The Nelson Arms
Tonbridge, TN9 1UP

The Nelson Arms
Tonbridge, TN9 1UP

Cask beers available

Cask beers available

Ruby - 4.4%



4.4% abv

A dark ale with a ruby red colour, the aroma has a sweet scent of strawberries combined with a smokiness and a soft, rich taste.

Gilt Complex - 4.6%

Gilt Complex

Surrey Hills

4.6% abv

A huge hop aroma introduces the “King of the Golden Beers”. There is a hint of spice in the fruity flavour and a long finish that completes this classic beer.

8. Parabola - 4.7%

8. Parabola


4.7% abv

A punchy, fragrant APA with a huge Columbus burst that complements the smooth malt bill.

Solaris - 3.8%


Big Smoke

3.8% abv

Our biggest selling beer is also one of the first that we brewed. A very easy drinking pale ale with Cascade and Centennial hops.

London Special - 4.5%

London Special

Young's, Marston's

4.5% abv

Full flavoured amber ale with toasted nutty malt, stewed apples and pears, balanced by earthy hops and a dry finish. This is a richly flavoursome beer that definitely packs a punch.

Craft Keg available

Magazine Cover - 4.2%

Magazine Cover


4.2% abv

Crispy yet soft session IPA with Mosaic and Simcoe hops.

Lightbulb - 4.5%



4.5% abv

As pale as a 100W light bulb but as juicy as an IPA. Sessionable, quenching and totally addictive. Biscuity malt base with a hint of sweetness all drenched in fruity/dank hops.

Albino Pheasant - 7.7%

Albino Pheasant


7.7% abv

Soft like velvet and far too easy to drink. 11 malts were used and lashings of molasses to boot! Caramel flavours range from sweet shop to burnt sugar. Roasted impact hits in waves with coffee grounds and cocoa upfront and that unmistakable roasted barley oomph we crave through the middle. Bitterness and roasted astringency are balanced by a slightly sweet and natural finish. No adjuncts here… Just a straight up 7.7% ABV export stout.

Lush - 5.3%



5.3% abv

A rich berry pink explosion rounded off with the sour tang of refreshing lime. Lush is a kettle sour, jam packed with copious amounts of raspberries and limes. Pucker up!

Kaltenberg Royal Lager - 4.1%

Kaltenberg Royal Lager

Konig Ludwig

4.1% abv

A fine example of a classic Bavarian Lager Beer, easy drinking but with a full and rounded palate. Beer fit for a King. A genuine Bavarian Royal Lager, named after Kaltenberg Castle originally built in 1290. Kaltenberg beers are strictly brewed according to the Bavarian purity law of 1516.

Premium Pils - 4.8%

Premium Pils


4.8% abv

Pleasantly well-rounded taste profile. Mild, crispy hop tone for a unique slightly tart taste experience. Only top quality ingredients are used in the brewing of this beer. The beer is pleasantly light thanks to especially soft brewing water.

Ciders & Perries available

Fruits Of The Forest - 4%

Fruits Of The Forest

Double Vision

4% abv

A mixture of fruits and berries that makes a delicious summer drink. The most popular fruit cider in our range.

Elderflower Perry - 7.4%

Elderflower Perry

Double Vision

7.4% abv

Elderflower perry, English summer in a glass.

Dry Cider - 7%

Dry Cider


7% abv

Still, light, crisp cider with high acidity and low sweetness.

Gold - 4%



4% abv

A low abv cloudy apple cider, a blend of Kentish dessert and cooking apples, back-sweetened with the fresh juice of Cheerfull Gold apples.

Screecher - 6%


Wise Owl

6% abv

Award winning crisp, fruity cider made from a blend of bittersweet and dessert Kentish apples, rich in colour with a lovely aroma and depth of flavour.

Falstaff Bramley - 5.4%

Falstaff Bramley


5.4% abv

our classic Kentish cider, a refreshing and crisp blend with balanced acidity that shows off the Falstaff and Bramley apples. Medium dry still cider 2019 vintage.

First Press Vintage Cider 2017 - 5.5%

First Press Vintage Cider 2017


5.5% abv

Award winning light, refreshingly, medium dry vintage cider fermented with a blend of 100% fresh juice from traditional English eating apple varieties, such as Red Falstaff, Katy and Windsor. Made in a limited batch with the first press of the juiciest apples from each season’s harvest of our Herefordshire and Worcestershire orchards.

Pear - 6%


Wise Owl

6% abv

Refreshing pear cider blended from Kentish pears and a touch of Bramley apples.

Dry - 6%


Wise Owl

6% abv

Award winning dry cider made from a blend of 8 different varieties of apple to make a light and flavoursome cider.

Mango - 4%


Wise Owl

4% abv

Gorgeous blend of medium cider and mango making it delicious and moreish with a tropical feel.

Strawberry - 4%


Wise Owl

4% abv

A fresh, fruity medium cider with pleasant strawberry notes. Not overly sweet.

