We are passionate about beer. And wine. And good whiskies.
Doing a refurb in 2009 gave us the chance to convert the existing beer store into a split cellar operation. With a cellar dedicated to cask ales, this means more space for more products, and the perfect temperature for ALL our beers.
We aim to always have six cask ales on offer. Tried and tested favourites will sit alongside guest ales from the region and the cream of the national crop on an ever-changing basis, so you'll always be spoilt for choice and faced with tough decisions. Guest ales will be changed pretty much on a daily basis, with forthcoming ales and tasting notes handily scrolled on blackboards around the bar area. Please let us know if you have a particular favourite, and we will do our best to get it for you. Cash bribes are actively encouraged.
Back in October 2009, in just six weeks of being a free house, beers included:
Newmans (Druid's Choice)
Blue Bear (Autumn Breeze)
Nelson (Jammin' Jack)
Hop Back (English Hop Medley)
Green Jack (Orange Wheat)
Holdens (Dragon's Blood)
Kelham Island (Back Beat)
Kelham Island (Easy Rider)
Hop Back (Summer Lightning)
Dunham Massey (Big Tree)
Dunham Massey (Little Bollington)
Brewdog (Trashy Blonde)
O'Hanlons (Port Stout)
Jarrow (Rivet Catcher)
Bradfield (Brown Cow)
Greenfield (Hopped and Stoned)
Greenfield (Summer Ice)
Three B's (Bee Thrifty)
Bank Top (Old Slapper)
Bank Top (Flat Cap)
Box Steam (Cog 9)
Box Steam (Golden Bolt)
Fox Beer Co (Blond)
Abbeydale (Chocolate Stout)
Windsor Castle (White Fire)
Sheffield Beer Works (Corpse Nailer)
Leeds Brewing Co (Hellfire)
Kelham Island (North)
Six Bells (Noggin)
Hornbeam (Autumn Leaf)
Hornbeam (Lemon Blossom)
Cairngorm (Trade Winds)
Coach House (Coachmans)
Kelham Island (Riders on the Storm)
Phoenix (Spotland Gold)
Salamander (Toffee Nose)
Salamander (Golden Salamander)
Salamander (Man Moon)
Spitting Feathers (Thirstquencher)
Spitting Feathers (Smoked Autumn Ale)
Three B's (Doff Cocker)
Three B's (Weavers Brew)
Hopstar (Dark Knight)
Hopstar (Lancashire Gold)
Ossett (Silver King)
Ossett (Pale Gold)
This list grows faster than we could ever hope to update it - you get the idea!
All our cask ales are available on a try before you buy basis. We want you to make the most out of the great selection we always have on offer, and to learn more about the different styles of beer, so we offer little sample glasses of any of our beers at all times.
The creation of a microbrewery in Phase 2 (Sept-Oct 2010) was fundamental to our plans for the pub. We ♥ the idea of brewing our own beer and giving people the chance to sample real home brewed ales direct from the brewery tap.
We are really pleased to announce that the Bootleg Brewing Co is now up and running. Our first beer went on sale as a test brew on Sunday 17 October 2010. The date will go down in history. A few weeks later, we won our first award - a silver for Contraband at the Bury Beer Festival. The first of many, we hope! We've sponsored several festivals, most recently the Stockport Beer Festival and our very own Chorlton Beer Festival, for which we brewed a beer specially for the occasion, a smooth easy-drinking stout which the organisers dubbed "Stout Clement".
And now, at long last, the Jockey now has a resident cask ale. In Sept 2011 we brewed 3 test beers and asked customers to vote on their favourite. We also invited members of the local CAMRA group to give us some feedback. As a result of this, a new star was born.....
Chorlton Pale Ale is a smooth 4.0% session beer brewed in our very own Bootleg Brewery.
Highly quaffable and just the right strength to stick with all night, brewster Erin Guy describes it as 'a refreshing blonde beer with a hint of citrus and a long dry finish'.
Give it a try next time you're in!
In the future, guided tours are planned for people to learn about the brewing process and see it in both a historical and contemporary context.
