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 £ 4.00 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 £3.80 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 £5.40 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.
Huyghe – Floris Framboise 3.6% ABV £5.50 pt
The wonderful raspberry aroma perfectly counterbalances this Belgian wheat beer with its coriander and orange zest notes. You could not get a stronger raspberry taste if you ate a bowl of raspberries in a swimming pool full of raspberries.
Paulaner Hefe Weissebier 5.5% ABV £4.00 pt
Naturally cloudy wheat beer brewed with specifically cultivated, top fermented yeast giving it its unmistakable character: sparklingly mild & fruity with a delicate yeast flavour.
Hepworth – Conqueror 4.5% ABV £3.60 pt
A stout full of character, it is a triumphant blend of flavours; sweet & malty, smooth as silk & rich as dark red rubies.
Burning Sky – Arise 4.4% ABV £4.00 pt
Straw gold in colour, a balanced malt bill gives a great mouth feel & a finish that keeps on giving. Restrained bitterness followed by massive peach, pine & resinous hop flavours to keep you satisfied. A session IPA that’s perfect for the end of the day (or the start).
Brewdog- Punk IPA 5.4% ABV £5.40 pt
India Pale Ale layered with new world hops to create an explosion of tropical fruit and an all-out riot of grapefruit, pineapple and lychee before a spiky bitter finish, this is transatlantic fusion running at the fences of lost empires.
Thatcher’s – Gold 4.8% ABV £3.50 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
Pauwels – Kwak 8.4% ABV 33cl £5.50
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 £4.50
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 £6.50
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 £5.20
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 £5.50
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 £5.50
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 £6.00
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 £5.50
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 £4.50
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.
Rodenbach – Grand Cru 6.0% ABV 33cl 5.50
Generous nose of grapefruit. Sweet, powerful, acetic aroma. Sour fruit, clean and crisp. Tart and assertive. Beautiful refreshing finish. Very true to style.
Van Honsebrouck – Gulden Draak 10.5% ABV 33cl £6.50
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 £5.50
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.
British Bottled Beers
Dark Star – Imperial Stout 10.5% ABV 33cl £6.50
A full-bodied and rich Imperial Stout brewed with roasted barley and target hops before being matured to create a complex black beer.
Dark Star – Six Hop 6.5% ABV 33cl £4.00
Six different varieties of hops, used during six stages of the brewing process. A journey through hopland…
Dark Star – Belgian IPA 7.2% ABV 33cl £3.50
The exotic partnership between Belgian Yeast and US Hops, this is Dark Star’s tribute to Chouffe Brewery.
Dark Star – Sunburst 4.8% ABV 50cl £4.20
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 £4.20
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.
Dark Star – Hophead 3.8% ABV 50cl £4.20
An extremely clean-drinking pale golden ale with a strong floral aroma and elderflower notes from the Cascade hops. This beer is full bodied and full-flavoured yet gentle enough to make it a session beer.
Naked Beer Co. – Indecent Exposure 4.5% ABV 33cl £2.50
A plain bitter chocolate porter with notes of dark fruits and roasted malts. Magnum bittering hops balanced subtly with Summit hops for aroma and a dry finish, with slight citrus flavours on the nose. A porter rich in depth and flavour. Brewed by our very own ‘Naked’ Rob.
Siren – Calypso 4.0% ABV 33cl £4.50
A tart, spritzy, Berliner-style sour beer that is liberally dry hopped with different hops for each batch.
“Overtones of grapefruity gooseberry toshwangles on your tongue like a Peruvian tart” (Angel)
Ilkley – The Mayan 6.5% ABV 50cl £6.00
Designed to challenge the senses as well as the perceptions, this is an easy drinking, strong flavoured spiced stout. Rather than brew with smoked malt which can add bitterness, freshly smoked dried chipotle chillies are used to add an extra layer of flavour.
Brass Castle – Bad Kitty 5.5% ABV 50cl £5.50
Robust fulsome dark porter, enhanced with Madagascan vanilla.
Tiny Rebel – F.U.B.A.R. 4.4% ABV 33cl £4.40
A unique beer where you’ll face off against floral hoppy flavours up front, leading into a dry spicy bitterness at the back.
Animal Brewing Co & Moogbrew – Bastard Bunny Brew Ha Ha 7.2% ABV 33cl £6.00
A true American style double IPA thumping in at a hefty 7.2% – very generously hopped with truckloads of American greenery – Chinook, Cascade, Columbus and Summit on pale malts.
Brewdog – Punk IPA 5.6% ABV 33cl £4.00
Layered with new world hops to create an explosion of tropical fruit and an all-out riot of grapefruit, pineapple and lychee before a spiky bitter finish, this is transatlantic fusion running at the fences of lost empires. Using Chinook, Ahtanum, Amarillo, Cascade, Simcoe and Nelson Sauvin hops, this is one punchy IPA.
Brewdog – This. Is. Lager. 4.7% ABV 33cl £4.00
An attempt to reclaim one of the world’s classic beer styles, in honour of the great German and Bohemian Pilsners of the 19th Century. Brewed with 100% malt, ten times the hops of most industrial lagers and cold conditioned for five weeks, this spicy, robust Pilsner is lager reborn. Expect a robust, full-bodied malt character on the front of the tongue, spicy citrus notes as it goes through the palate and an assertive, bitter finish with a lemon and pepper character to round things off.
