Our Drinks

Our Real Ales and Traditional Ciders

We 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.


Lagers



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, Heineken (which is brewed in Amsterdam), and the magnificent imported Krusovice Imperial. We also serve Purity Lawless - an English lager brewed with true passion up near Worcester.

Craft Keg



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.


Ciders


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”

Albury Ruby

Surrey Hills

A dark beer with lovely succulent mouthfeel, deep berry flavours and a citric finish. IN THE CELLAR

4,6%

Downlands Best Bitter

Downlands

A malty, fruity and rounded bitter from North of Brighton. HAVING A RUN

4.0%

EXMOOR GOLD

EXMOOR ALES

A rich golden beer - probably the first of the new age of these, with a taste like oaked chardonnay! IN THE CELLAR

4.5%

Gilt Trip

Surrey Hills

A new version of the fabulous Gilt Complex. Hoppier and better than before, if that;s possible. IN THE CELLAR

4.6%

HSB

Gales (Fullers)

An old fashioned, deep brown and malty strong bitter, beautifully replicated by Fullers. IN THE CELLAR

4.8%

Jaffa Cake

Crafty Brewery

A crisp session beer with hints of orange. Like the real thing it's not really a cake - it's a Biscuit. IN THE CELLAR

3.8%

Old Ale

Downland

A dark, soft and round ale with tropical fruit notes. NOW POURING

4.4%

Poppy Ale

Marstons

Cascade and Styrian Golding hops feature in this commemorative golden ale. 20p per pint goes to the appeal. NOW POURING

3.6%

RINGWOOD 49ER

RINGWOOD/MARSTONS

A deeply rich best bitter, deep gold in colour and full of ripe fruit flavours. Do you get banana? NOW POURING

4.9%

SUSSEX BITTER

HARVEYS

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

4.0%

WASHINGTON GOLD

DORKING BREWERY

A deep gold, round and mouthfilling session beer with a glorious bitter finish. NOW POURING

3.8%

Cracklin' Rosie

Celtic Marshes

A- proper perry - made entirely from pears - slightly sweet and very fruity.

4.5%

LILY THE PINK

CELTIC MARCHES

Beautifully fruity and balanced with a hint of pink coming from the pressed skins of the 100% cider apples they use

4.5%

THATCHERS CHEDDAR VALLEY DRAUGHT CIDER

THATCHERS 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

6.0%