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

Invincible

Invincible

Irving & Co Brewers from Portsmouth

4.6%

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.

Awards:
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

Flack Catcher

Flack Catcher

Flack Manor Brewery in Romsey

4.4%

Flack Catcher is a great beer from an independent Brewery in Romsey

Tasting Notes

Flack Catcher is a clean distinctive rich golden ale with initial sweetness, smoothly spiced with a crisp bitter finish leading to an old fashioned zesty linger.

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.

Fugglestone

Fugglestone

Hop Back Brewery

4.0%

Another fantastic hoppy ale from Hop Back Brewery in Sailsbury.

Tasting Notes

Fugglestone provides a bright copper coloured pour with a ring of cream head, malty aroma's with a hint of spice, a sweet malty body with a light bitterness and a biscuity finish. A well made, straightforward malty bitter.

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.

Double Drop

Flack’s Double Drop

Flack Manor Brewery in Romsey

3.7%

Flack’s Double Drop Brewing returns

Tasting Notes

Double Drop is a classic amber bitter with the full flavour of maris otter barley and citrus notes of sovereign hops. A very quaffable well-balanced ale using locally sourced malt and named after the almost lost tradition of double drop brewing.