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. Duchesse de Bourgogne Ale 24x 330ml
    £63.99

    Duchesse de Bourgogne is a top-fermented auburn ale crafted from a blend of oak-aged beers. Complex yet clean and...
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Marston's Lancaster Bomber English Bitter 500ml Bottle
    £14.99

    A multi-award winning English bitter, Lancaster Bomber is full-bodied with a malty aroma and warm...
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Marstons 61 Deep Ale 8x 500ml
    £14.99

    61 Deep. Newest brew on the Burton block. 61 metres. That's the depth of the well at the Brewery that gives this refreshing pale ale its name. The five American and Australian hops give it its fresh, zesty aroma, whilst the tropical fruit...
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Timothy Taylor's Boltmaker Ale 8x 500ml
    £15.99

    A genuine Yorkshire bitter, Timothy Taylor's Boltmaker is overflowing with maltiness and loaded with hoppy aromas and tasting notes. The bitter of choice for all discerning bitter drinkers, this wonderful beer has been winning awards since...
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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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