Beer in stock

A list of all our draught brews currently in stock. Please select quick view if you are already familiar with our beers. Note that we also have bottled beers available.

AKA Pale

AKA Pale
1039 og, ABV 3.7%

1900s pale ale, mildly hopped. Fresh, fruity and very easy drinking.

Joint winner Colchester Beer Festival 2012

Anne Downes

Anne Downes Pump Clip
1045.5 og, ABV 4.4%

Named in honour of a local Brewster from 1890. Extra special bitter, full and fruity with a lingering hoppy finish. The hops are Bullion (one of the original high alpha hops from 1919) and Boadicea. Dark brown in colour.


Brazilian coffee and vanilla porter
1048 og, ABV 4.6%

Our multiple award winning coffee and vanilla porter. Not at all shy on flavour but beautifully balanced.

Silver medal at Norwich BF 2013
Beer of the Festival - Clacton BF 2013
Beer of The Festival - Pig's Ear BF 2013
Beer of the Festival - Colchester Winter BF 2014
CAMRA Champion Beer of East Anglia - Silver award 2018
Champion Beer of Britain - Speciality Beer, Gold Medal 2018

Colchester No.1

Colchester No. 1 Pumpclip
1042 og, ABV 4.1%

A classic English best bitter, copper in colour. Whole leaf Boadicea hops for flavour and the definitive aroma of East Kent Goldings. Still the same recipe as our first ever brew.

Bronze Medal, Best Bitter category, Great British Beer Festival 2016 Best Bitter Bronze Medal - Chelmsford & Mid Essex CAMRA Champion Beers of East Anglia, 2018

Jack Spitty

Jack Spitty pump clip
1041.5 og, ABV 4.0%

Golden easy drinking summer ale. Full of hop flavour with delicate bitterness and light aroma.


Metropolis Pumpclip
1040.5 og, ABV 3.9%

A superb golden session beer, with enormous depth of flavour and a long floral, spicy finish from U.S. Cascade hops.

Silver Medal - SIBA blind tasting 2012


1042.5 og, ABV 4.0%

Dark Red American Hopped. "Pontisbright" is the old name for Chappel, the next village to us with the railway viaduct, and of course the home of the famous Chappel Beer Festival.

Red Diesel

Red Diesel
1043.5 og, ABV 4.2%

Rye malt adds colour and flavour to this red best bitter, well balanced with a long rich finish. It's not just for farmers!

This fine beer is only available in bottles.

Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd Pumpclip
ABV 4.2%

A full flavoured best bitter with a deep red hue. Roasted malt flavours and a subtle dry spiciness provided by crystal rye. Delicate hop flavours from late additions of U.S Willamette hops.