Festival Beer List

Not every beer is available at all times. Some beers will already have been drunk and others may not be ready yet. Look for the cask cards which indicate which beers are 'on'.

As well as beer and cider we also have a wide range of Belgian beers, English wines from Mersea Island Vineyard and soft drinks.

Beer Style Brewer Descriptionsort descending ABV
Rolling Stone Best Bitter 8 Sail, Heckington, Lincs A 'Stone-ground' Pale Ale using locally grown barley and hopped with new British hop varieties 4.3%
Oak Golden Grain, Harleston, Norfolk A balanced mix of malt and hops with marmalade overtones and a hint of molasses in the short sharp ending 3.8%
Magpie Best Bitter Magpie, Nottingham, Notts A best bitter in style, glowing copper nutty and crisp with gentle hop flavours 4.2%
Orion Bitter G2, Ashford, Kent A chestnut coloured beer with subtle blasts of mint, rustic malty earthy tones and sun quenched floral and lavender scents 3.8%
Light But Dark Bitter Old Spot, Bradford, West Yorkshire A chestnut coloured bitter with a slightly malty taste and pleasant bitter finish, an ideal session beer 4.0%
Ridleys Rite Bitter Bishop Nick, Braintree, Essex A classic bitter, with a floral aroma and a subtle but long lasting bitter aftertaste 3.6%
Vendetta Gold Golden Vendetta, Southend on Sea, Essex A classic easy drinking light session beer, with a tropical fruit and pine aroma using German and American hop varieties 4.0%
Colchester No 1 Bitter Colchester , Wakes Colne, Essex A classic English best bitter, copper in colour. Whole leaf Boadicea hops for flavour and East Kent Goldings for aroma 4.1%
EPA 100 Golden Harwich, Coggeshall, Essex A classic pale, hoppy premium ale, full of character but with a smooth finish 3.8%
Atlas Won't Put Me Down DIPA Lost & Grounded, Bristol A collaboration brew with Lervig. This DIPA is fruity and punchy - ripe mango, citrus and peaches with a kick 8.0%
Pegasus Bitter Milton, Waterbeach, Cambs A complex copper coloured beer. The initial hoppiness is balanced with a long fruity, malty finish 4.1%
No Guts, No Glory IPA Station 119, Eye, Suffolk A copper coloured IPA, that is full bodied and bursting with flavour 6.4%
Skippers Best Bitter Mersea, East Mersea, Essex A dark amber best bitter, with a good malty flavour from five different malts and a smooth finish from Fuggles hops 4.8%
Theodore Pinchbecks Spurious Stout Stout Dominion, Coggeshall, Essex A dark and chocolatey stout 4.2%
Powder Monkey Golden Nelson, Chatham, Kent A dark golden ale with a smooth taste and produces a sweetness on the palate 4.3%
Dark Rum Porter Porter Blackedge, Horwich, Greater Manchester A dark rich porter with roasted coffee and chocolate flavours, hints of liquorice and finished with sweetness from the dark rum 4.6%
Tipsy Crow Stout Keppels, Rochford, Essex A dark strong stout with a smokey flavour. Thin liquorice taste with a mild bitterness 5.0%
Grasshopper Bitter Westerham, Westerham, Kent A dark, malty red ale with nutty, roasted notes from the chocolate malt 3.8%
Vanilla Latte Stout (V) Stout Other Monkeys, Colchester, Essex A delicious sweet milk stout 5.2%
Wishbone Blonde Golden Wishbone, Keighley, West Yorkshire A European blonde ale, that is easy drinking, light yet hoppy. Hopped with Polish Junga and German Mittlefruh 3.7%
Brazilian Speciality Colchester , Wakes Colne, Essex A festival favourite! A beautifully balanced coffee and vanilla porter that is not shy on flavour 4.6%
Oyster Stout Stout Mersea, East Mersea, Essex A festival favourite! Dark and delicious, with possible aphrodisiac qualities! 5.0%
Affinity Best Bitter Lacons, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk A full bodied ale, with a complex passion fruit and lychee tartness that leaps out 4.8%
