We have up to 9 Real Ales on hand pull. We try to maintain a balance of National and Local Ales as well as a balance of styles and flavours.
We are Cask Marque approved. Every 6 months Cask Marque turn up unannounced and choose 6 beers. We give them a pint of each and they assess them for Temperature, Appearance, Aroma and Taste. Every pint must score at least 16 out of 20 to pass the inspection.
At Fellows we tend to talk about Quality, Consistency, Flavour and Character. Something like Fosters Lager will have quality and consistency but perhaps not too much flavour or character. A good Real Ale will have all 4. Due to the way Real Ale is made, consistency can be hard to achieve. During the year there may be slight variations in colour and flavour - consistent flavour reflects the skill of the brewer. There will always be an abundance of Quality, Flavour and Character in a good Real Ale.
Regular Real Ales
London Pride - Fullers
Landlord - Timothy Taylor
Black Sheep Bitter
Doom Bar - Sharp's
Extra Pale Ale (EPA) - Nottingham Brewery
James Fellows Legacy - Nottingham Brewery
Not so Regular Real Ales
Listed below are some of the beers we have had on hand pull during the last 2 years. You will not necessarily find them on the bar should you visit us but you will hopefully find something that you like. We always offer a taste if you are not sure about something.
Listed by Brewery in alphabetical order.
Seafarers Ale - (formerly George Gale Brewery)
Duck and Dive
HSD - Hick's Special Draught
Chocolate and Vanilla Stout