Recent Guest Ales

We'll make every attempt to keep some of our recent guest ales on this page, with links through to their websites if they have one.
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Otter Head At 5.8% abv Otter Head is their strongest beer - delivering an amazing rich flavour and aroma. Otter Head has a distinctive barley wine old ale character. It has a malt, fruit sweet flavour which gives way to a long bittersweet aftertaste.

Yeovil Summerset 4.1% ABV - SUMMERSET is a blonde ale with light rounded mouth feel and a tangerine fruity hop finish. SUMMERSET won Silver Award at the CAMRA Beerex '07 Dorchester Beer Festival, February 2007 and "Beer Of The Festival" at the CAMRA Weymouth Octoberfest, October 2006.

Yeovil Star Gazer 4.0% ABV. STAR GAZER is a dark copper speciality bitter with a late hopping floral bouquet, it is rich & hoppy yet sweet & luscious at the same time! Winner of the 2009 SIBA National Gold Award after winning the regional Gold Award for bitters and pales ales at the 2008/2009 SIBA South West Beer Festival, where over 400 beers were exhibited. STAR GAZER won the Falmouth CAMRA Beerex October 2008 Bronze award and was voted Minehead 2007 Somerset Champion at the Minehead Beer Festival September 2007

Sharp's - Doom Bar 4.0% ABV "It's distinctive aroma and very fine balance sets it truly apart from other beers taking unsuspecting first time drinkers by surprise with its moreish appeal. Doom Bar has achieved an international cult status, and is the best selling locally produced beer in the entire South West region."

Badger Beers (Dorset) - Tanglefoot 4.9% ABV "Traditional premium ale, light golden in colour. Noticeable floral dry hop aroma balanced with biscuity and fruity notes."

Dorset Brewing Company (Weymouth) - Durdle Door 5.0% ABV "A dark highly quaffable ale with a superb palette."

Ringwood Brewery - Old Thumper 5.6% ABV "Peppery, spicy aroma with hint of apples. Palate Luscious balance of grain and hop in the mouth, bitter sweet finish with delicate fruit notes. A warm, rounded yet surprisingly delicate pale strong beer."
Voted Champion beer of Britain by Camra in 1988.

Hopback Brewery - Summer Lightning 5.0% ABV "The original Summer ale brewed all year round. An extremely pleasant bitter, straw coloured beer with a terrific fresh, hoppy aroma. This, coupled with an intense bitterness, leads to an excellent long, dry finish. Probably the beer to receive the most awards in Britain!"

Palmers Brewery - DORSET GOLD 4.5% ABV "A truly golden premium ale, refreshing and thirst-quenching, full, fruity and lightly hopped with Kent goldings"