Our beers. Your choice.OUR BEERS

We brew beers to meet every taste. From house beers to seasonal and experimental beers, our tap bar welcomes you with a wide variety of flavors, malts and hops.

Visit us and see for yourself!

House Beers



Pale Ale – 4.3% (Gluten Free)

English Pale Ale, restrained yet complex (just like the English!) combination of bright fruits, spice & pine.

Malt: Maris Otter, Cara Gold, Malted Oats, Wheat Malt
Hops: UK Chinook, UK Cascade, Olicana
Available in: Cask, Keg, Bottle



Session IPA – 4.8% (Gluten Free)

Ultra fruity, hoppy & hazy session IPA, tropical & stone fruits in abundance with a lingering but restrained bitter finish. A well rounded session IPA that’s perfect for any occasion.

Malt: Maris Otter, Cara Pils, Vienna, Malted Oats, Acidulated Malt
Hops: Mosaic, Citra, Pacifica, Nelson Sauvin
Available in: Cask, Keg, Bottle



Hazy Pale – 4.0%

New England Inspired Pale Ale. Super session pale crammed with smooth juicy fruit flavours.

Malt: Maris Otter, Vienna, Carapils, Malted Oats
Hops: Ekuanot, Citra, Pacifica, Wai-iti



Red Ale – 5.2% (Gluten Free)

American hopped red ale, piney & resinous with a malty backbone combined with citrus elements.

Malt: Maris Otter, Red X, Crystal, Carafa
Hops: Chinook, Cascade, Centennial
Available in: Cask, Keg, Bottle



Pilsner – 4.8% (Gluten Free)

Traditional style German Pilsner with a hoppy twist. Lagered for 5 weeks for an ultrasmooth and balanced beer with a bright fruity hop aroma.

Malt: Extra Pale Pilsner, Cara Pils
Hops: Tettnang, Hallertau Mittlefruh
Available in: Keg, Bottle



Porter – 5.5%

Rich & full-bodied oatmeal porter with a generous dose of Rauchmalz giving pleasant smoky aromas. Flavours of smoke, coffee & chocolate dominate the palate leading to a bitter-sweet fruit finish.

Malt: Maris Otter, Crystal, Chocolate, Rauchmalz, Wheat Malt, Flaked Oats, Carafa
Hops: Magnum, Endeavor
Available in: Cask, Keg, Bottle

Space Cowboy

Space Cowboy

Milk Stout – 4.7%

Roasted malt & coffee on the nose lead to a thick, velvety body with suitable sweetness balancing flavours of cacao, coffee & red berries.

Malt: Maris Otter, Wheat Malt, Oat Malt, Crystal Malt, Chocolate Malt, Carafa Special 3
Hops: Magnum, Argentinian Cascade
Additions: Lactose
Available in: Cask & Keg

North Wall Best Bitter

North Wall

Best Bitter – 4.3%

Deep brown beer with rich and complex malt flavours, a smooth and rounded body, and a lightly balancing English hop character that provides a gently bitter finish.

Malt: Maris Otter, Crystal, Torrified Wheat, Carafa
Hops: East Kent Goldings, Fuggles, Challenger
Available in: Cask, Bottle

COB Ordinary Bitter


Ordinary Bitter – 3.8%

Cricklade Ordinary Bitter is a classic, straightforward session bitter. Golden amber in colour, this beer keeps a perfect balance between malt and English hoppiness to create an easy-drinking, easily sessionable bitter.

Malt: Maris Otter, Cara, Crystal, Torrified Wheat
Hops: East Kent Goldings, Fuggles, Challenger
Available in: Cask, Bottle

Element Pale Ale


Pale Ale – 4.2% (Gluten Free)

Triple hopped session pale. Late and dry hop additions of Mandarina Bavaria, Mosaic and Cascade hop varieties bring fresh, bright orange citrus and soft fruit flavours, with a smooth and clean bitterness in the finish.

Malt: Maris Otter, Cara, Cara Pils, Torrified Wheat
Hops: Cascade, Mosaic, Mandarina Bavaria
Available in: Cask, Bottle


Flapjack Black

Breakfast Stout – 7.3%

Our hugely popular breakfast stout, brewed with 2 types of freshly ground coffee, dark chocolate & a huge quantity of Scottish oats. The Ultimate Breakfast? Possibly not… The Ultimate Breakfast Stout? Definitely.

Malt: Maris Otter, Crystal, Chocolate, Roast Barley, Flaked Oats, Carafa
Hops: Endeavor
Additions: Cocoa Nibs, Dark Chocolate, Coffee
Available in: Cask, Keg, Bottle

Flapjack Black Marmalade

Flapjack Marmalade

Breakfast Stout – 7.7%

Based on our breakfast stout recipe Flapjack Black, this is our SIBA Gold medal winning version. An addition of homemade Seville orange marmalade brings another dimension to the breakfast table, adding to an already complex mix of flavours. The ultimate breakfast stout, rich tangy orange combined with coffee, chocolate & oats.

Malt: Maris Otter, Crystal, Chocolate, Roast Barley, Flaked Oats, Carafa
Hops: Endeavor
Additions: Cocoa Nibs, Dark Chocolate, Coffee, Marmalade
Available in: Cask, Keg, Bottle


Liquid Highway

English Golden – 4.5%

The official beers of the Thames Path National Trail, brewed with a combination of traditional and new English hop varieties for a combination of orange marmalade and hoppy spice flavours with light hints of citrus fruitiness. A donation is made from the sale of every pint towards the upkeep and maintenance of the Thames Path.

