The Seal is proud to be a real ale pub, serving a wide range of beers from breweries in West Sussex and beyond.

The bar is well known for providing a wide selection of the cask conditioned English Ales from major breweries as well as micro-breweries and is one of the best places in the area to sample some of the best cask conditioned ales in the country. Regular Ale sampling nights take place throughout the year.

We are proud members of the Cask Marque scheme which promotes good quality Real Ale, through good cellar practice.

Real Ales - Now available on tap

Pickled Santa

Pickled Santa

Hop Back Brewery


Christmas pudding in a glass!

Tasting Notes

Pickled Santa is a strong, spicy, limited edition Christmas ale.

Abbot Ale

Greene King


Abbot Ale is one of Greene King’s most popular brands and a true real ale stalwart.

Tasting Notes

Abbot Ale a dry traditional copper coloured ale with a slight bitter and burnt wheat flavour. It is full-flavoured and smooth with a superb hop balance. Brewed in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, the name harks back to medieval times when the servants of the local Abbot had the job of producing his beer!


Upham Brewery


If you pick a pint of ‘Punter’, you’ll be onto a sure bet.

Tasting Notes

'Punter' has an earthy richness with hints of syrup and toasted grain.


Dark Star in West Sussex


Hophead at 3.8% is one of our most popular beers and has a huge following across the south coast and I am sure even much further.

Tasting Notes

Hophead is a pale golden colour, cool crisp and refreshing with a slight hoppy bitterness. Many of our customers who drink it say that they seem to get drunk drinking this as opposed to drinking some of the stronger beers. That's because it's too 'moreish' and they always end up drinking more than they realise!

From time to time, in addition to Hophead, we will also be serving other Ales from Dark Star's excellent range.

Opening Gambit

Opening Gambit

Reunion Ales


Opening Gambit is truly sessionable it’s easy to understand why Opening Gambit was shortlisted for the CAMRA 2017 Champion Beer of London Award.

Tasting Notes

Opening Gambit is the flagship session beer of Reunion Ales. It’s the beer we started with and we brew it every week. A lustrous gold in colour Opening Gambit brings mellow hop flavours, biscuit, husky and peel notes and a full hop and malt aroma.

Young’s Bitter

Wells & Young's


Young’s Bitter (3.7%) a flavoursome thirst quenching ale from the Wells and Young’s brewing company.

Tasting Notes

Young's Bitter has a subtle hoppy taste, fruity aromas and a satisfying bitter finish, this is also one of our top sellers, and a truly great pint.