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

London Glory

Greene King Brewing Co Ltd


London Glory is a celebratory ale created by the master brewers of Greene King for the nation’s capital city and a few decent pubs along the south coast!

Tasting Notes

Centuries of expertise and craftsmanship have come together to produce this rich and fruity brew that combines crystal malt with challenger and holdings hops. London Glory is a Great British Beer.

Hopback Citra

Hop Back Citra

Hopback Brewery


The return of the Citra from Hop Back Brewery in Downton

Tasting Notes

Hop Back Citra is Brewed with English Pioneer and American Citra hops, Hopback Citra has a lemony, grape-fruity aftertaste with a crisp dry bitterness, making your taste buds yearn for more.


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.

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.

Double Drop

Flack’s Double Drop

Flack Manor Brewery in Romsey


Flack’s Double Drop Brewing returns

Tasting Notes

Double Drop is a classic amber bitter with the full flavour of maris otter barley and citrus notes of sovereign hops. A very quaffable well-balanced ale using locally sourced malt and named after the almost lost tradition of double drop brewing.

Firsty 15

Firsty 15

Charles Wells


Seasonable and refreshing, this beer will score every time at The Seal!

Tasting Notes

Firsty 15 is mashed with Maris Otter best pale and crystal malts, this amber ale is generously hopped with Australian Galaxy and American Simcoe to give a tropical and citrus fruit aroma and palate.