News of the Brews

Stock update 5th August

Boxes: Brazilian * Yorkshire Blonde * Mermaid * No.1 * Marmalade Emma * Metropolis * Jack Spitty * Jumbo * Lockdown * Flaming Gun * Old King Coel * Pogonophobia * Sweeney Todd 

Minikegs: * No.1 * Flaming Gun * Jack Spitty * Metropolis * Brazilian

Bottles:​ No.1 * Metropolis * Old King Coel * Brazilian

Cider: Weston's cider - Family Vintage 5%, Organic 6.0%, Rhubarb and Raspberry & Cucumber (10 litre bag-in-boxes).

Refer to our latest stock list.

Father's Day Special

fathers day

It's Fathers Day next Sunday 21st. 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experts there's the keg box (1 x 5 litre minikeg beer of your choice), a bottle of wine red or white, assortment of out of date crisps and nuts, various old bits we found hanging around, including a pump clip of your beer choice, bar towel, pint glass (very important), beer mats and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.


You can collect safely when we are open or we will deliver straight to your door. Colchester - Brightlingsea - Wivenhoe - Rowhedge - Halstead - Kelvedon - Coggeshall - West Bergholt.

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.

February 6th 2020 - Even More Reason to Celebrate!

We are not usually ones to blow our own trumpet but when our passion for brewing authentic double drop ales is recognised by others, well, it would be rude not to give it a mention.

After our success last week, our London Porter, Old King Coel, has now been awarded Bronze in the Champion Winter Beer of Britain 2020.

Here's 'Old Rog' (right) collecting the award and looking very happy about it too!