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. St Bernardus Prior 8 24x 330ml Case
    £65.99

    As a classic dubbel-style Belgian beer, Prior 8 boasts an alluring dark complexion and a sweet, malty character, with a little dash of pepper at the...
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  2. Shepherd Neame India Pale Ale 8x 500ml
    £20.29

    Shepherd Neame's IPA echoes its ancestors with its clear gold colour and emphatic hoppiness. A fruity palate rolls into a bitter...
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  3. Shepherd Neame Spitfire Golden Ale 8x 500ml
    £13.99

    Spitfire Gold is a well balanced golden ale. It's sweet malt base is complemented by subtle bitterness and tropical aromas imparted by some of the world's favourite hops....
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  4. Shipyard American IPA 500ml
    £15.99

    Combining the finest malted barley with a whole bunch of audacious American hops. This refreshing and gutsy American IPA is crisp, refreshing and explodes with a grapefruity citrus...
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  5. Shepherd Neame Master Brew Kentish Ale 8x 500ml
    £13.49

    Shepherd Neame Master Brew is brewed using only the finest Kentish barley. The result is a mid-brown bitter ale flavoured with the best hops found in the heart of Kent. Described as wonderfully aggressive and tinged with...
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  6. Hoegaarden Wheat Beer 6x 750ml
    £22.99

    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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  7. Shepherd Neame 1698 Celebration Ale 8x 500ml
    £16.69

    A thrice-hopped, bottle-conditioned ale from Kent, 1698 boasts a dark fruit aroma and a sweet, malty taste. Strong but very...
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  8. 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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  9. Shepherd Neame Spitfire Ale 8x 500ml
    £12.99

    First brewed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, Spitfire is a bold, amber-coloured ale with a distinctly hoppy flavour and sweet toffee...
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  10. 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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