Festival Beer List

Not every beer is available at all times. Some beers will already have been drunk and others may not be ready yet. Look for the cask cards which indicate which beers are 'on'.

As well as beer and cider we also have a wide range of Belgian beers, English wines from Mersea Island Vineyard and soft drinks.

Beer Style Brewersort descending Description ABV
Tally Ho Speciality Adnams, Southwold, Suffolk Head brewer describes the beer as a strong old ale/barley wine 7.2%
Old Ale Old Ale Adnams, Southwold, Suffolk Aromas of malt & soft cheese, leading into malty & sweet flavours with fruit berries & vanilla 4.1%
Salle Porter Porter All Day, Salle, Norfolk This dark beer features a rich range of malts providing a fruity, vanilla, roasted mocha coffee taste notes 3.8%
Norfolk Green Hop Best Bitter All Day, Salle, Norfolk The latest beer in the Norfolk Green hop range. Made with hops from the breweries own hop garden 5.4%
Rye Porter Porter All Day, Salle, Norfolk A smooth dark porter and a characteristic spicy complexity 6.2%
Black Dragon Mild Mild B&T, Shefford, Beds A Strong Dark mild with pronounced roast flavours 4.3%
Dragon Slayer Best Bitter B&T, Shefford, Beds A straw coloured beer, dry, malty and lightly hopped 4.5%
1555 Best Bitter Bishop Nick, Braintree, Essex A rich tawny beer with a sweet nutty taste 4.3%
Ridleys Rite Bitter Bishop Nick, Braintree, Essex A good well balanced session beer 3.6%
Heresy Golden Bishop Nick, Braintree, Essex A refreshing, very easy drinking golden beer 4.0%
Queen of Hops (V) Golden Boudicca, West Barsham, Norfolk A refreshing pale ale with a satisfying, lasting finish. On the palate it has a tangy & fruity hit of hops 3.7%
The Red Queen Best Bitter Boudicca, West Barsham, Norfolk Fruit, berries & hops on the nose, tangy fresh hop & crystal rye notes burst onto the palate 4.5%
Prasto's Porter Porter Boudicca, West Barsham, Norfolk A dry & very subtle smokey finish with fruit & hop notes skittering over the top of it 5.2%
Red Neck Bitter Cabin, Bildeston, Suffolk An amber, burgundy ale made with new world hops and finishing off with Cascade 4.3%
Mary Celeste Golden Cabin, Bildeston, Suffolk A pale hoppy ale with zesty Citra taste. Using new world hops such as Columbus, Cascade & Citra 4.5%
Innspiration Best Bitter Cabin, Bildeston, Suffolk An American ale using new world hops and finished off with Mosaic 5.0%
Atom Splitter Golden City of Cambridge, Attleborough, Norfolk A golden ale bursting with hoppy flavours 4.5%
Roaring Forties Bitter Cliff Quay, Debenham, Suffolk Light amber in colour with a crisp citrus hop flavour and a distinctive dry biscuit flavour 4.0%
Tolly Roger Bitter Cliff Quay, Debenham, Suffolk Highly drinkable, mid-gold beer with a bittersweet hoppiness, some biscuity flavours & hints of fruit 4.2%
Jack Spitty Golden Colchester, Wakes Colne, Essex Golden easy drinking ale that is full of hop flavour with delicate bitterness and light aroma 4.0%
Brazilian Speciality Colchester, Wakes Colne, Essex A festival favourite, a beautifully balanced coffee and vanilla porter 4.6%
Old King Cole London Porter Porter Colchester, Wakes Colne, Essex A traditional London Porter brewed the original way with brown malt 5.0%
Sweeney Todd Bitter Colchester, Wakes Colne, Essex A full flavoured best bitter with a deep red hue, roasted malt flavours & a subtle dry spiciness 4.2%
Double Brown Ale Strong Mild Colchester, Wakes Colne, Essex Hoppy, golden, light & fruity - IT AIN'T. Dark brown, malty, sweetish & balanced - IT IS! 4.6%
