Every year we hold two Beer & Sausage Festivals, our Original Beer & Sausage Festival in February and our Autumn Beer & Sausage Festival in September.
The Cricketer's Arms is committed to offering a selection of local quality real ales with its "SixSixes" ale portfolio. None of our real ales travel further than thirty six miles from brewery to pub, so you can always enjoy locally produced, fresh and tasty English ales.
The Cricketer's Arms has a large range of local bottled ales available for consumption on and off the premises. As with our cask ales, all of our bottled ales are sourced directly from local breweries and stored in our cellar to keep them at the correct temperature and in premium condition.
We stock a range of cellar cool Real Cider on draught and real cider and perry in bottles. The choosing, pressing and blending of the fruit to make cider is just as much of a craft as making beer and produces a vast range of tastes, styles and aromas, similar to those produced in fine wine.
Our small but perfectly formed New World Wine selection includes wines from some of the best producing wine regions in the World.
We stock a varied selection of Malt Whisky (and Whiskey) to tantalise your taste buds.
Having a Party or a BBQ? Then impress your guests with quality Real Ale available "bright" (ready to drink straight away) or "with yeast" (that is the way you have it in the pub, but needs time to settle). Planning a Bigger Event? We do outside bars and buffets too.
Real ale is made from four natural ingredients: Malted barley, hops, yeast and water. Although these ingredients are very simple, in the hands of a skilled brewers they come together to produce a symphony of colours, aromas and tastes that make quality real ale a joy to drink. It is a living, breathing product that undergoes a natural secondary fermentation and maturation in the cask from which it is served from in The Cricketer's Arms.
It is said when you are in a country you should drink the wine of the country. However, when in Britain, people should drink the beer of the country. Beer is Britain's national drink; it is our Beaujolais, Chardonnay, Chablis and Champagne all rolled into one.
Real ale in a bottle is the bottled equivalent of the draught real ales you enjoy at the pub. The beer is unpasteurised and is not artificially carbonated. It is a live product which contains yeast for a secondary fermentation in the bottle. This provides wonderful fresh flavours and a pleasant, natural effervescence.
The technical term for "real ale in a bottle" is bottle conditioned beer. Whilst not all of the local bottled ales that we stock are bottled conditioned, many are, especially from the smaller breweries that we work with.
Cider producers use a mixture of bittersweet and bittersharp cider apples or sweet dessert apples, or a mixture of the two to make cider; but perry can only be made from specialized perry pears, which are high in natural tannin.