We will have a selection of guest ales (the list of 2018 beers is shown below). Cider, wine and soft drinks will also be available.
Freshly made pizza (wood oven) and organic burgers and sausages available.
2018 Festival Real Ale Tasting Notes
The fresh aroma of hops blends seamlessly with light fruity sweet notes. Despite the low gravity it delivers a good hoppy bitterness which is complimented by a light almost honeyed sweetness.
A well-hopped, light golden pint with a long, dry and refreshing finish.
A full flavoured fruity flavoured golden ale with a dry flavour followed by the black sheep signature dry finish.
The west country's favourite beer derives from pure Mendip spring water. Notably bitter, clean tasting, refreshingly dry and distinctive. Made with 100% best Maris Otter malt, together with a blend of English hop varieties. Butcombe Bitter is a moreish Mendip masterpiece.
A crisp and refreshing pale ale with a perfect balance. Brewed with a gently-kilned malt and an aromatic blend of American hops.
Born in 1901 and the oldest brown ale still being brewed in the north east.
A classic, pale brown session beer with a malty aroma and a full dry taste. Malty bitter finish.
The original 'golden ale' with a great balance between gentle, grainy maltiness and sprightly floral fruitiness.
Eight hop varieties and an infusion of wheat and malted barley results in a perfectly balanced beer.
This distinctive, classic English bitter has a burnished copper colour, with a tempting aroma of peppery hops and raisins leading to a palate dominated by dark fruit, juicy malt and tangy hops.
This very pale, hoppy ale is made from low colour Maris Otter malt. A combination of three high alpha American hops produce an intensely aromatic and resinous finish.
A golden ale using American Cascade and Amarillo hops. Light and zesty.
Trooper is a Premium British Beer inspired by Iron Maiden and handcrafted at Robinsons brewery. Malt flavours and citric notes from a unique blend of Bobec, Goldings and Cascade hops dominate this deep golden ale with a subtle hint of lemon.
Made using Chinook and Golding hops it packs a punch with its hoppy and fruity flavour and a citrus, grapefruit kick. The beer is well balanced to give a rounded, long lasting after-palate.
An infusion of 3 Kentish hops creates this beautifully balanced, blood-orange tinted British bitter with an acutely aromatic allure.
Flavours of plums and dried apricot, spiked with pepper, cinnamon and a soft, bitter blood-orange finish.
A magnificent example of a bronze coloured English bitter, with a rich aroma of biscuity malt and tart citrus fruit. Juicy malt, hop resins and tangy fruit coat the tongue, while the finish is long and lingering, with a fine balance between malt, hops and fruit, finally becoming dry and bitter.
A light coloured golden ale with a distinctive hoppy aroma and crisp clean bitterness on the finish.
Citrus dominated IPA with soft, smooth impressions that build to a crescendo of massive hoppiness accentuated by honey.
This refreshing pale ale will fly your taste buds to new heights with its citrus freshness and spicy finish.
Pale ale malt from Maris Ottter barley is blended with torrified wheat and invert sugar to give a consistent colour.
Pale golden in colour with floral aromatics. Fruity and light malt flavours with a medium dry, refreshing finish.
An extremely pale beer finished with a hint of citrus orange hop. Zesty and hoppy cutting taste with a sharp clean finish.
An exceptional best bitter with an aroma of hops and malt and a long, deep, bittersweet finish.
A combination of Pale Ale and Caragold hop varieties from the USA, this is a malty golden ale with biscuity sweetness.
Hop harvest aroma with tropical mango and limes lead to a citrusy after flavour.
Light and refreshing beer with pungent grapefruit, lychee and gooseberry aromas leading to a dry bitter finish.
A clean tasting ale with a strong floral aroma and elderflower notes from the cascade hops.
This beer demonstrates floral and citrus fruit aromas from the Cascade hops grown in the Yakima Valley in USA.
Made using a unique yeast strain, the finest lager malt and choicest noble hops from central Europe. Crisp, refreshing and moreish.
A citrus and tropical fruity taste with a moderate bitterness.
A well balanced genuine Yorkshire bitter with a full measure of maltiness and hoppy aroma.