AKA Pale Mild Colchester, Wakes Colne, Colchester 3.7%
Brass Monkey Golden Colchester, Wakes Colne, Essex A golden ale but more in the style of a traditional bitter 3.9%
Woodbine Racer (V) Golden Dominion, Coggeshall, Essex A honey gold beer with a mild citrus flavour & an aroma of clementine's & mandarins 4.2%
Pale Ale (V) Best Bitter Dominion, Coggeshall, Essex A straw coloured beer with a refreshing citrus finish
Jester Bitter Dove Street, Ipswich, Suffolk No notes available 4.2%
Green Hop Strong Golden Dove Street, Ipswich, Suffolk Gold beer brewed with Green First Gold hops from the 2017 Charles Farm Hop walk on Stocks Farm 5.0%
Victoria Bitter Earl Soham, Debenham, Suffolk A light, fruity amber session beer with a clean taste and a long lingering hoppy aftertaste 3.6%
Sir Roger's Porter Porter Earl Soham, Debenham, Suffolk A full bodied porter with roast coffee flavours 4.2%
Norfolk 80 Shilling Best Bitter Elmtree, Snetterton, Norfolk The beer has its roots in the export ales from Scottish breweries. A clean bitter quality & generous malt aroma 4.5%
Golden Pale Ale Best Bitter Elmtree, Snetterton, Norfolk A traditional style Pale Ale. The long dry biscuit finish is enhanced by the subtle citrus aromas 5.0%
Nightlight Mild Mild Elmtree, Snetterton, Norfolk An old style strong mild, with liquorice hints that balance with the lasting nutty finish 5.7%
Mr & Mrs Smith's Alcoholic Ginger Beer Speciality Fallen Angel, Writtle, Essex Traditionally made ginger beer with an old fashioned style to give it a strong sweet taste & smooth finish 4.0%
Crab & Winkle Extra Mild Famous Railway, Brightlingsea, Essex A little bit extra to the old festival favourite!!! 4.3%
Greatest Golden Golden Farr Brew, Wheathampstead, Herts A dark golden ale which is crafted to be light, refreshing and highly quaffable 4.1%
Winter Pale Bitter Farr Brew, Wheathampstead, Herts A new beer, which is a lovely crisp Citra based pale ale 4.2%
Potent Porter Porter Farr Brew, Wheathampstead, Herts A deliciously complex porter with a deep chocolatey nose, and a rich, fruity, perfectly hopped flavour 5.0%
Fields of Gold Golden Fox Meadow, Braintree, Essex No notes available 3.5%
Dark Mild Mild Fox Meadow, Braintree, Essex An excellent strong dark mild 6.0%
Citropolis Golden Golden Triangle, Barford, Norfolk A golden ale, brewed with Citra hops. Light, refreshing and zesty with citrus hop notes and fruity aroma 3.9%
Black Hops IBA Best Bitter Golden Triangle, Barford, Norfolk Dark brown ale, intense hop & cherry aroma, complex mix of malt, cherry & bitterness 4.6%
Red Square (V) Best Bitter Golden Triangle, Barford, Norfolk A red ale brewed with American hops which has a balanced complex flavour & a strong hoppy finish 4.8%
Threeonesix Bitter Grain, Harleston, Norfolk A pale ale that is dry with a grapefruit aroma 3.9%
Redwood Best Bitter Grain, Harleston, Norfolk A rich, red ale, with a zesty, lingering hop character 4.3%
Slate Porter Grain, Harleston, Norfolk A deep, dark and rich smoked porter, brewed with a complex blend of malts 6.0%
Golden Best Golden Green Jack, Lowestoft, Suffolk A golden ale with floral and fruity aromas 3.8%
Rising Sun Best Bitter Green Jack, Lowestoft, Suffolk A refreshing ale, that is clean and crisp with a fruity yet spicy hop character and aroma 4.8%
Ripper Tripel Barley Wine Green Jack, Lowestoft, Suffolk Rich amber in colour, sweet and fruity with a warming finish & dangerously drinkable 8.5%