Cracker Bitter Barngates, Barngates, Cumbria A full bodied hoppy beer with some balancing sweetness and fruit with a dry finish 3.9%
Blackberry Porter Porter Mauldons, Sudbury, Suffolk A full bodied, black porter with balanced hop aroma and a rich blend of chocolate and roast flavours 4.8%
Steel Cut (GF) Pale Ale Burnt Mill, Badley, Suffolk A gluten free pale ale. A blend of oats, buckwheat, maize and sorghum to give the beer a smooth base 4.5%
American Eagle Golden Tydd Steam, Tydd St Giles, Cambs A golden American pale ale with a strong crisp bitterness with an intense fruit and citrus finish 4.5%
Nel's Best Bitter High House Farm, Matfen, Northumberland A golden coloured bitter that is pleasant to drink, not overly bitter and easy on the pallet 4.2%
Trinovantes Gold Golden Colchester , Wakes Colne, Essex A golden hoppy beer, with light fruit flavour from Aurora hops 4.3%
Scaramanga Extra Pale (V) Golden Gun, Heathfield, East Sussex A hazy refreshing pale ale, brewed using pale malts with a hoppy finish 3.9%
Golden Golden St Peter's, Bungay, Suffolk A highly distinctive light, golden ale similar in character to a full bodied Czech lager 4.0%
Trigger The Bitter Sipper Bitter Dominion, Coggeshall, Essex A honey coloured beer 3.7%
Super Noah Golden Brouwerij T'verzet, Anzegem, Belgium A hoppy blonde ale from the young and experimental Belgium brewery. A Belgium style beer with modern hops 4.9%
Theivin Rogue Golden Magpie, Nottingham, Notts A hoppy golden ale with a long lasting bitter finish 4.5%
Crows on the Crouch Bitter Keppels, Rochford, Essex A hoppy golden coloured ale 3.8%
Tiller Pin Golden Wishbone, Keighley, West Yorkshire A hoppy pale session ale with all American hops, Citra, Chinook and Cascade, dry hopped in the fermenter 4.2%
1381 IPA Golden Wantsum, St Nicholas at Wade, Kent A light amber coloured IPA combining pale and crystal malts with Willamette and Centennial hops 3.8%
Legacy Best Bitter Lacons, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk A light blonde ale, deep with flavour. Lemon and lime bates the palate to a mellow finish 4.4%
Draught Horse Bitter Shalford, Shalford, Essex A light brown session beer which is reliable and full of character 3.8%
IPA Bitter Saffron, Henham, Essex A light golden copper ale, smooth toffee and malt flavours with a hint of citrus spice 3.6%
Golden Hart Golden White Hart, Halstead, Essex A light golden smooth ale that is modestly sweet 4.0%
Golden Crow Golden Keppels, Rochford, Essex A light hoppy beer full of character 4.0%
American Pale Ale Golden Blackedge, Horwich, Greater Manchester A light hoppy beer made using American hops giving intense citrus aromas 4.2%
Summer Daze Golden Malt, , Prestwood, Buckinghamshire A light yet flavoursome ale, made with New Zealand hop that gives it a tropical fruitiness and distinctive flavour 4.0%
Centurion Best Bitter Derventio, Darley Abbey, Derbyshire A lovely amber bitter with a hoppy aftertaste 4.3%
Ganges Bitter Harwich, Coggeshall, Essex A lovely rounded, well balanced amber beer with malt notes to accompany the orangey hops 4.0%
Little Monkey Mild Big Hand, Wrexham, North-East Wales A malty mild, with a dry roasty taste, some initial sweetness balanced by hoppy bitterness in the finish 4.0%
Redwood Best Bitter Grain, Harleston, Norfolk A malty traditional ale, richly red in colour, well balanced with a light bitterness 4.3%
Detta IPA Bitter Vendetta, Southend on Sea, Essex A modern style hoppy session IPA, with a deep and caramelised body that will be sure to intrigue 4.0%
Millennium Fox Best Bitter Red Fox, Coggeshall, Essex A one off light amber ale brewed to celebrate Red Fox's 1000th brew, using at least 3 American hops 4.3%