OTHER DRAUGHT PRODUCTS
Don't panic Mr Mainwaring....lager, cider and stout drinkers are taken good care of too. In fact, we reckon we've got a pretty darn good selection:
- Heineken 5.0%
- Staropramen 5.0%
- Estrella 5.0%
- Becks Vier 4.0%
- Brewdog Punk IPA 5.4%
- Erdinger 5.3%
- Guinness 4.1%
- Weston's Stowford Press 4.5%
We also have up to three traditional, real cider on offer at all times for those who prefer the taste of real apples!
BEERS OF THE WORLD
Our remit for choosing which bottled beers to stock is pretty straight-forward - pick the best of the best rather than hunting down the obscure. Fundamental to this is the necessity for all the bottled beers and ales we offer you to be brewed in their country of origin, not under licence in the UK.
We have an awesome collection of specialist Belgian, German and world ales, complete with tasting notes and branded glassware, and a great 'Niche Selection' of ciders, again with tasting notes and branded glassware.
Details below but if you scroll down to the bottom of this page, there's a nice little colour PDF version for you to download.
We are pleased to be offering a range of six beers from Brew Dog, the highly innovative Scottish craft brewer. In their own words "Our beers are in no way commercial or mainstream. We do not merely aspire to the proclaimed heady heights of conformity through neutrality and blandness. We are unique and individual. We are proud to be an intrepid David in a desperate ocean of insipid Goliaths. We are proud to be an alternative."
- 5am Saint (5.0%, 330ml)
Billed as an "iconoclastic amber ale", 5am Saint is dry-hopped to the brink and back with the help of Amarillo and Centennial hops to create a riot of citrus, orange & lychee flavours.
- Punk IPA (5.6%, 330ml)
This trans-atlantic fusion IPA is BrewDog's tribute to the classic IPAs of yester-year. The post modern twist is the addition of amazing fruity hops giving an explosion of tropical fruit flavours and a sharp bitter finish.
- Alice Porter (6.2%, 330ml)
Loads of dark malts in this one, along with a twist of vanilla and an unusual blend of English and Japanese hops. A delicate mirage of chocolate, red fruit and burnt sugar.
- Hardcore IPA (9.2%, 330ml)
An Imperial India Pale Ale jam packed with more hops and bitterness than any other beer brewed in the UK. An extreme beer rollercoaster for freaks, gypsies and international chess superstars.
- Trashy Blonde (4.1%, 330ml)
A titillating, neurotic, punk of a pale ale, combining attitude & style. You really should just leave it alone, but you just cant get the compulsive malt body and gorgeous dirty blonde colour out of your head.
- Tokyo (18.2%, 330ml)
A jasmine and cranberry infused imperial stout with copious amounts of speciality malts. Aged on French toasted oak chips, this is a beer to be drunk in moderation, as its alcoholic strength would suggest!
- Hollows Superior Ginger Beer (4.0%, 500ml)
Unlike other so-called ginger beers, this is the real thing, brewed botanically using only the finest Chinese root ginger - no wine, nuts, hops, malts or other artificial nonsense. The process releases a deeper and more satisfying ginger flavour resulting in a naturally cloudy ginger beer.
- Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale(5.5%, 355ml)
Brilliant-amber in colour and dry hopped with buckets full of Cascades for an unrivalled hop flavour. A true representation of an American-style Pale Ale from the Flying Dog 'Brew Crew' in Aspen, Colorado. The unique labels and branding are the work of artist co-conspirator Ralph Steadman.
- Anchor Steam Beer (4.8%, 355ml)
Made from an all-malt mash in a handcrafted copper brew house. Anchor Steam has a bronze colour with a thick creamy head. The palate is full and malty with a beautiful bitter hop aroma - a unique beer universally recognised as a world classic.
- Brooklyn Lager (5.2%, 355ml)
Winner of numerous awards, beginning with 1st prize at the Great American Beer Tasting in 1989. A superb balance of sweet malt and crisp bitter hops. Milton Glaser, best known for the iconic 'I Love New York' campaign, was commissioned to create the unique Brooklyn Brewery company logo.
- La Chouffe (8.0%, 330ml)
A real microbrewery success story, this brew is a golden ale, strong, spicy & lightly hoppy, re-fermented, unfiltered, unpasteurised & without any additives. So what is a chouffe? A red hatted, long-bearded gnome according to folklore...
