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

Pack

Parkway Brewing Co

4.4%

A rugby special from Parkway Brewing Co

Tasting Notes

Pack is a single hopped Pale Ale, with delicate tones of citrus and coconut.

Crop Circle

Crop Circle

Hop Back Brewery in Wiltshire

4.2%

Crop Circle is another great ale from Hop Back Brewery!

Tasting Notes

Crop Circle is a very clean, flaxen-coloured beer with wonderful thirst-quenching properties. The subtle blend of aroma and bittering hops give a crispness on the tongue which is delicately fruity, giving way to some dryness. The inclusion of flaked maize in the grist subtly hints at crisp corn flavours.

Norwegian Blue

Parkway Brewery

4.2%

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

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.