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.
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.
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.
Ruby & Bitter
A full bodied beer with redcurrant and blackcurrant flavours, along with a malted toffee taste. A crisp bitter finish.
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.
Greene King Abbot
Pale & Bitter
Greene King first brewed Abbot Ale during the
1950s and its popularity has never waned. Indeed, it was recently named
as one of the top 10 ales that licensees would most like to stock.
Abbot Ale is brewed longer to a unique recipe. This makes it the full, flavoured, smooth and mature beer it is today.
Greene King IPA
Golden & Hoppy
This hoppy, refreshing beer is brewed in the historic market town of Bury St Edmunds, in the heart of Suffolk, where brewing has been an important part of the town's history even as far back as 1086 when brewing in the town was recorded in the Domesday Book.
Old Speckled Hen
Amber & Bitter
4.5%. Warm and full bodied flavour. Malt loaf and toffee combine with a bitterness on the back of the tongue giving a well balance sweetness.
Pinner Best Bitter
Golden & Smooth
This is our House best bitter, brewed by Greene King for the Queen's Head. A very refreshing session ale.