We are proud of our reputation at the Glen for our excellent cask ales, we take pride in ensuring a rich and smooth taste in every pint. Our selection of real ales comes from near and far with many regular and guest ales coming from local breweries and microbreweries.
We have a premium choice of lagers, ciders and stouts on our bar including: Fosters (4.0%), Amstell (4.1%), Heineken (5%), Strongbow (4.5%), Guinness (4.2%)
Cask Cider & Perry
We stock five guest cask ciders and perrys daily with some great choices coming from Welsh mill ‘Gwynt y Ddraig’.
We have five ales on our bar daily; our house ale ‘Butty Bach’ plus four guest ales that change regularly. We try to cater for all tastes with our choice of guest ales, whether you like a dark and hoppy pint or a light and smooth ale.
Here are some of the breweries that we like to feature at the Glen:
Wye Valley Brewery – A family-run business dedicated to brewing the best cask-conditioned beer using locally sourced raw materials – and are proud to be recognised as the leading cask ale brewery in the county. This is the main brewery that we use with ‘Butty Bach’ and ‘HPA’ featuring regularly. We are also participating in “Dorothy’s Heroes”… 12 special ales that will each be available for just one month during the year. This rich and varied range includes some fantastic new beers as well as a number of old favourites.
Montys Brewery – Finest brewery of Powys, Mid Wales established 2009. Monty’s Brewery is proud to be the first brewery in Montgomeryshire since the Eagle Brewery closed in the 1980’s. The owner and head brewer, Pam Honeyman is one of only a handful of brewsters (female brewer) in the UK. Monty’s aim is to provide quality real ales and excellent service to all our customers.
Solopian Brewery – Established at an old dairy on the outskirts of the mediaeval town of Shrewsbury in 1995, the plant having been moved from Snowdonia brewery in North Wales. It was then reckoned to have the second smallest brew length in the country for a brewery not attached to a pub. Salopian beers have a distinct style, they are usually full bodied, aromatic and well balanced. The malt, water, yeast and hops used are always sourced from the same suppliers and the beers produced will naturally show similar characteristics.
Purple Moose Brewery – A ’40-Barrel’ micro-brewery based in the historic harbour town of Porthmadog, North Wales, close to the mountains of Snowdonia. Brewing commenced on 14th June 2005 with a one-off special pale ale at 3.5% called “No.1”. They currently produce four standard beers in both cask conditioned and bottled formats. These are Cwrw Eryri / Snowdonia Ale (3.6%), Cwrw Madog / Madog’s Ale (3.7%), Cwrw Glaslyn / Glaslyn Ale (4.2%) and Ochr Tywyll y Mws/ Dark Side of the Moose (4.6%). Seasonal specials are also available at certain times of the year.
Six Bells Brewery – Rescued and reopened in 1997 by “Big Nev” after being closed for almost one hundred years. Nev is the fourth generation of his family to be a brewer so you could say that real ale is in his blood!
Wood’s Shropshire Brewery – A long-established real ale brewer, proud to design traditional beers in a great little brewery in the village of Wistanstow, on the edge of the Shropshire hills. They have been brewing since 1980 and their top-selling bitter, Shropshire Lad, is widely recognised.
Holdens Brewery – The Holden family maintain their hands on approach with all of the family involved in the day to day running of the estate. Holdens are one of only 33 independent family brewers left in Britain, brewing a mixture of traditional black country cask ale and bottled beer.