Martin is extremely proud of the ales he and his team keep at the pub. Kept in optimum condition for your enjoyment, he likes to keep a continually rotating stock of real ales so you'll be surprised and delighted by what will be waiting to tantalise your taste-buds. Monday is the Real Ale Club! Well worth a trip down to your friendly local as the real ales are only £3.00 a pint!
REGULAR SESSION BEER
ITCHEN VALLEY PRIDE OF THE VALLEY
Really solid best bitter with a light sweetness and a caress of bitterness.
ITCHEN VALLEY PURE GOLD
It takes a lot to make Itchen Valley's brewer, Rob, smile. But a pint of Pure Gold usually does the trick. The first thing you may note in our premium ale is the strongly aromatic American specialty hops with hints of caramel, to drink, the beer is lightly effervescent with initial bitterness from the choicest Czech hops leading to a full, sweet malty flavour.
THEAKSTON MASHAM OAKED ALE
Theakstons are the only brewing company in Britain to employ a full-time craft cooper, something of which they are very proud. Their oak casks are hand-made using as many as fourteen different tools handed down from generation to generation. Their oak casks continue to be supplied to a dedicated group of licensees who insist on serving beer from the wood. To celebrate their coopering tradition they have created Masham Oaked Ale. Inspired by the growing consumer interest in beer styles from around the world, they blend our normal finest quality Pale Ale with Crystal and Munich malts which, combined with the hints of vanilla flavour of oak and the New Zealand Wakatu hop to give a beer of outstanding floral and vanilla oaked character.
Thwaites Wainwright 4.1% abv
McMullen Hop on a Mo 4.4% abv
Butcombe Original 4.0% abv
St Austell Proper Job 4.5% abv
Marstons Christmas Everyday 4.2% abv
CRAFT BEER ON TAP
The perfect refreshment. A crisp, clean pilsner, with lovely pine, citrus and earthy hop notes.
SHIPYARD RYE PALE ALE
Brewed with Rye Crystal malt, the Rye Pale Ale has a spiced, nutty taste balanced with caramel toffee favours. Packed ful of American hops and the Amarillo, Citra, Summit and Cascade combined for an upfront, punchy, orange aromaed beer with a lingering citrus tang.
Cali Pale Ale 5.0% abv
Fullers Frontier 4.5% abv