EBF08 – Spring 2011

Thursday 21st to Sunday 24th April 2011

Special members only preview on Wednesday 20th.


  • Bacon sandwiches available from 11am everyday.
  • Hot pies & pasties, sandwiches and baskets of chips available throughout each day; BBQ from 1.30pm Friday & Saturday.

Music & Entertainment

Meet the brewer sessions (informal)

  • Thursday afternoon – Paul Herbet from Kent Brewery
  • Thursday evening – Suzanne & Chris from Ascot Ales
  • Friday evening – Caroline & Mike Charlton from The Havant Brewery
  • Saturday evening – Delia Allott from Binghams Brewery

The Menu

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Abigale Brewery, Ashford, Kent (2010) (website)

  • Samphire Bitter – 4.1% – Samphire is an easy-drinking light copper-coloured bitter brewed with three varieties of hops. The classic aroma of Kent Golding hops give way to well balanced malt characteristics and hop bitterness on the palate. This is a refreshing ale, clean and dry to taste.

Ascot Ales, Camberley – LocAle (2007) (website)

These limited edition ‘Imperial’ version of their award winning stout pours deeply black with a tan head. It has aromas of roasted coffee, alcohol & chocolate. The mouth feel is oily & thick tasting lightly roasted with dried fruits and licorice ending with a warming alcohol finish to commemorate the recent passing of EUSC member AJ.
  • ‘AJ – Last of the Blue Devils Series’ Grand Marnier Imperial Stout – 8.0% – Special!
  • ‘AJ – Last of the Blue Devils Series’ Hazelnut Imperial Stout – 8.0% – Special!
  • ‘AJ – Last of the Blue Devils Series’ Sloe Imperial Stout – 8.0% – Special!
  • Emperor Penguin Porter – 7.0% – Limited edition ‘emperor’ brew of our penguin porter which has been conditioned since November 2010 – Special!
  • Alley Cat Dry hopped – 3.7% – Special edition of their copper coloured session ale packed full of flavour. Refreshing and hoppy with gorgeous aromas of tropical and lemony fruits. Dry hopped with Amarillo – Special!
  • Royal IPA – 4.6% – A refreshing copper pale ale with a soft hoppy nose. Brewed using malted barley and full flower hops from the UK. The perfect, quaffable celebration ale. Brewed specially for the Royal Wedding – Royal Wedding Special!
  • ‘Citra’ Single Hop – 4.6% – Copper IPA brewed each month showcasing a single hop variety. April – ‘Citra’ beautiful spring hop with pineapple, mango and citrus flavours. One to wake up the tastebuds – Monthly Special!

Binghams, Ruscombe, nr Twyford, Berkshire (2010) – LocAle (website)

  • Total Eclipse Black IPA – 5% – Black Indian Pale Ale containing dark malts which are accompanied by a citrus hop finish – New!
  • Coffee Vanilla Stout – 5% – The vanilla and coffee in this beer strangely mellow the bitterness normally associated with a stout to produce a smooth drinking, satisfying stout –Special!

Canterbury Ales, Canterbury, Kent (2010) (website)

  • Wife of Bath – 3.9% – spicy blonde golden ale, full bodied, spice and citrus hops with a long dry finish
  • Reeves’s Ale – 4.1% – traditional chestnut ale – slightly darker and a little bitter, roast and nutty malts with berry hops and a bitter finish
  • Millers’s Ale – 4.5% – copper coloured best bitter, malty, some biscuit notes and fruity hops
  • The Princes Ale – 4.0% – Citra hops – Royal Wedding Special!

The Farriers Arms, Mersham, Ashford, Kent (2010) (website)

  • Farriers 1606 Bitter – 3.7% – this quaffing bitter, with plenty of body for it’s strength, was the first brew produced by the Farriers Arms Brewery in November 2010. It is named after the year the inn was founded
  • Bishop’s Brew Stout – 4.3% – a dark, smooth full flavoured stout with a slightly nutty flavour from the distinctive roasted malts. It has a nice bitter dry finish topped off with a thick creamy head – Limited Edition Stout!
  • Summer Gold – 4.1% – Brand new summer golden ale, hoppy and fruity with a detectable hint of vanilla and a slightly dry fruity finish – New!