Classic strong Pale Ale with a complex hoppy aroma.
34..39 Guest Beers - details on the day
A light refreshing beer, with tropical fruit, citrus & floral flavours. American Cascade and Amarillo hops create a crisp, clean bitterness on the finish.
A well balanced best bitter with subtle hints of honey, spice and hedgerow fruits. Late added Pacific Gem hops deliver a fruity nose and finish.
Six different grains harvest a wonderful light beer. American and New Zealand hops provide just the right balance to this early autumnal beer.
A straw coloured beer with a soft mouthfeel and wonderful tropical fruit flavours from the Sorachi Ace hop.
This soft and juicy Pale Ale has a full bodied mouthfeel emphasised by the late addition of New World hops.
English malt, combined with English hops at the start and finished with American Simcoe hops to give a full-bodied beer. Orange & citrus flavours.
Features a brand new dwarf hop variety from the States, Jarrylo. Sweet aroma with a wonderful spiced pear, banana & orange citrus character.
Aromas of grainy malts and fresh cut grass. Rounded, sweet malted flavours, balanced bitterness and a dry hoppy finish.
Aromas of caramel and a touch of apple and lemon fruit. Full but rounded on the palate with toffee malt flavours at the front, with a crisp bitter finish.
Aromas of fresh toast, plummy fruit and a touch of spice. Rich and fullbodied with broad flavours of prunes, milk chocolate & spices on the finish.
Aromas of elderflower, grapefruit and a touch of spicy lychee. A refreshing bitterness and overlain with citrus and floral flavours.
A dark strong ale with espresso and dried fruit flavours.
Refreshing, malty taste with the hops contributing aromas and flavours of tangerine, orange and marmalade with an assertive bitter finish.
The interplay between floral and citrus aromas develops on the palate to leave the subtle pine and mint character of Northern Brewer hops.
Considered a session pale ale made using cascade and chinook hops. A stalwart from this local brewery.
A marriage of Maris Otter, chocolate and and wheat malt, lightly hopped with Simcoe hops giving a smooth caramel taste with a peppery finish.
A special bitter only available to taste in 2 bars. This dark chestnut coloured, special bitter is made with oat and chocolate malts. Truly superb!
Rounded oatmeal stout made with six types of grain and triple hopped.
Rich and fruity flavours, with the very best British hops and premium Maris Otter malt gives a full-bodied taste.
A spicy hop and malt aroma, good bitter/sweet balance and a rounded toffee character.
Wonderfully moreish ale brewed with British hops and Maris Otter malt.
A thirst-quenching beer made in the style of a continental lager, with subtle fruit flavours and a little sweetness.
A balanced beer with great character and depth of flavour. Succulent dried fruit and lightly roasted malt with a moreish and subtle bitter finish.
Atlantic showcases the citrus aromas and flavours of American hops without the intense bitterness typical of New World pale ales. Balanced, fruity with a delicate sweetness and a clean, hoppy linger.
An exceptional example of the special bitter beer style offering substance and depth of flavour without compromising balance and drinkability.
Marston's Pedigree is still brewed in the oak casks of the Burton Union to preserve its individual character.
A crisp, sweet golden ale with fresh fruit flavours that are balanced by an intriguing depth and light malty aroma.
An English ale with a distinctive flavour of dark toffee and caramel, combined with a crisp bitterness from rare Bramling Cross hops.
This fine, golden coloured beer has a full flavour that lingers pleasantly on the palate. With a good bitter-sweet balance this beer has a robust hop character described as citrus and spicy. It’s a refreshing and very satisfying pint – noted for the aroma of its Fuggles and dry hopping strain Golding to add to its characteristic Theakston aroma.
A beautifully balanced, tawny red premium ale which is fruity and full-bodied.
A very pale, crisp beer, with a hoppy character. A fruity aroma and a pleasant, light taste.
A delightful copper-coloured beer with a malty, fruity nose and restrained hop character. The same characteristics emerge on the palate but with more intensity, leading to a lingering malty finish. The beer is full bodied and distinctive but with a high drinkability.
Distinctive rich and malty taste bursting with character, fruity aroma and deliciously smooth texture.