Real Ale & Cider Festival

Our Summer Cider Festival will be held on Friday 16th August, Saturday 17th August and Sunday 18th August 2024.

We will have many still ciders available and of course our usual selection of draught real ales and other drinks.

  • Friday 16th August 12pm – 11pm
  • Saturday 17th August 12pm – 11pm
  • Sunday 18th August 12pm – 5pm

Free entry for Club/CAMRA members; everyone else must buy an entry ticket from the bar. These cost £1.00 and are valid for the whole weekend.

Our Easter Real Ale and Cider Festival was held on Good Friday 29th March, Saturday 30th March, Easter Sunday 31st March and Easter Monday 1st April 2024.

We had 34 stunning real ales, ciders & perry, plus craft keg, cans and bottles.

Beer, Cider & Perry List

Pale Beers [Main Bar]:

  • Leigh On Sea Legra Pale 3.8% [Essex] A light, fresh and sessionable golden ale. Single hopped, during the boil and following fermentation, with lashings of Citra hops for a clean citrus flavour.
  • Only With Love Wishbone 4.3% [East Sussex] A pale ale with a classic Aussie and Kiwi hop mashup, this time with Ella and Motueka for a serene, tropical cruise of peach, passion fruit and a little twist of lime.
  • Three Acres Extra Pale 4.5% [East Sussex] A refreshing, citrusy pale ale, finished with an exciting new generation of English hops – giving their American cousins a run for their money.
  • Iron Pier Wealdway IPA 4.5% (LocAle) Brewed using Columbus and Chinook hops, resulting in a piney, citrus and floral aroma.
  • Stay Wild Patty APA 4.6% (LocAle) Loaded with citrus, piney resin hop flavours and aromas, perfectly balanced with a subtle malt character.
  • Mighty Oak Cascade IPA 6.2% [Essex] Traditional India Pale Ale style, robust in character, nicely bitter but balanced with an intense floral hop flavour.

Other Beers [Main Bar]:

  • Green Duck Bostin Bitter 3.8% [Worcestershire] A proper Black Country bitter, brewed with heritage Maris Otter malt bringing a rich gold appearance. A bitter orangey bite from the First Gold hops brings this beer together, contrasting the sweetness of the malt.
  • New Bristol Bristol Bitter 4.0% [Bristol] A very sessionable best bitter, malt driven Bristol beauty. Light to medium body, gold in colour. Hops: Gold and Goldings.

Brown/Amber Beers [Festival Bar]:

  • Pennine Adulteress Saffron 4.2% [North Yorkshire] A ruby ale, deep burgundy in colour with complex fruit characteristics and lightly hopped.
  • Stewart Brewing 80/- 4.4% [Edinburgh] A full bodied, full flavoured auburn coloured classic heavy that was originally brewed for the world famous Athletic Arms (Diggers) in Edinburgh. It is easy drinking with aromas of malt, light hops and fruit to compliment it’s smooth and creamy texture.
  • Bexley Crook Log 5.2% (LocAle) A deep ruby ale combining darker malts and UK Goldings hops to produce a rich taste with a hint of fruity spice.
  • Westerham Audit Ale 6.2% (LocAle) A strong ale, brewed to the 1938 strength and using the same ingredients as the original best selling bottled beer of the Black Eagle Brewery. Made with pale and crystal malts and huge charge of Kent Goldings hops.
  • Goachers Old 1066 Ale 6.7% (LocAle) Named after the original gravity of the brew, this fruity rich barley wine has been produced by us in small quantities every winter since 1983.

Dark Beers [Festival Bar]:

  • Elephant School White Elephant Mild 4.0% (LocAle) Golden mild brewed with coriander. Gluten free.
  • Craven BAP Porter 4.5% [Keighley] Black Angus Porter – A full bodied and beautifully smooth dark porter. Perfectly balanced flavours of roast malt and chocolate.
  • Marlix Neon Tepee Chocolate Raspberry Stout 4.5% (LocAle) A rich, smooth stout base with cocoa nibs and kilos of real fruit added to give a wham of flavour –  undertone of chocolate overlaid by a punch of raspberry.
  • Canterbury Kazbek Rye Porter 4.6% [Kent] A rich, full-bodied, spicy single hop porter. Deliciously smooth with gentle spicy notes from both the rye and the Kazbek hops.
  • Mutineers Black Flag Vanilla Edition Stout 4.8% (LocAle) Black Flag is our range of stouts each with an additional ingredient to the original recipe. This edition has organic vanilla pods added, to create a warm creamy flavour to complement the chocolate notes in the stout.
  • Tonbridge Velvet Raven Stout 5.2% (LocAle) Classic English style stout with a blend of toffee, liquorice, chocolate and coffee notes.
  • Gadds Dogbolter Porter 5.6% [Kent] Dark porter brewed with six different malts for a rich, malty body balanced by a deep and lasting hop bitterness.

LocAle is a CAMRA term signifying real ale from breweries within 30 miles of the club.

Kegs [Main Bar]:

  • Craft Beer Man Helles Lager 4.0% (Local) A Helles style Lager brewed to the German purity laws. With its citrus notes, it is gluten-free and vegan friendly. Brewed in Knockholt.
  • Pig & Porter A Night Like This 5.3% The Mosaic and Simcoe hops already gave this IPA strong elements of tropical fruit and citrus but the addition of a significant amount of blood orange puree takes this beer a lot further.

Ciders & Perry [Main Bar]:

  • Turners Apple Pie 4.0% Flavoured with spices and sweetened with fresh apple juice.
  • Turners Rhubarb 4.0% Blended with fresh-pressed Kentish rhubarb this is a very refreshing cider.
  • Turners Blackcurrant 5.0% A blackcurrant cider, clear and bright ruby red in colour. Rich berry flavour with a balance of tart and sweetness. 
  • Turners Medium 5.0% Still, cloudy, naturally sweetened with fresh-pressed apple juice, giving a full, fruit flavour. Unfiltered.
  • Biddenden Kentish Kiss 5.0% Created from apples with an aesthetically pleasing golden yellow skin with a slight red blush and rosy coloured flesh, giving a Provence rosé colour.
  • Turners Elderflower 5.5% Still, fruity and floral, naturally sweetened with
    elderflower syrup. Unfiltered.
  • Turners Pear 5.5% Made with a careful blend of fresh juice of Conference and Comice Pears with a dash of Bramley Apple Cider.
  • Turners Medium Dry 6.5% Still, crisp and fruity cider with a balance of acidity and sweetness.
  • Turners Dry 7.0% Still, light, crisp cider with high acidity and low sweetness. Unfiltered and unpasteurised.
  • Broadoak Perry 7.5% Sweet but incredibly refreshing with a glorious fresh tasting pear flavour and a wonderful pear aroma.
  • Biddenden Medium 8.0% Medium, wine style cider made from Kent grown culinary and dessert apples. Our famous Strong Kentish cider is still and smooth with a refreshing apple taste.
  • Turners Single Variety Russet 8.0% Still, big and full flavoured. Medium-dry.

Click Here for details of our previous Real Ale & Cider festivals.