Real Ales

At The Black Horse we always have an interesting choice of excellent real ales. Our ever-changing Real Ale Roster will typically include a selection of beers from:


Sharp's Doom Bar 4% ABV. 

The aroma of Doom Bar combines an accomplished balance of spicy resinous hop, inviting sweet malt and delicate roasted notes.


White Horse Bitter 3.7% ABV

Deep in the vale of the White Horse tradition is being kept alive. This golden bitter balances locally grown Challenge Hops with Yorkshires malt, to offer the discerning drinker a beer that will stop any horse in its tracks.


Hooky Bitter 3.6% ABV

A subtly balanced, golden bitter, hoppy to the nose, malty on the palate - the classic session beer, eminently drinkable.


Ramsbury Brewery Popham's Pride
 3.6% ABV

An amber coloured ale with a great hoppy flavour and a delicate bitter finish.


Shotover Brewing Company - Prospect 3.7% ABV

A refreshing pale copper coloured ale. Brewed with a striking combination of classic English and new world hop varieties.


Patriot Brewery - MISSILE
 3.6% ABV

Light and refreshing with a citrus finish.


Ramsbury Brewery - Gold 
4.5% ABV
A rich golden coloured beer produced by blending optic malt, crystal malt and a small amount of torrified wheat. Added to this are goldings and styrian golding hops which give that distinctly light hoppy aroma and taste.


The West Berkshire Brewery - Mr Chubb's Lunchtime Bitter 3.7% ABV


A traditional English bitter with the addition of single varietal hops to give a robust bitterness and a strong hop finish.

The West Berkshire Brewery - Good Old Boy 
4% ABV

A good balance of malt and hops giving a full-bodied bitter with strong malt flavours, yet retaining a rounded bitterness and a strong hop finish


Deuchars IPA 3.8% ABV


First brewed in 1991, Deuchars IPA was the first Scottish beer to be crowned CAMRA Supreme Champion Beer of Britain in 2002 and has won more than 40 awards. A fabulous beer.

Adnams Lighthouse 
3.4% ABV

This beer is a traditional pale ale brewed with traditional ingredients. Pale Ale malted barley and Crystal malted barley are used to add a touch of caramel and toffee. The hop blend gives the beer a spicy, herbal tone that fills the palate.


Otter Bitter 3.6% ABV


A beautifully light and fruity beer with good hoppy bitterness. It leaves a refreshing bitterness which prompts the next gulp. A wonderful, old fashioned, 'session' beer. Brewed for drinking with no frills.

Wadworth - Strong In The Arm 
4% ABV


This golden beer combines finest pale ale malt with a lightest touch of crystal malt. The classic combination of Fuggles & Goldings hops are blended together to give a distinctive and punchy hop kick.

Adnams Gunhill 4% ABV

Deep copper colour with a big malt loaf aroma with peppery hops. Rich nutty malt in the mouth is balanced in the mouth by bitter hop resins and sultana fruit. The bittersweet finish is dominated by spicy hops, rich malt and burnt fruit.


Bath Ales - Spa 3.7% ABV
This ale boasts a wonderful golden colour and prominent citrus aroma. It's dry without harshness, light and crisp.


Black Sheep Bitter 3.8% ABV

A well hopped, light golden best bitter with a distinctive, dry, refreshing taste, to be enjoyed in true Black Sheep style through a rich creamy head.


Purity Brewing Co. - Mad Goose 
4.2% ABV
Brewed with Maris Otter Malt, Caragold and Wheat Malt with Hallertau bittering hops and Cascade and Willamette aroma hops. Light copper in colour with a great zesty hop character with citrus overtones.

Tom Woods Best Bitter 3.5% ABV


An easy drinking bitter with a fresh dry hoppy flavour combined with a fruity aftertaste and heady aroma.

Yorkshire Terrier - 3.6% ABV

A golden coloured premium bitter with a rich, creamy malt and full hop palate finish.


Bath Ales - Gem 4.1% ABV


A rich aroma of hops and malt, with a long, deep, bitter-sweet finish. An exceptional best bitter.

Cotswold Brewery - Olde English Rose 4.0% ABV
Straw like in colour this excellent ale depicts every aspect of summer. With an initial dryness on the palate and a hoppy finish, this brew is bursting with flavour.


Purity Brewing Co. - Pure Gold  
3.8% ABV

A refreshing Golden Ale. Made with English Maris Otter & Cara Gold malts plus Northern Brewer, Fuggles, Hereford Golding and Styrian Golding Hops. Creating an easy drinking beer with a lovely dry and bitter finish.


Gloucestershire Glory 
4.1% ABV 
A golden beer with a distinctive citrus hop nose, mouth-filling malt and fruit and a deep, dry finish. Brewed to celebrate the 1000th anniversary of Gloucestershire becoming a county.


Young's Gold 4.0% ABV   
Young's Gold is a light, golden beer with a refreshing bite. The combination of English malted barley and Styrian hops provides a well rounded floral and citrus flavour with hints of fruit, finished off with a dry, hoppy bitterness.


Exmoor Ale 3.8% ABV

This light chestnut-brown session beer has a fresh, grainy, biscuity nose with a hint of fresh citrus fruit in the background thanks to the use of intricate hop grist of Goldings, Challenger, Brewers Gold and Styrian Goldings.


Bath Ales - Ginger Hare 3.9% ABV
The malt, hops and root ginger mingle to create a full-bodied beer with a lovely lingering spiciness. This is an ale to be reckoned with!


Woodforde’s Wherry 3.8%ABV


Fresh and zesty with crisp floral flavours. A background of sweet malt and a hoppy ‘grapefruit’ bitter finish characterises this champion bitter.

Morland Original
 4% ABV
Has a fresh floral hop aroma from Golding hops with a strong character. A classic English Bitter. 


Butcombe Bitter 4% ABV
A notably bitter beer…amber in colour, clean tasting, refreshingly dry and distinctive. Made with 100% English malts together with a blend of traditional English hop varieties.


Hoppit Classic Bitter 3.5% ABV

The predominant hops in Hoppit are East Kent Goldings which traditionally have a Seville orange marmalade flavour. An excellent fairly bitter session ale. 

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