Guest Ales

The Black Bull offers a selection of real ales (subject to availability) including...

Fuller's London Pride - ABV 4.1%

Fuller’s London Pride is an award-winning classic. A rich, smooth and wonderfully balanced beer, its distinctive malty base is complemented by well developed hop character, from adding Target, Challenger and Northdown varieties to the brew.

For more information visit the Fuller's Website

Caledonian Deuchars IPA - ABV 3.8%

Distinctively radiant, deliciously refreshing, Deuchars is a fabulous balance of malt and hops. Discerning beer drinkers consider this to be the benchmark in quality cask beer and for those new to cask, it's the perfect introduction.

For more information visit the Caledonian Website

Caledonian Golden XPA - ABV 4.3%

An exceptional golden ale, delivering the lightness and glow of an endless summer evening, perfectly harmonising a gentle biscuity sweetness with a refreshing medium bitterness.

Golden XPA is brewed with three distinctive hops: Cascade hops deliver enticing floral aromas; whilst the floral Hallertau Hersbrucker hops add soft fruitiness; and Northdown hops develop aromas and light bitterness.

All balanced by a malty moreish flavour and satisfying bitterness. This beer has really come to the fore within the booming golden ales category.

For more information visit the Caledonan Website

Courage Directors - ABV 4.8%

This premium cask ale has a strong following throughout the country. Courage Directors was originally brewed exclusively for the Directors of the Alton brewery, but following public demand, the beer was made available to the public.

It is genuine premium beer, pale brown in appearance with a deep rich taste.

Full bodied with a clean, bitter taste, balanced with a sweet burnt, malty and fruity notes with a distinctive dry-hop aroma and flavour.

For more information visit the Courage website

Theakston's - XB - ABV 4.5%

A premium strength ale, ruby coloured with a rich flavour and full body. The balance between bitterness and fruitiness from the Bramling Cross and Fuggle hops used give XB the distinctively complex aroma, making it the beer to savour.

For more information visit the Theakston's website