The Hoptimist
Spondon, Derby, DE21 7FH

The Hoptimist
Spondon, Derby, DE21 7FH

Cask Beers Available

Cask Beers Available

Vocation - Vocation & Friends: Neon Raptor

Vocation & Friends: Neon Raptor - 3.8%

Vocation & Friends: Neon Raptor


3.8% abv

A modern nod to British brewing heritage with an updated Burton pale ale. Famous for it's water profile we tweaked our own water profile to match that and brewed to an extremely sessionable 3.8%. Toffee notes from a classic malt base are balanced with hedgerow fruit flavours and earthy notes finishing out with a dry and pleasant hoppy bitter finish. Hops: Opus and Nugget. Part of our Vocation & Friends series. Collaboration with Neon Raptor.

Arbor - My Little Sabrony

My Little Sabrony - 5%

My Little Sabrony


5% abv

Single hopped pale ale with an all Sabro hop bill giving massive flavours of lime and tropical fruit.

Flipside - Flipping Best

Flipping Best - 4.6%

Flipping Best


4.6% abv

A traditional dark brown best bitter. Strong malt flavours complemented with good bitterness and gentle hop flavours. A popular beer for the bitter lover.

Parkway - Black Forest

Black Forest - 4.9%

Black Forest


4.9% abv

A well balanced single hopped oat stout. Lovingly brewed with fresh cherries, dark Munich and chocolate malts. A yummy stout that seduces your taste buds.

Craft Keg Available

Beavertown - Lunar Haze

Lunar Haze - 4.5%

Lunar Haze


4.5% abv

A hazy pale golden ale with aromas of tropical passion fruit, lemon citrus and a hint of peach and flavours of ripe passionfruit and sweet peach with a cloud lemon finish.

Thornbridge - Green Mountain

Green Mountain - 4.3%

Green Mountain


4.3% abv

A beautiful hazy session IPA. We generously dry hop with Galaxy, Mosaic, Citra and Amarillo hops creating a hugely aromatic and juicy fruit bomb. Vegan friendly.

Ciders & Perries Available

Healeys - Rattler - Original

Rattler - Original - 5.5%

Rattler - Original


5.5% abv

A dry cider. Slightly cloudy in character, it is a young, light, tremendously fruity and refreshing cyder with a distinctive bite. Named after the feisty Cornish Rattler apple and blended with Healey's know-how, our Cornish Rattler Cyder has the crisp, fresh flavour you crave.

Coming Soon

Derby - Tastes Like Promotion

Tastes Like Promotion - 4.8%

Tastes Like Promotion


4.8% abv

A golden hoppy session IPA with citrus notes, brewed to celebrate Derby County’s promotion.

Theakston - Old Peculier

Old Peculier - 5.6%

Old Peculier


5.6% abv

A full-bodied, dark brown, strong ale. Slightly malty but with hints of roast coffee and liquorice. A smooth caramel overlay and a complex fruitiness leads to a bitter chocolate finish.

St Austell - Proper Job

Proper Job - 4.5%

Proper Job

St Austell

4.5% abv

An award-winning modern IPA, packed full of citrus, pineapple and grapefruit resinous flavours with a fine crisp bitter finish.

Falstaff - Phoenix

Phoenix - 4.7%



4.7% abv

Copper brown in colour with malt and toffee aromas. Sweet malt and dark toffee flavours leading to a slightly sharp finish.

Jolly Boys - Jolly Yorkshire Bitter

Jolly Yorkshire Bitter - 3.8%

Jolly Yorkshire Bitter

Jolly Boys

3.8% abv

A beer that our grandfathers, in one slurp are back in their twenties propping up the bar. Crystal and black malts are enhanced with Fuggles and East Kent Goldings to give it a traditional taste.

Thornbridge - Fonio

Fonio - 4.5%



4.5% abv

An African Fonio pale ale. It has been created with Fonio, an ancient grain that has thrived in West Africa for over 5,000 years due to its drought resistance and ability to grow in nutrient-poor soil without fertilizers and pesticides. Collaboration with Brooklyn Brewery as part of their ‘Brewing for Impact’ initiative. Hops: Huell Melon, Goldings and Citra.

Exmoor Ales - Gold

Gold - 4.5%


Exmoor Ales

4.5% abv

A golden ale hopped with Challenger, Goldings and Fuggles. The aroma is a blend of fresh grassy and floral hop and a subtly soft, caramel-tinged maltiness. The palate is a balance of gentle grainy maltiness and sprightly floral, citrusy fresh hop fruitiness. The finish is bittersweet with hints of citrus fruit weaving in and out.

Thornbridge - Wye

Wye - 4.7%



4.7% abv

Our cucumber pale ale is delicate and truly refreshing with the unique flavour of cucumber. Hops: Willamette and Crystal.

Titanic - Dr Rudi

Dr Rudi - 4.4%

Dr Rudi


4.4% abv

A light and hoppy pale ale packed with a blend of three different New Zealand hops: Dr Rudi, Rakau and Nelson Sauvin. Expect plenty of complex hoppy notes, ending with a refreshing, full-flavoured finish. The third beer in our Modern Classics series celebrating some of our most popular seasonal beers from the past five years.

Thornbridge - Jaipur Noir

Jaipur Noir - 5.9%

Jaipur Noir


5.9% abv

A black IPA. Our flagship beer has had a makeover to celebrate its 19th birthday! For this special batch we have added an array of dark malts to the brew to give this version it’s unique look alongside the classic Jaipur flavours. Hops: Chinook, Centennial, Ahtanum, Simcoe and Columbus.

Blue Monkey - Monkey

Monkey - 4%


Blue Monkey

4% abv

This beer is based upon our mild which has been traditionally brewed using a wide range of malt to provide a rich and complex base. We have then infused rich chocolate flavours and creamy tropical coconut. Just like drinking a bounty.

Little Critters - Luna's

Luna's - 4.4%


Little Critters

4.4% abv

A pale ale with soft peach flavours balanced with orange, citrus zest and a refreshing clean finish. Brewed with plenty of oats and wheat for a smooth body, to produce an easy drinking beer hopped with Centennial and Amarillo. Part of our brewery dog series.

Exmoor Ales - Stag

Stag - 4.8%


Exmoor Ales

4.8% abv

A strong, copper-coloured premium bitter with a good malty taste and full-hopped aroma.


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