American Hop Idol Golden Goldmark, Arundel, West Sussex A pale ale using six American hop varieties balanced with roasted malt 4.4%
Ghost Ship Best Bitter Adnams, Southwold, Suffolk A pale ale with an assertive bitterness, biscuit flavours and fresh citrus aroma 4.5%
Packhorse Bitter Worsthorne, Briercliffe, Lancashire A pale amber ale with subtle earthy bitterness and a floral spicy finish 3.7%
Singing Windmill Bitter 8 Sail, Heckington, Lincs A pale amber session bitter with a nice blend of malt and hops 4.4%
Maybee Bitter Mauldons, Sudbury, Suffolk A pale coloured bitter brewed with Maris Otter malt and Styrian Goldings hops and added honey to produce a sweet finish 3.9%
G-Free (GF) Bitter St Peter's, Bungay, Suffolk A pale gold gluten free ale with aromas of citrus and mandarin from Amarillo hops 4.2%
Crop Circle Golden Hop Back, Downton, Wiltshire A pale yellow best bitter with a fragrant hop aroma with fruit and citrus flavours and a balanced bittersweet aftertaste 4.2%
Spot O'Bother Porter Old Spot, Bradford, West Yorkshire A porter with a chocolate ice cream taste and slightly liquorice bitterness to finish 5.5%
Southern Cross Best Bitter G2, Ashford, Kent A premium ale brewed with Australian hops with a tropical taste and spicy undertones 4.8%
Friggin in the Riggin Best Bitter Nelson, Chatham, Kent A premium bitter that is mid brown in colour and has a smooth malt flavour with a bittersweet aftertaste 4.5%
Temptation Bitter North Yorkshire, Warrenby, North Yorkshire A refreshing beer with pleasant bitterness and a citrus and grapefruit nose 3.8%
Moshpit IPA Speciality Goldmark, Arundel, West Sussex A refreshing crisp Indian Pale ale with strong tropical fruits, citrus and cucumber notes 5.6%
Hoppily Ever After Bitter Magpie, Nottingham, Notts A refreshing golden bitter, gently hopped with biscuit malt flavours and a bitter finish 3.8%
Sparta Best Bitter Milton, Waterbeach, Cambs A refreshing pale bitter that is packed with hop flavours and crisp bitterness 4.3%
Old King Coel Porter Colchester , Wakes Colne, Essex A rich dark ale brewed the original way with brown malt. Very drinkable 5.0%
British Bulldog Bitter Westerham, Westerham, Kent A rich full bodied bitter with a massive aroma and palate of jammy fruit, biscuity malt and bitter hop resins 4.1%
Parabellum Milk Stout (Hazy) Stout Gun, Heathfield, East Sussex A rich jet black milk stout, that has a satisfying balance of coffee, vanilla and chocolate notes with a full malt base 4.1%
1555 Best Bitter Bishop Nick, Braintree, Essex A rich tawny beer with a sweet nutty taste 4.3%
Red Herring Best Bitter Green Jack, Lowestoft, Suffolk A rich, fruity red ale with a subtle smokey flavour and dry smokey finish. Brewed with inspiration from German ‘rauch’ beers 5.0%
Black Moss Porter High House Farm, Matfen, Northumberland A robust full bodied porter with a lightly roasted aroma and a smooth bitter chocolate finish 4.3%
Ygrrfur Speciality Watsons, Colchester, Essex A Scotch Ale. Malt-forward, full bodied with just a hint of Amarillo hops to balance 5.5%
Yo Boy Bitter Mersea, East Mersea, Essex A session bitter with balanced malt and a long lasting bitterness on the finish 3.8%
Raz'N Hell IPA Station 119, Eye, Suffolk A session IPA, bright citrus fruit with a resin character backed up by a good malty backbone and full of hoppiness 3.9%
Simple Stout Stout Three Blind Mice, Little Downham, Cambs A simple roasted oatmeal stout with coffee beans, liquorice and molasses in the aroma and a brown sugar taste to finish 5.0%
Little Boo Best Bitter Three Blind Mice, Little Downham, Cambs A single hopped pale ale 4.6%
Chestnut Mare Bitter Worsthorne, Briercliffe, Lancashire A smooth dark bitter with malty and liquorice overtones 4.0%
