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Adnams Southwold

A brewery in Southwold.

At Adnams, we want to make sure that our impact on society is a positive one. Our company values are rooted in making great products without costing the earth. From working with local farmers and producers who supply our brewery and hotels, through to partnering with a local business to install an anaerobic digestion plant to turn brewery and food waste into biogas, we believe that doing the right thing makes great business sense.

Adnams, the much-loved, progressive brewer and leisure retailer, renowned for its award winning beers, hand-crafted spirits, wines, pubs and hotels offers a comprehensive range of employment opportunities. Serving guests with pride and enthusiasm in our hotels. Using the power of our brand to sell our beers.

Sole Bay Brewery, East Green, Southwold, Suffolk, IP18 6JW
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01502 727200



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Mon - Sun: 11:00 - 23:00

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Ar Reet 4.4

Refreshing, sessionable and flavoursome. Ah-Reet blends the finest NZ malt with awesome American/NZ hops. Designed for summer drinking, but dont let it stop you savouring one any other time of the year!

Tasting Notes: Citrus, fruity and freshly cut grass aromas & flavours

Barley Mow 5

Brewed to celebrate the end of Harvest

Tasting Notes: Barley Mow is a full bodied amber beer, brewed to celebrate the end of the harvest and the beginning of Autumn. It’s brewed with Pale Ale, Crystal and Chocolate malts and Fuggles and Goldings hops that deliver a dry, roasted grain taste and hoppy finish

Bitburger Drive 0.0

The impressive taste is due to the unique way in which Bitburger Drive Alkoholfrei is produced. It is brewed in exactly the same way as the full strength Bitburger Pilsner beer, making it the best-tasting low alcohol beer on the market today.

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Bitburger Premium Beer 4.8

A combination of traditional brewer’s craft and state-of-the-art technology has not only created one of the world’s leading breweries, but also a world-renowned classic Pilsner.

Tasting Notes: Bitburger’s unsurpassable quality, unique flavour and natural freshness come from only the finest four ingredients – carefully selected spring barley, pure, crystal clear water of the Eifel, and the finest locally grown dry hops and yeast from their own pure culture sources.

Broadside 4.7

A premium bitter like no other.

Tasting Notes: Broadside has been a firm favourite among Adnams beers for many years now. Originally brewed to commemorate the Battle of Sole Bay, fought over 300 years ago off the coast of Southwold, it’s since earned a special place in beer drinkers’ hearts. Brewed with East Anglian malted barley and First Gold hops, Broadside is a dark ruby red beer, rich in fruitcake aromas, almonds and conserved fruit.

East Green 4.3

The UK''s first Carbon Neutral beer

Tasting Notes: A light golden beer with subtle citrus and grassy hop aromas, dry and refreshing, with well-balanced bitterness. Brewed with locally sourced barley, grown and malted in East Anglia and English Boadicea hops.

Explorer 4.3

The light refreshing beer of choice

Tasting Notes: Pale Ale malt is used to provide the biscuity backbone of this blonde beer but it''s the hops that give it its personality. We use two American hops, grown in the Yakima Valley in Washington. These hops, called Columbus and Chinook, add wonderful grapefruit flavours to the beer. The beer is light and refreshing, suffused with the aromas of grapefruit. The citrus attack will burst on your palate as the hops deliver their fruity bitterness.

Freewheel 3.6

Adnams Freewheel is a straw-coloured English summer ale with aromas of citrus and peaches, beautifully balanced by a touch of gooseberry on the finish.

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Ghost Ship 4.5

Ghost Ship is inspired by one of Adnams’ most haunted pubs in one of the UK’s most haunted villages, the Bell at Walberswick. The shores of Walberswick are littered with eerie wrecks of smuggling ships from a bygone era

Tasting Notes: This is a Pale Ale with a pithy bitterness and a malty backbone. Brewed with a selection of malts – Pale Ale, Rye Crystal and Cara – Adnams use Citra and a blend of other American hop varieties to create some great citrus flavours

Gunhill 4.0

A traditional dark ruby ale, delivering a full flavour. Full aromatic barley malts and an exquisite blend of hops combine to create a wonderful balance of sweet biscuit and subtle fruit flavours with a hint of chocolate bitterness.

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Innovation 6.7

An exceptional IPA

Tasting Notes: This 6.7% abv beer is our version of an American IPA. It’s brewed with a blend of Wheat and Pale Ale malts to give a spicy, biscuity undertone to the beer, but it is in the hops where the beer really shines. A blend of hops from England, Slovenia and America (namely Boadicea, Columbus and Stryian Goldings) combine to give a wonderful grapefruit and tropical fruit aroma and bitterness that is balanced by the sweetness of the barley.

Jack Brand Dry Hopped Lager 4.2

Brewed with Pilsner malt, this authentic lager is then dry hopped with Australian Galaxy hops to add big, fruity hop flavours

Tasting Notes: Dry hopping allows us to pack more of a flavour punch and adds brilliant hop aromas. It’s then ‘lagered’ (cold conditioned) to produce a full, well rounded flavour. This golden lager is light, crisp and refreshing with subtle malty flavours and a super hoppy aroma of tropical fruits, citrus and passionfruit

Jack Brand Mosaic Pale Ale 4.1

This single hop beer is made with Mosaic hops at each of the four stages of the brew process. This imparts bold hop characteristics, including peach, mango, lemon and pine flavours and aromas.

Tasting Notes: Made with, you guessed it, Mosaic hops, this pale blonde has bags of personality with bold mango, peach, lemon and pine flavours and a dry hoppy finish.