- Kwak (8.4%, 300ml)
A dark, warming beer with liquorice-like flavours and a slightly spicy character. The Kwak glass has attracted great attention because it is a round-bottomed, hour-glass shaped glass which is held upright in a wooden stand―rather like a piece of old scientific apparatus.
- Duvel (8.5%, 330ml)
One of the world's great beers, at first glance Duvel may look like a lager - light in body, pale in colour - but it is in fact a top fermented beer enjoyed at its best when served chilled. Its dry but still alcohol-sweet flavour makes the beer an excellent thirst-quencher, with a pronounced hop aroma.
- Vedett Extra White (4.7%, 330ml)
Vedett is a premium beer brand in a class of its own when it comes to style and attitude, and is seen as 'the cult beer of Belgium'. Extra White is far from being a traditional white beer, both in appearance and taste. It is surprisingly crisp with lemon and orange zest, mildly bitter with a dry finish.
- Vedett Extra Blond (5.2%, 330ml)
A premium pilsner, alive with a vibrant and crisp taste to match its branding. Not heavy in any way, this is a well-hopped beer with an ultra-clean finish and some floral notes.
BELGIAN FRUIT BEERS
- Liefmans Fruit (4.2%, 330ml)
A unique, fresh beer blend which matures for 18 months on cherries. Brewed from pale, dark and roasted malts, and combining the natural juices of strawberry, raspberry, cherry, blueberry and juniper berry, this is a sweet and fruity beer - sparkling and refreshing with a soft head.
- Timmermans Pêche Lambic (4.0%, 330ml)
Lambic beer has to be the most unusual beer family in the world: small breweries maintaining a tradition for spontaneously fermenting wheat beers. A mature beer with a powerful fruit aroma - sweet and fruity flavour with just a hint of bitterness from the peach kernel and skin.
- Bacchus Framboise (5.0%, 375ml)
A light and refreshing drink with a spritzy tartness, raspberry being added to give an intensely fruity beer. The half champagne sized bottles are paper wrapped to produce a wonderful premium product.
BELGIAN ABBEY AND TRAPPIST BEERS
- Tripel Karmeliet (8.4%, 330ml)
Brewed by a Flemish family brewery based in the small town of Buggenhout from barley, rye and wheat. Very refined and complex with hints of vanilla mixed with citrus aromas, this beer has the lightness and freshness of wheat, the creaminess of oats together with a spicy lemon dryness.
- La Trappe Blond (6.5%, 330ml)
The La Trappe brewery is actually in the Netherlands. Gold blond in color, made with fine hops and full malt. Refreshing and fruity in character, only natural ingredients are used in the production, including water from its own source.
- Chimay Blue (9.0%, 330ml)
Without doubt a Trappist beer of great tradition. The Cistercian Trappist monks of Chimay have been brewing since 1862, with their abbey being located on the site of a well which provides pure water for the beer. A dark, strong ale characterised by its full flavour and port-like aroma.
- Bitburger Pils (4.8%, 500ml)
Drawing on almost 200 years of expertise, and brewed according to German Purity Law to produce a wonderful example of a Rhineland pilsner. The first taste takes you to a clean, sweet maltiness, but finishes with a firm elegantly rounded hoppy finish.
- Früh Kolsch (4.8%, 500ml)
A style distinctive to Cologne, the name Kölsch is protected by law so that only beers brewed in and around the city can bear the name. Früh is considered one of the best Kölsch - delicate, soft less bitter than pils. Has a faint strawberry fruitiness.
- Paulaner Original Münchner Hell (4.9%, 500ml)
Original Münchner was first brewed in the late 19th-century. Fine, light and elegantly sparkling, its popularity is constantly increasing. Generously hopped with a wonderfully refreshing, slightly dry, naturally full flavour, it is the best selling Münchner "helles" (pale) beer in the world.
- Erdinger Hefe-Weisse Dunkel (5.6%, 500ml)
A smooth, dark Bavarian wheat beer from the world's biggest wheat beer brewery. All the wheat and most of the barley is grown locally to produce taste which is softer than most examples of this style with very pleasant chocolate and liquorice notes. An excellent fruity alternative to lager or cask beer.
- Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse (5%, 500ml)
An unusually high wheat malt content and top-fermentation produces a gentle fruity aroma, tart fruit and spices to taste with a light but quenching finish. Franziskaner dates back to the oldest privately-owned brewery in Munich in 1363.