XX Mild Mild Greene King, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Brewed using dark malt to give a sweet and roasted flavour and aroma with a touch of nuttiness 3.0%
Bay Bitter Bitter Harwich, Harwich, Essex A massive tropical fruit aroma leads to a full orchestra of fruity hops with a satisfying finish 3.6%
WD4.0 Bitter Harwich, Harwich, Essex A copper coloured bitter that is hop heavy 4.0%
EPA 100 Golden Harwich, Harwich, Essex Deeply hopped fruit, floral beer 3.8%
New Beginnings Bitter Keppels, Westcliff-On-Sea, Essex No notes available 3.8%
Home to Roost Golden Keppels, Westcliff-On-Sea, Essex A new golden ale 4.2%
Tipsy Crow Stout Keppels, Westcliff-On-Sea, Essex A dark strong stout with a smokey flavour, with a liquorice taste and a mild bitterness 5.0%
Beerwitched Porter Porter Kings Head, Bildeston, Suffolk A rich complex maltiness and smooth finish, dark roasted chocolate loveliness 4.6%
Brettside Best Bitter Kings Head, Bildeston, Suffolk A premium amber ale, based on the popular Bildeston Best. With Fuggles hops for good hop/malt balance 4.5%
Broken Promise Bitter Lacons, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk A new copper session ale, laced with berries and chocolate 3.6%
Patriot Golden Lacons, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk A full bodied session ale carries dominant tropical fruit/berries in its aroma & tart citrus on the palate 3.8%
Affinity Golden Lacons, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Full bodied with a chestnut tint, passion fruit & lychee tartness followed by a good balance of fruit & Malt 4.8%
Legra Golden Leigh on Sea, Leigh on Sea, Essex A light, fresh and sessionable golden ale, with lashings of Citra hops for a clean citrus flavour 3.8%
Six Little Ships Best Bitter Leigh on Sea, Leigh on Sea, Essex A traditional British best bitter, hopped with suitably titled seafaring hops; Admiral and Columbus 4.2%
Crowstone Speciality Leigh on Sea, Leigh on Sea, Essex A blend of malts gives this beer its dark colour, quantities of New World hops provide flavour & aroma 5.5%
Cuckoo Bitter Leighton Buzzard, Leighton Buzzard, Beds A classic English Bitter, with a perfect balance between malt & 4 different varieties of English hops 3.8%
Restoration Best Bitter Leighton Buzzard, Leighton Buzzard, Beds A mid brown beer with similarities to a traditional best bitter, but enhanced by the use of American hops 4.6%
Train Robber Best Bitter Leighton Buzzard, Leighton Buzzard, Beds A very light in colour IPA, dry hopped with Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zeeland 5.0%
I never promised you a beer garden Speciality Little Earth Project, Edwardstone, Suffolk A rosehip Saison ale from one of the most eco friendly brewery 4.9%
White Adder Golden Mauldons, Sudbury, Suffolk A strong golden ale with a warming fruity flavour that dominates & lingers into a dry hoppy finish 5.3%
Blackberry Porter Porter Mauldons, Sudbury, Suffolk A full bodied black porter with balanced hop aroma & a rich blend of chocolate & roast flavours 4.8%
Silver Adder Best Bitter Mauldons, Sudbury, Suffolk A light coloured bitter with fine hop & malt combinations giving a refreshing crisp finish 4.2%
Yo Boy Bitter Mersea, East Mersea, Essex A session bitter with balanced malt and a long lasting bitterness on the finish 3.8%
Oyster Stout Stout Mersea, East Mersea, Essex A festival favourite, dark and delicious, with possible aphrodisiac qualities! 5.0%