Jack Brand Mosaic Pale Ale 4.1

This single hop beer is made with Mosaic hops at each of the four stages of the brew process. This imparts bold hop characteristics, including peach, mango, lemon and pine flavours and aromas.

Tasting Notes: Made with, you guessed it, Mosaic hops, this pale blonde has bags of personality with bold mango, peach, lemon and pine flavours and a dry hoppy finish.

Lighthouse 3.4

A classic amber beer delivering a crisp, refreshing taste

Tasting Notes: A classic amber beer, delivering a crisp, refreshing taste. With its light fragrance, lovely malt flavours and lingering hoppy after taste, Adnams Lighthouse shines through as another Champion Beer from the Coast.

Native Britten 4.5

Inspired by Benjamin Britten

Tasting Notes: Native Britten is a 4.5% golden wheat beer with banana and citrus flavours, a lightly herbal aroma and a sweet, dry finish. The beer is brewed solely from Suffolk ingredients – malted barley and wheat, First Gold hops and a touch of honey and thyme.

Old Ale 4.1

A Traditional Winter Warmer

Tasting Notes: This is a mild ale style beer brewed with East Anglian Pale Ale and Crystal malted barley and Boadicea hops. Dark red brown in colour it has an aroma of caramel and nutty chocolate. The toffee and chocolate also come through on the palate along with hints of red fruits, all balanced by a smooth bitterness.

Oyster 4.3

Oyster, one of Adnams Seasonal cask ales, is a rich, nutty, mouth filling classic stout. Based on a traditional porter, stout was enjoyed with oysters when they were part of our more common diet in 18th century taverns. - See more at: http://adnams.co.uk/

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Regatta 4.3

This popular blonde beer has a delicate palate that is light and crisp, with hints of lemon, balanced by a malty biscuit backbone.

Tasting Notes: Lemon, citrus, malty

Samba CIty 4.2

Samba City is a wheat beer, brewed to celebrate the Rio 2016 Olympics and the vibrant and colourful spirit associated with Samba; the famous Brazilian musical genre & dance style originating in Rio de Janeiro.

Tasting Notes: Brewed with malted barley, wheat and cascade hops, it’s golden in colour with vibrant citrus aromas and a touch of banana on the palate, with creamy spicy notes from the wheat on the finish.

Sixpoint Lo-Res 4.5

A light golden beer with a citrus blast providing an inviting aroma and a juicy flavour, with plenty of tropical notes, resulting in an easy-drinking character and a clean, dry finish.

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Sloe Porter 5.0

This is a dark porter.

Tasting Notes: It has bitter chocolate notes and fruity hop notes that combine with the tart, fruity flavours of the sloe berries used.

Sloe Storm 4.0

Red winter ale brewed with sloes to give a red fruit aroma with notes of raisins and dates.

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Sole Bay 10

Perfect for a celebration

Tasting Notes: Hazy gold in colour with a good carbonation, this beer has aromas and flavours of honey, bread, bananas, pear drops, and bubblegum with a warming, luscious finish. This beer is brewed with East Anglian Pilsner malted barley, Demerara and Muscavado sugar and lightly hopped with Nelson Sauvign. We added a few springs of locally grown lavender at the end of fermentation to add a subtle floral touch.

Sole Star 0.9

Sole Star is a low alchohol beer with a light floral / citrus aroma, gentle caramel notes and a good level of bitterness.

Tasting Notes: Light floral / citrus aroma, gentle caramel notes and a good level of bitterness. It’s brewed with Pale Ale, Crystal, Black and Munich malts and Chinook and Cascade hops.

Southwold Bitter 3.7

A truly classic pint

Tasting Notes: Southwold Bitter is a beautiful copper-coloured beer, late and dry-hopped with Fuggles for a distinctive, lingering hoppiness. Brewed with the finest East Anglian Pale Ale malt barley, sourced locally to the brewery. We use Fuggles hops which we add late in the boil to preserve the herbal flavours of this traditional English hop. We add more Fuggles to each cask so that the flavour of the hops infuses into the beer. It’s a perfect 3.7% abv in cask and 4.1% abv in bottle and can.

Spindrift 4.0

Golden in colour, crowned with a full white head.

Tasting Notes: Spindrift is a bright, crisp golden beer with all the refreshment of a lager. Brewed with wonderful orange peel and citrus aromas and flavours, crowned with a full white head from the wheat added to the brew.

Spindrift Bitter 5.0

Brewed from a blend of East Anglian malted barley, Boadicea hops and wheat. Chilled and filtered to retain all the freshness, flavour and aromas of unpasteurised beer

Tasting Notes: This is a 5%) golden craft beer, full of flavour with a crisp refreshing citrus taste, wonderful orange peel aromas and crowned with a full white head from the wheat added to the brew.

Tally-Ho 7.2

This justifiably renowned strong ale is dark mahogany in colour, with its rich, fruity aromas leading to a warming palate, full of biscuit, raisin and dark fruit notes, along with a lasting, complex finish.

Tasting Notes: Fruity, raisin, dark fruits

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Young Henrys 4.8

This is a golden beer with a full hoppy aroma, a gentle bitterness, and a hoppy flavour, balanced by malty notes, resulting in a refreshing, easy-drinking character.

Tasting Notes: Hoppy, bitter, malty

Yuletide 4.5

This wonderful, dark ruby winter-warmer is brewed using East Anglian pale ale and chocolate and amber malts, giving a good balance of flavours, a grapefruit bitterness and a dry, spicy flavour.

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