Guest Ales

Please note – to keep a broad variety of guest ales, selections vary depending on availability and season.

Greene King IPA

greene kingGreene King IPA is characterised by its hoppy taste and aroma that comes from the use of Challenger and First Gold hops which are combined with pale and crystal malts.

IPA stands for India Pale Ale and the IPA style was created in the days of the British Empire to bring a taste of home to troops stationed in India. Nowadays Greene King IPA can be enjoyed in over 30 countries worldwide.

 

3.6% ABV

 

 

Old Speckled Hen

Real ale pub hampsteadA finely balanced beer with a distinctive rich malty taste and fruity aroma, Old Speckled Hen has attracted many fans, including the fox, who is always on the hunt for his Hen.

First brewed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the MG car factory in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, and affectionately named after an old MG car used as a factory runaround ‘the owld speckled un’. This turned into Old Speckled Hen when the beer was unveiled.

Tasting notes

Old Speckled Hen has a full, smooth flavour and is very easy to drink. Its rich amber colour and superb fruity aromas are complemented by a delicious blend of malty tastes. Toffee and malt combine with bitterness on the back of the tongue to give a balanced sweetness, followed by a refreshingly dry finish

4.5% ABV

 

 

Ruddles County

ruddles country west londonOriginally from England’s smallest county Rutland Ruddles County is an English ale with a distinctive flavour of dark toffee and caramel combined with a crisp bitterness derived from using rare Bramling Cross hops.

4.3% ABV

 

 

 

Belhaven Robert Burns Scottish Ale

belhaven  robert burnsA mild, dark coloured beer with rich sweet tones of Scottish toffee and a subtly malty aftertaste.

 

4.2% ABV

 

 

 

Suffolk Springer

suffolk springerMade from Suffolk grown Tipple pale malt, together with six hop varieties and blended with fresh 5x, giving a deep ruby brown beer, and a very malty, lightly caramelly aroma with a hint of orange spice and smooth vanilla flavours.

5.0% ABV

 

Belhaven Grand Slam

garnd slamCelebrate Six Nations Rugby, with this light, clean and refreshing ale, with a slightly bitter edge, from Belhaven. Most certainly worth a try.

 

4.0% ABV

The Sorcerer

sorcererBe spellbound by this rich amber ale, bursting with fresh and tangy fruit flavours.

 

4.5% ABV

Libertine

libertineThe US air force and Greene King have had a special relationship in Suffolk for the past half a century, since WWII. Libertine has been brewed not only to celebrate this connection but also to explore the skillfully complex style of American IPAs. This ale is truly unique, full of hops, and a lasting fruity flavour.

5.0% ABV

Ale Fresco

alefrescoSmooth and easy drinking, this refreshing golden cask ale is brewed using Centennial hops, and has a citrus taste and subtle fruit aroma.

 

4.3% ABV

Belhaven Golden Bay

golden bayThis golden ale is reminiscent of the striking sunsets that can be seen from Belhaven Bay. With its refreshing citrus taste balanced against clean floral tones, this ale is certainly one to tempt the palate.

 

3.8% ABV

Celebration Pale Ale

celebration pale aleCelebrate the Queens diamond Jubilee with this commemorative brew. Tettnang hops and the lightest malts give a rich golden colour, subtle soft fruit aroma and smooth citrus taste.

 

4.2% ABV

Greene King Personal Best

personal bestBrewed to celebrate the Olympics, this refreshing golden beer has a subtle fruit aroma and a slight citrus taste.

 

4.3% ABV

Belhaven Bonnie Birdie

bonnie birdieSlowly savour the bitter sweet pleasure of a “Bonnie Birdie”. Malty with a hint of hop, this beer is clean, refreshing and deliciously satisfying.

 

3.9% ABV

Herok & Howell’s Festival Ale

 

festivalCelebrate the festival spirit with this refreshing pale ale. The abundance of citrus hops tantalise your taste buds and produce a combination of flavours that are worthy of the festival season.

 

3.8% ABV

Bonkers Conkers

bonkers conkersThis fine ale has spicy flavours and a biscuit malt character with masses of tropical fruit and citrus notes and a clean crisp bitter finish.

 

4.1% ABV

Gangly Ghoul

gangly ghoulA rich and spookily dark ale, with fiendishly fruity and hoppy notes.

 

4.2% ABV

 

1799

1799A deliciously dark, traditional porter recipe using crystal and chocolate malt.

 

4.5% ABV

Howell’s Howell at the Moon

howell at the moonDark mysterious flavours that will leave you ‘howelling’ for more.

 

4.0% ABV

 

Abbot Reserve

abbot reserveThis irresistible ale has masses of fruity characters, a malty richness and superb hop balance. Brewed longer for a distinctive full flavour.

 

6.5% ABV

Belhaven St Andrews Ale

st andresA complex but refreshing beer of sweet and sour flavours for the discerning palate. The malt whisky of beer.

 

4.9% ABV


Hardys & Hansons Rocking Rudolph

rocking rudolphA full bodied, malty and fruity Christmas ale, with a refreshing bitter finish. Complete with flashing pumpclip!

 

4.2% ABV


Howell’s Frosty Bells

howells frosty bellsHints of roasted chestnut and fruity, festive flavours abound in this robust and rich dark ale. Guaranteed to melt the moment, this full bodied winter warmer has an aromatic lingering finish to be especially enjoyed on dark, winter nights.

 

4.0% ABV