The Elephant & Castle Inn

Free House where Real Beer meets Real Friends

The Elephant & Castle Inn

Free House where Real Beer meets Real Friends

Craft Beer
At The Elephant and Castle Inn we pride ourselves on the great selection of craft beers we have available throughout the year. Being a Free House we are at liberty to search the country far and wide to find those special beers and ales from the small breweries that make your taste buds dance with excitement.

As we discover new breweries and beers we’ll add them to the list below so you know what to expect throughout the year.
Green Jack Brewery
The Green Jack Brewery just up the coast provide us with some excellent beers including the ever popular Trawlerboys Best Bitter, a firm favourite in the village. Green Jacks ales are well known for their “hoppy character”. With locally malted wheat and barley, traditional English cone hops are blended with hops from the New World in generous proportions to give the ales floral, citrus and fruity aromas.
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The Brandon Brewery on the outskirts of Thetford Forest produce a unique selection of beers ranging from the bright copper coloured Rusty Bucket to the strong dark and smooth Oakenshield.
All of their beers are carefully hand-crafted with each brew having it’s own distinctive style, colour and flavour. Brandon Brewery beers often appear on our guest pump for about a week at a time so make sure you drop in regularly to catch a pint or two.
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Being a Suffolk Inn and only a few miles from Southwold we always have some of the most popular offerings from Adnams. The ever popular Southwold Bitter is always on pump and is accompanied by the fabulously smooth Blackshore Stout. If you’re looking for something with even more taste from the Adnams stable then try the full on personality laden Jack Brand Mosaic Pale Ale.
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Just in land from the seaside town of Great Yarmouth there is a little place called Reedham which just happens to be the home of the Humpty Dumpty Brewery. Providing us with amusingly named beers like Christmas Crack that you can’t help but enjoy over the seasonal period, this micro brewery produces beer that we all just love to drink.
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Woodfordes Brewery in Norfolk needs no introduction. Brewing beer for over 30 years using their own ancient water from below the brewery this group of dedicated people produce wonderful beer like Bure Gold and Nog which the beer drinkers of Eyke can’t get enough of.
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The name Mauldons has been associated with award winning traditional beers since 1795 and today can often be found being enjoyed by village folk and tourists alike at that great Inn that is the social centre of Eyke.
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Shortts Farm Brewery in Thorndon, North Suffolk is the dream come true of Matt and Ellie Hammond. A micro brewery that produces lovely beers like strummer and Skiffle that are often enjoyed during long summer afternoons in The Elephant and Castle Inn gardens, this is beer not to be missed.
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Sitting in its beautiful, mellow Cotswold Hills landscape, Hook Norton is a proudly independent and passionate family brewery that takes the very best of its handcrafted brewing heritage and combines it with a thoroughly modern approach, to create a range of real ales that can be enjoyed often when available on our guest pump in the lounge bar.
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The Nethergate Brewery was born in 1986 in the small town of Clare, Suffolk. Like many great ideas it was conceived in a pub between two friends, one a businessman and the other a micro biologist … the perfect team to set up a brewery!
Ian and Paul’s Ale (IPA) was very popular last time we had it on our guest pump and we’ll certainly be getting a few more from the small brewery in Clare as time goes on.
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St. Peters Brewery is based at St. Peter South Elmham, near Bungay Suffolk. The brewery was built in 1996 and is housed in an attractive range of traditional former agricultural buildings adjacent to St. Peter’s Hall. Producing extremely palatable beers like Golden Ale and their own Best Bitter it’s no wonder they can be found at that great beer sampling establishment that is the hub of Eyke.