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


Thornbridge Brewery

Tasting Notes

HOPS: Chinook / Centennial / Ahtanum / Simcoe / Columbus / Cascade

MALTS: Low Colour Maris Otter


Salt Beer Factory

Tasting Notes

With a winning combination of Mosaic, Citra and Amarillo hops, expect a lemon sherbet aroma with strong notes of lemon verbena. Generously hopped, this hazy New England IPA is smooth and intensely fruity with a soft, pithy bitterness on the end.

Chieftain IPA

Franciscan Well Brewery

Tasting Notes

HOPPY, MALTY, GRAPEFRUIT Chieftain is a Citra Hop Indian Pale Ale with powerful citrus aroma with long hoppy bitterness

Heart & Soul IPA

Vocation Brewery

Tasting Notes


Neck Oil


Tasting Notes

The light and zingy taste of Neck Oil is the perfect place to start your craft beer journey. We’ve created a perfect balance of hop flavours to deliver an extra special taste.

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

AROMA: Spicy resinous hop, sweet roasted malts.

TASTE: Balanced, succulent dried fruit, lightly roasted malt.

FINISH: Moreish, subtle bitterness.


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.

Craft Ales - Coming soon ...