- Schneider Weisse (5.4%, 500ml)
Brewed on the banks of the Danube in the oldest wheat beer brewery in Bavaria (1607), this is a darker interpretation of the style producing a full flavoured fruity beer with spicy, nutty & clovey notes.
- Augustiner Edelstoff (5.6%, 500ml)
Founded possibly as early as 1328 from the Augustiner brewery in Munich comes their outstanding export beer. It has a firm almost oily maltiness to produce a rounded and full flavour. A high-class product of the old-Bavarian brewing art.
- Jever Pils (4.9%, 500ml)
The Jever Brauhaus, founded in the 1840s, produces a beer that typifies the very dry style of pilsner brewed in the north. Lagered for an impressive 90 days, and using two types of hops, Jever has a strong hoppy aroma, a dry start with a long bitter finish.
- Köstritzer Schwarzbier (4.8%, 500ml)
The brewery, founded in 1543, is one of the oldest producers of Schwarzbier (black beer) in Germany. Using local spring water, it has the aroma of malt loaf & bitter chocolate. An integral part of German beer culture - 'a black beer with a blonde soul'. If you want it a little sweeter simply add some sugar.
We have three beers from Norway's finest craft brewer, Nøgne Ø. Their subtitle - "The Uncompromising Brewery" - is a plain statement of their mission to craft ale of highest quality, personality and individuality. "The alchemists realized that they could only create gold from gold - so have we. Our gold is Maris Otter; Cascade, Centenneal, Chinook and Columbus." Those in the know say "nirg-nir-oh"!
- Pale Ale (6.0%, 500ml)
A refreshing light and hoppy ale. Probably Nøgne Ø's best all rounder. Goes great with meat dishes.
- Saison (6.5%, 500ml)
One of their most refreshing brews, made for those hot summer days, but satisfying year round. Goes particularly well with seafood.
- Imperial Brown Ale (7.5%, 500ml)
There is a long story to this malty ale. It was first brewed in the spring 2006 in Nørrebro Bryghus in Copenhagen, Denmark, as a joint brew between Nøgne Ø and Nørrebro. It is the perfect thing to drink with almost any cheese.
- Menabrea (4.8%, 330ml)
The flagship beer from Italy's oldest brewery. A light coloured pilsner-style lager with a full flavour which belies its delicate appearance. Recognised through numerous awards since 1882.
- Estrella Damm Daura (5.4%, 330ml)
A gluten-free beer and winner at the 2006/7 World Beer Awards for its pleasant aroma, refreshing citrus flavour and great taste. It retains all the qualities of Estrella Damm and has the same taste and properties as traditional beers.
- Estrella Inedit (4.8%, 750ml)
The world's first 'dining beer', produced by the team at El Balli, Barcelona, and the brewmaster at Estrella Damm. great to share, very lightly carbonated. Winner of no less than 5 World Beer Awards. Comes in a full-size, champagne-style bottle.
- Budweiser Budvar (5.0%, 500ml)
This pale golden beer from the Czech Republic gives an aroma of toasted malt with a dash of vanilla and aromatic hops. Rich and rounded to the taste with a biscuity malt and gentle hop bitterness. Its low carbonation makes it ideal to drink with food.
- John Martin 'Special Export' Guinness (8.0%, 330ml)
This 'Special Export' Guinness is a much more intense chocolatey, burnt experience than available generally in the UK. A popular dry stout with a distinctive roasted barley flavour which remains unfermented.
- Little Creatures (5.2%, 330ml)
The best pale ale in the world - effortless drinking, true refreshment and elegant aromatics. The name "Little Creatures" is inspired by a song lyric from the Talking Heads' album and refers to the live yeast cells that turn the sugars in malt wort into alcohol.
- Modelo Especial (4.5%, 375ml)
A premium quality rich, full-flavored pilsner beer from Mexico's largest brewer. Brewed since 1925, it has a crisp finish with a slightly sweet, well-balanced taste and light hop character.
- Aspall Suffolk Cyder (5.5%, 500ml)
Launched in 2003 to celebrate Aspall's 275th year of cyder making. It has a mid straw colour with a floral/appley aroma, especially of Russetts. When awarded the 2006 Quality Drinks Award, it was described as 'almost like drinking a Sauvignon Blanc'.
