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. 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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  3. Courage Director Traditionally Brewed Ale 8x 500ml
    £13.99

    This premium cask ale has a strong following throughout the country. Courage Directors was originally brewed exclusively for the Directors of the Alton brewery, but following public demand, the beer was made available to the public. It is...
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  4. 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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  5. Badger Hopping Hare Ale 8x 500ml
    £13.99

    The thrice-hopped Hare presents a well-balanced and refreshing golden ale. Goldings and Cascade hops contribute the fruity aroma, while First Gold carries the...
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  6. 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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  7. Badger Tanglefoot Ale 8x 500ml
    £13.99

    Tanglefoot is a golden-coloured ale that conveys hints of melon and pear on the palate. It is a suitable companion for steak and ale...
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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. Bombardier Amber Ale 500ml Can
    £29.99

    Canned format. Produced from quality British hops and mineral water from the Eagle Wells brewery. This is a fruity and rich malty beer with a lovely spicy...
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  10. Badger Tanglefoot English Ale 24x 500ml Cans 5% ABV
    £32.99

    Tanglefoot is a golden-coloured ale that conveys hints of melon and pear on the palate. It is a suitable companion for steak and ale...
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  11. Ringwood Fortyniner Ale 8x 500ml
    £13.49

    A premium golden craft ale, Fortyniner is bright and full of rich flavours. Great with a charcoaled sausage, cheese and great company....
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  12. Badger Blandford Flyer Ale 8x 500ml
    £14.99

    Badger Blandford Flyer is a rounded, sweet ale with brilliant fruity tones and no hoppy flavour at all. It is tawny in colour and its taste suggests ginger spice and...
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  13. Badger Golden Champion Golden Ale 8x 500ml
    £13.99

    The subtle elderflower aromas of this delicately floral brew evoke a summer's evening. Golden Champion is a great companion for smoky, chargrilled chicken and peppery rocket...
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  14. Ringwood Razorback Ale 8x 500ml
    £14.99

    Razorback is a well balanced beer with a delicious malt flavour balanced by a tangy citrus hoppiness....
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  15. Bombardier Amber Ale 500ml
    £14.49

    Produced from quality British hops and mineral water from the Eagle Wells brewery. This is a fruity and rich malty beer with a lovely spicy...
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