It's not all about the craft beers - we also have traditional ales! Often in bottles, still and best served at room temperature, real ales have made Britain famous.
They can be more malty, like best bitters, amber and brown ales - hoppy, like traditional IPAs, pale ales, golden and blonde ales - or dark and roasty with traditional stouts and porters.
Probably the best word ever. Cwtch (rhymes with butch) can mean either cuddle or cubbyhole. Grab a glass, relax and cwtch up with this untraditional Welsh red ale - a perfect blend of six caramelly malts and three citrussy American hops.
It isn’t your average bitter - the hops do more to this deep amber coloured beer than just provide bite. Any old hop can do that! We’ve selected some of the most aromatic and tangy hops from the other side of the pond to give this red a fresh hit that complements the caramel flavours of the malts that gives this beer its colour. Drinkability and balance makes this beer.
We love a good Cwtch, and we’re not the only ones…
CHAMPION BEER OF BRITAIN 2015
Dawkins - Bristol Blonde
Citrus aroma full of fresh lemons and spicy zest.
The mouth is filled with vanilla malt and left with a long and satisfying bitter finish.
An easy-drinking “session beer” with a character, refreshing at any time of year.
National Champion Bronze Bitter 2015 at the SIBA BeerX
Gold class medal winner at SIBA Maltings 2015
Gold class medal winner and overall Champion Bronze at SIBA Maltings 2014
Country : UK, Bristol
ABV : 3.8%
Dawkins - Easton IPA
Brand new beer from Dawkins!
A complex blend of six hop varieties including powerful American Cascade, Chinook, Centennial and Amarillo for a luscious, tropically fruity taste with a truly refreshing citrus-scented finish.
Pale gold in colour, with a thin, white, head. Sharp citrus fruits & slightly creamy malts.
Country : UK, Bristol
ABV : 4.4%
Anglo-American IPA with mango aroma and flavour with grapefruit and multi-layered tropical fruits, amber gold colour in colour, naturally hazy. A powerhouse of a beer with masses of flavour.
Using rich American Cascade, Chinook hops and dry-hopped with Centennial. Unfined for yet more flavour.
Crisp, refreshing, citrus
A very well-balanced, exceptionally refreshing golden beer brewed with the rare English Bramling Cross hops for a slightly spicy, fruity aroma and flavour.
First brewed as a house beer for our original pub, The Miner’s Arms in St Werburghs, where it is still the best selling beer under the name ‘Miner’s Gold’.
Recently revised recipe with an updated hop profile for a fuller, rounder flavour, still using all-British malt and hops.
Good with food
Roast chicken, grilled fish, salads
What’s in it
Pale Maris Otter, Wheat, Caramalt, Crystal Malts
Bramling Cross (UK), Progress (UK), Challenger (UK) whole hops
Water, yeast, finings
Contains gluten (barley, wheat)
Dark, smooth, fruity.
A new beer from Dawkins of Bristol, with rich malt, roasty and nutty flavours, deep red fruits and a smooth, easy-drinking style.
Try also: (*specials available irregularly)
Good with food - Roast beef, lamb, casseroles
Allergy advice - Contains gluten (barley, wheat)
Dawkins - Lockdown Love
An all-new recipe by the Dawkins Head Brewer Will - brewed as a thank you to all customers for their support in these difficult times.
Unfined, hazy, hoppy and moreish!
The first small run proved a hit so they’re continuing to brew it and produced new artwork for the pump clips, hand-drawn with love by their founder, Glen Dawkins x
Country : UK, Bristol
ABV : 4.6%
Crown & Glory is brewed using a blend of the finest English pale malt, Maris Otter, crystal and cara malts with a little bit of added Wheat.
To that we have infused a wonderful concoction of Simcoe, Cascade, Bramling Cross and Savinjski Golding whole hops that gives the beer a hop character that will delight even the most hardened hophead.
Medium bodied with a hint of sweetness give the hops a nice balance that also allow the malt flavours to shine through.
Cheddar Ales flagship Award-winning golden ale with zesty fruit flavours and a rounded, hoppy finish.
Brewed using the highest quality Pale ale, Maris Otter, Wheat and Crystal malts and hopped with a blend of English Challenger and Slovenian Styrian Goldings whole hops.
Goat's Leap is full-bodied, strong with a striking bitter finish. A big beer brimming with hop character.
Brewed using the highest quality Pale ale, Maris Otter, Wheat, Crystal and Cara malts and hopped with a blend of English Goldings, Challenger and Fuggles whole hops.
A proper English IPA.
Azacca, named for the Haitian god of agriculture, is a hop big in citrus and tropical fruit notes.