- Rekorderlig (var%, 500ml)
Four varieties of cider from Sweden - apple, pear, wild berries and strawberry & lime., all made from the purest spring water from Vimmerby, Sweden. From its organic and humble roots, Rekorderlig has retained its dependable honesty to become a much-loved fourth generation family-brewed cider.
- Dunkerton (var%, 500ml)
Two offerings from a small family company in Hertfordshire.
Black Fox (7.0%, 500ml) - Medium dry, with a full apple aroma and flavour, and a long finish.
Organic Cider (7.0%, 330ml) - Slightly sparkling. Produced from a unique blend of English cider apples such as Sheep's Nose and Yarlington Mill.
abv all 40.0% unless otherwise stated
The largest whisky producing region and the one with the greatest variations of style. West Highland whiskies tend to have a sweet start and dryish finish. North Highland malts tend to be light bodied whiskies with a spicy character and a dryish finish, sometimes with a trace of saltiness. Malt whiskies from the Central, Southern and Eastern Highlands are quite a mixed bunch. They are generally fruity and sweet but not as sweet as the malts found in Speyside.
- Dalmore 12 yo Single Malt
- Dalwhinnie 15 yo Single Malt (43.0% abv)
- Glenmorangie 10 yo Single Malt
- Glengoyne 10 yo Single Malt
- Oban 14 yo Single Malt (43.0% abv)
Not officially a region but generally accepted as a subdivision of the Highlands. Speyside malts are essentially sweet whiskies, although some can have a little peaty character with just a slight whiff of smoke. Many of the most popular single malts are produced in Speyside.
- Aberlour 10 yo Single Malt
- Balvenie 12 yo Signature
- Cragganmore 12 yo Single Malt
- Glenfiddich 12 yo Special Reserve
- Glenlivet 12 yo Single Malt
- Glenfarclas 10 yo Single Malt
- Macallan 10 yo Sherry Oak
Another subdivision of the Highlands region. Due to the location of the Islands distilleries their whiskies tend to have a coastal feel to them. They are slightly more peaty in character than most Highland malts but not to the extent of peatiness that you will find in Islay malts. The peatiness is generally softer and sweeter than there stronger cousins from Islay.
- Highland Park 12 yo Single Malt
- Isle of Jura 10 yo Single Malt
- Talisker 10 yo Single Malt (45.8% abv)
The Lowland region lies South of an imaginary line that runs from Greenock on the West coast of Scotland to Dundee in the East. Generally speaking, Lowland region whiskies are mellower than whiskies from the neighbouring Highlands, are very much appreciated by those new to malt whisky and experienced malt drinkers alike, and are regarded as excellent aperitifs.
- Auchentoshan 10 yo Single Malt
- Glenkinchie 10 yo Single Malt (43.0% abv)
Campbeltown lies towards the end of the Mull of Kintyre peninsula on the West Coast of Scotland. Campbeltown single malts are very distinctive, tending to be full bodied, renowned for their depth of flavour and also for their slightly salty finish.
- Springbank 10 yo Single Malt (46.0% abv)
Islay is located in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. The island is often lashed by sea winds and rain, producing the strongest flavoured of all Scotch whiskies. They are renowned for their strong peaty smokiness which comes from the peat fuel which they use for malting the barley, and sometimes come with quite a bite.
- Lagavulin 16 yo Single Malt (43.0% abv)
- Laphroaig 10 yo Single Malt
Whiskey came to the American continent with the Irish and Scottish immigrants. As they settled in their new homeland, they were forced to adapt in many ways including the use of new raw materials. Over the years a new kind of whiskey gradually evolved. Today there are few if any similarities left between American Whiskey and its cousins the Scottish and Irish whiskies. For example, no smoke is used to dry the corn, rye or wheat, which are used in American Whiskey. Because of this, American Whiskey often has a fuller, stronger and sweeter taste than its European counterparts.
Because of the fact that almost all Bourbon is made in Kentucky many people believe this is a requirement, but in fact Bourbon may be produced in any state. The only prerequisites are that it must be made in the US, contain at least 51 percent corn and that it must be stored for at least two years in new, charred oak barrels. Lastly, the raw spirit may not be distilled to more than 80 percent alcohol by volume.
