the real ales

wye valley bitter and hereford pale ale

two very popular local brews from the wye valley brewery.  the bitter is a classic example of an english bitter. a chestnut coloured beer, with a rich white head, a delicate hop aroma and malty fullness, with a crisp bitter finish.  3.7% abv.  the hpa is a lovely pale golden colour and perfect for the warmer spring weather!  www.wyevalleybrewery.co.uk

kingstone gold

brewed by hand at the family-run kingstone brewery meadow farm in tintern, this local brew has a fruity, hoppy flavour and is very easy to drink!  the beer is unfiltered and conditioned to a finer bubble and more subtle flavour.  4% abv.  www.kingstonebrewery.co.uk

 

cotswold way and bob

from the independent wickwar brewing company in gloucestershire.  located between bristol and gloucester, this traditional brew house has been brewing since the 1860s using only the best ingredients to provide real ales steeped in quality and heritage.

apple county cider

the mcconnel family has been growing cider apples in orchards just down the valley at whitehouse farm, since 1969, but only started making its own brand in 2006.  varieties such as brown snout and vilberie apples are used to make a delicious farmhouse, slightly sparkling, organic cider, sold in bottles - very popular!   also available from their farm shop at whitehouse farm.  www.tygwyncider.com

springfield cider and apple juice

alan and jo wordsworth who are situted in the most beautiful monmouthshire countryside near llangovan, have wonderful cider orchards.  from this they produce three different bottled ciders as well as a single variety apple juice. www.springfieldcider.co.uk 

broome farm perry

the english "champagne" - made from the norton butt perry pear. lightly sparkling (5% abv) this is a lovely refreshing aperitif.