We are a genuine free house and take pride in offering a great range of drinks. We stock tried and trusted brands alongside some of the newest names around. We like to support our local and local-ish breweries but Kevin – our lucky beer chooser – will go further afield for a good beer if it’s the right taste and quality.
We have 5 hand pumps and up to 8 draught lagers and ciders. We’ve bought from about 40 breweries this year so far. We always have DoomBar (named after the dangerous Doom Bar sandbank in north Cornwall) and one from Twickenham Fine Ales such as Naked Ladies. The other pumps change every few days or even within the day. We support the new, or sometimes reinvented, London breweries like Kew, Park (Kingston), Portobello, Truman’s, Belleville and Southwark alongside long-established brands like Fuller’s. Lagers on draught include Krombacher, Moretti and Pravha. A favourite right now is Hazy Hog cider from the Hogsback Brewery in Surrey.
It’s not all beer here though. Over the summer months we chill mini Prosecco bottles, jugs of Pimms, gallons of Aperol Spritz and bottle after bottle of Belvoir traditional pressé and ginger beer. We have a great selection of wines chosen by our wine merchant Stan. He fills our cellars from his stocks in an old chalk mine in Berkshire and every so often comes to do a very informal wine tasting for our customers. That’s a popular day.