Hopnosis Bitter Mighty Oak, Maldon, Essex Well balanced hops with slightly sweet malts. An excellent session ale 4.0%
Captain Bob Bitter Mighty Oak, Maldon, Essex A traditional deep amber coloured bitter with a fruity and hoppy aroma 3.8%
Nero (V) Stout Milton, Waterbeach, Cambs A satisfying, full-flavoured black beer with a good balance of malt, roast & fruit 5.0%
Gemini Speciality Milton, Waterbeach, Cambs A Cascadian Dark Ale (Black IPA to some people). Strongly hopped yet satisfying dark 5.1%
Cyclops Golden Milton, Waterbeach, Cambs Light copper coloured ale, with a rich hoppy aroma, full body, fruit and malt notes develop in the finish. 5.3%
Arbour Gold Golden Moody Goose, Braintree, Essex A golden ale with floral and fruity aromas, smooth with slight malt & green hop finish 3.7%
Dirty Dog Stout Stout Moody Goose, Braintree, Essex Rich bitter stout with hints of vanilla and fruit with a tangy hop finish 4.2%
Hop Hedge Bitter Moody Goose, Braintree, Essex A green hoped pale ale, using hops from their own hedge 4.2%
Coffee Stout Stout Moonshine, Cambridge, Cambs Rich coffee flavoured dark milk stout made with two different varieties of coffee beans 4.5%
Regenerator Golden Moonshine, Cambridge, Cambs A light coloured hoppy beer, inspired by German beer styles. Easy drinking and moreish 4.5%
Cascadian Dark Speciality Moonshine, Cambridge, Cambs A black IPA that is full bodied with dark roasted flavours of a stout & fresh hoppy aromas of an IPA 6.6%
Pollen Power Golden Mr Bees, Trimley, Suffolk A lovely, golden hoppy ale with a hint of the brewery's own honey 3.8%
Best Bee-R Bitter Mr Bees, Trimley, Suffolk A traditional English bitter with a smooth finish and some of the breweries own honey 4.0%
Bee Clipse Best Bitter Mr Bees, Trimley, Suffolk Made with 3 different hops and Pale, Chocolate Crystal malt & roasted barley & the breweries own honey 4.5%
Old Growler Porter Nethergate, Long Melford, Suffolk A well-balanced porter in which roast grain is complemented by fruit and bubble-gum 5.0%
Absolutely Brassic Bitter Nethergate, Long Melford, Suffolk An amber coloured bitter that is smooth and well balanced 3.4%
Blonde IPA Golden Norfolk Brewhouse, Fakenham, Norfolk A light golden IPA, hopped with a plethora of USA hops. Brewed with Maris Otter extra pale 4.8%
Moon Gazer Dark Mild Strong Mild Norfolk Brewhouse, Fakenham, Norfolk This strong dark mild has a subtle blackcurrant aroma, full-bodied with a , fruity, sweet finish 4.9%
Belgique IPA Best Bitter Norfolk Brewhouse & Watts & Co, Fakenham, Norfolk A collaboration brew with Watts & Co. makes an interesting IPA 4.5%
Golden Pheasant Golden Old Chimneys, Market, Weston, Suffolk Pale dry bitter with citrus, apple & malt balanced with a robust hop bitterness 4.5%
Black Swan Oatmeal Stout Stout Old Chimneys, Market, Weston, Suffolk Black as night oatmeal stout featuring chocolate, coffee, liquorice and treacle 6.2%
Pale Ale Best Bitter Other Monkeys, Colchester, Essex The latest version of their Pale Ale. 4.4%
Vanilla Latte Stout Stout Other Monkeys, Colchester, Essex A delicious sweet milk stout 5.5%
Red Panther Bitter Panther, Reepham, Norfolk Solidly malty in both aroma and taste. Hops, and a residual sweetness, provide balance 4.1%
American Pale Ale Golden Panther, Reepham, Norfolk A light malt base lets tropical flavours and aromas shine through, with a crisp dry finish 4.4%
