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.


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.


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”

5/4 Favourite


A pale, rich drinking IPA with lovely citric balance. IN THE CELLAR


Anastasia's Stout


A black-as-your-hat traditional stout with enough sweetness to make it really drinkable. IN THE CELLAR


DB One

Dorking Brewery

A modern version of the classic English brown beer. Lots of mellow fruit comes from great malt extraction and the balance comes from old fashioned English hops. HAVING A RUN.




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


Hop Tipple


There have been changes galore at this local brewery and it has grown from a collection of brewer's bits in a pig shed to a shining great professional brewery. Hop Tipple isn't as bitter and citric as some modern ales but is nicely balanced and has a soft, spicy finish. NOW POURING



Dark Star/Fullers

One of the most thirst quenching beers on this planet. Now under Fullers' ownership this pale and citric beer continues to flourish. NOW POURING




A fabulous blend of generous malt and new-world hops creates our most popular guest beer (record time on and off the bar 3.5 hours Fri 27 Oct 17). Tropical fruit, crisp bitterness and a lingering finish. IN THE CELLAR


Night Screamer

Bond Brews

A beautifully rich stout from this young brewery in Wokingham. Full of dark chocolate and coffee flavours. IN THE CELLAR




A round and fruity session IPA with clever hopping. Gluten free and lovely! IN THE CELLAR




As the name suggests, we have another pale beer here but this is one with a real difference. Not a straw coloured pale ale but more the colour of burnished gold. Startling. IN THE CELLAR


Railway Porter

Bond Brews

A rich, round black porter in the old tradition from this relatively new brewery in Wokingham. Good chocolate and coffee notes are balanced by just the right amount of sweetness. NOW POURING


Ranmore Ale

Surrey Hills

A really refreshing citric golden ale from a highly respected Dorking brewery. IN THE CELLAR




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




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. NOW POURING