A beautifully balanced pale straw-coloured premium bitter. Distinctive floral aroma, leading to a predominantly citrus taste, with grapefruit and lemons to the fore. A quenching bitter finish. Our most popular beer! Finest quality pale malt carrying choicest west coast American hops to create a beautifully balanced pale ale. The aroma is fragrant, fruity. The flavours are mellow with hints of bubblegum and refreshing grapefruit.
This is consistently Abbeydale''s biggest selling beer.
First brewed in 1996 it was designed as a premium pale bitter to show drinkers of a very big and old-established brewery's offering just what a beer could taste like... After a bit of name-calling and throwing of stones, it had no trouble in establishing a reputation as the genuine Sheffield Gold Beer. It is now available as a regular beer at a number of outlets in and around Sheffield.
It was an immediate hit - the very first batch won the "Beer of The festival" prize at Sheffield Beer Festival.
The name isn't eccesiastical, but it's such a good name and such a lovely image, we couldn't resist. And why should we, we make the rules and we don't like rules.
A pale beer, made with fabulous Nelson Sauvin hops. Aromas of elderflower and grapes. Strong citrus flavours, especially grapefruit. Long lasting bitter finish. Very refreshing and packed full of flavour.
Owing to the success of Deception back in 2008 and 2009 as a seasonal special, we decided to bring the beer on as a regular in place of Matins 3.6%.
Bringing on a new regular beer in itself comes with other obstacles, such as ensuring the constant supply of good quality hops. In 2010, the brewers of Britain were all trying to get their hands on these New Zealand Nelson Sauvin hops causing a national shortage! However, we were fortunate enough to get in there first.
The sales of Deception continued to increase so much so we even had to ration the beer - I think that speaks for itself! In subsequent years, Deception has continued to grow in popularity and is now a regular beer in a number of pubs locally. We work hard to make sure we secure the hops to keep up with the success of this beer.Close
Mid-straw coloured beer with aromas of tropical fruit and mangoes. The beer is sweet all the way through, balanced by some bitterness at the finish. Flavours are fruity with toffee apples and bananas. A clean tasting beer, sweetish but not cloying. Characteristic hop aromas come from British hops, but this is not too floral. Hints of lychee as it goes down. Very drinkable.
Abbeydale Brewery brews a range of beers throughout the seasons, and demand for Absolution constantly increases as time goes on, season in and season out.
The first brew was in August 1996 and the beer was showcased at the Derbyshire Three Stags Heads (see our pubs section) Three firkins were delivered and upon return of the delivery vehicle to the brewery, a plaintive phonecall from the recipient landlord, "Customers in desperate need of Absolution" meant a trip back out again with more.
Winner of many awards, Absolution is a perennial favourite. We're proud of it and we drink it at home.
The image on the label features the ubiquitous abbey and a rainbow, painstakingly created with the digital airbrush without any filters.
"Dammit Jim I'm an artist not a technician."Close
Devonshire Cat Bitter
A chestnut colored easy drinking session ale with strong caramel & biscuit aroma. These continue in the taste with a malty well balanced finish.
Devonshire Cat Stout
A rich, complex stout, full bodied and black in colour. Plenty of roast malt flavours.
Small batch brewed by Great Yorkshire Brewery in Cropton North Yorkshire. A great craft alternative to mainstream brands of lager. Refreshing and well ballanced. A firm favourite
Devonshire Cat Lager
Brewed to reinheitsgebot of 1516 (the German purity law), Devonshire Cat lager is brewed using only four natural ingredients – water, malt, hops and unique Bavarian yeast from the karltenberg brewery. Light in colour, Devonshire Cat Lager is a smooth refreshing Bavarian lager with a crisp aftertaste.
Fantastic German wheat beer from Erding near Munich, comes in a tall glass and is drunk through a huge head Crisp,clean, refreshing and full of flavour, one of the Devonshire Cat’s famous German beers.
Cornish Orchards Cornish Gold Cider
Craft Cider at it's finest! Refreshing, Rich golden Medium dry cider hailing from the south coast.
Fruli is a high quality Strawberry Belgian fruit beer at 4.1% abv, produced at a craft brewery near Ghent. It is a unique blend of white beer and strawberry juice. The juice complements the zestiness of the wheat beer and the result is a balanced and refreshing beer that is packed with strawberry fruit flavour.
£2.75 (Half Pint)
This fresh tasting modern lager comes direct from our fair capital. Packed full of flavour this pale amber lager is small batch produced for the craft market. Made in an american style you will find more hop flavour than a standard lager. - A real connosours choice!
Belgian abbey beer brewed since the 1950s to raise money for the Norbertine Monastry Notre-Dame de Leffe near the brewery. Leffe blonde is a distinct brandy like abbey style beer.
£2.85 (Half Pint)
There are some big cider brands out there, producing millions of gallons of cider every year. Thatchers is different. Still family-run and have been crafting ciders for more than 100 years.
We have a wide selection of spirits including an ever-growing malt whisky collection. We have a selection of five excellent gins, which we are hoping to expand in the near future. The majority of our malts and gins are locally curated by Starmore Boss of Sharrowvale Road.