Beer Menu

 Beer Menu

We are very proud of our beer here at The Welly. In tribute to the pub’s previous ownership under Dark Star, we attempt to keep cask Hophead and APA on at all times, with a rotating Revelation/Aurora (Burning Sky) for those with stronger constitutions. In addition, we currently serve four guest casks at any given time and our independent ownership means we can bring you the very best of Britain’s treasures. If you would like to drop in or send us your contact details we will endeavour to keep you notified of our line-up on a weekly basis. Similarly, check our Facebook page for updates.

As for kegs, we have several permanent stations (including a local stout, a Polish larger, Thatcher’s Gold, Burning Sky and some Belgian beauties) and one guest, which is commonly occupied by something seriously sought after. We also have two still ciders (or perries)  on the bar and more cans and bottles than you could shake your wallet at. See below for more details.

Keg Beer & Cider

 Zyweic – Lager   5.6% ABV £ 4.40 pt

The town of Zyweic is twinned with Shoreham, producing this famous Polish lager. It is brewed with the best domestic grade of hops and malt from crystal clear mountain water.

Hepworth –Saxon Lager   4.0% ABV £4.10 pt

A full bodied lager brewed to traditional German purity laws, using 4 hop varieties. A light citrus note for the palate from the hop characteristics. Naturally Gluten free.

Affligem Blonde 6.7% ABV £5.80 pt

A classic Abbey beer, originally brewed in the Benedictine Abbey of Affligem.  Winner of numerous awards, this top fermenting beer is still brewed to the original recipe in the Flemish village Opwijk.

Old Tree – Kombucha 1.2% ABV £4.20 pt

a fermented tonic brewed with Sencha Green Tea. Delicately floral, with a tangy, appley sweetness. Deliciously sparkling, it mixes well with both rum and gin, as well as all kinds of fruit and herbal infusion.

Hacker-Pschorr Weisse 5.5% ABV £4.40 pt

A soft sparkling beer with an aromatic and mild character. The yeast evolves gently to deliver a magnificently refreshing fruity and citrus note accompanied by a fine sparkling hint of acidity. The light sweetness of bananas and honey melt on the tongue and mingle with subtle and slightly more bitter notes of nutmeg.

Hepworth – Conqueror 4.5% ABV £3.90 pt

A stout full of character, it is a triumphant blend of flavours; sweet & malty, smooth as silk & rich as dark red rubies.

Thatcher’s – Gold 4.8% ABV £3.80 pt

Thatcher’s Gold tastes as good as it looks. Using a traditional approach & modern techniques for a refreshing cider with a smooth apply taste and a bright sparkle.

 

Belgian Bottled Beers

Pauwel – Kwak 8.4% ABV 33cl £5.60

Kwak has a bright amber colour with a dense creamy foam head. Fruity and malty aroma. The taste is mellow, with a fruity attack and a nougat-like solidity. It has a slightly mellow character with hints of liquor. Leaving behind a lasting flavour of caramelised banana.

Brasserie d’Orval – Orval 6.2% ABV 33cl £4.60

A Trappist pale ale with a very dry floral/citrus aroma. Most of the hop aroma is smothered by the dominant dryness that immediately takes over. It is bottle conditioned, some go ‘all in’, and others leave the sediment in the bottle. Personally, I don’t waste a drop.

Boon – Mariage Parfait 8.0% ABV 37.5cl £6.60

Consists of 95% mild lambic, aged at least three years and 5% young lambic. After blending, it is brought back to fermentation temperature and bottled for secondary fermentation. Then it is matured for six months. The soft, mildly sour berry taste, harmonises with the oak barrel aromas followed by a bitter aftertaste of cloves. Delicious!

Van Honsebrouck – Kasteel Rouge 8.0% ABV 33cl £5.30

Aptly named for it’s deep, dark red colour given by the addition of sour cherries to a base of brown ale, which is then left in the barrel for a six month period. The sourness of the cherries and the deceptive 8% alcohol level give it a lasting flavour with a hint of cough mixture. I am not aware of any evidence that it isn’t good for coughs.

Chimay Blue –Grande Reserve 9.0% ABV 33cl £5.60

This authentic Belgian beer, whose tinge of fresh yeast is associated with a light rosy, flowery touch, is particularly peasant. Its aroma, revealing a light but agreeable caramelized note.

Huyghe – Delirium Tremens 8.5% ABV 33cl £5.60

This multi world beer award winner borrows its name from a severe form of alcohol withdrawal. Distasteful though that is, it does not reflect the taste of the beer. The aroma is an imposing mix of apricot, banana, and spice and it has a fruity and full flavour in which sweetness gives way to the bitterness of the hops and a dry finish.

Hercule Stout 9.0% ABV 33cl £6.10

Hercule is brewed in the real life town of Ellezelles, where Agatha Christie’s character Hercule Poirot was born. It is a black stout with very strong smokey, coffee, chocolate flavours and a big ABV to carry them a long way.

