Our Beers

"Without question, the greatest invention
in the history of mankind is beer".
Dave Barry

Brakspear Bitter

Brakspear Bitter

3.4%

A superb session beer. Amber in colour with a good fruit, hop and malt nose. The initial taste of malt and the well hopped bitterness quickly dissolves into a predominantly bittersweet and fruity finish.

Oxford Gold

Oxford Gold

4.0%

Awarded Silver in the 'Golden Ales' category of CAMRA's Champion Beer of Britain (London/South East) competiton. English Target hops give this beer a remarkable aroma. Late hopping with Goldings and fermentation by the Brakspear yeast creates a remarkable zesty aroma, a full fruity flavour and a golden colour.

Ringwood XXXX Porter

Ringwood XXXX Porter

4.7%

January

This deep warm beer, crafted with a smoky finish, evokes all that is great about a contemplative pint beside a roaring fire. Best enjoyed with a lump of cheese.

Marston's Sweet Chariot

Marston's Sweet Chariot

4.8%

February

Swing low with this full and fruity beer, guaranteed to carry you home with a spicy aroma and malty sweet taste to savour every English try and bone crunching tackle.

Brakspear Special

Brakspear Special

4.3%

March

Back by popular demand, a truly classic English beer that’s golden red in colour with a well balanced aroma and a hint of sweetness. Full bodied, the initial sweetness gives way to a dry hop bitterness.

Revisionist Canadian Red

Revisionist Canadian Red

4.8%

April

Expect rich red colours from crystal malts, roasted barley and caramalts with a spicy resinous bitterness that cuts through the sweetness of the maple syrup. A gentle aroma of grapefruits, pears and peaches too.

Banks's Cereal Thriller

Banks's Cereal Thriller

4.0%

May

A compelling combination of crops – the palest Barley Malt, Malted Wheat and Crystal Oats. This tantalising trio intriguingly intertwine, transforming to a translucent blonde beer with tremendous complexity.

Marston's Help for Heroes

Marston's Help for Heroes

4.2%

June

A fresh and smooth aromatic ale, brewed with full bodied pale and wheat malts, balanced by a zesty citrus and earthy bouquet from the late addition of enticing and fragrant hops.

Brakspear Hooray Henley

Brakspear Hooray Henley

4.0%

July

Celebrating all that is good about Henley On Thames, a fine way to toast the annual and famous Regatta too. This gloriously zesty blonde beer, releases tangy citrus and grapefruit overtones.

Ringwood Showman's Tipple

Ringwood Showman's Tipple

3.8%

August

Visit the Winding Downs and enjoy this crafted refreshing ale. One to quench even the heartiest of thirsts. Originally brewed for workers in the New Forest, and now enjoyed nationwide.

Single Hop New British Flyer

Single Hop New British Flyer

4.0%

September

Flyer is a citrusy hop; with aromas of stoned fruits, liquorice, treacle-toffee and caramel, and slight burnt notes. Its bittering characteristics can be best described as spicy, citrus, liquorice and resinous.

Jenning's Bull's Eye

Jenning's Bull's Eye

3.9%

October

You may see red with this light chestnut beer, but once tasted you’ll know you’ve hit the Bull’s Eye. A light
chestnut coloured typically English bitter ale with a toffee like malty aroma derived from the mix of specially roasted malts used in this traditionally brewed beer.

Brakspear Top Notch

Brakspear Top Notch

4.3%

November

Brewed with extra groove, specially for the Brakspear Jazz and Blues festival. Dark and golden brown in colour, chocolate toffee and roasted malt aroma and a dry hop finish. More info at brakspear.co.uk/jazzandblues

Brakspear Oh Be Joyful

Brakspear Oh Be Joyful

4.3%

December

Guaranteed to get you feeling festive, or at least make you feel better after the Christmas shopping, this rich fruity spiced ale is dark and complex with a warming finish.

Brakspear Bitter

Brakspear Bitter

3.4%

 

A superb session beer. Amber in colour with a good fruit, hop and malt nose. The initial taste of malt and the well hopped bitterness quickly dissolves into a predominantly bittersweet and fruity finish.