Malt: Maris Otter, Cara Gold, Torrified Wheat
Hops: Challenger, EKG, Target, Jester
Available in: Cask

Old Town Pale Ale

Old Town Pale

Pale Ale – 4.7% (Gluten Free)

The official beer of Old Town [Swindon]. A full bodied, easy drinking pale ale brewed with Ahtanum, Hallertau Blanc & El Dorado hops. Smooth, rich malt combined with flavours of stone fruit and a hint of citrus.

Malt: Maris Otter, Munich Type 1, Carahell, Caramalt
Hops: Ahtanum, Hallertau Blanc, El Dorado
Available in: Cask, Keg, Bottle

Snakes Head West Coast IPA beer

Snakes Head IPA USA Edition

West Coast IPA – 6.4%

West Coast style IPA, brewed with Chinook, Centennial and Citra hops for resinous pine and citrus flavours, with a background of soft tropical fruit.

Malt: Maris Otter, Caragold, Carapils, Wheat Malt
Hops: Chinook, Centennial, Citra, Apollo
Available in: Cask, Keg, Bottle

Seasonal Beers

Home Grown

Home Grown

Wet Hop Pale Ale – 3.9%

Pale ale brewed with hops grown in the gardens and allotments of the Swindon Co-Hop.

Malt: Maris Otter, Malted Oats
Hops: Fresh Chinook, Fresh Prima Donna
Available in: Cask


Precious Metal 2019

Vintage Golden Barley Wine – 8.6%

Brewed back in January 2019 and then cask aged in our cold store ever since, this strong golden beer is smooth and warming, with rich honey and sherry-like dried fruit flavours.

Malt: Maris Otter
Hops: First Gold, Archer
Available in: Cask & Bottle



Heather Honey IPA – 6.8%

IPA brewed with raw heather honey in collaboration with the award winning Honey B Company. Sweet and rich heather honey character behind a balancing hoppiness, with juicy orange citrus and floral flavours.

Malt: Maris Otter, Rye Malt, Cararye, Melanoidin
Hops: Amarillo, Apollo, EKG, Progress
Additions: Raw Heather Honey
Available in: Cask, Keg, Bottle


Cloud 9

IPA – 6.5% (Gluten Free)

Collaboration with The Malt Miller home brew supplier. A classic American West Coast IPA packed full of citrus, pine and tropical notes from the extremely generous amounts of Chinook & Centennial hops used in the boil, whirlpool and dry hop.

Malt: : Pale Ale Malt, Biscuit Malt
Hops: Chinook, Centennial
Additions: Candy Sugar
Available in: Keg

American Amber beer


American Amber – 4.3%

American Amber balancing and rich malt base and a fruity dry hop.

Malt: Maris Otter, Crystal, Carared, Caramunich Type 1, Torrefied Wheat
Hops: Citra, Chinook, Olicana
Available in: Cask & Keg

Jewel Down Under Australian Pale beer

Jewel Down Under

Australian Pale – 4.2%

Easy going session pale, hopped with Topaz and Vic Secret giving flavours of tropical fruit and a hint of spice.

Malt: Low Colour Maris Otter, Caragold, Malted Oats, Malted Wheat
Hops: Topaz, Vic Secret
Available in: Cask & Keg

Experimental Beers

Watch this space!



The entire process starts from the ground up. Extensive research and development time goes in to each beer we craft and your business cuisine, ethos, name can all play a part in the decisions as to what ingredients are used up to the final labeling of the product, every aspect of the finished product can be customized to suit your requirements. We don’t simply put a new label on an old beer. We work with you, and the products you sell, to create a brew that is unique to your company, and unlike any other in the world. We form long-term relationships with our clients, providing an ongoing supply that allows their customers to get a taste for a beer that can be found nowhere else.

Hop Kettle Brewing Co. bespoke brews are the work of both concept and know-how. Before we start work on your beer, we familiarize ourselves with you and your product. Our beers are crafted to match your business, in a way that goes far beyond simply matching flavours. We have created a Saison for a Thai restaurant chain that uses ingredients including lime leaves and tamarind in the beer and was created specifically to match the food offering. We have also supplied a coffee chain with a very unusual and unique Pale Ale brewed and cold conditioned with their own home roast coffee beans. Sometimes we use ingredients that might not necessarily be initially associated with the cuisine but through extensive tastings we discover that an added ingredient matches perfectly with their dishes.


Hop Kettle Brewing Co. home, seasonal and experimental beers are brewed and bottled on site at our state of the art Swindon brewery. We are also the proud owners of the multi award winning Brew Pub the Red Lion Inn Cricklade, founded in 2008. We have extensive experience in all areas of the hospitality industry, and when it comes to pairing beers with food, we are far ahead of the curve.

We welcome enquiries from all businesses interested in crafting their own bespoke beer. Our aim is to create an ongoing partnership with our clients before, during and after the brewing process. No matter what your tastes, we can provide the right beer for you.

Hop Kettle is founded on a passion for quality, independence and ambition.
These factors have been the driving force that have brought us to where we are today.