We normally keep two real ales on at any one time. Our “King George The Thirst” and “George and the Dragon” are brewed exclusively for us by Blindman’s Brewery in Leighton, just five miles outside of Shepton Mallet. They use Mendip spring water, Warminster malt and some Canadian Chinook hops for extra zest. These are our most popular beers and are usually available.
We keep other local and national guest ales on as well. These may include beers from Butcombe, Bath Ales, Cheddar Ales, Moor, Glastonbury, Arbor Ales, Plain Ales, Hopback, Cotleigh, Exmoor Ales and St Austell, amongst others.
We serve four or more local ciders. Our sparkling ciders are from Thatchers Cider 15 miles away and Mallets cider from Shepton Mallet, just three miles away. Mallets is produced by Brothers Cider of Glastonbury Festival fame. Our still, traditional cider is the Stone’s Family Cider, also produced in Shepton Mallet but only two miles away! We are especially pleased to serve Stone’s cider as it is made by historian, author and cider drinker and ‘expert’ Alan Stone. Alan can sometimes be found at the bar and will be happy to tell you more about his cider books and cider making experiences!