Red Lion
Ripley, DE5 3BR

Red Lion
Ripley, DE5 3BR

Cask beers available

Cask beers available

Farmers Stout - 4.5%

Farmers Stout

Bradfield

4.5% abv

A dark enriched ‘black and ...

A dark enriched ‘black and white’ stout balanced by ploughing through roasted malts and flaked oats with a subtle bitter hop character.

Wallops Wood - 4%

Wallops Wood

Bowman

4% abv

A light chestnut session bitter. ...

A light chestnut session bitter. As far as flavour goes, it tends rather more towards the malt than the hops, though there is a pleasing hop taste right at the finish. The aroma is light and pleasant.

Light Dragonfly - 3.9%

Light Dragonfly

Pheasantry

3.9% abv

A session version of our ...

A session version of our best selling Dancing Dragonfly but not as dangerous!

Farne Island - 4%

Farne Island

Hadrian Border

4% abv

An amber coloured bitter, perfectly ...

An amber coloured bitter, perfectly blended malt and hops makes this well-rounded beer balanced and refreshing.

Innkeepers - 4.5%

Innkeepers

Coach House

4.5% abv

A truly magnificent ruby coloured ...

A truly magnificent ruby coloured beer of premium strength, with a very full malty palate, balanced by a crisp hop flavour and a lingering hoppy aftertaste. As smooth as cream but not for the unwary!

Crooked Hooker - 4.7%

Crooked Hooker

Banks & Taylor

4.7% abv

Brewed to celebrate the Six ...

Brewed to celebrate the Six Nations Championship, this scrummy beer has a brilliant balance of malt and hops. Brewed using Pearl Pale malt, Crystal malt, Wheat malt, Amber malt and Challenger hops.

Old Mortality - 4.2%

Old Mortality

Strathaven

4.2% abv

A chestnut coloured ale with ...

A chestnut coloured ale with a well-rounded malty aroma and a rich dried fruit flavour.

Ripley Rattler - 4.5%

Ripley Rattler

Nottingham

4.5% abv

Brewed especially for the Red ...

Brewed especially for the Red Lion Ripley. It celebrates the memory of the original Nottingham Tramways furthest outpost; after leaving Kimberley the rails were not kept in the best of shape hence the nickname the route attracted.

Doom Bar - 4%

Doom Bar

Sharp's

4% abv

Bitter with a faint flowery ...

Bitter with a faint flowery aroma and a moderately fruity, malty taste. The finish is long but pleasantly bitter with some sweetness and dryness.

Ruddles Best - 3.7%

Ruddles Best

Greene King

3.7% abv

Powerful fruitiness, with flavours reminiscent ...

Powerful fruitiness, with flavours reminiscent of redcurrants, raspberries and strawberries intermingled with citrus notes. The fruitiness is balanced out by the famous Ruddles bitterness and by a delicate aroma.

Abbot Ale - 5%

Abbot Ale

Greene King

5% abv

A full-bodied, very distinctive beer ...

A full-bodied, very distinctive beer with a bitter-sweet aftertaste.

Craft Keg available

American Pale - 4.5%

American Pale

Shipyard

4.5% abv

An easy drinking, American style ...

An easy drinking, American style Pale Ale bursting with fruity citrus hop aroma and flavour. Dry hopped with 4x American hops Chinook, Cascade, Centennial and Columbus - Drop anchor for a spell and try a great tasting beer.

Punk IPA - 5.6%

Punk IPA

BrewDog

5.6% abv

This Trans-Atlantic fusion IPA is ...

This Trans-Atlantic fusion IPA is light golden in colour with tropical fruits and light caramel on the nose. The palate soon becomes assertive and resinous with the New Zealand hops balanced by the biscuit malt. The finish is aggressive and dry with the hops emerging over the warming alcohol.

Ciders & Perries available

Old Rosie (2019) - 6.8%

Old Rosie (2019)

Westons

6.8% abv

Old Rosie is the name ...

Old Rosie is the name given to our 1921 Aveling and Porter steam roller, that still sits in our yard in Herefordshire. Strong, reliable and so loved by everyone in the Westons family, we named this cloudy cider in her honour. Light, crisp and dry, this truly old fashioned cloudy cider is slowly matured and left unfiltered.

Stan's Cheddar Valley - 6%

Stan's Cheddar Valley

Thatchers

6% abv

With its distinctive orange hues, ...

With its distinctive orange hues, this smooth, robust, naturally cloudy cider is a Somerset tradition. For those who like oak-aged cider medium dry, our cidermakers choose apples including Tremlett’s Bitter for its tannins, while Dabinett brings a rich, full body.

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Jaipur - 5.9%

Jaipur

Thornbridge

5.9% abv

A citrus dominated India Pale ...

A citrus dominated India Pale Ale, its immediate impression is soft and smooth yet builds to a crescendo of massive hoppiness accentuated by honey. An enduring, bitter finish.

Draught Burton Ale - 4.8%

Draught Burton Ale

Burton Bridge

4.8% abv

A classic Burton Ale. Golden ...

A classic Burton Ale. Golden amber with a lasting dry hop aroma.

One For Chocolate Orange Sorrow - 4.8%

One For Chocolate Orange Sorrow

Magpie

4.8% abv

Silky smooth chocolate orange oatmeal ...

Silky smooth chocolate orange oatmeal stout.

NEPA - 4.5%

NEPA

Great Heck

4.5% abv

A venture outside our norm ...

