Real Ales & Ciders
At The Fleece we have a fantastic array of excellent hand-crafted, local and national award winning Real Ales and Real Ciders!
To accompany ever-changing guest ales we also always stock a number of beers and ciders from the following:
Mill Green Brewery, Edwardstone - 2miles away
Castings Heath Cottage Cidery, Groton - 2miles away
We are the perfect setting for traditional drinking. Our beers are well kept and represent our continued effort to provide beers of variety and interest, as well as sourcing locally.
Beers on this Month
Just up the road in Edwardstone is our very own award winning eco brewery 'Mill Green Brewery'. It is located at our sister pub The Edwardstone White Horse, both ourselves and the White horse always have a selection available.
Mill Green - White Horse Bitter 3.6%
Classic copper coloured bitter. English malt and hops,
simple and refreshing beer.
Mill Green – Green Goose 4%
An American style Brown Ale. Sweet but hoppy, brown but refreshing, making this one of our most popular all year round. The brewers favourite beer.
Mill Green - Mawkin Mild 2.9%
A real Suffolk mild. SIBA awarded for best mild in the east in 2009. Has remarkable flavour, depth & long after-taste.
Incredibly it's only 2.9%!
Mill Green -Golden Fleece 4%
A new golden ale brewed for the Fleece using German hops & English malt to create a highly quaffable golden beer.
Mill Green- Marynka 4%
Marynka is a really smooth tasting pale ale with grassy/ earthy notes and a floral aroma.
Mill Green - Boxford Best 4.3%
A new beer, but a very traditional one. Brown in colour with toffee and caramel sweetness followed by an earthy bitter finish. 100% British barley and hops!
Tornado Smith Scoops Top Award
Wednesday 5 October 2011 - Suffolk Free Press
A BREWERY has won a regional award for a beer named after a local hero.
Mill Green Brewery in Edwardstone was presented with a silver award for Best Bitter in the Eastern region in a competition held by SIBA, the Society of Independant Brewers.
The beer is named after George “Tornado” Smith, who entertained crowds in the 1930s by performing the gravity-defying wall of death stunt in Boxford – firstly with his wife “Dynamite” Doris Craven and latterly a 12-stone lioness called Briton, who rode in the sidecar.
Brewer Tom Norton said: “It was great to get the award as it is judged by fellow brewers, publicans, experts and beer writers.
“We started brewing the beer in July, so it has not been running long."
“It has an interesting flavour as we use our own malt from down the road in Chelsworth but the hops are from New Zealand – they have a similar flavour to a New Zealand white wine so it is very fruity."
“And Tornado Smith was a bit of a local legend.”
The awards took place at Elgoods Brewery in Wisbech, where 185 beers in 12 categories were scrutinised by 55 judges.
Mr Norton said: “Unfortunately I couldn’t attend as I was too busy brewing beer.”