Drinks

Serving the perfect pint

At Ye Olde Red Lion Chieveley, we serve a fine selection of real ales from Arkell's of Swindon. Below are some tasting notes of the real ales we offer. You will see from the list below that we stock  3B and Hoperation IPA permanently, and have at least one other seasonal ale (subject to availability). 

Our real ales have been awarded Cask Marque status – Awarded for Excellence in the serving of cask beer.

3B ales from Arkells Brewery
Hoperation Ales In Chieveley
Wiltshire Gold Ales West Berkshire
Kingsdown Special Ales Newbury
HAND CRAFTED BEER WITH ALL NATURAL INGREDIENTS

Tasting Notes

3B - ABV 4%
Kingsdown Special Ale

Originally known as Arkell’s Best Bitter Beer. First brewed in 1910 and affectionately known as BBB or 3B by customers ever since. A copper coloured Ale with a pleasant fruity and malty nose. It has a lingering bittersweet flavour of balanced Maris Otter malt and traditional Fuggles and Golding hops.

  • Style

    Best Bitter

  • Colour

    Copper, Amber

  • Scent

    Fruity, Malty

  • Taste

    Bitter sweet, dry aftertaste

Hoperation - ABV 4.2%
We Serve Hoperation Ales

So popular, we've made it a House Beer! First brewed in Spring 2015, Hoperation is a blend of English and American hops brought together to create a powerful hop flavour in this Pale Ale with oats and wheat in the grist to provide a smooth rounded finish.

  • Style

    Seasonal Ale

  • Colour

    Golden

  • Scent

    Floral, Lemon

  • Taste

    Citrus, Hoppy, Dry

Wiltshire Gold - ABV 3.7%
Kingsdown Special Ale

A light golden coloured Ale brewed using English Maris Otter malt, which creates a satisfyingly sweet malty flavour. The use of traditional hops give the beer a mellow floral hop aroma followed by a distinctive hoppy taste. Serve slightly chilled.

  • Style

    Golden Ale

  • Colour

    Golden

  • Scent

    Gentle Floral Hop

  • Taste

    Sweet, Malty, Hoppy

Kingsdown Ale - ABV 5%
Kingsdown Special Ale

Kingsdown Ale is the strongest of our regular beers but is a brother to 3B as it comes from the same mash. It retains a strong character of its own, however, with its rich colour, ripe fruit ‘nose’ and that traditional Arkell’s hoppiness. You can taste the malt too, along with a bitter-sweet finish and fruit notes.

‘Kingsdown’, which is named after the area of Upper Stratton where the brewery is situated, was originally brewed as a special beer to commemorate Swindon Town Football Club’s League Cup triumph in 1969 and went into regular production in 1976.

  • Style

    Seasonal Ale

  • Colour

    Redish Brown

  • Scent

    Sweet

  • Taste

    Dry, Bitter

Lagers, Ciders, Guinness

We stock a diverse and explorative selection of beers, ranging from well-kept cask ales, to chilled crisp lagers and plucky craft varieties. We also serve cold Guiness and a variety of ciders.

Wines & Champagnes

Our wine list delivers New World and global wines in the form of crisp, elegant whites, refreshing rosés and silky, aromatic reds.
Gin and Tonic Newbury

Perfectly Poured
Long Drinks

We have an extensive range of spirits, the perfect way to catch up with friends is over one of our refreshing long drinks — they’re the ideal way to quench your thirst.