Being a traditional Free-House, means that we have no ties to any product or brewery, so we can carefully select our beers based purely on quality, customer demands and the bloody mindedness of the landlord!GBG Rosette 2016

Our Permanent Traditional Ales

Stourton Pale Ale (3.5%)

Wessex Brewery, Longbridge Deverill (5 miles)  Brewer 0.5 miles!

We are fortunate to have a Brewer that lives in the village – and even more fortunate that his beer is damn good and are therefore pleased to offer you Wessex Brewery’s  Stourton Pale Ale as our 3.5%ABV house bitter.  A light and refreshing session beer, this has proved to be more than popular with the locals.

Butcombe Bitter (4.0%)

Butcombe Brewery, Wrington  (26 miles)

The West Country’s favourite beer derives from pure Mendip Spring Water…notably bitter, clean tasting, refreshingly dry and distinctive. Made with 100% best Maris Otter malt (the Rolls Royce of malts), together with a blend of (never divulged) English hop varieties…Butcombe Bitter is a moreish Mendip masterpiece!

A ‘guest ale’ will be offered during busier times (so as to maintain quality through turnover) and you will be invited to select which beers could be provided through these pages.  Many years ago Kilmington was in Somerset – as such we have no hesitation in offering Thatcher’s traditional and keg ciders as local ‘fayre’.

Our Latest Guest Ales

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The Brewery:  We are taking our usual Winter break from Guest Ales during the “quieter times”  – my rationale being that I would rather present two beers in tip-top condition than three in a mediocre state!

The Beer: Any ideas as to which locale beers should feature from Easter onwards?  Email me any suggestions at and who knows, your suggestion may be available at The Red later in the year.  If you’re not sure who your locale brewers are then follow the link below to the local CAMRA branch website.

The Linky-Thing:  Heart of Wessex – local CAMRA website

Traditional Cider

Thatchers Cider, Sandford (27 miles)

HeritageHeritage (4.9%)

A fine traditional, unfiltered cider with a rich haze crafted from a blend of specially selected apples including Dabinett and Somerset Redstreak.

Gold 300Gold (4.8%)

A medium dry golden cider, with a smooth and refreshing taste. Crafted from a blend of apples including Dabinett, Porters Perfection and Harry Masters Jersey.

Haze Haze (4.5%)

Completing our Thatcher’s ‘clean sweep’ of ciders we now offer this cloudy premium cider bursting with apple flavour. Crafted with Discovery, Falstaff, Gala and Jonagold eating apples to create its crisp sweet finish. It is the juice of the Jonagold apple that brings a naturally cloudy appearance to this chilled cider.

The Rest

St James’s Gate Brewery, Dublin (228 miles approx.)

GuinnessGuinness (4.1%)

Brewed since 1759 in Dublin, Draught Guinness is an experience for the senses. “First drunk with the eyes”, its ruby black colour and unique mocha-espresso taste are incomparable.



Amstel Brewery, Amsterdam (300 miles approx.)

 amstelAmstel Bier (4.1%)

Amstel takes its historic name from the river in Amsterdam next to which it was first brewed in 1870. Its deep golden colour is achieved using a mixture of light and dark malt. Amstel has a mild bitter, refreshing flavour….a Dutch delight!



Brauerei C & A Veltins, Meschede-Grevenstein (458 miles approx.)

veltins  Pilsener (4.8%)

Now one of Germany’s best-selling beer producers, Veltins initially started out in 1824 as a small guesthouse brewery. At the heart of its success has been Veltins Pilsener – a refreshing, 4.8% ABV beer once voted the World’s Best Pilsener. It is brewed using natural spring water from Veltins’ own mountain, and boasts a delicate, clean palate, slight bitterness and gentle hints of citrus.

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“Excellent Sunday Lunch”
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