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

Old Thumper

Ringwood Brewery

5.1%

A favourite from Ringwood Brewery

Tasting Notes

Ringwood Brewery's famed 'Old Thumper' craft ale has a moreish maltiness and a satisfying full flavour.

Summer Lightning

Summer Lightning

Hop Back Brewery

5.0%

Hop Backs Summer Lightning is a trendsetter in the brewing industry; the original Summer ale brewed all year round.

Tasting Notes

Summer Lightening is an extremely pleasant bitter, straw coloured beer with a terrific fresh, hoppy aroma. This, coupled with an intense bitterness, leads to an excellent long, dry finish. Probably the beer to receive the most awards in Britain!

Old Speckled Hen

Old Speckled Hen

Greene King Brewing Co Ltd

4.5%

Old Speckled Hen is finely balanced with a distinctive rich malty taste and fruity aroma.

Tasting Notes

Old Speckled Hen has a full, smooth flavour and is very easy to drink. Its rich amber colour and superb fruity aromas are complemented by a delicious blend of malty tastes. Toffee and malt combine with bitterness on the back of the tongue to give a balanced sweetness. This, all followed by a refreshingly dry finish

Doom Bar

Doom Bar

Sharpes Brewery in Rock, Cornwall

4.0%

Doom Bar Bitter is named after an infamous sandbank at the mouth of the Camel Estuary in North Cornwall

Tasting Notes

The aroma of Doom Bar combines an accomplished balance of spicy resinous hop, inviting sweet malt and delicate roasted notes. The mouth feel is a perfectly balanced and complex blend of succulent dried fruit, lightly roasted malty notes and a subtle yet assertive bitterness. The bitterness remains into the finish with dry fruity notes which implore the drinker to go back for more.

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.

Real Ales - Coming soon ...