landlord proudly states that he "went to war against keg" back in the 1970s, modern craft keg is a completely different beast and you will find a number of stunning IPAs appearing in rotation on this pump.
Symonds Founders Reserve 4.5%
A pale, crisp and refreshing keg cider with good acidity balanced against some very nice fruit.
Hogs Back Hazy Hog 5.0%
A slightly cloudy and delightfully fruity keg cider. Made by one of the best cider makers in the West Country for Hogs Back, this is very nice indeed.
Please scroll down to see our guest ales and our “coming soons”
A pale and crisp golden bitter with backbone. A one-time winner of Beer of Britain. NOW POURING
A gloriously rich and satisfying American pale ale with four American hops to give great aroma and flavour. The name comes from the American native word for "place of good water". The malt and hops are pretty good too! IN THE CELLAR
Brewed by an American brewer at Exmoor, this triple American hopped pale ale promises citrus by the bucket full. NOW POURING
A modern version of their famous Landlord which is crisp and bitter but also mouth filling. HAVING A RUN AS A PERMANENT
An old-fashioned English IPA made with unusual hops. IN THE CELLAR
A wonderful example of an American IPA with great bitterness from the American hops they use here. The hops are grow in Washington State where the buffalo so famously roam. NOW POURING
A round, soft and delightful beer which will appeal to those who don't want their beer "in your face" with hops. Flavours of ripe fruits come through this beautifully crafted golden ale. IN THE CELLAR
A hugely crisp, refreshing pale ale from this adventurous new brewery. IN THE CELLAR
A round and rich beer, deep gold in colour and really satisfying. NOW POURING
A renowned local favourite from this established and respected brewer. Crisp and citric with solid malt presence. NOW POURING
Quite rightly a revered Sussex brown bitter, with its velvety rich malt balanced by intriguing "musty" contributions from its ancient yeast. A classic old fashioned English beer. HAVING A RUN
Pale in colour, gentle in nature and completely unique amongst modern pale ales. Nutty, mellow and lovely. IN THE CELLAR
A deep gold, round and mouthfilling session beer with a glorious bitter finish. IN THE CELLAR
Lily the Pink
Beautifully fruity and balanced with a hint of pink coming from the pressed skins of the 100% cider apples they use.
Thatchers Cheddar Valley Draught Cider
The colour of this unique cider gives it a vibrant character all of its own for those who want an alternative refreshing drink with a touch of natural sparkle.