A venture outside our norm with this one, brewed with extra pale malts, NE yeast strain and heaps of fruit forward hops, Sorachi Ace in the boil and then DDH with Citra and Mosaic for a massive tropical fruity hit which is accentuated by the estery, stone fruit flavours imparted from the yeast. Expect a slightly hazy, smooth drinking, flavour packed mouthful which will leave you wanting more.

Supernova - 4.8%

Supernova

Black Hole

4.8% abv

Pure gold. Like marmalade made ...

Pure gold. Like marmalade made from Seville oranges and grapefruit, the aroma mimics the sweet start but gives into the hops which deliver a dry lingering bitter finish.

Madog's Ale - 3.7%

Madog's Ale

Purple Moose

3.7% abv

Full bodied session bitter, with ...

Full bodied session bitter, with a malty nose and an initial nutty flavour but bitterness dominates. Well balanced and refreshing with a dry roastiness on the taste and a good dry finish.

Northern Gold - 5%

Northern Gold

Naylor's

5% abv

This golden IPA has a ...

This golden IPA has a full, floral, hoppy aroma and citrus hop notes in the flavour, finely complementing its rich maltiness, resulting in a full, balanced character.

X Porter - 4.6%

X Porter

Heritage

4.6% abv

Traditional 1800's dark porter with ...

Traditional 1800's dark porter with smoky and chocolate tones.

Lurcher Stout - 4.8%

Lurcher Stout

Green Jack

4.8% abv

A rich smooth stout, a ...

A rich smooth stout, a roasty dark ale with mature blackcurrent in the aroma and a fruity hoppy bitterness in the taste, quickly giving way to a long sweetish aftertaste.

Stairway to Heaven - 5%

Stairway to Heaven

Burton Bridge

5% abv

Golden bitter. A perfectly balanced, ...

Golden bitter. A perfectly balanced, moreish beer. The malty and bitter start leads to a hoppy body with some astringency.

Proper IPA - 5%

Proper IPA

Broughton

5% abv

We’ve crafted the Proper IPA ...

We’ve crafted the Proper IPA as a dedication to those that enjoy Proper IPA with treacle malt, high alpha hop flavour and a light bitter aftertaste. With it's intense citrus, spice and pine flavours balanced with our blend of toasted local malts, the beer gives you a depth of spicy aroma and a balanced fruity aftertaste.

Red Ale - 4.2%

Red Ale

Bru

4.2% abv

This amber-red beer is this ...

This amber-red beer is this brewery’s interpretation of a traditional Irish red ale, with a sweet aroma leading to its hoppy flavour, balanced by caramel notes which continue through to the finish.

North Trail - 5%

North Trail

Brightside

5% abv

This light amber-coloured beer is ...

This light amber-coloured beer is packed full of top-quality US hops, delivering fresh and vibrant citrus, ripe fruit and pine, in both the aroma and flavour, resulting in a fresh, zesty finish.

Thieving Rogue - 4.5%

Thieving Rogue

Magpie

4.5% abv

Super pale with a floral ...

Super pale with a floral hop character from classic British hops, and a light biscuit note from 100% Maris Otter malt.

Farmers Sixer - 6%

Farmers Sixer

Bradfield

6% abv

A strong lager type ale, ...

A strong lager type ale, light straw coloured with the use of a delicate hop to give a fruity pleasant refreshing finish.

Pricky Back Otchan - 4.2%

Pricky Back Otchan

Great Newsome

4.2% abv

A hoppy golden bitter combining ...

A hoppy golden bitter combining Pilgrim (UK), Northern Brewer (Germany) and Cascade hops (US), with a small amount of crystal and wheat malt, to produce a wonderfully robust beer with a beautiful depth of smooth malt flavour and a hint of sweet citrus on the nose.

Iron Brew - 4.2%

Iron Brew

Enefeld

4.2% abv

A ruby red bitter, made ...

A ruby red bitter, made with special coloured malts. A very rich malt character, which gives an impression of a stronger beer than its 4.2% ABV. Made with an American hop variety, the beer is an interesting departure from the norm, demonstrating a wide spectrum of unusual floral flavour notes which appeal to the ale drinker who is looking for something a little more cerebral than the usual session strength style beers.

Fryer's Thirst - 4.3%

Fryer's Thirst

Exe Valley

4.3% abv

This golden ale is brewed ...

This golden ale is brewed with West Country malt, spring water and a fine blend of hop varieties, resulting in a pleasing hoppy nose, full-bodied flavour and bitter finish.

Black Dragon - 7.2%

Black Dragon

Gwynt y Ddraig

7.2% abv

The legendary Black Dragon! This ...

The legendary Black Dragon! This cider now has quite a following amongst the most descerning cider drinkers. It is rich in colour, body and flavour with a fresh, fruity aroma.

Moonshine - 7.5%

Moonshine

Broadoak

7.5% abv

This medium-sweet cider has a ...

This medium-sweet cider has a crisp, light, refreshing, fruity flavour, supplied by dessert and culinary apples, resulting in a very drinkable character, despite its strength.

Stan's Big Apple - 5%

Stan's Big Apple

Thatchers

5% abv

Crafted from vintage bittersweet apples ...

Crafted from vintage bittersweet apples including Tremlett’s, Dabinett and Somerset Redstreak. Stan’s Big Apple is a traditional cider full of flavour and big on personality. Medium dry, this still cider bursts with apple flavours and has a depth of character that only comes from generations of experience.

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