As a Micropub, naturally, we have a passion for fresh cask ale. We have a constantly changing selection of beers available on cask: dark porters and stouts, IPA’s, sessionable bitters & changing seasonal ales.

We support our cask offer with changing KeyKeg beers. adding variety and pushing the boundaries of flavours with craft breweries, sours, pastry stouts and more esoteric styles to sample. We also offer keg craft beer, occasionally keg ciders and a changing Belgian or German speciality beer.

 Our draft ale and ciders are available to take away and enjoy at home from The Hop Shop, our specialist drinks shop next door to The Hop Inn.

We have chosen a selection of craft cans and bottled beers from Britain, and a good range of Belgian ales, Trappist beers and Lambic specialities for the curious and the connoisseur. 

We are just as passionate about real cider and perry, we are committed to stocking whole fruit ciders and perries. (don’t get Alison started on ‘fake’ cider….) we offer a range of styles on draft as well as a huge range of real specialities in small and large bottles. We are huge fans of Tom Oliver’s; Oliver’s Cider and Perry and Ross On Wye from Herefordshire, Pilton and Hecks from Somerset, Dunkerton’s from Gloucestershire and Turner’s from Kent. We are champions of Gospel Green fine ciders made using the “Champagne Method”, see Alison’s blog post for more information about this elegant sparkling cider.

Our background in buying wine, training and creating wine lists has us excited to list some good, easy-drinking,  tasty wines as well as some special small parcels and individual bottles, just ask for the Black Book to see what we have.

We have had great fun putting together a wide range of gins, malt whisky and other spirits. We have 70+ different gins to try with Fevertree tonic water and a selection of Scotch malt whisky, blends, U.S. whiskey and Irish and Japanese drams to keep the drammer happy. In the Black Book there are some old and rare drinks for you to try. 

We take the drinks for the non-drinker and the driver seriously; there are some interesting & tasty low and no alcohol choices available. Some low and no alcohol adult spirits like the amazing Hayman’s Small Gin (0.2 units of alcohol per serve and a delicious gin flavour), and alcohol-free botanical “spirits”, which are lovely with lots of ice and tonic water. We love table beers with a lower level of alcohol and we will always have at least one no/low alcohol beer available for the non-drinker and drivers; ask us for our current selection. 

We’re too small to prepare and serve food, our extensive crisp menu aims to have something for everyone. Our customer’s favourite are our ‘Slabs’, a fantastic sharing pack of ultra-thick and ultra tasty crisps, cooked in olive oil and twice as thick as a regular crisp. We sell loads of the roast beef, cheese and onion and many more exciting flavours.