Ales at the Ship are our pride and joy - we always have something you have never tried before on and never change a barrel for the same ale in a week. There is always something exciting to sample and enjoy!
Doom Bar Bitter 4%
“The aroma of Doom Bar combines an accomplished balance of spicy resinous hops, inviting sweet malt and delicate roasted notes. The mouth feel is a perfectly balanced and complex blend of succulent dried fruit, lightly roasted malty notes and a subtle yet assertive bitterness. The bitterness remains into the finish with dry fruity notes which implore the drinker to go back for more.”
} Awards Regional winner of the Morning Advertiser ‘Great British Pub Supplier Award’, 2009 and 2010
} International Beer Challenge World Top 50 Beer 2006
} Bronze medal winner, Publican Licensees Choice Awards, 2010
A dark, malty bitter with nutty, roasted notes from the chocolate malt. This session bitter is hopped with Kent Target hops from the National Trust's hop farm at Scotney Castle and Finchcocks' Kent Goldings. A satisfying and flavoursome pint.
} Silver Medal SIBA SE 2006 "...a deep, peppery hop character from the East Kent Goldings and Target hops." - Roger Protz
London Pride 4.1%
Fuller’s London Pride is an award-winning classic. A rich, smooth and wonderfully balanced beer, its distinctive malty base is complemented by well developed hop character, from adding Target, Challenger and Northdown varieties to the brew. Described by leading beer writer Roger Protz as “an astonishingly complex ale for its strength”, its flavour has been likened by Stephen Cox, beer writer and former campaigns director at CAMRA, to “the sensation of angels dancing on the tongue...”!
London Pride has twice been awarded Champion Best Bitter at the CAMRA Great British Beer Festival in 1979 and 1995, and achieved the ultimate accolade of Champion Beer of Britain in 1979. It has won a host of awards around the world, including being crowned Supreme Champion at the 2000 International Beer and Cider competition.
Wandle Ale 3.8% was the first beer that we brewed and I will never forget the taste of the first brew, produced on 26th November 2008. A beautiful golden sunshine colour with a clean, fresh sweetness cut through by a delicate lingering bitterness. The very thought of it makes me thirsty.
Junction 4.5% is brewed as a traditional English bitter, using only English hop varieties, lots of crystal malt and a touch of roasted barley to give it an inviting auburn colour. Great with a steak pie or a roast dinner, Junction is a fine compliment to Wandle Ale, but loses none of its drinkability. Just treat it with a bit of respect, at 4.5% it is a little bit stronger than Wandle.....
Urban Dusk 4.6% Chestnut coloured best bitter with pale chocolate malt providing coffee aromas and some hazelnut and caramel on the palate, with dark fruit flavours. Citrus notes and an earthy bitterness last into the finish.
Pale Ale 3.8% Golden amber colour with floral hops on the nose alongside subtle fruit aromas. Toffee sweetness and fruit flavours balanced by floral, earthy hop contribution. Long, dry and satisfying bitter finish.
Hopspur 4.5% Clear amber beer. Residual suddy white head. Light dry palate. Nice fresh hops. Piney fruit, grassy. Light semi dry finish. Really nicely hopped and tasty for it’s abv.
TEA Traditional English Ale (ABV 4.2%) The brewery’s flagship ale is pale brown, with a hoppy and slightly fruity aroma supported by malt in the taste. A well crafted, bittersweet beer with a long dry finish. A classic Best Bitter.
HBB Hogs Back Bitter (ABV 3.7%) A light amber session bitter, biscuity flavour with fragrant hops leading to subtle malty citrus fruits with a long, aromatic, hoppy finish with a light malty aftertaste.
HOP Golden Ale (ABV 4.6%) A malty, pale golden beer with hints of banana and pineapple, with a good balance of aroma and bittering hops giving a long dry finish with a sense of sweetness.
Harveys Sussex Best Bitter ABV 4.0% A superbly balanced session bitter with a prominent hop character. Our most famous and popular brand - it makes up over 90% of our total brewing capacity. Winner of the Champion Best Bitter of Britain title at CAMRA's Great British Beers Festival in 2005 and 2006. First brewed as recently as 1955. Weltons Old Harry - 5.2% A ruby beer with a big flavour. Initially malt, then hops, then a mingling of taste & aroma of the hops & malt.