OUR CIDERS and Beers

For starters, here are some local suppliers we'll be using.

Seacider are based in Ditchling and is run by Mark Francis and Matt Billing.  Their ciders are of the Eastern County style (A blend of Culinary and Dessert Apples), made from locally sourced apples.  You may have seen their distinctive 'skull' branding popping up in a growing number of pubs around sussex.

Medium
Cider with plenty of apple flavour and a bit of a twang.
ABV 4.6%

Mango
Medium Cider with added fruit juice
ABV 4.6%

South Downs Cider a based in Wilmington and run by Greg Meyer.  Their Cider is created from 100% fresh apple juice derived from a mixture of dessert and cooking apples. Dessert that are sourced from their orchards including the old Merrydown Cider orchard in Horam. Fruit is also bought in from local growers and individuals located within 10 miles of Wilmington.:

Medium Apple Cider
Vegan friendly, with a strong fresh apple taste
ABV 4.5%

Flavoured (Blackcurrant & Elderflower)
Fruit juice is added to the Apple Cider to make a wonderful , refreshing fruity alternative
ABV 4.5%

We're stocking a number of wonderful ciders from around the country.  There'll be something in here to suit all tastes!

Berkshire

Ciderniks - A small cidermaker using 100% juice sourcing apples locally so the blend produces a distinctive taste each year

Kingston Black
Medium dry winner 2015 CAMRA south of England
ABV 6.5%

Tutts Clump - Award winning proper cider made by hand in the old fashioned way using eating and crab apples from West Berkshire

Jazz
Medium dry, single variety Kent grown Jazz apple
ABV 5.5%

Blackberry
Medium sweet apple cide, infused with real blackberry juice
ABV 4%

Devon

Farmer Jim's Cider - A traditional cider making farmer using bitter-sweet cider apples sourced from local orchards which produces a fine quality cider

Medium Apple Cider
This medium golden cider is our most popular. It’s crisp apply flavour is subtly balanced with a subtle sweetness.
ABV 5%

Sandford Orchards - A traditional family farm business now pressing apples from their own orchards where livestock graze and biodiversity is key

Devon Red
Bags of fruit and a truly satisfying cider bite delivered in a genuinely quaffable and light balanced cider.
ABV 4.5%

BollHayes Cider - Produced by Alex Hill the founder of cider-making equipment manufacturer Vigo and long-time expert cider maker

Vintage Apple Cider
Vintage is medium traditional Devon cider apples matured in oak
ABV 6%

 

Dorset

Dorset Nectar - Award winning traditional cider from a rare Soil Association approved organic orchard with 3000 trees and 11 varieties

Hunny Bubble
Medium sweet cider with real orchard hive honey
ABV 4%

 

Herefordshire

Celtic Marches - Producers of authentic & quality Herefordshire cider on their farm in Bishops Frome. They are committed to producing artisan products with the care and compassion of a small local cider maker.

Thundering Molly
A well rounded medium cider. Fresh and fruity with a lovely apple aroma. Gorgeous golden colour and a balanced finish.
ABV 5.2%

Somerset

Hecks - The Hecks family have been making traditional Somerset cider from local farms' apples in Street for 6 generations since 1840

Farmhouse Cider
Medium cider, fermented in oak barrells
ABV 6.5%

Perry
Wonderful perry, with a fragrant odour with plenty of fruit taste and real body
ABV 6.5%

Burrow Hill - Based on a South Somerset farm the family have been pressing cider from 40 locally sourced apple varieties for 150 years

Burrow Hill Apple Cider
A gorgeous farmhouse cider that was champion at Bath & West in 2004
ABV 6%

Nempnetts Cider Company - All of their cider is handcrafted in the traditional way from 100% appl juice.  Branded as Piglet’s Choice as it is pressed and produced under the watchful eye of some farmyard friends!

Piglets Choice Apple Cider
Medium single variety cider, matured in oak barrells
ABV 7%

Warwickshire

Hogan's Cider - Fermented from just fresh pressed English apples and pears from the traditional Three Counties area

Hazy Daisy
A delicious medium-sweet cider. Slightly cloudy in appearance, this cider has an abundance of apple fruit aromas and flavours with a hint of citrus and berry, delicately balanced alongside apple sweetness
ABV 3.9%

Welsh Cider

Gwynt Y Ddraig - The world-renowned award winning Welsh cider and perry producder - tradtionally made on the farm in South Wales

Black Dragon
This special reserve cider has been crafted exclusively by Gwynts chief cider maker to a secret recipe which is kept under lock and key!  Black Dragon has gathered quite a following and is an award winner. Rich in colour, body and flavour with a fresh, fruity aroma
ABV 6.5%

Two Trees Perry
A pale, fruity perry with an aroma of fruit and a hint of honey on the palate.  Crowned 2015 Champion Perry of Britain
ABV 4.5%

We will also be stocking a range of real ales and craft beers & lagers

Harveys - Harvey’s Brewery is a family business, with a member of the eighth generation currently working here.  Their prize winning traditional ales are sold throughout the South East

Harveys Best Bitter
Harvey’s Brewery Sussex Best Bitter is a superbly balanced bitter with a prominent hop character. It is their most famous and popular beer and makes up over 90% of their total brewing capacity.
ABV 4%

Rothaus - The Rothaus brewery is located in the Black forest near to Waldshut, the twin town of Lewes.  Established in 1791 (a year after Harveys), Rothaus produce a range of fine beers to the German Reinheitsgebot laws.

Rothaus Pils
Rothaus Pils is fermented from bottom-fermenting yeast that’s been developed in house, before maturing for roughly four weeks. During this period, its robust and elegant flavors and its high Rezenz are cultivated. Rezenz is the term for the refreshing feeling produced by the carbon dioxide in beer.
ABV 5.1%

Weird Beard - Born kicking, screaming and moshing into the London beer scene in early 2013, Weird Beard Brew Co don't believe in being stereotyped. They love upfront, in-your-face, hop-focused beers, along with classic styles. and want their beer to satisfy, enthuse and be enjoyed by whoever the drinker.

Marianas Trench
A Transpacific Pale Ale with New Zealand Pacific Gem and American Citra hops that give tropical fruit nose. Mango, peach and passion-fruit flavours carry into the taste and are balanced with light malt sweetness.
ABV 5.3%

Five Points Brewing Company - The Five Points Brewing Company is an independent brewery based in the heart of Hackney, East London.  We brew beer that is unfiltered, unpasteurized and full of flavour – the sort of beer they enjoy drinking and hope you enjoy drinking too.

Five Points IPA
A lush and flavoursome India Pale Ale brewed with Galaxy hops from Australia and Cascade from the American Northwest, providing a fantastic character of tropical fruits such as lychee and mango as well as fresh citrus
ABV 7.1%