Moortgat – Duvel 8.5% ABV 33cl £5.60

Bright gold in colour with a dense, white head. A crisp and fruity nose of pear, cloves and wheat beer-like yeastiness with a hint of caramel. On the palate it is dense and creamy, with a strapping, hoppy bitterness and a full-bodied, complexity.

Westmalle – Dubbel 7.0% ABV 33cl £4.60

Dark reddish brown Trappist beer with a creamy head and malty fragrance. The flavour is herby and fruity with a fresh bitter/dry finish. It is a quality beer with a soft feel in the mouth and a long finish.

St Bernard Abbey – St Bernardus Pater 6.7% ABV – 33cl £4.00

Great aroma and appearance. Creamy off-white head. Dark Amber to brown colour. Fruity malt flavour slightly dominated by deeper roast malts.

Van Steenberge – Gulden Draak 10.5% ABV 33cl £6.60

A dark tripel – top-fermented beer that re-ferments in the bottle. Wine yeast is used to start the re-fermentation and this is why the term barley wine is sometimes used.

Barbar – Blonde 8.0% ABV 33cl £5.60

Brewed with honey! It’s not overpoweringly sweet but does create a gorgeous sweet caramel flavour that runs through the aroma and taste. It’s based on an ancient and possibly Germanic recipe but the brewery’s unique yeast and water drawn from onsite wells is an obvious contributor to this very special brew.

Rodenbach – Grand Cru 6.0% ABV 33cl 5.60

Generous nose of grapefruit. Sweet, powerful, acetic aroma. Sour fruit, clean and crisp. Tart and assertive. Beautiful refreshing finish. Very true to style.

Verhaeghe – Duchesse de Bourgogne 6.2% ABV 33cl £5.10

Another Flemish Red, sour and fruity notes from the blending of new and old beer which is then aged in oak casks. A sweet fruity ale with a pleasant fresh aftertaste.

Belgoo Saisonneke Extra 4.4% ABV 33cl £4.60

Saisonneke Extra is the amped-up version of the classic Saison. Dry-hopped with Mandarina Bavaria, this adds a level of marmalade-like fruit to an already delicious beer.

British Bottled Beers

Dark Star – Sunburst 4.8% ABV 50cl £4.30

A hint of initial sweetness adds to the fruitiness and grapefruit tang of this summer ale without detracting from its clean flavour and rich hop aroma.

Dark Star – Espresso 4.2% ABV 50cl £4.30

A black beer brewed with roasted barley malt and challenger hops. Then freshly ground Arabica coffee beans, blended especially for Dark Star, are added to the copper for a few minutes after the boil to provide a rich and complementary coffee aroma.

Thornbridge – Versa 5% ABV – 33cl £4.25

Fresh, fruity Weisse beer pours a hazy, burnt orange and true to its style it has well balanced flavours of clove spiciness, banana and bubblegum.

One Mile End – Morello Cheery Gose 4.2% ABV 33cl £5.00

Delicate and fresh sour-mash Gose conditioned on beautiful Morello cherries to add a bright spritz of tartness.

Pressure Drop – How We Roll 5.8% ABV 33cl £4.60

Rich dark malt and Belgian candy syrup are the backbone of this super smooth chocolate stout. Brewed in collaboration with Bristol’s Lost & Grounded, How We Roll is made with Pressure Drop’s house Belgian yeast strain and cacao shells from the award winning Land Chocolate.

Mad Hatter Brewing Company – Choco Choc Choc – 4.3% ABV 33cl £5.50

A true chocolate porter – think top quality 70% cocoa chocolate, in beer form.

Siren Hawaiian shake 6.4% ABV 33cl £5.50

Hawaiian shake coconut & passion fruit milkshake IPA

Siren Spin Botany 3.6% ABV 33cl £4.50

A delicately soured Gin & Tonic Gose

Titanic – Cherry Dark 4.4% ABV 33cl £4.40

This black bitter uses US and Slovenian hops and is infused with cherries that subtly come through on the aftertaste

Magic Tafel3.8% ABV 33cl £4.40

An explosion of citrus fruits, with a predominance of pink grapefruit, then hints of orchard flowers and fresh cereals. Slightly bitter, very dry but with just enough body to give it structure

Newcastle Brown Ale 4.7% ABV 50cl £4.10

A brown ale…now brewed in the Netherlands.

German Bottled Beers

Schneider Weiss – Tap 7 Original 5.4% ABV 50cl £5.60

The original German wheat beer. In 1872, Georg Schneider bought the brewing rights to wheat beer from King Ludwig II of Bavaria, making Schneider Original one of the first publicly available wheat beers in the world. Amber-coloured with nuances of ripe bananas, clove, nutmeg and nuts.

Schlenkerla – Marzen 5.1% ABV 50cl £5.60

Bamberg’s speciality, a dark, bottom fermented smoked beer, brewed with Original Schlenkerla Smokemalt from the Schlenkerla maltings and tapped according to old tradition directly from the gravity-fed oakwood cask in the historical brewery tavern.

