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

Crafty Bitter

Crafty Bitter

Spencers Brewery in Selsey


An exclusive from Spencers Brewery in Selsey – Nothing better than a crafty pint!

Tasting Notes

Spencers Crafty Bitter is a blend of pale based malts, and darker malts give this ale a rich, deep colour, and its 4.7% alcohol. Bitterness comes from Cascade hops (UK) and aroma from Target hops (UK). This ale has the perfect traditional bitter taste.



Irving & Co Brewers from Portsmouth


Invincible – A great battleship and a great beer!

Tasting Notes

Invincible is a full bodied medium chestnut coloured premium cask ale with an initial sweet malty flavour balanced with a subtle bitterness. The beer finishes with a delicious citrus and spice hop character.

Bronze award (3rd place) - Hampshire Beer of the Year 2010/11 - Basingstoke Octoberfest
Premium Bitter Class Winner - Gosport Winterfest 2008
Beer of the Festival -Gosport Winterfest 2008

Sussex Gold

Sussex Gold

Arundel Brewery in Arundel


Arundel Brewery has been operating since 1992 – Sussex Gold at 4.2% is a great ale. We try to have it on our pumps a few times a year.

Tasting Notes

Sussex Gold is a rich golden beer with a hoppy, citrus finish. Very smooth, light and refreshing.


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.