Bold, fruity and hoppy beer. A descendent of Northern Brewer and Summit, it’s a cross between Toyomidori and an unknown variety. Bred by the American Dwarf Hop Association. Released in 2013.
Country : UK
ABV : 4.5%
Gorge Best is brewed using the highest quality Pale ale, Maris Otter, Wheat, Crystal and Roasted malts and hopped with a blend of Challenger, Goldings and East Kent Goldings whole hops.
A distinguished best bitter from Cheddar Ales with warm malt flavours and a clean bitter finish.
Good Chemistry have gone back to their roots for this one and brewed a classic English bitter.
They wanted to celebrate those traditions with this beer, so it was fermented in their open top tanks with a fruity, top-cropping English yeast.
All the hops are British, but they’ve used modern varieties Endeavour and Olicana to contribute fruity flavours.
This style of beer isn’t a showy scene-stealer, and nor should it be.
It’s a beer brewed to accompany conversation and laughter.
Multi Gold medal-winning bottle-conditioned Dark Porter with hints of roasted coffee and a creamy malt finish.
Brewed using the highest quality Pale Ale, Maris Otter, Chocolate, Crystal and Roasted Malts and hopped with a blend of English Northdown and Goldings whole hops.
A full-on, well rounded bitter from Glastonbury Ales, devilishly malty, rich, and very very hoppy.
Brewed in honour of Glastonbury’s many free spirited cosmic visitors, Dangerously drinkable!
Our flagship traditional hoppy bitter ale.
Seismic Shift is a New Zealand pale ale crafted using the finest malted barley and a blend of NZ Nelson, Sauvin, Waimea and Motueka whole hops.
Mysterious and enchanting, this gorgeous ale will beguile you with a subtly malty caramel flavour.
Robust full bodied bitterness.
Hints of aromatic vanilla and fruit.
Boogie, by Yonder Brew of Somerset - the bread, raisin and hedgerow fruit notes make this beer seem like a traditional bitter, but cutting through are hints of citrus and juiciness from the use of new UK hops and an amazing Norwegian farmhouse yeast.
Piney Sleight is brewed using a blend of Maris Otter, Munich, Vienna and Cara malts with a handful of flaked oats for smoothness.
Mosaic and Simcoe whole hops give powerful hints of ripe mango, blueberry and passionfruit with a subtle pine forest aroma.
Piney Sleight is a local landmark at the top of Cheddar Gorge.
Subtle malty caramel flavours with hints of aromatic vanilla and delicious fruits finally succumb to a robust full on body.
Great at any time of the day!
A Best Bitter, for you, for me and for us.
Chevallier, Crystal, Munich, Amber Malt and Torrefied Wheat provide a fine crunchy biscuit and sweet marmalade base with a clear and rich amber hue.
A blend of whole leaf Bullion, East Kent Goldings and UK Cascade allow for a strong bitter line to run through the whole drink and throw bouquets of earthy blackberry, honey and gentle floral pine aroma.
A copper coloured traditional best bitter, brewed using the English Goldings hop, blended with Cascade and Eureka hops to give this best bitter a sweet malty start with subtle roasted notes followed by a crisp, zesty hop finish.
Felinfoel's flagship Ale – Double Dragon Craft Ale – Brewed using their 5 generations of Brewing expertise, this is now widely known as The National Ale of Wales.
Brewed using the choicest of hops, it gives an easy drinking style with a nice copper red colour and caramel flavour with toffee and butter overtones.
HOPS: WGV & Challenger
WATER: Pure Welsh Water
Craft Pale Ale – drink very chilled.
Craft micro brewed to retain all its flavour, whilst providing a cool, crisp, refreshing experience.
Jam packed with fresh crystal malt, combined with Mount Hood and Cascade hops.
Can it be so wrong to want an icy cold beer which is also full of flavour!
Craft micro brewed to deliver delicious refreshing flavours and a crisp late hopped infusion experience.
Packed with zesty citrus yakima hops plus our unique glasto infusion.
Complements the delicate use of fresh malted barley.
Mary Jane is named after the character from the Yorkshire anthem “Ont’ Ilkley Moor Baht’ at”.
Perfect for any drinker on any occasion.
A hop-forward easy-drinking session beer.
Craft micro brewed to retain all its flavour whilst delivering a crisp refreshing experience.
Jam packed with fresh crystal malt combined with huge citrus Yakima Valley hops for a real taste of hop Americana.
Great at any time of the day!
Wild Thing West Coast Pale Ale is crafted using the finest malted barley a blend of American Simcoe, Athanum & Summit whole hops. An old American Pale Ale, rich, woody, piney and very fresh.
Wild Thing, you make my heart sing.