Bring on Beer Day Britain

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Beer day Britain is here and we can think of no better excuse to enjoy a pint of something awesome in our sunny Beer Garden.

Beer day Britain is a nationwide event celebrating the brilliant variety of British beer on offer.

Celebrated every year on June 15th it commemorates the date the magna carter was sealed back in 1215.  Beer was so important all those 802 years ago that it was sealed in one of our most important legal documents in history- Chapter 25 states that

Let there be throughout our kingdom a single measure for wine and a single measure for ale and a single measure for corn, namely the London quarter.

Kicking of beer day (s) Britain with some crackers @butcombe Forty Two a session black IPA, milk street brewery Funky Monkey an English Pale , Ringwood brewery a New Forest Session bitter, meantime brewing pale and revisionist brewing lager and Dorset Brewing Company Durdle Door a ruby ale. Come down and try something new – get your seventh beer on the house when you try 6 beers over the festival 15th-18th June. #cheerstobeer

10 Craft Beers you’ve got to try this Month (JUNE EDITION)

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The Craft Beer Revival is in full swing, with more fabulous regional breweries popping up every week, there really is a wealth of beers available to try that offer something for every palate.

One of the joys of frequenting an independent pub like The Railway is the scope of choice available. But we know it can be a little daunting, which is why we’ve drawn up a beery bucket list for you to work your way through this Summer.

The really awesome thing about the Craft Beer Revival is that Brewers have become really inventive in creating new ways to distribute the best quality beer to you the consumer. They’ve been working hard mastering new techniques in kegging, canning and bottling the beers to make sure you get the best beers and the best choice. Don’t just take our word for it- see the painstaking efforts brew dog go to to produce their bottled beer. Meaning craft beer is here to stay and you’ve got plenty to chose from. So here we go – heres our list of the best Craft Beer’s you’ve got to try this month.


  1. Meantime London Pale Ale- Craft Keg Beer 4.3% Meantime London Pale Ale combines the best American and Kentish hops to create a truly rewarding, complex pale ale. £4.90
  2. Meantime Yakima Red – Craft Conditioned Bottles 4.1% Meantime Yakima Red is brewed with British and German malts to give a deep ruby colour and medium to full body £3.80
  3. Brewdog Nanny State- Craft Conditioned Bottles 0.5% A surprisingly brilliant pale without the alcohol from those punk brewers. £3.50
  4. Brewdog Dead Pony Club- Craft Conditioned Bottle 3.8% West Coast style pale ale packed full of hoppy flavour. £3.80
  5. Roosters Baby Faced Assassin IPA 6.0% Crfat Conditioned cans -Brewed with 100% Citra hops that create aromas of mango, apricot, grapefruit & mandarin orange, along with a lasting, juicy, tropical fruit bitterness £3.90
  6. Lawn Mower 4.8% Craft Conditioned Can The Lawn Mower Amber Lager is a craft beerdeveloped and brewed in the backyard of the Falcon Brewery in Falkenberg, Sweden. £3.80
  7. Brooklyn Lager Craft Conditioned Bottles 5.0%. Lager beer in the “Vienna” style was one of the local favorites. Brooklyn Lager is amber-gold in color and displays a firm malt center supported by a refreshing bitterness and floral hop aroma. £3.80
  8. Goose Island Ipa – Craft Conditioned Bottles 5.9%  Sparkling clear and copper in colour, it almost looks like a lager but its pleasant hop flavours are clearly reminiscent of an elegant English IPA. With subtle citrus hops, biscuity malts, a smooth, light body and the perfect balance of sweet and bitter £3.90
  9. Vedett Extra Blonde Belgian – Craft Keg Beer Arguably the grandaddy of craft beer The Blonde is a yellow to pale gold colour with a delicate bitterness combined with a touch of citrus and a lengthy crisp refreshing finish. £4.90
  10. Meantime London Lager Craft Conditioned Bottles – The brewers at meantime wanted to redefine British Lager using natural yeasts and soft water this 4.5% Quintessential English lager really promotes the flavours of their locally grown malt and hops. A clean, long-matured, unpasteurised lager, where all you can taste is malt and hop. £3.80

Don’t forget alongside this fixed Craft Beer list is a choice of daily changing cask ales and Craft Kegs sp you really will find something for every taste.

Cosy New Forest Pub serving Cask Ales, Craft Beer and Spirits Ringwood

Experience the Craft Beer Revolution

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The Craft Beer Revolution has been propelling the pub industry forward over the last couple of years, in the last year alone the craft beer market has swelled by 8%. It started with Micro brewers producing an alternative choice to the mass produced cask offering, seeing local pubs step up their game and increase the choice offered. Back in 2013 the number of brewers reached a 70 year high and saw a real turning point in the culture of independent pubs.

Craft Beer Pub Near Ringwood Dorset New Forest

Standing at the forefront of England’s beer revolution – local micro brewers

Over our six years in then business we have really enjoyed meeting with the best brewers in Hampshire, Dorset and Somerset and working with them to promote their products. Gone are the days when pubs need to turn over the entirety of their bars to dedicated gastro dining, and instead we can focus on what makes pubs a truly special British Institution.

We’ve been keen to embrace the craft revolution as it happens- which is why we were one of the first pubs in Hampshire (and certainly the New Forest) to introduce craft kegs to our product offering.  Kegged beer might still seem like a large step away from the Campaign for Real Ale, but the kegging process delivers the best possible quality of beer to the consumer as the beer leaves the brewery ready to dispense. Keg beer also offers our customers an incredible choice of beer from further distances and in alternative strengths and characteristics.

From our First introduction of brew dog IPA back in 2015 we’ve swelled our range and began to rotate our offer. You will now see brilliant examples of IPA’s, Pales and Lagers gracing our craft font. Perfectly complementing our four rotating cask ales.

In 2016 we decided to expand our offer further by bringing in our first extensive range of craft beers in bottles. What is at present the largest range of Craft Beers in the New Forest.

Brewdog Craft beers on draught in Ringwood

Bottle Conditioned craft beer has the same great taste from our small batch brewers like Brewdog

We thought that it was about time someone stepped up the Craft Beer offer in The New Forest, and ensured that whatever the day of the week there would be plenty of choice and always something new to try.  Our Current beer list offers a whopping 20 beers- with extra’s being available on the pop up garden bar on Weekends. Featuring some of the best names in the beer biz.