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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Innis & Gunn Original Oak Aged Ale 12x 330ml
    £20.99

    This honey-hued beer is matured in bourbon barrels to acquire the flavours that reside in the wood. The result is a finely balanced ale with aromas of vanilla and toffee plus hints of...
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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. 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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  15. 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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