IN THE CELLAR
We have a wide range of real ales & other world beers from a variety of sources that we offer. You will find that we change our range frequently and you will be able to keep track of it all here.
Charlie Wells Dry Hopped Lager
Golden & Hoppy
Our Master Brewers have poured the company’s 139 year heritage into crafting a new lager, using its founder’s roots travelling the world in the Merchant Navy as inspiration. Charlie Wells Dry Hopped Lager is brewed with natural mineral water from a well sunk by Charles Wells himself in the early 1900s and the brewers combine several varieties of hops from around the world to create the beer’s slight bitterness, hoppy aroma and subtle maltiness with a deliciously smooth finish.
Brewed in true continental style, we use 100% malt in the mash and add in Target hops followed by a late addition of Styrian Goldings to add that really noble hop aroma. We ferment the beer cool with lager yeast for seven days, and what makes this beer really special is a two week cold conditioning stage with Australian Galaxy and Ella hops which brings out all that depth of flavour and dry hop character.
Slight bitterness, hoppy aroma and subtle maltiness with a deliciously smooth finish.
Dark & Fruity
This premium cask ale has a strong following throughout the country. Courage Directors was originally brewed exclusively for the Directors of the Alton brewery, but following public demand, the beer was made available to the public.
It is genuine premium beer, pale brown in appearance with a deep rich taste.
Pale & Refreshing
It is brewed using fine yeast according to a traditional recipe and, of course, in strict accordance with the Bavarian Purity Law. Even today, the beer is still bottle-fermented in the traditional way; it takes three to four weeks for Erdinger Weissbier 'with fine yeast' to mature.
Only the finest ingredients are used in its production. Years of experience and constant quality checks guarantee the beer's unmistakable flavour.
A wheat beer for those who love outstanding and unforgettable wheat beer flavour.
Black & Bitter
Swirling clouds tumble as the storm begins to calm. Settle. Breathe
in the moment, then break through the smooth, light head to the
bittersweet reward. Unmistakeably GUINNESS®, from the first velvet sip
to the last, lingering drop. And every deep-dark satisfying mouthful in
Pure beauty. Pure GUINNESS®.
Golden & Refreshing
Kirin Ichiban has been brewed to the same levels of distinction since 1888. The “beer at its purest” of the brewing world, Ichiban Shibori brewing process ensures that only the first press of the finest ingredients is used. This simplistic approach results in a uniquely impactful flavour and depth of character whilst retaining a highly refreshing nature.
Kirin Ichiban is named after the kirin, a creature in Chinese mythology. It has the body of a deer, the tail of an ox and the hooves of a horse. With a single horn on its head and a pelt of five colours, the kirin symbolises well-being and good fortune.
Kirin has a clear, bright golden colour, citrus and toasty biscuit aromas and an initial, crisp refreshing bite, leading into a surprising depth of flavour on the palate, and intensely satisfying clean finish.
Golden & Fruity
Symonds Founder's Reserve is a distinctive premium cider at 5.5% abv. Blended from the finest Herefordshire apples including Dabinett & Michelin varietals; resulting in a characteristically fresh, crisp, fruity cider, with a high degree of complexity and depth of character coupled with Symonds rich heritage from a golden age of traditional Hereford cider making
Pale & Smooth
A refreshing ale, golden in colour, with a light, dry palate, a fresh, fruity aroma and a long, satisfying bitter finish.
Amber & Smooth
Amber in colour, Young's Special has a fruity, slightly estery nose with a good hop aroma and full round flavour, a fine balance between malt and hops.
100% malt brew: Maris Otter and crystal malt together with Fuggle and Golding hops.