Red Lion
Ripley, DE5 3BR

Red Lion
Ripley, DE5 3BR

Cask beers available

Cask beers available

Old Buzzard - 4.8%

Old Buzzard

Cotleigh

4.8% abv

This complex, copper-red beer has ...

This complex, copper-red beer has a superb, dry, nutty flavour, with roast malt balanced by hints of fruit and an underlying hoppiness, leading to a smooth, dry, smoky finish.

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.

Knee Buckler IPA - 5.2%

Knee Buckler IPA

Peerless

5.2% abv

An amber IPA style beer. ...

An amber IPA style beer. Lovely colour and a zingy hop finish to get you in the mood. This beer is hopped with US Cascade, Columbus and Citra hops.

Black Gold - 5%

Black Gold

Stancill

5% abv

A classic stout featuring a ...

A classic stout featuring a hearty combination of roasting malts and brewed with traditional Fuggle hops. The result is a full bodied rich stout which balances nutty and caramel notes with bitterness and a hint of coffee.

Baldrick - 4%

Baldrick

Falstaff

4% abv

Pale amber with a citrus ...

Pale amber with a citrus nose. Fruity hop flavours and a modestly hopped finish.

Soulmate - 4.2%

Soulmate

Beermats

4.2% abv

You’ll make an immediate connection ...

You’ll make an immediate connection with this pure golden ale. Full of fruity flavours with a light, floral aroma and a citrus aftertaste you will be drawn back to time and time again.

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.

Jurassic - 4.2%

Jurassic

Dorset

4.2% abv

Crisp golden ale with hints ...

Crisp golden ale with hints of apricot, lasting bitterness and a clean citrus aroma.

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.

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

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

Katy Perry - 5.5%

Katy Perry

Purbeck

5.5% abv

This is a blend of ...

This is a blend of this cider-maker’s award-winning perry and Katy cider, resulting in a smooth, wine-like pear flavour, balanced with a crisp apple bite.

Raspberry Ripple - 4%

Raspberry Ripple

Snails Bank

4% abv

Medium apple cider, sweet tangy ...

Medium apple cider, sweet tangy raspberry and a whirl of vanilla.

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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.

Ghost Ship - 4.5%

Ghost Ship

Adnams

4.5% abv

At 4.5% abv, this Pale ...

At 4.5% abv, this Pale Ale has a good assertive pithy bitterness and a malty backbone. It is brewed with a selection of malts: Pale Ale, Rye and Cara. We use Citra, and a blend of other American hop varieties to create some great citrus flavours.

Ginger Pale Ale - 4%

Ginger Pale Ale

Stancill

4% abv

Be it on a hot ...

Be it on a hot summer day or a cold winter one, our ginger pale ale has subtle undertones of warming ginger, which provides intrigue for the taste buds and refreshment for the taster.

Plastered Pheasant - 4.8%

Plastered Pheasant

Quantock

4.8% abv

This traditional, rich, warming porter ...

This traditional, rich, warming porter is dark amber in colour, with plenty of fruit in the aroma and a smooth flavour, plus hints of coffee and toffee on the palate.

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.

Raspberry Wheat Beer - 5.6%

Raspberry Wheat Beer

Milestone

5.6% abv

A continental style wheat beer ...

A continental style wheat beer infused with fresh, wild raspberries producing a refreshing fruit beer.

Hocus Pocus Old Ale - 4.6%

Hocus Pocus Old Ale

Loddon

4.6% abv

Brewed using the ever popular ...

Brewed using the ever popular English Goldings with the addition of Fuggle Hops, pale and dark malts, with a small amount of invert sugar, combine to form a rich, smooth traditional dark ale.

Powell - 4.3%

Powell

Falstaff

4.3% abv

Amber with citrus and berry ...

Amber with citrus and berry aromas. Well hopped flavours with grapefruit undertones and a well hopped finish.

Old Thumper - 5.8%

Old Thumper

Ringwood

5.8% abv

Pale colour with predominantly fruity ...

Pale colour with predominantly fruity flavour and slight sweetness, leading to a pleasing, dry finish.

C Monster - 6.5%

C Monster

Little Critters

6.5% abv

A citrus IPA made with ...

A citrus IPA made with the best quality American C hops, with lime leaves and fresh citrus peel added during fermentation, making this beast of an IPA as refreshing as an ocean dip on a hot day.

Wrecker - 4.5%

Wrecker

Evan Evans

4.5% abv

This deep amber-coloured beer combines ...

This deep amber-coloured beer combines a blend of malts with UK and US hop varieties, resulting in a full-bodied (yet easy-drinking) character, with a malty flavour and a fruity hop finish.

Riber Gold - 4.3%

Riber Gold

Matlock Wolds Farm

4.3% abv

A golden ale made using ...

A golden ale made using Maris Otter barley, Cara malt and Light Crystal malt, hopped with both U.S. and traditional Europe noble hops and the addition of apricots. It is a light, refreshing beer suited to all tastes with subtle bitterness and a fruity aftertaste.

Honey Porter - 4.9%

Honey Porter

Milestone

4.9% abv

Dark porter with coffee notes, ...

Dark porter with coffee notes, honey flavours and a fruity dry finish.

Double Maxim - 4.7%

Double Maxim

Maxim

4.7% abv

A traditional North-Eastern brown ale. ...

A traditional North-Eastern brown ale. The full, welcoming aroma leads to a good balance of ripe grain and spicy hops in the flavour, resulting in a long, bittersweet 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.

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.

Top Dog Stout - 5%

Top Dog Stout

Burton Bridge

5% abv

Brewed in honour of the ...

Brewed in honour of the mascot of the now defunct Staffordshire Regiment and his handler. Colour Sergeant Watchman III, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, was a regular at the Brewery tap, until his death in June 1998, but never drank on duty. Hops used are Challenger.

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.

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.

Whisky Cask - 6.7%

Whisky Cask

Thistly Cross

6.7% abv

Matured in ex-Glen Moray (previously ...

Matured in ex-Glen Moray (previously Glenglassaugh Distillery) whisky casks this is a dry and subtle cider. Infused with mellow, vanilla oak of the cask. A refreshing, complex drink to be savoured.

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.

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