Spiced Sloe Stout Stout Red Fox, Coggeshall, Essex A spiced beer with added ginger and cinnamon giving a black full flavoured stout and the locally picked sloes give a bitter twist finish 5.5%
Press Gang Bitter Nelson, Chatham, Kent A straw coloured ale brewed with Kentish Cascade hops and lager yeast, to give a lingering bitterness and aroma 4.3%
Pale Ale (V) Best Bitter Dominion, Coggeshall, Essex A straw coloured beer with a refreshing citrus finish 4.5%
Freewheel Golden Adnams, Southwold, Suffolk A straw coloured summer ale with aromas of citrus and peaches, beautifully balanced by a touch of gooseberry on the finish 3.6%
Rotten End Speciality Shalford, Shalford, Essex A strong beer with slightly sweet nutty undertones and a bitter edge to finish 6.5%
Aces High Force Golden 8 Sail, Heckington, Lincs A strong blonde beer brewed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force 5.0%
Ruby Red Mild Mild Red Fox, Coggeshall, Essex A strong full mash mild with a range of complex malted barleys and good old fashioned Fuggle hops 6.5%
Syntaxis Speciality Milton, Waterbeach, Cambs A strong golden ale. Hops dominate over a biscuit malt background. Citrus aromas belie a powerful hoppy punch 5.7%
Brewer's Reserve Golden Kent, Birling, Kent A strong hop flavour of citrus and resin with a delicate malt background 5.0%
Scruffy Mild Mild Whitham, Coggeshall, Essex A superb dark mild with fruity flavours 3.9%
Double Drop Mild Mild Colchester , Wakes Colne, Essex A sweet and fruity, dark ruby red mild 4.5%
Trawler Boys Best Bitter Green Jack, Lowestoft, Suffolk A tawney coloured beer with aroma of apple, sultana and malt plus hints of caramel and hops 4.6%
Cuckoo Bitter Mauldons, Sudbury, Suffolk A traditional bitter brewed with English hops and malted barley for a full malty taste with hoppy notes to finish 4.3%
Caxton Mild Mild Watsons, Colchester, Essex A traditional brown mild with a deep malt profile 4.2%
Braintree Market Ale Bitter Shalford, Shalford, Essex A traditional easy drinking session beer, with a hoppy, lingering, dry bitter finish 4.0%
Hill Climber Best Bitter White Hart, Halstead, Essex A traditional English best bitter 4.6%
Starry Nights Bitter Malt, , Prestwood, Buckinghamshire A traditional English style bitter that is light and fruity with a dark side 4.0%
Pale Ale Best Bitter Rother Valley, Northiam, East Sussex A traditional IPA that is both bitter and sweet 5.0%
Red Fox Bitter Bitter Red Fox, Coggeshall, Essex A traditional style bitter, slightly aromatic with a soft mouth feel 3.8%
No Name Best Bitter Whitham, Coggeshall, Essex A traditionally brewed best bitter 4.3%
Crafty Mild Mild Kirkby Lonsdale, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria A typical mild with powerful malty aromas and some caramel, which follows through in the taste and finish 3.6%
Deckhand Golden Windmill, Wigan, Greater Manchester A very drinkable golden session ale 3.8%
Gold Golden Mersea, East Mersea, Essex A very refreshing golden ale made using lager malt and hops 4.5%
Nobleman Golden Redcastle, Arbroath, Tayside A very smooth fruity finish to this golden ale and dry hopped with Citra 4.2%
Amber Ram Best Bitter Hooded Ram, Douglas, Isle of Man A well balanced session ale, made with Bramling Cross, Cascade and Country Gold hops 4.3%
Pavillion Golden Bank Top, Bolton, Greater Manchester A yellow beer with a citrus and hop aroma. Big fruity flavour with a peppery hoppiness. Dry, bitter yet fruity finish 4.5%
Seren Pale Ale Golden Big Hand, Wrexham, North-East Wales American pale ale, light and malty. The citrus hop is balanced and mellowed by classical hops 3.7%
