on the bar
At the Plough we enjoy our real ales, and we take pride in the way that we keep them.
We try to keep this list up to date, but as you hopefully understand real ale is a 'live' product and that means that the beers we have available on the bar can change during the day so what you see here may not be on the bar when you get to it.
our permanent beers
Description: this tawny-coloured premium ale borrows sweet raisin, biscuit and dried-fruit notes from the Crystal malt, while fresh, piney herbs emanate from the hops. Rich, smooth and elegant on the palate, it draws to a clean, satisfying finish with beautifully balanced bitterness
Website: Fuller's London Pride
Description: Rich mahogany in colour, ESB tempts with aromas of orange marmalade, balanced by soft malt toffee. The hops impart grassy, peppery notes alongside hints of citrus fruit – while the Pale Ale and Crystal malts bring distinctive biscuity flavours. A smooth, delicate bitterness lingers on the palate to give a supreme finish
Website: Fuller's Extra Special Bitter
our guest beers
Greene King IPA
Description: Carefully selected pale, crystal and black malts join with Pilgrim, Challenger and First Gold Hops to make a complex, refreshing ale. The beer is also tasted at every part of the brewing process to guarantee the quality and consistency. It takes 4-5 days to brew Greene King IPA.
Website: Greene King IPA
Loop the Loop
Description: A pale ale with a floral hop aroma. 100% Maris Otter Pale Ale malt creates an uncomplicated biscuit malt base. A hefty dose of Cascade hops go into the hopback creating a heady floral aroma.
Website: Loop the Loop
Old Golden Hen
Description: Crafted by the master brewer of Old Speckled Hen. This light golden beer delivers both flavour and refreshment. Brewed using the finest malts and the rare Galaxy hop to give the light golden colour, subtle tropical fruit notes and a deliciously smooth finish.
Website: Old Speckled Hen
Description: Craig Basford has travelled to Hook Norton Brewery to brew this straw-coloured beer especially for this Wetherspoon real-ale festival. This is an Australian-style pale ale, with subtle bready malt flavours, balanced by a hoppy spiciness and gentle citrus notes, resulting in a clean, refreshing character.
Website: Hook Norton Brewery
Description: A celebratory ale created by the master brewers of Greene King for the nation's capital city. Centuries of expertise and craftsmanship have come together to produce this rich and fruity brew that combines crystal malt with challenger and goldings hops.
Website: Greene King Beers