Kentucky Straight Bourbon
- Buffalo Trace 45.0%
- Bulleit 45.0%
- Fighting Cock 6yo 51.5%
- Jim Beam 8yo Black Label 45.0%
- Maker's Mark 45.0%
- Old Grand Dad 43.0%
- Old Rip Van Winkle 10yo Special Reserve 45.0%
- Wild Turkey 8yo 50.5%
Small Batch Bourbon
- Elijah Craig 12yo 57.0%
- Knob Creek 9yo 50.5%
- Jeffersons 41.1%
Single Barrel Bourbon
- Blanton's Special Reserve 40.0%
- Eagle Rare 10yo 45.0%
Closely related to Bourbon but there are a few differences; Tennessee Whiskey must be produced in the state of Tennessee and is always filtered through sugar-maple charcoal. The filtering process usually takes 10 days to complete. Tennessee Whiskey, almost exclusively produced by Jack Daniel's, was recognised as a separate style by US government officials in 1941.
- Jack Daniel's No.7 40.0%
- Jack Daniel's Single Barrel 40.0%
- Jack Daniel's Gentleman Jack 40.0%
Only a small amount of Rye Whiskey is bottled as Straight Rye - most of it is used in blending to add character to other whiskies. To be called a Rye Whiskey, the spirit must be made from at least 51 percent rye, distilled at less than 80 percent and stored in new, charred oak barrels for at least two years. Rye Whiskey is slightly more powerful and bitter than Bourbon. Most current Rye Whiskies are made in Indiana and Kentucky.
- Pikesville Supreme 4yo Straight Rye 40.0%
- Rittenhouse Straight Rye 40.0%
Developed due to the abundant supply of corn, and is a predecessor to Bourbon. As the name suggests corn is the main ingredient; the mash must consist of at least 80 percent corn. Another difference between Corn Whiskey and Bourbon is that Corn Whiskey does not have to be aged in wood. If Corn Whiskey is to be aged, any maturation must be done in either uncharred barrels or used Bourbon barrels.
- Mellow Corn 50.0%
- Georgia Moon (comes in a jar!!) 40.0%
As well as beer, wine and malts, we offer a full range of spirits, fortified wines and soft drinks.
Many of our pouring spirits, such as Absolut Blue and Beefeater, are premium brands, without the premium price tag.
We might even make you a rather splendid cocktail, a jug of Pimms or a pitcher of sangria. If you ask nicely of course. But we have no desire to be a trendy cocktail bar....
We have recently ramped up our range of soft drinks, so it's out with the old J20 and Appletise, and in with the following:
Made in the time-honoured tradition since 1905 by brewing and fermenting only the finest herbs and milled roots over seven days and leaving some sediment in the bottle.
- Traditional Ginger Beer
- Dandelion and Burdock
- Victorian Lemonade
- Curiosity Cola
The finest mixers on the market. Guaranteed. Perfect accompaniment for our premium-brand pouring spirits.
- Tonic Water
- Slimline Tonic Water
- Ginger Ale
Feelgood Drinks Co
Made from 100% natural ingredients with no additives and absolutely no added sugar. One of your five a day. Feelgood was founded in 2001 by 3 disaffected Coca Cola executives.
- Apple and Blueberry
- Orange and Mango
_ Blended with over 20 different herbs and spices. Guaranteed to create the perfect Bloody Mary. Every time. Produced in Suffolk. By appointment to Her Majesty the Queen no less!
- Spiced Tomato Juice
Bottlegreen Drinks Co
Sparking pressés made with pure, natural spring water. Started by husband and wife team Kit and Shireen Morris in 1989.
- Ginger and Lemongrass
- Cranberry and Orange
100% pure, squeezed juice. No flavourings, colourings, concentrates, preservatives or artificial sweeteners. Gold Star winners at the Great Taste Awards 2011.
- Apple juice
- Orange juice
- Pineapple juice
_ Naturally filtered, crystal-clear mineral water from beneath the chalk hills of Hampshire. A carbon-neutral company. The water of choice at the House of Commons.