The Cone (Hazy) (V) Golden Top Out, Loanhead, Edinburgh & the Lothians American style IPA with intense complex hop profile. Strong and bitter with lots of grapefruit notes 6.8%
Farmhouse Mosaic Saison Little Earth Project, Mill Green, Suffolk An aged saison with mixed culture and a large quantity of Mosaic hops 5.6%
Flat Cap Bitter Bank Top, Bolton, Greater Manchester An amber ale with a modest fruit aroma leading to a beer with citrus fruit, malt and hops 4.0%
Ratcatcher Bitter Tydd Steam, Tydd St Giles, Cambs An amber bitter with a refreshing clean bitterness balanced with citrus New Zeeland hops 4.3%
Anderson Best Bitter Best Bitter Windmill, Wigan, Greater Manchester An amber coloured hearty bitter for the connoisseur 4.4%
Best Bitter Best Bitter Grain, Harleston, Norfolk An amber coloured, malt driven bitter with a smooth and full flavour 4.2%
Tower IPA (V) Best Bitter Redcastle, Arbroath, Tayside An American style IPA, that has a fruity aroma and a hint of toffee on the palate 4.8%
Cleopatra Best Bitter Derventio, Darley Abbey, Derbyshire An easy drinking glorious beer with a sharp apricot taste and aroma 5.0%
Mud Mild Mersea, East Mersea, Essex An easy drinking mild, refreshingly malty flavour with a small amount of Fuggles hops 3.7%
Westoe IPA Golden Great North Eastern, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear An easy drinking pale golden ale, with a soft malt character and refreshingly complex hop aroma 4.6%
NYPA Speciality North Yorkshire, Warrenby, North Yorkshire An English IPA with an earthy, grassy character made completely with English ingredients 4.6%
Alliance Golden Rother Valley, Northiam, East Sussex An initial hit of grapefruit, followed by a lingering tingle of citrus. Hopped with American Centennial and English Goldings 4.2%
Surrex Gold Golden Red Fox, Coggeshall, Essex An insanely hopped, aromatic beer. Pink grapefruit and peach aromas, leading to a slightly bitter finish 4.1%
Clasper's Citra Blonde Golden Great North Eastern, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear Brewed in honour of Henry “Harry” Clasper, this is a refreshing, ruity pale ale which is bursting with grapefruit and mango citra hops 3.8%
Fat Spratt Bitter Adnams, Southwold, Suffolk Brewed with Pale Ale malted barley, Munich, Cara and Black Malt, with Columbus, English Goldings, Cascade and Chinook hops 3.8%
Tip Top Citra (V) Pale Ale London Beer Lab, Brixton, London Citrusy with light malt sweetness. A big enough hop schedule to appease the hop head but a malt sweetness for the man on the street 5.0%
Chocolate Porter Porter Rother Valley, Northiam, East Sussex Classic porter style beer brewed with the addition of 100% pure cocoa solids 4.2%
Vanilla Porter Porter Little Valley, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire Dark roast and fruit blend successfully with flavours of vanilla to create a smooth mellow porter 4.5%
Market Porter Porter Portobello, London Expect coffee and chocolate notes with a roasted, caramel nose and a complex depth of flavour 4.6%
Ghost Dance DIPA DIPA Mondo, London Finished at a higher gravity to give big body, full texture, caramel and toffee notes with hop hits of pine, citrus and stone fruit 8.5%
Night Watch Porter Porter Moonshine, Cambridge, Cambs Five types of malt, four varieties of hops and local honey, create a rounded sweet starting and dry finishing old style porter 4.5%
Withens Pale Ale (V) Bitter Little Valley, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire Fruity hop aroma, flavoured with hints of lemon and grapefruit and a clean bitter after taste 3.9%
Smoked Porter (Hazy) Porter Top Out, Loanhead, Edinburgh & the Lothians Full flavoured yet smooth with notes from both German smoked beech wood and Scottish peat 5.6%
