IN THE CELLAR
We have a wide range of real ales from a variety of sources that we offer. You will find that we change our range frequently and you will be able to keep track of it all here.
Aspall Draught Cider
Pale & Refreshing
Fruity, dry, racy, thirst-quenching, lip-smacking.
Brown & Fruity
By using the best quality ingredients and the traditional Yorkshire Square fermenting system, we created a light, clean drinking pint with plenty of bite.
From its humble beginnings we're proud to say that Black Sheep Best Bitter is now one of the best-selling session beers in the country and by far the biggest selling beer we produce.
Although we now produce Best Bitter on a national scale, we still use time-honoured traditional brewing techniques and the highest quality ingredients to create this archetypal Yorkshire bitter which is undoubtedly one of the finest beers of its type.
Fuggles hops against a malty background.
Peppery hop in the mouth with a long, bitter finish.
A classic well-hopped and beautifully balanced beer with a deeply satisfying and refreshing taste that is followed by a distinctively dry and long bitter finish. Best enjoyed in true Black Sheep style, through a rich, creamy head.
Food and Beer Pairing
Best bitter is the perfect accompaniment for lamb and other tender, tasty meats. The bitter flavour of the Fuggle hop lends a peppery characteristic which really complements full flavoured meat.
We use Maris Otter malted barley, the 'Rolls Royce' of malts. Although more expensive, an impressive 9/10 blind taste tests will identify and prefer beers brewed with Maris Otter.
Best Bitter uses a blend of whole hops including Challenger and Progress hops with Fuggles as the main variety which gives the beer its bite and characteristic nose.
We believe it's important to support these classic English hop varieties. We need to encourage young hop farmers to plant these old varieties and there is a danger that the English hop industry will decline without the support of breweries like ours.
Pale & Malty
It started with our brewmaster, Keith Villa, wanting to craft a beer inspired by the flavorful Belgian Wits he enjoyed while studying brewing in Belgium. He brewed his interpretation using Valencia orange peel versus the traditional tart Curaçao orange peel, for a subtle sweetness. Then he added oats and wheat to create a smooth, creamy finish that's inviting to the palate. As a final touch, he garnished the beer with an orange slice to heighten the citrus aroma and taste. Its natural unfiltered appearance adds to the depth of flavors in Belgian White*.
Black & Bitter
Swirling clouds tumble as the storm begins to calm. Settle. Breathe
in the moment, then break through the smooth, light head to the
bittersweet reward. Unmistakeably GUINNESS®, from the first velvet sip
to the last, lingering drop. And every deep-dark satisfying mouthful in
Pure beauty. Pure GUINNESS®.
Marlow Rebellion Roasted Nuts
Ruby & Complex
A deep ruby beer which is a complex and flavoursome winter warmer. This beer is packed with intense and distinctive malt and hop flavours. At this time of year only available in pint bottles.
Pale & Refreshing
Pravha is a premium lager that has all the iconic flavour and gentle bitterness of a high quality Czech Pilsner, but is unexpectedly crisp, light and refreshing. This pale gold pilsner hits the senses with light fresh malt sweetness on the palate, quickly cleared with a balanced light hop that lingers long enough to invite the next mouthful.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord 4.3%
Amber & Refreshing
A hoppy, increasingly bitter finish compliments the background malt and citrus character of the full-flavoured and well-balanced amber ale.