Good food and good wine go together like Thelma and Louise, Bill and Ben, Wallace and Grommit, Morecambe and Wise. Working with who we consider to be the best importers and merchants in the North West, we aim to bring you an eclectic mix of well-known and less well-known varieties produced in limited quantities by people who are passionate about what they do, rather than a six-red-six-white-one-rose wine list by numbers made up of stuff you can easily pick up in your local supermarket. Genuine bin end corkers will complement the more permanent offer.
The vaulted natural ventilation shaft at the foot of the beer tower, adjacent to the planned kitchen and currently used as a boiler room (!), has been restored and converted into a cellar for storing our wine at optimum temperatures behind glass.
WHITES (ABV in brackets)
light and fruity
Trebbiano. Marche. Moncaro. Italy. 2011. (11.5%, by the glass)
- Terrific fruity floral flavours from the Moncaro co-operative.
Pinot Grigio. Sentito. Veneto. Italy. 2010 (12.0%, by the glass)
- What would you expect, relaxing fresh dry quaffable? Yes indeed.
Sauvignon Blanc. Ochagavia. Chile. 2011. (13.5%, by the glass)
- One of the few Chilean Sauvignons that still provide crackling spritely refreshment.
Chenin Blanc. Long Beach. Western Cape. South Africa. 2011. (12.5%, by the glass)
- Clean ripe crunchy pear flavours, but with a rather well thought through spicy finish.
rounded but still fragrant
Nadaria Viognier. Sicily. 2009. (13.5%, by the glass)
- Excuse us all our Sicilian whites but they are such delightfully ripe bargains.
Chardonnay. Witts End. Australia. 2009. (13.5%, by the glass)
- Still providing excellent value for money in the rounded balanced delightful manner.
Soave Vincentini. Veneto. Italy. 2009/2010. (12.5%)
- The reinvigoration of Soave continues, lovely almond flavours rounding out the fresh aromatic openings of a delightful wine. Tremendous small family producers who have only just been brought over to old Blighty. One to watch.
Sancerre. Vincent Pinard. Loire. 2010. (13.0%)
- Proper flinty mountain stream refreshment, gun smoke finish, great young producer.
ripe and rich
Chablis. Prieurie St Come. Burgundy. 2009. (12.5%)
- What we want from Chablis, that reassuring balance of crisp crunchy fruit but with that mineral steely backbone that seems to snap you right out of whatever funk you might have been in. Classic.
Cloudy Bay. Sauvignon Blanc. Marlborough, N. Zealand. 2010. (13.5%)
- If you've tasted it you'll know what all the fuss is about, if not you've a treat of super-powered ripe gooseberry flavours with a rasping refreshingly cox's apple finish to look forward to.
REDS (ABV in brackets)
fresh and fruity
Sangiovese. Marche. Moncaro. Italy. 2011. (12.0%, by the glass)
- Ripe berry fruit to the fore, delicious relaxing tackle.
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo. Moncaro. Italy. 2009 (12.5%, by the glass)
- From the classiest co op in the Abruzzo, ripe purple berry flavours.
Rioja Tinto Joven. Solaguen. Spain. 2009. (13.5%, by the glass)
- Fruit bomb, so ripe and young and fresh and full of damsons and Victoria plums, lip smacking, fun loving, nice looking, ever giving, where are we going? For another glass! Lovely stuff.
Valpolicella Vincentini. Veneto. Italy. 2010. (12.5%)
- Deliciously crammed with almond blossom scents and morello cherry flavours.
Wildflower Valdigue. J. Lohr. California. 2010. (12.5%)
- A real favourite for the summer, stacked full of strawberry fruit.
fuller and firmer
Cabernet Sauvignon. Ochagavia. Chile. 2010. (13.0%, by the glass)
- Has the blackcurrant flavours but also that rather ascetic pencil shaving nose.
Merlot. Vivallis. Trentino. Italy. 2009/10. (12.5%, by the glass)
- Excellently balanced Merlot, lots of clean and clear blackcurrant fruit, that is all refreshment and enjoyment.
Chianti Uggiano. Tuscany. 2009. (12.5%)
- Totally lacking in confection, just brimming with archetypal Tuscan Cedar scents and heart warming ripe berry flavours.