Harveys Brewery, Lewes, Sussex (1790) (website)

  • Georgian Dragon Ale – 4.7% – This intensely hoppy, ruby ale was first brewed in April 2010 for St.Georges Day.
  • Harveys Porter – 4.8% – Harveys Porter is brewed from their own recipe dating from 1859.
  • Armada Ale – 4.5% – A premium bitter ale with vibrant hop tones. A brewer’s choice. In 1988 the Maritime Museum in Greenwich commissioned Harveys to brew a 400th anniversary beer in celebration of the defeat of the Spanish Armada. Many of the ships were sunk off the Sussex coast
  • Sussex Mild – 3.0% – A dark malty mild. Ideal sustenance when there is physical work to be done. Harveys awards for milds date back over half a century and this style of beer enjoys a long heritage at the brewery

Havant Brewery, Havant, Hampshire (2009) (website)

These ales will be the first batch from their new brewery

  • Havant Time – 3.6% – This is a nicely rounded, easy drinking Ale, with
    slight hedgerow qualities – New!
  • Havant the Foggiest – 4.5% – Banana and spice and all things nice. How a wheat beer should be – Special!
  • Havant the Foggiest – 4.5% – Banana and spice and all things nice, with an extra kick of ginger and the calm of Elderflower – Special!

Kent Brewery, Birling, Kent (2011) (website)

  • George’s Gorgeous Gold – 4.0% – Special one-off golden ale (brewed at Larkins) to celebrate 3 special Georges … Papa George, George ‘Zoot’ Money and most importantly St George!! (Brewed at Larkins) Special!
  • Pale – 4.0% – A rich blend of hops with Maris Otter pale malts, A full aromatic and satisfying pale ale.

Kernel Brewery, Southwark, London, SE1 (2009) (website)

Evin O’Riordain’s excellent Kernel beers are rarely seen in cask as he usually bottles all of his products and so we are truly honoured to have 3 specials in cask at Egham.

  • Pale Ale (Amarillo) – 4.9% Special!

Malt – Maris Otter, Munich, Caramalt, Crystal Malt
Hops – Amarillo
Yeast – Cal Ale.

Copper to amber in colour. Aroma of tangerines and oranges. Malty body which lends to things a sense of marmalade.  Followed by pithy bitterness and more fruit – citrus, oranges, touch of spice.

  • Pale Ale (Columbus) – 5.3% – Special!

Malt – Maris Otter, Munich, Caramalt
Hops – Columbus
Yeast – Cal Ale.

Pale gold. Grapefruit all round, with a slight earthiness. Juiciness, acidity, pithiness, bitterness. A hint of wildness, dank hedgerow, the woods, and some tropical fruits, just about behaving themselves.

  • Export Stout – (1890 London) 7.8% abv – Special!

Malt – Maris Otter, Brown, Black
Hops – Fuggles
Yeast – London Ale Yeast

Based on a recipe from the Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, in 1890.  Simple recipe – massive taste.  Dark, dark  black.  Oily texture. Loads of rich dried fruit and alcohol warmth – rum and raisin. Then a herbal hop bitterness on top of huge lingering espresso. Hints of leather, tar, smoke, vanilla and chocolate.  Roasty.

Gold Medal at the SIBA National Brewing Awards: Best Bottled Beer
Gold Medal at the SIBA South East Brewing Awards: Best Bottled Beer
Gold Medal at the SIBA South East Brewing Awards: Category: Bottled Porter/Old Ale/Mild/Stout

WJ Kings, Horsham, West Sussex (2001) (website)

The 2 festival specials commemorate the old Lagonda car factory which was located in nearby Staines.

  • Rapier – 3.8% – Pale golden ale, slightly sweet, nice hop palette – Special!
  • Torpedo – 5.0% – Full dark palette with a drying distinct hop finish – Special!

Loddon Brewery, Dunsden Green, Oxfordshire (2003) (website)

  • Charon – 4.5% – Deep copper in colour with a generous dark malt flavour followed by a burst of zingy hops – Special!
  • Maiwand Lion – 5.5% – A proper Indian Pale packed with flavour and heavily dry hopped in cask with Brewers Gold from Germany. Very aromatic – Special!

Old Dairy Brewery, Cranbrook, Kent (2009) (website)

  • Dark Side of the Moo – 7.0% – New Imperial Porter – Special!

Panther Brewery, Reepham, Norfolk (2010) (website)

  • Golden – 3.7% – A light refreshing ale with a bite
  • Red – 4.1% – A disctinctively sleek ale with a bite
  • Black – 4.5% – A Dark mysterious full flavoured ale with a bite
  • Pink – 4.0% – This Pink ale has a range of fruit flavours and aroma. This wheat beer is refreshingly balanced with a bittersweet fruity finish.  A refreshingly fruity ale with bite. Perfect for summer afternoons in the sun. Or the perfect accompaniment for Royal Wedding celebrations (Bottled only) – New!

Parish Brewery, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire (1984)

  • Ankerwyke Ale – 5.0% – Dark malty brew with subtle hop flavour – Special!

Rebellion Beer Co, Marlow, Bucks (1993)

  • Prenuptu-ale – 4.7% – Golden and Hoppy Ale to celebrate the Royal Wedding – Royal Wedding Special!