Hacker Pschorr Munchener Gold 5.5% ABV 50cl £4.90

The deep-gold body is packed with full-on sweet malt flavour, light floral hoppy aroma and a delicate bitterness on the finish

Andechser Weissbier Hell 5.5% ABV 50cl £5.40

A very tangy, refreshing treat with the conviction of a full, soft body. It concludes on a finely balanced interplay of light sweet honey and a delicate acidity with undertones of bitter hoppiness that quickly subside into a harmonious aftertaste

Augustiner Helles    5.2% ABV 50cl £5.40

Quite simply one of the best lagers in the world. Made according to the German Purity law its made with all Bavarian hops and malt, then given a long secondary fermentation to make for a crisp, smooth beer with a lightly hoppy finish. It’s the ultimate summer beer and absurdly drinkable.

Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel 5.3% ABV 50cl £4.70

Compared to pale wheat beer, dark wheat beer has a greater dark malted wheat content, hence its enticing chestnut brown colour. The substantial original gravity gives it its irresistibly pleasant taste, while its fresh, strong aroma reveals a hint of roasted malt.

Miscellaneous Bottled Beers

Desnoes & Geddes – Dragon Stout 7.5% ABV 28.4cl £3.10

The most famous stout in Jamaica. Dark and rich with coffee and chocolate overtones to a mild hop taste.

Hollows & Fentimans Ginger Beer 4.0% ABV 33cl £3.60

All natural alcoholic ginger beer. Naturally Gluten Free.

Brauerei Beck & Co – Becks Blue <0.05% ABV 27.5cl £2.70

Non-alcoholic offering, almost tastes like a real beer.

Erdinger – Alcohol-Free 0.5% ABV 50cl £3.65

non-alcoholic beer with beautiful isotonic values. Delicious German wheat beer with a fresh, bright taste and a slight bitterness in the finish.

Damm – Daura 5.4% ABV 33cl £3.60

Probably the most famous Gluten Free beer in the world. A pale, crisp lager.

Peroni 5.1% ABV 33cl £3.70

A Gluten Free lager.

Cans

Tiny Rebel – Club Tropicana 5.5% ABV 33cl £4.00

Super juicy and crammed full of fruity hop flavours that will have your mouth watering. Packked full of American hops, amplified by Peach, Passionfruit and Mango flavours.

Abyss Tropical Thunder 6.2% ABV 33cl £4.50

A juicy IPA. Quenching bolt of citrus hops, overflowing with flavour. Dry hopped with Mosaic and Azzacca, combined with Cascade, Sorachi Ace for aroma.

Abyss Cinco 5% ABV 33cl £4.25

A light hop forward pale ale with a clean citrus aroma and flavour.

Holler – Bevy Beast  4.2% ABV 33cl £4.10

Red Rye Ale

Arundel Brewery – Saison   5.5% ABV 33cl £5.10

Showcases Nelson Sauvin hops to create a beautiful gooseberry-like aroma with dry, wine like characteristics

Arundel Brewery – Maple Stout  5.4% ABV 33cl £5.70

Maple Syrup, Chocolate & Coffee Stout An incredible beer made using cocao nibs from Noble & Stace (Midhurst), coffee from Edgcumbes (Arundel) and maple syrup from err.. …Canada

 

Bottled Ciders & Perries

Thatchers – Old Rascal 4.5% ABV 50cl £3.70

Medium dry session cider

Westons – Wyld Wood Cider 6.0% ABV 50cl £4.10

Oak aged organic medium dry cider.

Westons – Henry Westons Vintage 8.2% ABV 50cl £4.70

A special reserve, medium dry sparkling cider.

Garden Cider Company – Plum & Ginger 4.0% ABV 50cl £4.80

Plum and Ginger Garden Cider is made entirely from donated community apples, 100% fresh apple juice, naturally fermented and matured 6 months. Blended with natural Plum juice and Ginger extract. Over 3000 households bring us their spare garden fruit each year and in return receive a share of the cider made back for free. Ethical, sustainable and quality cider made from over 100 varieties of apple

Sheppy’s Raspberry Cider 4.8% ABV 50cl £4.80

Medium-sweet in taste. A delicious combination of a traditional light Somerset cider and pure raspberry juice, which creates a characterful drink with a pleasant, refreshing fruitiness not at all sickly sweet like some other fruit ciders. A delightful refreshment for the summery months.

Dunkerton’s – Organic Perry 7.5% ABV 50cl £4.80

Lightly sweetened, made only from Perry Pears. Aromatic with delicate elderflower flavour. A true Perry!

 

Magic Tafel                                                                3.8% ABV 33cl £4.40

An explosion of citrus fruits, with a predominance of pink grapefruit, then hints of orchard flowers and fresh cereals. Slightly bitter, very dry but with just enough body to give it structure