Oxford Gold

Oxford Gold

4.6%

English Target hops give this beer a remarkable aroma. Late hopping with Goldings and fermentation by the Brakspear yeast creates a remarkable zesty aroma, a full fruity flavour and a golden colour. Available all year.

Brakspear Triple

Brakspear Triple

6.7%

Its high alcohol content along with the molasses and rum flavours create a beautiful contrast with blue cheeses or steak and kidney pie; and complement Dundee cakes or Cadbury's fruit and nut.

Hobgoblin

Hobgoblin

4.5%

The legendary and deliciously dark Hobgoblin is a full bodied and well balanced ruby ale with a chocolate toffee malt flavour, moderate bitterness and a distinctive fruity character. Available all year.

Ringwood Boondoggle

Ringwood Boondoggle

4.2%

Our blonde Boondoggle is a deliciously fruity ale affectionately crafted to savour and satisfy.

Ringwood Best Bitter

Ringwood Best Bitter

3.8%

An ideal balance of

hoppy happiness and 

tangy citrus, our

classic Best Bitter is 

plenty refreshing

to hit the spot.

Ringwood Forty Niner

Ringwood Forty Niner

4.9%

Our premium golden craft ale. Fortyniner, is bright and full of rich flavours to satisfy the most refined palate

Jennings Bitter

Jennings Bitter

3.5%

A distinctively dark bitter brewed with malt made from Maris Otter barley and the careful addition of amber malt, to give a nutty flavour that supports a subtle blend of English aromatic hops.

Ringwood Old Thumper

Ringwood Old Thumper

5.1%

Our famed 'Old Thumper' craft ale has a moreish maltiness and a satisfying full flavour.

Jennings Cumberland

Jennings Cumberland

4.0%

Traditionally brewed using pure Lakeland water drawn from the brewery’s own well. A full flavoured beer with a delicate hop character, makes this beer ideal for the demanding, modern beer drinker.

Jennings Cocker Hoop

Jennings Cocker Hoop

4.6%

An award-winning golden bitter from an all malt brew, with Styrian Golding hops added at various stages to give a classic hop flavour and aroma.  

Marston's Pedigree

Marston's Pedigree

4.5%

It has a dry hop aroma with a full range of complex flavours. The melding of nut, fruit and winey flavours create a smooth and very drinkable satisfying whole.

Jennings Sneck Lifter

Jennings Sneck Lifter

5.1%

An award winning beer, a strong, satisfying ale, wonderfully warming and full of complex flavours, which create an intriguing beer of great character.

Hobgoblin

Hobgoblin

4.5%

The legendary and deliciously dark Hobgoblin is a full bodied and well balanced ruby ale with a chocolate toffee malt flavour, moderate bitterness and a distinctive fruity character. Available all year.

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Our partnership & suppliers

As owners of the famous Brakspear brands, we're justly proud of our heritage and the quality of our real ales. The current range of Brakspear Beers includes the famous ‘Double-Dropped’ Brakspear Bitter, Brakspear Oxford Gold blonde beer, Brakspear Triple in bottle, as well as a range of seasonal cask ales including old favorites such as Hooray Henley and Oh Be Joyful.

Following the closure of the Brakspear Henley brewery in 2002, much of the brewing plant was moved to the Wychwood brewery (owned by Marstons PLC) in West Oxfordshire. Following a major refurbishment of the Wychwood brewery Brakspear Bitter is still handcrafted in the original copper and the famous Henley ‘Double-Drop’ fermentation system. Visit www.brakspear-beers.co.uk for further information on the Brakspear brewing process.

Seasonal beer information

At Brakspear we like to promote variation in real ales, therefore we have a great seasonal ale programme with a wide choice for our beer enthusiasts.

 

Brakspear opened the Bell Street Brewery on 29th March, 2013 at the back of The Bull on Bell Street and started selling its first brew on the 11th May, 2013. This has provided a range of exclusive seasonal ales throughout the year and Brakspear special which is continously brewed. For more infomation and where these beers are available, please visit www.bellstreetbrewery.co.uk. If you are interested in purchasing the beer for trade events or as a stockist, please contact the Brakspear head office for more information. 

 

For those pubs with more than three handpulls, there is also the option for an extra selection of ales from the Marston's range. These include ales from the Marston's, Wychwood, Ringwood and Jennings breweries.