We're in it....
“Put together by CAMRA, it's the definitive rundown of the best places in the UK to get a pint of real ale, from cosy country inns to upmarket style bars.” - Time Out
And we're proud to say that the Downgate features in the newly-released 2012 edition.
As the only pub in Hungerford to have an entry, we're delighted to be recognised in this prestigious beer-drinkers bible.
And to ensure we live up to our billing we will continue to offer a choice of Arkell's superb locally-brewed real ales. We always provide a selection of four of Arkell's real ales, from:
2B: Formerly called BB or John Arkell Bitter, this is our lighter beer, described as "Fine quaffable session bitter" in the Real Ale Drinker's Almanac. ABV 3.2%
3B: Arkell's Best Bitter Beer, as it was originally known, was first brewed in 1910 and has been affectionately known as BBB or 3B by customers ever since. According to the Real Ale Drinker's Almanac, 3B has "delicate, beautifully balanced malt and hop with lingering dry finish and hint of nut". ABV 4%
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 hopiness. ABV 5%
Moonlight: First brewed in 2003 to celebrate the 80th birthday of Arkell's Chairman, Peter Arkell OBE and named in commemoration of Peter's missions flying low-level sorties over France in 1943, picking up agents in central occupied France during the full moon period. A special blend of malts and English Fuggles and Susan hops give a beautiful golden colour, lingering taste and toasty aroma. ABV: 4.5%
Wiltshire Gold, Arkell's new summer ale, has a delicate ABV of 4.0% with an amber look, gentle floral hoppy aroma and a sweet, malty, hoppy taste.