Rum Cask - 8.8%

Rum Cask

Olde Simmo's Wealden Cyder

8.8% abv

Made from Dabinett single variety cider apples grown in Five Oak Green and matured in rum casks.

Chiddingstone Cider - Medium Dry - 7.5%

Chiddingstone Cider - Medium Dry

Castle Cider Co

7.5% abv

Medium dry cider made from a blend of apple varieties from Kent.

Shimmy - 4%



4% abv

Lovingly referred to as the Tangbomb this lip moreish number is awash with tropical pineapple flavours, balanced with a light touch of citric acid from the lemon.

Apple & Ginger - 4%

Apple & Ginger

Snails Bank

4% abv

A clear and refreshing medium cider pepped up with freshly ground root ginger for a fiery kick!

High Diver - 4.8%

High Diver

Kentish Pip

4.8% abv

High Diver plunges you into a world of fine bubbles and bobbing apples. A luxurious blend with Cox and Bramley apples, medium dry, marrying fresh acidity with a bright aromatic fruit character.

Coming Soon

Devils Dyke - 5%

Devils Dyke


5% abv

Chocolate flows through to smooth coffee in our deep red malty warming porter.

Broken Dream - 6.5%

Broken Dream


6.5% abv

A Breakfast Stout with a gentle touch of smoke, chocolate and coffee. Broken Dream is deep and complex. She lurks in your imagination. She binds smoke and coffee aromas with chocolate, milk and oats to create something thick, velvety and slick. She will draw you towards a land of flavour, passion and colour.

Shere Drop - 4.2%

Shere Drop

Surrey Hills

4.2% abv

The flagship beer is pale in colour with a subtle hint of grapefruit and lemon in the aroma. The wonderful hop bitterness is complemented by a balanced malt flavour. The beer has a long finish, which is moderately dry.

Roadie - 4.3%



4.3% abv

A dependable and refreshing road-dog of a beer. Boasting a hard-earned reputation and fit for grafters and road crews the world over, this all-night IPA loads up notes of citrus fruits including grapefruit and lime.

Taiphoon - 4.2%


Hop Back

4.2% abv

A fantastic pale gold colour with hints of lemon grass and coriander.

Flat Out Like A Drinking Lizard - 4.2%

Flat Out Like A Drinking Lizard


4.2% abv

The name is an Aussie expression/simile for working really hard. Pale golden, heavily late hopped with Vic Secret and Enigma, then dry hopped with Vic Secret and Galaxy - very tropical!

Little Things That Kill - 3.9% (keg)

Little Things That Kill (keg)

Weird Beard

3.9% abv

With a low ABV beer it is difficult to smack you over the head with hops, however we have thought of a way around this…Little Things that Kill will sneak round behind you, cut your hamstrings, then when you are on the ground, smack you over the head with hops. This beer will have the same malt and body each time, but the hops will change depending on the whim of the brewers.

Medicine Man - 6% (keg)

Medicine Man (keg)

Big Smoke

6% abv

Our IPA has returned, with an update of ingredients to suit its new guise as a keg beer and fully energised to deliver its full whack of hop flavours. Hazy orange on the eye, it boasts aromas of passion fruit and leaves refreshingly dry with an orange peel and piney finish. A balanced IPA with a refreshing bitterness. Hops used are Chinook, Simcoe and Amarillo.

Parabellum - 4.1% (keg)

Parabellum (keg)


4.1% abv

Dark and delicious, a rich jet black milk stout made with a combination barley, oats, wheat and roasted chocolate malts. The result is a satisfying balance of coffee, vanilla and chocolate notes and a full malt base. One to be savoured.

This Mule Ain't From Moscow - 5.6% (keg)

This Mule Ain't From Moscow (keg)

Black Lodge

5.6% abv

New England IPA with Strata and Citra hops.

Strawberry Cider - 4%

Strawberry Cider

Double Vision

4% abv

Medium sweet cider made with strawberries for a wonderful sweet taste to complement the apple.

Mango Cider - 4%

Mango Cider

Double Vision

4% abv

A medium sweet cider flavoured with mango.

Cherry - 4.1%


Double Vision

4.1% abv

Semi-sweet with the punchy flavour of cherry for a sweet refreshing taste.

One Vision - 5.2%

One Vision

Double Vision

5.2% abv

Awaiting tastings notes from brewer.

Apple Pie Cider - 4%

Apple Pie Cider


4% abv

Gently spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves this really is like apple pie in a glass! Can also be warmed up as a mulled cider.

Raspberry - 4%


Double Vision

4% abv

Burst's of sharp raspberry flavour runs through this tasty sweet fruit cider.

Rhubarb Cider - 5%

Rhubarb Cider


5% abv

Blended with fresh-pressed Kentish rhubarb, this cider is sweet, juicy and very refreshing.

Medium - 6.9%


Double Vision

6.9% abv

Medium cider produced using Kent apples. Sweet aroma of eating and culinary apples with a medium sweetish flavour. Please note abv may vary.

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