We pride ourselves on our real ales served under gravity straight from a still at the back of the bar. Our current selection of beers are listed below.
We held our 16th Beer festival (2019) featuring some great bitters, ales and cyders, on Sat 24th August and Sun 25th August.
2020 Beer Festival
The Brewing Process
Brewing is a process steeped in tradition. Harvested East Anglian barley grains are first kiln dried to produce that characteristic flavour of malt. Malt is then milled and ‘mashed’ in hot liquor to produce a sweet ‘wort’ that is boiled together with whole hops. Next the hopped wort is cooled then fermented by adding yeast. Hops were not introduced into the brewing process until the 16th Century when Flemish immigrants began growing hops in Kent. The flowers from the hop vines are dried in oast houses before being added to the beer. They improved the keeping qualities, added a rich aroma and bitter flavour to the beer.