We’re an Adnams pub, as if you didn’t know! So, you won’t be surprised to see a full selection of your favourite beers delivered straight from the Adnams brewery at Southwold on the Suffolk coast.
Our direct supply and exceptional cellar management mean you’ll get a perfect pint of beer every time.
We have a range of “always on” and seasonal Adnams beers on cask, together with a rolling guest cask beer. There are then “always on” and seasonal Adnams keg beers. We have lagers, too!
Our beers are listed here, then scroll down to read a brief history of Adnams.
Always on cask beers
Adnams Southwold Bitter, 3.7%
A classic cask bitter, originally called Adnams Best Bitter.
Adnams Broadside, 4.7%
Brewed to commemorate the Battle of Sole Bay, fought against the Dutch Republic in 1672 off the coast of Southwold. It was a draw!
Adnams Ghost Ship, 4.5%
Inspired by one of Adnams’ most haunted pubs, the Walberswick Bell. It will get you in good spirits.
Adnams Mosaic, 4.1%
A fruity blonde, IPA one-hop wonder. What’s not to like?
Seasonal Adnams cask beers
Oyster stout, 4.3%, March
Arabella, 4.5%, March-April
Fat Sprat, 3.8%, March-April
Freewheel, 3.6%, May-June
T Drop, 4%, June-September
Two Bays, 4.4%, September-November
Old Ale, 4.1%, November-January
Sloe Storm, 4%, November-December
Tally Ho, 7.2%, November-December
Always on keg beers
Adnams Dry Hopped Lager, 4.2%
Adnams’ first lager. Bright, bold and tasty.
Ease Up IPA, 4.6%
Gold with big aromas. Perfect for any session.
Innovation IPA, 6.7%
Bold fruit flavours with a white pepper spiceness.
Seasonal keg beers
Early Grey Lager, 5%, February to September
New England IPA, 6%, November-December
Adnams brewery, a brief history
There have been records of a brewery at the quaint Suffolk seaside town of Southwold since 1396. The Sole Bay Brewery was then purchased by brothers George and Ernest Adnams in 1872, and the family has been brewing there ever since.
Unfortunately, George was not cut out for the brewing life, and departed for South Africa, where he was eaten by a crocodile.
At this time, Ernest and head brewer Thomas Sargeant incorporated the company, and it has remained fiercely independent to this day.
Adnams has spread in popularity across Suffolk and East Anglia, and can now be found in pubs up and down the country.
Up until 1953, and from 1970 to 2006, Adnams beer was delivered to Southwold’s six pubs by horse and dray. The spectacle only ended when the business set up a new environmentally-friendly distribution depot three miles outside of town.
The brewery itself has continued to expand, still on its original site in Southwold, and in 2010 it added its Adnams Copper House Distillery, which produces spirits to much acclaim.