We pride ourselves 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 locals 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%

Skinner's Lushingtons

A cool, hop-laden pale ale brewed using traditional methods with Cornish water, whole-flower Citra, Belma and Willamette hops, Cornish malted barley and wheatand Skinner's unique yeast.  Bursting with fruit, within its bittersweet scent you'll pick up lime and mangoes with a little lychee. 4.2%

Clearwater Expedition

A mild, traditional style brown ale. Well balanced and hoppy but with a light bitterness on the finish. Well flavoured for a light ABV! 3.5%

Box Steam Gym Dodger

Alongside robust Target, New Zealand’s Rakau hops give this copper ale a lush tropical aroma followed up with ripe apricot and passion fruit flavour. 3.2%

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%

Long Man Long Blonde

A light coloured golden Ale with a distinctive hoppy aroma and crisp clean bitterness on the finish. Smooth light and refreshing. 3.8%

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