We pride ourselves on the quality of our Real Ales and work hard to keep all our casks conditioned to perfection by the time they are ready to serve to you. As well as our regular Harvey's Best, we always have at least three other varying ales, sometimes local and sometimes from further afield.


We try to keep our list of what's on and what's in the cellar as up to date as possible but please note that when it's gone, it's gone!

Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter

A superbly balanced bitter with a prominent hop character. Harvey's most famous and popular brand – it makes up over 90% of their total brewing capacity. Winner of the Champion Best Bitter of Britain title at CAMRA’s Great British Beers Festival in 2005 and 2006. 4.0%

Chapeldown Curious Brew

From Chapel Down near Tenterden - a premium craft lager re-fermented with Champagne yeast for a distinctively clean and refreshing beer. A cleaner, drier, fresher lager beer with aromatic hoppy notes and a uniquely crisp refreshing finish. Made with East Anglian malt, saaz and cascade hops, then re-fermented using Champagne yeast before adding a "dosage" of the rare and fragrant Nelson Sauvin hop. 4.7%

Rooster's Napoleon Complex

With a soft malt base, this well-hopped, scaled down IPA packs a flavourful punch. A blend of El Dorado, Jarrylo and Topaz hops create resinous hop notes and juicy fruit flavours of peach and mango. 3.2%

Caledonian Deuchars IPA

Distinctive and long on refreshment. Solid gold in colour, remarkably aromatic, hints of fresh citrus, distinctive light malt and fresh floral flavours, refreshing zesty citric hop, for a mouth-watering finish. 3.8%

Tonbridge Rustic

Deep bronze-coloured ale, lightly hopped with the scarce, Kent grown Epic variety giving a delicate spicy taste and aroma. 4.0%

Wickwar Bob

A Classic Amber Ale, the connoisseur’s session ale. Brewed using locally sourced ingredients from Wessex and 3 varieties of malt with Challenger and Fuggle hops to produce a well balanced hoppy palate.A unique strain of yeast plus pure Cotswold water completes the story making Bob a rounded moreish ale. A drinker’s favourite. 4%

Adnams Lighthouse

Lighthouse is a light golden beer with a light fragrance, lovely malty flavours and a long hoppy finish. Brewed with Pale Ale and Crystal malt, it has a hint of caramel and toffee. It’s hopped with a blend of Fuggles and Goldings hops. 3.4%

Adnams Broadside

Brewed with Pale Ale and Chocolate malt and First Gold hops, Broadside is a dark ruby red beer rich in fruitcake aromas, almonds and conserved fruit 4.7%

Exmoor Ale

This light chestnut-brown session beer has a fresh, grainy, biscuity nose with a hint of fresh citrus fruit in the background thanks to the use of intricate hop grist of Goldings, Challenger, Brewers Gold and Styrian Goldings, while the palate tingles with a stunning counter play between grainy, biscuity maltiness and a sprightly citrusy fruity centre with a suggestion of mint adding to the fun. The refreshing finish is a Challenger hop-driven bittersweetness co-existing with a lingering dryness, while traces of biscuity maltiness, the merest whisper of chocolate (from a pinch of chocolate malt in the mash) and more fruit also make an appearance. 3.8%

Robinson's Dizzy Blonde

Inspired from the recent wave of pale ales, Dizzy uses Amarillo and Cascade hops from the USA combined with Tipple malt to make Dizzy refreshing and light. Fresh, bright and full of zest, this straw coloured ale, with its' distinctive sharp character and a herbal or perfume like aroma, is inspired by the 1940's Memphis Belle style which was so iconic of the era. Paying homage to the American ‘nose art’ of WW2 aircraft, Dizzy acts as a reminder of home; much like the British pub. This light refreshing beer has a clean zesty hop dominated palate complemented by a crisp dry finish. 3.8%

Salopian Oracle

Gold Champion Beer of Britain in 2018; a crisp, sparklingly sunflower gold ale with a striking hop profile. Dry and refreshing with a long citrus aromatic finish. 4.0%

Sharp's Coaster

The fresh aroma of hops blends seamlessly with light fruity-sweet notes. In the mouth the beer feels succulent and despite its lower gravity delivers a good measure of hoppy bitterness. This is complemented by a light, almost honeyed malty sweetness. 3.6%

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