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%

Gales HSB

A silky-smooth premium ale, Horndean Special Bitter was originally the flagship beer of Gales Brewery in Hampshire. First launched in 1959, now made by Fuller's in Chiswick. 4.8%.

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%

Hop Back Golden Best GFB

A great session ale with a light clean tasty quality and a hoppy aroma and packed full of the very best East Kent Goldings, leading to a good dry finish.3.5%

Butcombe Plough On

Deep red ale with coffee, rich dried fruit and spicy dark fruit hops on the nose. Full, roasted and dark, packed with a real depth of flavour and a rich finish which gives way to dry roast notes. 4.1%

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%

Sharp's Doombar

An enticing aroma of resinous hop, sweet malt and delicate roasted notes. The mouth feel is a balanced, complex blend of succulent dried fruit, lightly roasted malt and a subtle yet assertive bitterness. The finish is dry and refreshing. 4.0%

Bath Gem

Gem is a quintessentially English beer, brewed with skill and passion using floor- malted Maris Otter barley and Goldings hops from Kent. Gem contains wheat and barley malt. 4.1% 

Otter Bitter

A beautifully light and fruity beer with good hoppy bitterness. It leaves a refreshing bitterness which prompts the next gulp. A wonderful, old fashioned,
'session' beer. Brewed for drinking with no frills. 3.6%

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