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

Winter Lightning

Winter Lightning

Hop Back Brewery in Wiltshire


Winter Lightning is the sister beer to the very popular ‘Summer Lightning’

Tasting Notes

Winter Lightning is brewed with Fuggles and EastKent Golding hops, very lightly spiced, this chesnut ale is deceptively drinkable

Hop Tipple

The Crafty Brewing Co


Hop Tipple won a Gold Medal at the Society of Independent Brewers(SIBA) 2017 South East Awards.

Tasting Notes

Hop Tipple is made from Maris Otter and Munich malts from Britain and Germany provide a platform from which the Cascade and Chinook hops shine out. Dry hopping adds a bold finish to this thoroughly thirst-quenching golden coloured beer.

Norwegian Blue

Parkway Brewery


Norwegian Blue is a malty amber ale from Parkway Brewing Company

Tasting Notes

Norwegian Blue has a pale malt base with fair amount of crystal providing biscuity,
malty, mild sweet toffee and nutty flavours.

Doom Bar

Doom Bar

Sharpes Brewery in Rock, Cornwall


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.


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.