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 (brewed to the original Dutch recipe), and the lovely imported Italian lager Birra Moretti. We also serve Adnams Dry Hopped Lager - an English lager brewed with ale hops by our friends up in Southwold. 

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


Stowford Press Weston's Cider 4.5% 
Stowford Press is a sparkling medium dry cider which has built its popularity on its premium taste and quality.

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”

Arapaho

Langham

A wonderful, rich and yet refreshing APA from our friends near Petworth. Great hopping brings a real bite and it is fantastic that we can now have this old favourite back on our bar. NOW POURING

4.9%

Crafty One

Crafty

The brewery has completely rebuilt this beer and what a wonderful job they have done! Gone is the overpowering Sorace Ace hop which made it taste of Camembert and now the beer has a lemony freshness about it and a great bitter backbone. Well done our friends in Dunsfold. NOW POURING

3.9%

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 ON THE BAR

4.0%

EXMOOR GOLD

EXMOOR ALES

A great golden beer - probably the first of the new age of these. Rich and full-bodied with a taste like oaked chardonnay! IN THE CELLAR

4.5%

Hip Hop

Langham

A very pale, crisp and refreshing citric ale from this lovely brewery between Midhurst and Petworth. IN THE CELLAR

4.0%

MAD GOOSE

Purity

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

4.2%

Naked Ladies

Twickenham Brewery

A big, intensely bitter and yet beautifully balanced pale best bitter in the modern style. IN THE CELLAR

4.4%

Parody

Firebird

Your senses are pounded by the abundance of juicy tropical fruit in this session IPA from our Rudgwick neighbours. Gluten free and lovely! IN THE CELLAR

4.5%

PILCROW PALE

DORKING BREWERY

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 on the palate and wonderfully balanced. IN THE CELLAR

4.0%

Revival - Evening Star

Downlands

Having shared many beers with one of the founders of Dark Star brewery (which started its life at the Evening Star in Brighton), our man at Downlands managed to extract the original recipe for their American Pale Ale from him. This beer is a tribute to the man, the brewery which was and, of course, to the beer. IN THE CELLAR

4.8%

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%

XXX Porter

Langham

A rich and complicated black beer with fantastic complexity. They call it a mild but it's too strong for that. It's not a stout because the roasted coffee flavours don't dominate. It's dark and sweet and therefore, to our minds, it's a porter. Whatever we call it it's lovely! IN THE CELLAR

4.4%

Session IPA

Langham

A firecracker of a 3.8% beer which is full of the crisp, bitter, citric flavours we expect from a full IPA but at a session strength. IN THE CELLAR

3.8%%

Blonde Brummie

Birmingham Brewery

A golden, soft and round drink from a brewery we have never tried before. It comes highly recommended. NOW POURING

4.4%%

Brainstorm

Spitting Feathers

Pale, citric and crisp, this is the first appearance of this Cheshire brewery on our bar. NOW POURING

4.0%%

Park Bottom

Stone Daisy

Golden and refreshing is how this newcomer from Wiltshire describes itself. IN THE CELLAR

4.5%%

LSD

Langham

An auburn coloured best bitter with lovely hop balance. A old-fashioned beer from a very modern brewery. IN THE CELLAR

5.2%%

Cherries and Berries

Lilleys

A sweet and rich delight of fruit from this wonderful Somerset cider maker.

4.0%

Mango

Lilleys Cider

A sweet and exotic flavoured cider from Somerset. Suitable for vegans. NOW POURING

4.0%

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. NOW POURING

6.0%