News of the Brews

Retail Stock 9th October

Boxes:  AKA Pale * Ambassador * Balancing Act * Brazilian * Cat's Whiskers Cream Stout * Colchester No.1 * Jack Spitty * Jester * Lazaretto Blonde * Metropolis * Oatmeal Mild * Sweeney Todd

Minikegs:  * Balancing Act * Cat's Whiskers Cream Stout * Colchester No.1 * Jack Spitty * Jumbo * Metropolis

Bottles: Brazilian (6.0%) * Colchester No.1 * Lockdown * Metropolis * Old King Coel * Sweeney Todd

Bottle Conditioned: Lazaretto Blonde

Cider (10 litre bag in box): Weston's - Family Vintage 5% * Organic 6% * Cloudy Vintage 7.3% * Vintage 8.2% * Rhubarb 4% * Raspberry & Cucumber 4%
Snailsbank - Fruit Bat 4% * Peach Melba 4% * Mango 4% * Apple Hog 4.5% * Orchard Dry 5.2%

Refer to our latest stock list. Trade stocks (firkins) will be similar to boxes, but please enquire as usual.

No Chappel Beer festival

What a shame there is no Chappel Beer Festival this year. We'll miss seeing old friends at the Shunter's Arms.


Special Offer - free glass and towel

Special offer on this week (24 Aug - 29 Aug)


Buy any mini-keg, demipin, mixed case of 12 bottles, or a box of cider... and receive free glass and bar towel!

Conditions apply and whilst stocks last.

Free delivery in our delivery area.

Father's Day Special

fathers day

It's Fathers Day on Sunday 21st June. Why not treat your beer-loving papa to a something special this year? He can't hide in the pub so send him one of our Red Cross beer parcels for the shed.  There are two great options:

  1. for the beer festival experts there's the keg box (1 x 5 litre minikeg beer of your choice), a bottle of wine red or white, assortment of out of date crisps and nuts, various old bits we found hanging around, including a pump clip of your beer choice, bar towel, pint glass (very important), beer mats and collectors post cards.
  2. For the lazy Dad, exactly the same except he gets 9 bottles of different beers instead of the minikeg. Warning: we couldn't find any bottle openers in amongst the junk here!
    £45 inc free local delivery!!

Please call 01787829422 to place order and pay or email leave a number and we'll call you right back.

Marmalade Emma, the new fruity brew

Our new marmalade ale is a tribute to Marmalade Emma and Teddy Grimes, much loved vagrants of Edwardian Colchester. Brewed with fruit to give a subtle marmalade flavour.



LOCKDOWNLight amber, 4.9%, Amarillo and Columbus hops. Why did we call it LOCKDOWN? Answers on a postcard!


Introducing Lazaretto

We have a new bottled beer now available. A very pale blonde beer - clean, crisp and fruity make for easy drinking.

Update 22 May - SOLD OUT!



March Specials available!

Our March specials are out and ready to order. This month we have Cenosillicaphobia (the fear of an empty glass), 3.8% bronze ale, Double Drop Mild, 4.5% and Flaming Gun, 4.8% pale ale hopped with Sorachi Ace. Give us a call or email to place your order.