Ales & Bitters

Enjoy our selection of a brown ale, IPA, golden ale or APA, including well loved brewers such as Wychwood, Brewdog Wells, Fullers, Newcastle Brown and many more.

Ale is a type of beer brewed from malted barley using a warm-fermentation with a strain of brewers' yeast. The yeast will ferment the beer quickly, giving it a sweet, full bodied and fruity taste.

Most ales contain hops, which help preserve the beer and impart a bitter herbal flavour that balances the sweetness of the malt. Each ale has its own unique characteristic, but they are most commonly brewed in England’s rich and brewing heritage and tend to be fruity, hoppy and with complex flavours. Perfect match: red meats, stews and cheese. Ale is warmer, more robust and more complex than lager

Bitter is the English term for a pale ale. Bitters vary in colour from gold to dark amber and in strength from 3% to 7% alcohol by volume.

Fact: There are various different types of ale;Brown Ale,Pale Ale (often known as a bitter), Indian Pale Ale (IPA), Golden Ale, Scotch Ale,American Pale Ale (APA),Belgian Ale,Old Ale to name a few.

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  1. Eagle Brewery Banana Bread Ale 8x 500ml
    £14.99

    Formerly known as Wells Banana Bread, this ale charms the nose with distinct banana aromas tempered by notes of grass and lemon. This foreshadows a palate of peppery hops and a lingering dry...
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  2. Sharps Doom Bar Amber Ale 8x 500ml
    £14.99

    The British Beer with a cult folowing. Sharps Doom Bar Amber Ale; full of succulent dried fruit, lightly roasted malty and bitter...
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  3. Fullers London Pride Ale 500ml
    £15.49

    Britain's top premium cask ale, Pride is a complex beer for its strength. An aroma of farmhouse bread leads into an orange peel palate before a long, bitter...
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  4. Wainwright Ale 8x 500ml Case
    £14.89

    Wainwright Ale is refreshing with the sweetness of citrus fruit. A lovely golden ale named after the renowned author of Lakeland - Alfred...
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  5. McEwans Champion Ale 8x 500ml
    £21.99

    McEwan's Champion Ale is a strong, complex, chestnut-coloured ale. Aromas of syrup and toffee roll into a bittersweet...
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  6. Iron Maiden Trooper Ale 8x 500ml
    £14.99

    Developed by Iron Maiden singer and avid ale fan Bruce Dickinson, this premium bitter is rich in malt flavours and notes of citrus. Bobec, Goldings and Cascade hops offer a hint of...
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  7. Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 8x 500ml
    £13.59

    Whitstable Bay Pale Ale offers a sweet maltiness balanced perfectly with fresh pine notes from late-stage hops. A light, tasty and thirst-quenching...
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  8. Badger Fursty Ferret Ale 8x 500ml
    £13.99

    Fursty Ferret has a sweet, nutty palate, hoppy aroma and a hint of Seville oranges. Recommended with West Country Cheddar and indulgent...
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  9. Timothy Taylors Landlord Ale 8x 500ml Bottle Case
    £17.49

    Timothy Taylor's Landlord is a traditional English bitter boasting an attractive amber colour, a hoppy-citrus aroma and a lingering hoppy...
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  10. Abbot Ale English Ale 8x 500ml Bottle Case 5%
    £14.99

    This irresistible ale has masses of fruit characters, a malty richness and superb hop balance. It is brewed longer to a unique recipe. This distinctive full bodied, smooth and mature beer is bursting with fruit cake and toffee...
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  11. Marstons Pedigree Ale 8x 500ml Case
    £14.99

    Brewed in Oak Casks, Pedigree is a classic English Pale Ale that is the only remaining brew to be produced from the Burton water well. A distinct flavour that is reminiscent of home baking, with spicy hops, juicy malts and a hint of...
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  12. Bombardier Golden Beer 8x 500ml
    £15.99

    A blend of fine malts, hops and natural mineral water produces this instantly refreshing beer. Zesty aromas waken the senses, leading to a dry, crisp flavour with more than a hint of citrus on the palate and a smooth lasting...
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  13. Shepherd Neame Bishops Finger Ale 8x 500ml
    £13.99

    Fashioned on a firm, fruity foundation of Crystal malt, this rich, ruby-coloured ale belies its burly appearance with many nuances of flavour including plums, prunes and dried...
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  14. Marstons Old Empire IPA 8x 500ml
    £15.99

    Old Empire is brewed using Optic malt, a subtle and paler grain that will allow other flavours to come through on the palate. Goldings and Fuggles hops are added to this brew, which is then late hopped with the American Cascade variety for...
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  15. Wychwood King Goblin English Strong Ale 8x 500ml 5.2%
    £24.99

    Wychwood King Goblin - English Strong Ale - 8x 500ml - 5.2%...
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