Winter Porter Porter Panther, Reepham, Norfolk A silky traditional Porter brewed to warm you on Winter evenings 5.0%
Red Kite Best Bitter Papworth, Earith, Cambs A sweet ruby ale with a strong hop finish bursting with tropical fruit flavours 4.7%
Crystal Ship Best Bitter Papworth, Earith, Cambs An amber coloured ale with a light body and a strong citrus finish 4.2%
Mad Jack Bitter Papworth, Earith, Cambs A perfectly balanced session bitter with a light copper colour & gentle citrus aroma 3.8%
Win Win (V) Best Bitter Paradigm, Sarratt, Hertfordshire A smooth and well-balanced best bitter made with a depth of character 4.2%
Roger Protz Ale (V) Best Bitter Paradigm, Sarratt, Hertfordshire An IPA brewed for Roger Protz made with Vienna malt and Croxley, Rickmansworth & Ekuanot hops 4.5%
Black Friday (V) Strong Mild Paradigm, Sarratt, Hertfordshire A strong dark mild. Very dark. Smooth, sweet and smoky 6.0%
Pumphouse Bitter Bitter Pumphouse, Toppesfield, Essex An easy drinking session ale, amber in colour, it has a clean maltiness and moderate bitterness 3.6%
Old Gold Golden Pumphouse, Toppesfield, Essex No notes available 3.9%
Pale Oktober Golden Pumphouse, Toppesfield, Essex An easy drinking pale ale 3.8%
Coggeshall Gold Golden Red Fox, Coggeshall, Essex An extremely aromatic golden beer, packed full of citrus & exotic fruit flavours 4.0%
Ruby Red Mild Mild Red Fox, Coggeshall, Essex A full mash dark ruby mild, full bodied and rounded 6.5%
Wily Ol' Fox Speciality Red Fox, Coggeshall, Essex A very aromatic amber traditional IPA made from English hops & malt, with a soft fruity palate 5.2%
Foxymoron Best Bitter Red Fox, Coggeshall, Essex A well balanced and extremely pleasant black IPA 4.5%
Spiced Sloe Stout Speciality Red Fox, Coggeshall, Essex A spiced beer with added ginger & cinnamon giving a black full flavoured stout 5.5%
Black Bess Best Bitter Saffron, Henham, Essex A new dark ruby bitter with subtle floral undertones 4.4%
Essex Serpent Best Bitter Saffron, Henham, Essex Deep reddish brown ale. A rich velvety smooth beer, hints of roasted nuts & fruity floral aromas 4.5%
Agnes Waterhouse Porter Saffron, Henham, Essex Ruby porter base with rich chocolate & coffee aromas & soft fruit and spice finish 5.2%
Levelly Black Stout Shalford, Shalford, Essex A dark heavy well hopped ale with grainy toffee taste topped with a thick creamy head 4.8%
Winter Ale Best Bitter Shalford, Shalford, Essex A ruby coloured ae with a good flavour 4.5%
Barnfield Pale Ale Bitter Shalford, Shalford, Essex Pale-coloured but full-flavoured, this is a traditional, hoppy bitter rather than a golden ale. 3.8%
Strummer Bitter Shortts Farm, Thorndon, Suffolk A light, hoppy and easy drinking bitter with a moreish malty character and mellow hints of citrus to finish 3.8%
Indie Golden Shortts Farm, Thorndon, Suffolk Subtle but refreshing citrus fruit followed by a spicy and almost honey like lingering bitter finish 4.8%
Sloe Porter Porter Shortts Farm, Thorndon, Suffolk A dark, heavy porter dominated by coffee aromas and a hoppy finish 5.5%
Molly Jolly Mild Mild Silks, Hedingham, Essex A dark mellow flavoured mild with a hint of dark chocolate and roasted coffee 3.6%
Veteran Campaigner Bitter Silks, Hedingham, Essex A true session beer, loaded with quality Goldings hops for a refreshing honesty 3.8%
Pegstar Porter Porter Silks, Hedingham, Essex A dark robust wheat porter 4.8%
Gospel Oak Bitter Star Wing, Redgrave, Suffolk Well balanced, copper hued bitter with slight esters & biscuit undertones, & smooth bitterness 3.8%
