Our favourite Ales at The Royal Oak

London Pride

ABV 4.1% – Style: Bitter

London Pride is unmistakably London’s beer. With its well-rounded flavour and rich history, everything about this authentic, characterful beer binds it to our capital city and the people who love it. We have it on the bar at the Oak as a permanent guest ale.Brewed at the Griffin Brewery in Chiswick, London next to the Thames, it is a special place to anyone who has ever enjoyed a pint of Pride. It’s where the magic happens, where the malt meets the hops. A place that stands proudly as London’s last remaining family brewery. 

The Fuller’s Griffin Brewery in Chiswick, London dates back to 1828, but Fuller’s has been brewing for more than 160 years. As you might expect, it’s a place with plenty of tales to tell.

Adnams Southwold Bitter

ABV 3.7% – Style: Bitter

A permanent fixture at the Oak , Southwold Bitter was frst brewed in 1967, it was originally called Adnams Best Bitter. It holds Adnams oldest trademark, Southwold Jack. Southwold Bitter is as distinctive as ‘Southwold Jack’ (the knight with the sword) who appears on the pump clip and has done so through many incarnations. Adnams beer fans would agree that Adnams Bitter is a truly distinctive pint. Southwold Bitter is a beautiful copper-coloured beer, late and dry-hopped with Fuggles for a distinctive, lingering hoppiness. Brewed with the finest East Anglian Pale Ale malt barley, sourced locally to the brewery. Fuggles hops are added late in the boil to preserve the herbal flavours of this traditional English hop. More Fuggles are added to each cask so that the flavour of the hops infuses into the beer. Established in 1872 in the delightful seaside town of Southwold just over the border in Suffolk, Adnams remains a classic East Anglian brewer.