Shepherd Neame Bishops Finger
Bishops Finger takes its name from the finger-shaped signposts which pointed pilgrims on their way to the tomb of Thomas a Becket in Canterbury and was the first strong ale to be brewed by Shepherd Neame after malt rationing was eased in the late 1950s. It is one of the UK’s oldest bottled beers, brewed since 1958.
Bishops Finger holds EU Protected Geographical Indication, recognising its unique provenance. Uniquely, it is brewed to a charter which states it can only be brewed by the head brewer on a Friday and that it must be brewed using 100% natural ingredients, Kentish hops and barley, and the brewery’s own artesian mineral water.
Timothy Taylor’s Landlord
The drinkers’ favourite, a 4.1% classic pale ale with a complex citrus and hoppy aroma. A recent survey revealed that Landlord has the highest proportion of drinkers who call it their favourite ale. And it has won more awards than any other beer, winning both CAMRA’s Champion Beer of Britain and the Brewing Industry Challenge Cup four times.
Morland Old Speckled Hen
Was first brewed as a cask only beer in 1979 by Morland Brewery to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the MG car factory in Abingdon. The name comes from the MG factory’s works car – the gold speckled MG Featherweight Fabric Saloon, affectionately known as the Ol’ Speckl’d ’Un. Brewed since 1999 by Greene King following the take-over of Morlands, using the same yeast.
Bottled Old Speckled Hen has been sterile filtered in the “Old Speckled Hen Hall” bottling facility since May 2006.