|We pride ourselves on the range and quality of our real ales, and have attained a listing in The Good Beer Guide and Cask Marque 'Recommended' status. We usually have six ales on tap, with eight at busy times and during our beer festivals. You can choose from three or four 'regulars' and a selection from our guest ale rotation, giving a wide range of strength and character.
Note: Due to the nature of real ale, all ales may not be available at all times.
|Our Current Range of Regulars:|
|Brakspear Bitter (3.4%)
A superb session beer. Amber in colour with a good fruit, hop and malt nose. The initial taste of malt and the well hopped bitterness quickly dissolves into a predominantly bittersweet and fruity finish.
|Timothy Taylor 'Landlord' ABV 4.3%
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.
|Sharps 'Doombar' ABV 4.0%
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.
|Current Guest Ales On Rotation|
|Ringwood Best Bitter (3.8%)||Delicious, easy drinking slightly tart pale bitter. Tempting hop aroma with fruit notes, a good malt feel in the mouth, and a dry, tangy fruit finish.|
|Ringwood Boondoggle (4.2%)||A blonde and luscious ale – the perfect excuse. Brewed with the finest English Pale Malt, First Gold and Fuggles Hops.|
|Hooke Norton Hooky (3.5%)||Subtly balanced, golden bitter, hoppy to the nose, malty on the palate - the classic session beer, eminently drinkable.|
|Courage Director's Bitter (4.8%)||Full bodied with a clean, bitter taste, balanced with a sweet burnt, malty and fruity notes with a distinctive dry-hop aroma and flavour.|
|Adnams Old Ale (4.1%)||his is a mild ale style beer brewed with East Anglian pale ale and Crystal malted barley and Boadicea hops, dark red brown in colour with an aroma of caramel and nutty chocolate.|
|Oakham Scarlet Macaw (4.4%)||Tart gooseberry and soft peach on the nose. Gooseberries and fruit to taste, before an intense bitterness that’s as sharp as a macaw’s screech!|
|Caledonian Double Dark (4.6%)||A modern tribute to the famous stout style of the 18th and 19th centuries. Dark roasted malt flavours with a hint of caramel and liquorice balanced with a subtle hop flavour.|