About Our London Real Ales

Archway Rd, London, N19 3TX : 0207-272-7872 : bar@thecharlottedespard.co.uk

All our ales are chosen on locality, quality and service from the brewers. Great guys, with great beer.

Ales that we stock - on rotation
Sambrooks Wandle, Junction, Pale Ale, Lavender Hill, Battersea Rye
Redemption Trinity, Pale, Hopspur, Rock the Kasbek, Big Chief
E.L.B. Pale ale, Jamboree, Nightwatchman, Orchid, Cowcatcher
Crouch Vale Brewers Gold, Amarillo
New River London Tap, 5 Inch Drop, Twin Spring
Hammerton N1, N7, Pentonville Oyster Stout, Islington Steam Lager
Guests As we find

Real ale, also called cask-conditioned ale or beer, is brewed from traditional natural ingredients, essentially hops, yeast, water and malted barley (barley that has been soaked in water and allowed to germinate, releasing its sugars, and then heated both to stop the germination, and also depending on extent of heating, to affect flavour, colour and body of the beer).

Other additional ingredients can be used for different beer types and flavours, and to aid the brewing process. Yeast, hops and the type of water also significantly affect the flavour and nature of the beer, as does brewing time, temperature, and vessels and equipment used. The infinite connotations of these wide-ranging variables give rise to an infinite variety of ales, which is a central aspect of real ales appeal.