Rectory Ales, Streat, Hassocks, Sussex (1996)

  • Easter Ale – 4.5% – A golden, bitter beer with a long bitter finish.
    Brewed using Broamling Cross and East Kent Goldings hops
    and water from the South Downs
  • Parson’s Porter – 4.9% – A dark ale, more bitter than some porters and
    old ales. Brewed using East Kent Goldings hops

Star Brewery, Salford, Lancashire (2010)

  • Starry Night – 4.0% – House beer for the Star Inn, home of the relocated ex Bazens brewery – New!

Vale Brewery, Brill, Buckinghamshire (website)

  • Royal Union – 4.6% – Golden Royal wedding ale Royal Wedding Special!

Waen Brewery, Caersws, Powys (2009) (website)

  • Porter House Blue – 6.1% –  Strong, Dark and handsome! It’s made with locally grown blueberries, pitch in colour, smooth, subtle bitterness New!
  • Shandygaff – 3.4% – A bitter made in an old the style of an old fashion shandy, made with fresh ginger and lemon zest zing; conker in colour New!

Wantsum Brewery, Canterbury, Kent (2009) (website)

  • Black Pig Porter – 4.8% – The lead ship of the Spanish Armada, whose wreckage was washed up on the coast near Deal after they were sunk by the English fleet and weather, Adapted from an imperial Russian porter recipe, this beer is incredibly smooth with burnt chocolate and smoky malt notes mixed with delicate hop bitterness and floral notes.  Made from 100% British Fuggles hops
  • Hengist – 5.0% – Named after the Anglo Saxon invader who formed the Kingdom of Kent, Golden coloured pale ale with flavours of biscuit malt balancing a long fruit hop profile
  • Ravening Wolf – 5.9% – a light amber New Zealand strong pale ale. Toasted biscuit and rye malt flavours support a pine lemon hop crispness with a hint of vanilla
  • Turbulent Priest – 4.4% – In honour of martyred Archbishop Thomas Becket, This is a full bodied bitter offering chocolate and coffee notes on top of a sweet  malt base.  New world hops give this beer bitterness tempered with deep fruity hop aromas

Waylands Sixpenny Brewery, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset (2007) (Website)

  • 6D Reserve – 8% – A powerful Barley Wine, full of ripe fruit and malt flavours balanced with bitterness from traditional Goldings hops plus new world Chinook hops, leading to a long warming finish New!
  • 6D India Pale Ale – 5.2% – An enticingly complex hop bill of both traditional English and modern American varieties, producing a potent brew of bitter oranges and lemon fruit finishing bitter but balanced by juicy malt. Hops used Chinook, Cascade and Goldings New!

Whitstable Brewery, Grafty Green, Kent (2003)

  • Wedding Bliss – 4.3% – Deep golden in colour, nice and hoppy Royal Wedding Special!

Windsor & Eton Brewery, Windsor, Berkshire – LocAle (2010) (website)

  • Windsor Knot – 4.5% – Golden ale to celebrate the Royal Wedding Royal Wedding Special!
  • Guardsman Cascade Finish – 4.2% – Mid-Atlantic combination of English Fuggles with North American Cascade – a twist on our classic GUARDSMAN – Special!
  • Lime Knight – 3.8% – Our award-winning Golden Ale, dry-hopped with Amarillo and a large dash of fresh lime juice for springtime refreshment Special!
  • Colombian Conqueror – 5.0% – Black IPA with characteristic intense Cascade hop flavour – but balanced by coffee and vanilla – Special!

Ciders & Perrys

Broadoak Cider Co, Clutton, Somerset

  • Premium – “Perry”- 7.5% – Sweet perry, White wine coloured, no head. Aroma of fairly sweet pear, fruits. Flavour is sweet pear, juicy, bit of candy. Easy drinkable, but a bit alcopop like

Merry Moon Cider Co brewed at East Stour Cider, Ashford, Kent

  • Merry Moon Lunatickle  6.6% – Medium cider, Haze, gold/green colour.  Good green apple with some yeast.  Very good in mouth, a little sweetness, but smooth as hell.

New Forest, Burley, Hampshire (website)

  • Snakecatcher, 7.0% – Medium cider from Hampshire

Oakwood, East Sussex

  • Whisky Cask – ”Perry” – 5.0% – Dry perry

Rosie’s, Clwyd, Wales

  • Triple D – 7.2% – Dry cider.

Severn Sider, Gloucestershire

  • Gloucestershire Sweet – 6.3% – Sweet cider.

Springfield, Monmouthshire (website)

  • Sledgehammer – 8.2% – Medium dry cider.

West Croft, High Bridge, Somerset (website)

  • Janet’s Jungle Juice – 6.0% – Medium dry cider.
The majority of the ciders have been supplied and suggested by Rod Marsh at Middle Farm, list has also been reviewed by Nick Morris of the Cider Blog