Cobnut Bitter Kent, Birling, Kent Generously hopped, dark and nutty, with no nuts involved 4.1%
Flying Fox Apricot Pale Ale Golden Slightly Foxed, Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire Golden amber in colour, with a fruity apricot aroma 4.5%
Slightly Foxed Bitter Slightly Foxed, Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire Light and refreshing on the palate with a clean, spicy, grapefruit flavour, a light fruity floral aroma and a clean dry finish 3.8%
Great Rift Stout Wander Beyond, Manchester Milk Stout 6.0%
Gale Brook Bitter Bank Top, Bolton, Greater Manchester No notes available 4.2%
Coppermill Pale Ale Enfield, Enfield, North London No notes available 5.0%
Pale Ale (V) Best Bitter Other Monkeys, Colchester, Essex No notes available 4.7%
IPA (V) Golden Other Monkeys, Colchester, Essex No notes available 6.1%
Citra Golden Hop Back, Downton, Wiltshire Pale yellow almost straw coloured with lemon and grapefruit aroma and taste, with balanced hoppy aftertaste 4.0%
Divine Speciality Bishop Nick, Braintree, Essex Pours dark amber with a deliciously dense creamy head and a warming malt aroma 5.1%
Cosmic Trip Golden Tydd Steam, Tydd St Giles, Cambs Premium deep golden bitter, heavily hopped with rare Galaxy hops 4.6%
Ripper Barley Wine Green Jack, Lowestoft, Suffolk Rich amber in colour, sweet and fruity with a warming finish and dangerously drinkable 8.5%
Mild Mild Vendetta, Southend on Sea, Essex Rich yet incredibly smooth tasting black coloured mild with a moreishly subtle sweet roasted flavour 3.8%
Redoubt Stout Stout Harwich, Coggeshall, Essex Rich, dark and silky smooth, this jet black beer with a tan head is an absolute delight 4.2%
London Porter Porter Enfield, Enfield, North London Roasted malts with chocolate, caramel, coffee and liquorice, dark fruits and berries 5.5%
Agnes Waterhouse Porter Saffron, Henham, Essex Ruby porter base with rich chocolate and coffee aromas, and a soft fruit and spice finish 5.2%
Lucky Jack Extra Hard IPA Lervig, Lervig Aktiebryggeri, Norway The big brother of their popular beer Lucky Jack. The Extra Hard is stronger in strength and has extra hops 6.0%
Ruskin's Bitter Bitter Kirkby Lonsdale, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria The clean hoppy flavour is well-balanced with fruity sweetness leading to a sustained bittersweet finish 3.9%
Bearded Lady Golden Colchester , Wakes Colne, Essex The latest addition in the Freak Show theme of beers 4.4%
Witham Gold Golden Whitham, Coggeshall, Essex The latest beer from Witham brewery. A refreshing golden ale 4.1%
Pale Ale (V) Best Bitter Other Monkeys, Colchester, Essex The very popular Other Monkeys version of a pale ale 4.5%
Fortitude Best Bitter Wantsum, St Nicholas at Wade, Kent This bitter combines four types of malt to give depth of body, with English and American hops for a pronounced hop finish 4.2%
Ghost Juice (V) Pale Ale Thirst Class Ale, Reddish, Stockport This golden pale ale is packed with American hops Citra, Centennial and Cascade 4.6%
Falcon Bitter Lacons, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk This modern expression of a 1926 recipe. An auburn coloured, balanced ale with charming lightly spiced flavours with a fruity finish 4.2%
Jack the Ram Stout Stout Hooded Ram, Douglas, Isle of Man This stout has a rich chocolate coffee aroma and is silky smooth to taste 4.7%
Tag Lag Best Bitter Barngates, Barngates, Cumbria This traditional bitter is full on, amber gold in colour, with sweet spice and fruit bitterness 4.4%
Pintle Pale Ale Burnt Mill, Badley, Suffolk Whirlpooled and dry hopped with Australian Cascade and Citra, with a restrained bitterness and dry finish 4.1%
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