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.

Marston's Toasty Oasty

Marston's Toasty Oasty

3.8%

January

This deep amber ale has been brewed with whole-hearted Oxfordshire hops to leave you with a warming glow. The rye crystal malt gives a rich toasty flavour.

Ringwood Young Scrumper

Ringwood Young Scrumper

4.0%

February

A scrumptiously crafted pint of blonde hoppy happiness, perfect for enjoying the rugby. In fact, it’s the only way to enjoy the rugby. 

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.

Marston's Smash

Marston's Smash

4.0%

April

Brewed with Cassata, a single malt variety, and Palisade, a single hop variety. This golden beer has a lightly toasted maltiness and citrus aroma.

Jenning's Gold Digger

Jenning's Gold Digger

4.2%

May

A full flavoured golden bitter, brewed using all Goldings hops. A generous handful of crystal malt has been added to give a delicate flavour and subtle aroma. 

Bank's Lion's Roar

Bank's Lion's Roar

3.8%

June

A rip-roaring beer for every English football fan to enjoy. This belter of a beer has malty, hoppy flavours and a refreshing clean finish and is a winner every time. Cheer on England to world cup victory. 

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.

Revisionist Red

Revisionist Red

4.2%

August

This ale celebrates a classic beer style with a modern twist. It’s a full flavoured Red Amber Ale, hopped at four separate stages with aromatic hop varieties from New Zealand to produce an easy drinking with exotic tropical bitterness and dark fruit hop character. 

Brakspear Pride Of The River

Brakspear Pride Of The River

4.0%

September

English hops and barley mixed with a few robust American fellows to produce a hoppy aromatic classic ale. A beer designed to quench the thirst of mighty oarsmen that do battle on the Thames.

Banks's Botanical

Banks's Botanical

4.2%

October

This beer has a secret blend of ‘gruit’ – the medieval term for infusions of herbs and spices. The gruit ingredients have been carefully chosen to compliment and accentuate the hop flavours in this copper 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.