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

Black Swallow

Black Swallow

Langham Brewery

6.0%

An award winning black IPA from Langham Brewery

Tasting Notes

Black Swallow is fermented longer for a delicious smoother taste, Black Swallow is a supremely hoppy 6% black IPA. A complex taste extravaganza, Black Swallow masterfully combines bitter chocolate flavours with toffee undertones.

Hobgoblin

Hobgoblin

Wychwood Brewery

4.5%

The Legendary Ruby Beer from Wychwood Brewery

Tasting Notes

Hobgoblin is a traditionally craft brewed with chocolate & crystal malts and a blend of Styrian, Goldings & Fuggles hops to produce a full-bodied, Ruby beer that delivers a delicious chocolate toffee malt flavour, balanced with a rounded moderate bitterness and and overall fruity, mischievous character.

Golden Seahawk

Golden Seahawk

Cotleigh Brewery

4.2%

Golden Seahawk formerly known as Golden Eagle became a regular brew in Summer 2001 and has rapidly become a firm favourite with local drinkers.

Tasting Notes

Seahawk is traditionally brewed with Devon pale and crystal malted barley which gives the beer its characteristic bright golden colour. Carefully selected Goldings, Challenger and Styrian hops provide a fragrant aroma with a background of honey flavour offering a fruit filled smooth finish.

Hophead

Dark Star in West Sussex

3.8%

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.

Banks's Amber Bitter

Banks*s Amber Bitter

Banks's Beer

3.8%

Great with a packet of pork scratchings or a hot pie!

Tasting Notes

Banks's Amber Bitter is crafted with the finest ingredients to deliver a really easy drinking beer. A deep gold in colour it comes with malty, hoppy flavours and clean finish with fruity overtones.

Young’s Bitter

Wells & Young's

3.7%

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.