Sugano Cabernet Franc. San Simon. Itlay. 2007. (13.0%)
- Top notch Cab Franc from North East Italy, has all the guile and poise in the world.
a little more robust, rich
Shiraz. Moon Harvest. South East Australia. 2010. (14.0%, by the glass)
- Still packing that Aussie ripeness after all these years, big full throated flavours, that can do the business with all hearty food.
Crozes Hermitage. Domaine Combier. 2008. (12.5%)
- One to watch from Robert Parker. Northern Rhone Syrah, really immense and elegant wine.
Chateauneuf du Pape Paul Versino. Southern Rhone. France. 2007. (14.0%)
- Versino uses very old Grenache and Mourvedre vines to make deep, damson and spice-packed Châteauneuf. The yields are low, the winemaking is traditional with only wild yeasts used and ageing in large old oak wooden foudres. His complex wines show bags of rich character but also wonderfully vivid fruit.
Château Talbot. St Julien. Bordeaux. 2004. (13.0%)
- Just ready to drink, some good flavourful meat with this and the tannins explode into an array of blackcurrants and oak.
full on fat, ripe and thick
Shiraz. Organic. Org de Rac. South Africa. 2011. (14.5%)
- Dark, ripe, powerful, intense, oakey beauty from this free spirited, green Swartland estate.
Malbec La Cassone. Mendoza. Argentina. 2010. (14.5%)
- Very much in the deep purple, lets put some ripe Argentine action in your glass, powerful, opulent and rather dashing too.
ROSÉ (ABV in brackets)
Pinot Grigio Blush. Ardesia. Veneto. Italy. 2010. (12.0%, by the glass)
- Wonderful thing Rosé, it looks like Pop, it tastes like Pop and if you drink enough you go pop. Wonderful wine too, strawberries and the smell of terraces by the Med.
Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé. Ochagavia. Chile. 2010. (13.5%, by the glass)
- Easy drinking of course, but with oodles of raspberry scents and flavours.
SPARKLING AND CHAMPAGNE (ABV in brackets)
Prosecco Valdobbiadene. San Simon. Spumante. NV. (11.0%)
- Here's why Prosecco has become the fizz of choice, lots of apricot and peach flavours.
Prosecco Rosato. Villa Domiziano Rosato. Frizzante. NV. (11.0%)
- Like concentrated joy, oh how we sparkle when we sip to our hearts delight, full on raspberry-sherbert flavours from the warm hills above Venice.
Champagne Andre Bergère. Brut NV (12.0%)
- Classic well aged Champagne, very classy stuff from small family producers, grow all their own grapes.
Champagne Andre Bergère. Rosé. NV. (12.0%)
- The Bergère Rosé is such a delicate summer scented special, suppose we said ravishing?
Perrier Jouet. Grand Brut. NV. (12.0%)
- From the boutique house of PJ comes this marvellous, elegant, light yet lingering little devil. Perfection in a glass.
Veuve Cliquot Non Vintage. (12.0%)
- Bit of an old favourite, but sometimes you need a bit of old world poise, dignified, really rather nice, what.
DESSERT WINES (ABV in brackets)
Moscatel di Valencia. Spain. 2008. (15.0%, by the glass only)
- The most delicious dessert bargain in the world of wine.
Muscat de St Jean de Miner. Dom de Barrubio. 2009. (15.5%, 37.5cl btl)
- Cracking Southern French refreshment, all the sweet apricot scents but cut with a balanced cleansing finish.
Recioto della Valpolicella. Begali. 2004. (13.5%, 37.5cl btl)
- Woah Daddy, Begali is a master of the dried grape Recioto, the most extraordinary depth of plums and damsons but bless us all there is tobacco, chocolate, eucalyptus, serious.
Inedit. Estrella. Spain. (4.8%, 75cl)
- Beer on a wine list? Whatever next?! The world's first dining beer', produced by the team at El Bulli, Barcelona and the brewmaster at Estrella Damm. Great to share, very lightly carbonated. Winner of no less than 5 World Beer Awards.
tasting notes courtesy of Nick Telfer, written in his own inimitable style!
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Although we're a pub and we sell alcohol, we like to think we're pretty responsible operators. We don't discount and we don't upsell. We'd rather our customers drink in moderation than get hammered on cheap booze, so we're very much behind this latest initiative.
Use the table here to see just how many calories and units of alcohol are in your favourite tipple. From here, you can easily work out what you are comfortable with drinking.
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