Spire Light Bitter Star Wing, Redgrave, Suffolk A classic English EPA that is light & refreshing, straw coloured & floral scented 4.2%
Stain Glass Blue Porter Star Wing, Redgrave, Suffolk Black in colour & full in body. The well rounded profile of the malt helps create a balanced beer 5.4%
Raz'n Hell Golden Station 119, Eye Key Keg IPA - bright citrus fruit with a resin character backed up by a good malty backbone. 3.9%
No Guts, No Glory Golden Station 119, Eye Key keg copper coloured IPA - full bodied and bursting with flavour 6.4%
Lady Evelyn Best Bitter Tipples, Salhouse, Norfolk A crisp hoppy aroma. Bitterness and hop throughout. Some malt and sweetness & smoky finish 4.1%
Redhead Bitter Tipples, Salhouse, Norfolk Malt and hops in both nose and palate. Toffee in the initial taste gives way to an increasing bitterness 4.2%
Winter Moon Bitter Tipples, Salhouse, Norfolk A rich chestnut coloured beer. Mellow, malty & hints of berry & herb from carefully selected hops 4.3%
Barn Ale Bitter Tydd Steam, Tydd St. Giles, Cambs A refreshing pale session beer, with a zesty bitterness and a lingering citrus finish 3.9%
Black Pig Oatmeal Stout Stout Tydd Steam, Tydd St. Giles, Cambs An oatmeal stout that is deep roast and a slight creaminess throughout 4.2%
Neanderthal Golden Tydd Steam, Tydd St. Giles, Cambs A pale golden premium ale, heavily hopped with a blend of American citrus hops 4.5%
Black Otter Speciality Watson's, Colchester, Essex A smooth, velvety and hoppy black IPA - one of the few beers Watsons has brewed more than once 5.6%
White Otter (V) Speciality Watson's, Colchester, Essex The Black Otter Black IPA with the black taken out. Unfined and hazy 6.0%
Young's London Gold Golden Wells, Bedford, Beds A dark gold beer with a smooth mouthfeel and a dry finish 4.0%
Halstead Bitter Bitter White Hart, Halstead, Essex A traditional English style bitter, that is an easy drinking session beer 3.7%
Golden Hart Golden White Hart, Halstead, Essex An easy drinking golden ale from the White Hart, Halstead, which has it's own brewery 4.0%
Colne Valley Stout Stout White Hart, Halstead, Essex A solid, honest traditional stout 4.8%
Apprentice (Gluten Free) Best Bitter Wibblers, Southminster, Essex Defiantly a session beer, that is amber in colour, slightly malty with a hoppy nose 3.9%
Winter Wibble Old Ale Wibblers, Southminster, Essex A cracking old ale with whisky like malt flavour, English hops balance the strength making it very suppable 6.0%
Scruffy Mild Mild Witham, Coggeshall, Essex A superb dark mild with fruity flavours 3.9%
Witham Gold Golden Witham, Coggeshall, Essex The latest beer from Witham brewery. A refreshing golden ale 4.1%
No Name Best Bitter Witham, Coggeshall, Essex A traditionally brewed best bitter 4.3%
Golden Jackal Golden Wolf, Attleborough, Norfolk A hoppy golden session bitter, with a flowery nose and slightly citrus after taste 3.7%
Granny Wouldn't Like It Best Bitter Wolf, Attleborough, Norfolk Dark red, rich & fruity. The swirling mix of flavours produces a complex but satisfying experience 4.8%
Wherry Bitter Woodforde's, Norwich, Norfolk A swirling mix of malt, hops, citrus and bitterness combine into a tangy marmalade dryness 3.8%
Norfolk Nog Old Ale Woodforde's, Norwich, Norfolk An aroma of rich roasted malt and hints of chocolate, treacle & liquorice define this velvety Old Ale 4.6%
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