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. Newcastle Brown Ale 12x 550ml
    £24.99

    The so-called "One and Only" brown ale is a huge name in the beer world. Hailing from the industrial North East of England, Newcastle Brown is nutty and malty with a sweet...
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  2. Old Speckled Hen Ale 12x 500ml
    £21.49

    A robust amber ale celebrated globally for its fruity aroma and toffee notes. Goes perfectly with red meat and cheese and works a treat as a hearty fireside...
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  3. Hoegaarden Wheat Beer 24x 330ml
    £32.99

    Belgian wheat beer that is naturally cloudy and richly aromatic with orange peel, coriander and spice. Simultaneously sweet and sour, with a subtle spiced-citrus...
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Youngs Courage Light Ale 24x 275ml Case
    £22.99

    A popular light ale with all the characteristics you'd expect from Wells & Young. It's light, crisp and refreshing. Enjoy...
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  9. 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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  10. Marstons Golden Ales Pack 6x 500ml
    £11.99

    Golden Ales are easy drinking and refreshing and this selection represents six of the best examples. Containing; Ringwood Boondoggle Blonde Ale, Hobgoblin Gold Ale, Marstons EPA Pale Ale, Brakspear Oxford Gold Beer, Wainwright Golden Beer,...
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  11. 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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  12. Youngs Special London Ale 8x500ml
    £16.99

    Youngs Special London Ale is the UK’s No.1 bottle conditioned ale. Rich with hops and malts, a lovely golden ale with a refreshing...
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  13. 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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  14. Marstons Owd Rodger Ale 8x 500ml
    £19.99

    Brewed using malted barley, whole leaf English aroma hops and well water, Owd Rodger offers an explosion of rich fruit flavours with a dry bittersweet...
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  15. 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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