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Real Ales

We change our real ale selection regularly whilst making sure our favourites are always available.


Cask, keg and craft beers are served as well as an interesting selection of bottled beers. Draft cider, Guinness and premium lagers are always on tap. Some of our regular selections are shown here:

Mighty Oak Oscar Wilde Mild 3.7%
A wonderfully mellow, nutty, morish dark mild. Brewed using Maris Otter Pale, Crystal and Black malts and gently hopped with Challenger.
Red Fox IPA 3.7%
Copper coloured with a dry after taste. An East Anglian style classic beer that keeps you coming back for more.
Adnams Southwold Bitter 3.7%
Southwold Bitter is a beautiful copper-coloured beer, late and dry-hopped with Fuggles for a distinctive, lingering hoppiness. Brewed with the finest East Anglian malted barley, sourced locally to the brewery.
Mighty Oak Maldon Gold 3.8%
Brewed using only Maris Otter pale malt for a light golden ale with biscuity malt flavours. Mount Hood and First Gold hops give a distinctive citrus character along with a long dry bitter finish.
Colchester Brewery No. 1 4.1%
A classic english best bitter, copper in colour. Whole leaf Boadicea hops for flavour and the definitive aroma of East Kent Goldings.
Red Fox Equinox 4.4%
A unique beer brewed only once a year using fresh green hops picked locally to Coggeshall.
Colchester Brewery Old King Coel Porter 5.0%
Rich dark ale brewed the original way with brown malt. A beautifully brewed Porter.

Craft keg beer

Kernel Waimea Ale 5.3%
Waimea is a new hop variety that was only released in late 2012 from the New Zealand Plant & Food Research hop breeding programme in Riwaka. It has has both aroma and bittering capability providing a mouth filling, chewy but not overbearing maltiness.

Premium Lager, Stout & Cider

Carlsberg Lager Carlsberg is light, easy drinking and refreshing. A balance between body and depth of flavour, making Carlsberg the ideal choice.
Meister Pils The sparkling, smooth Pils with distinct aroma of hops. It is the hops from Tettnang which give it this smooth, hoppy flavour. Brewed from an old recipe and with the greatest care, the result is a top-class Pils. Experts appreciate Meister Pils as one of the best Pils varieties


Aspall Cyder - Aspalls ABV 5.5 has a mid straw colour with a floral and appley aroma, especially of Russetts. It is a medium dry cyder with a mouth filling mousse and a delicate flavour.
Guinness Draught - Guiness Brewery ABV 4.2 One of the most successful beer brands worldwide. Almost Black with a creamy head.


Bottled Ales and Beer

Bottled Beer A wide selection of bottled real ale and beer is available.

Marstons Pale Ale