Newcastle Brown Ale 4.7% ABV 55cl £4.00
Newcastle Brown Ale’s delicate fruit aroma, and caramel and nutty malt taste make it pleasurable and easy to drink. Leather clad rockers only!
American Bottled Beers
Fordham – Sunseeker 5.0% ABV 35.5cl £4.30
Boasts hints of clove and banana bread, “… the perfect sidekick for one who envisions a life filled with sunshine, good beer and marvellous times.”
Steam Beer Brewing – Anchor Porter 5.6% ABV 35.5cl £4.30
With deep black colour, a thick, creamy head, rich chocolate, toffee and coffee flavours and full-bodied smoothness. This is the definitive American style porter.
Flying Dog – Horn Dog 10.2%ABV 35.5cl £7.00
This is a traditional English style Barley Wine. Winner of a World Beer Cup Silver Medal, Horn Dog has the hardware to stand up to the World’s best Barley Wines.
German Bottled Beers
Schneider Weiss – Tap 7 Original 5.4% ABV 50cl £5.50
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 £5.50
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.
Paulaner – Salvator 7.9% ABV 33cl £5.50
The Paulaner monks drank Salvator Double Bock as a substitute for food during Lent. The most famous brewer of all was Brother Barnabas who ran the Paulaner monastery brewery starting in 1773. To this day, his original recipe remains almost unaltered.
Miscellaneous Bottled Beers
Browar Amber – Kozlak 6.5% ABV 50cl £4.50
Kozlak is the Polish name for the goat of the Tatra Mountains. A Doppelbock with flavours of caramel, figs, dates, almonds and rye bread. An added light smokiness and a refreshing finish that is both dry with a hint of medicinal herb bitterness. Highly drinkable.
Guinness – Foreign Export 7.5% ABV 33cl £4.00
Foreign Extra Stout is a beer like no other. The most full-flavoured of all. Singular and striking. Uniquely satisfying. Brewed with extra hops and roasted barley for a natural bite. Bitter and sweet. Refreshingly crisp taste.
Hollows & Fentimans Ginger Beer 4.0% ABV 50cl £4.50
All natural alcoholic ginger beer
Brauerei Beck & Co – Becks Blue <0.05% ABV 27.5cl £2.60
Our non-alcoholic offering, almost tastes like a real beer.
Peroni 5.1% ABV 33cl £3.50
Beavertown – Gamma Ray 5.4% ABV 33cl £4.50
A brew you can sit on and drink all day, rammed with juicy malts and huge tropical aromas of Mango and Grapefruit. Massive additions of whole leaf American hops are added in ever increasing numbers at the end of the boil giving huge hop flavour. The beer is then dry hopped for days, driving the punchy aromas so you can smell it from miles away!
Beavertown – Black Betty 7.4% ABV 33cl £4.50
Conceptually based on the sweets ‘Black Jacks’ and ‘Fruit Salads’, this black IPA has undertones of roast malt and aniseed juxtaposed with huge tropical aromas of Pacific West Coast hops.
Beavertown – Smog Rocket 5.4% ABV 33cl £4.50
Brewed using 9 different malts, including rauchmalz from Bamberg (the German home of smoked beer). Big flavour hits of molasses, raisins & caramel are cut with the resinous US hop Chinook. Very smoky, very delicious.
Beavertown – Holy Cowbell India Stout 5.6% ABV 33cl £4.50
This vividly flavoured stout is a great example, with powerful piny hoppy notes melding with chocolate and oozy brown malt and wafts of tropical fruit on the aroma.
Lervig – Lucky Jack 4.7% ABV 33cl £3.80
Brewed with Amarillo, Chinook and Citra hops, Lucky Jack is full of tropical fruits, mango, gooseberry and pine forest. The caramel malts have given the balance needed to sure up the bitterness and balance it with the biscuit, tropical fruit, grapefruit and citrus aromas and flavours.
Flying Dog – Snake Dog 7.1% ABV 35.5cl £4.70
More cunning than a snake in the bush…Snake Dog India Pale Ale is a Colorado-style IPA, power hopped with specialty hops from the Pacific Northwest. This is the brewery’s hop monster with Warrior and Columbus hops, and dry hopped with Columbus.
Bottled Ciders & Perries
Westons – Wyld Wood Cider 6.0% ABV 50cl £3.80
Oak aged organic medium dry cider.
Westons – Henry Westons Vintage 8.2% ABV 50cl £4.00
A special reserve, medium dry sparkling cider.
Thatchers – Old Rascal 4.5% ABV 50cl £3.60
Medium dry session cider
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.
Westons – Wyld Wood Pear Cider 6.0% ABV 50cl £3.80
Oak aged organic medium dry pear cider, slight astringent finish. Nice and refreshing.
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!
“Perry much like pear drops and alcohol made vigorous passionate love up against the bathroom wall… 9 months later, this perry was born.” (Angel)