The Nelson Arms
Tonbridge, TN9 1UP

The Nelson Arms
Tonbridge, TN9 1UP

Cask Beers Available

Cask Beers Available

Kent - Nah Na Nah

Nah Na Nah - 4.5%

Nah Na Nah

Kent

4.5% abv

£4.60 pt 

World-beating pale ale. A winning formula of deliciously fruity hops with hints of spice and grapefruit.

£4.60 pt 

Mallinsons - Lemondrop

Lemondrop - 3.8%

Lemondrop

Mallinsons

3.8% abv

£4.80 pt 

A single hopped blonde ale using Lemondrop, a hop variety from the USA. This lovely blonde coloured ale has the aroma of gentle lemon and very light melon. It has a medium bitter taste with juicy lemon fruit elements and a lemony finish that has a pleasant citrusy background. Really nice!

£4.80 pt 

Brew York - Empire

Empire - 5.4%

Empire

Brew York

5.4% abv

£5.00 pt 

A strong, full-bodied, mahogany coloured Extra Special Bitter with flavours of biscuit and toffee finishing with a reassuring bitterness.

£5.00 pt 

Sarah Hughes - Dark Ruby

Dark Ruby - 6%

Dark Ruby

Sarah Hughes

6% abv

£5.20 pt 

A dark ruby strong ale with a good balance of fruit and hops, leading to a pleasant, lingering hops and malt finish.

£5.20 pt 

Downlands - Dangerous Grounds

Dangerous Grounds - 5.8%

Dangerous Grounds

Downlands

5.8% abv

£5.00 pt 

Soft rolling coffee and a delicate top note from the cardamom grace the flavour profile of this complex stout.

£5.00 pt 

Siren - Soundwave

Soundwave - 5.6%

Soundwave

Siren

5.6% abv

£5.20 pt 

Welcome to tropical hop heaven. Soundwave is an eminently drinkable IPA, full of flavour and subtle with bitterness. Our most famous beer pours with an inviting haze, while big-hitting American hops deliver fruit notes in abundance and a trademark resinous finish.

£5.20 pt 

Cerne Abbas - Ale

Ale - 3.8%

Ale

Cerne Abbas

3.8% abv

£4.80 pt 

Our Flagship beer, a tawny ale, well balanced and triple hopped. This beer has a supple middle with a fuller mouth feel due to extra time conditioning, leaving you with a refreshing finish.

£4.80 pt 

Kent - Maia

Maia - 5%

Maia

Kent

5% abv

£4.80 pt 

A full-flavoured IPA brewed with specially selected American hops for a balance of floral and citrus flavours that evoke a taste of Spring.

£4.80 pt 

Cerne Abbas - Danny's Brew

Danny's Brew - 4.4%

Danny's Brew

Cerne Abbas

4.4% abv

£4.80 pt 

Awaiting tasting notes from brewery.

£4.80 pt 

Black Country - Pig on the Wall

Pig on the Wall - 4.3%

Pig on the Wall

Black Country

4.3% abv

£4.80 pt 

A refreshing chestnut brown beer with a complex flavour of light hops giving way to a bittersweet blend of roasted malt. Suggestions of chocolate and coffee undertones.

£4.80 pt 

Uttoxeter - Uxonian

Uxonian - 4.9%

Uxonian

Uttoxeter

4.9% abv

£4.80 pt 

An amber ale brewed with New Zealand hops giving a flavour of cool 'white wine' crushed grapes and tangerines.

£4.80 pt 

Craft Keg Available

Bristol Beer Factory - Clear Head

Clear Head - 0.5%

Clear Head

Bristol Beer Factory

0.5% abv

£4.50 pt 

Embracing Bristol Beer Factory's craft beer energy, Clear Head brings the best in hop and body to the alcohol-free world. Citra and Mosaic hops swing in with big US citrus notes and lactose adds the IPA body.

£4.50 pt 

Anspach & Hobday - London Black

London Black - 4.4%

London Black

Anspach & Hobday

4.4% abv

£6.20 pt 

This is our session strength Nitro Porter that takes inspiration from our flagship beer, The Porter. Creamy, smooth and truly sessionable. What better way to create an effortlessly drinkable dark beer than to brew it with nitro. The resulting creaminess and smooth mouthfeel balance perfectly with the subtle roasted notes of coffee and chocolate.

£6.20 pt 

Floc. - Warm Shade

Warm Shade - 4%

Warm Shade

Floc.

4% abv

£5.80 pt 

We’re always being asked to brew a low strength beer but with heaps of flavour so here you go. Mashed high for more non fermentable sugars giving extra body defying its small stature, along with a copious amount of new season Idaho 7 and Simcoe hops bringing the sunshine, a beer to sit back gulp down and enjoy. Vegan friendly.

£5.80 pt 

Lost and Grounded - Helles

Helles - 4.4%

Helles

Lost and Grounded

4.4% abv

£5.80 pt 

Gentle and balanced, Helles uses the same pilsner malt blend as Keller Pils, and is gently hopped with Magnum, Perle and Tettnang.

£5.80 pt 

Fierce - Mint Chocolate Moose

Mint Chocolate Moose - 4.5%

Mint Chocolate Moose

Fierce

4.5% abv

£6.20 pt 

A twist on our session stout, this special edition is packed with intertwining flavours of dark chocolate and mint. Light, velvet smooth and bittersweet - don't wait till after eight to open it. Vegan friendly.

£6.20 pt 

Brew York - Raise Your Lasses

Raise Your Lasses - 5%

Raise Your Lasses

Brew York

5% abv

£6.20 pt 

A pineapple and coconut pale ale. Let's all raise our (g)lasses to women in beer; let's raise up the women around us, and here’s to raising our next generations of women to be bold, ambitious, and strong. Brewed to mark International Women’s Day 2024. Vegan friendly.

£6.20 pt 

Big Drop - Paradiso Citra IPA

Paradiso Citra IPA - 0.5%

Paradiso Citra IPA

Big Drop

0.5% abv

£4.50 pt 

This IPA radiates citrus fruit from the moment you pour it to the second you finish that last sip with a satisfied sigh. The bright, sharp twist of bitterness on the end makes you want to dive back in for one more.

£4.50 pt 

Siren - Pompelmocello

Pompelmocello - 6%

Pompelmocello

Siren

6% abv

£6.40 pt 

A sour IPA with grapefruit zest, grapefruit juice and lactose, in similar style to our popular Limoncello IPA. Hopped with Apollo, Bravo and Enigma for a big grapefruit hop profile on top.

£6.40 pt 

Wiper and True - Tomorrow

Tomorrow - 0.5%

Tomorrow

Wiper and True

0.5% abv

£4.50 pt 

Brewed in the German Helles style, our first non-acoholic beer offering. Pilsner malts grown in Germany create a soft, bready backbone and a bright golden appearance. Traditional German Hallertauer Tradition and Spelter hops add a grassy, slightly herbal snap, combining with the malt to create a balanced, well-rounded, and utterly refreshing beer. Vegan friendly.

£4.50 pt 

Ciders & Perries Available

Double Vision - Impeared Vision

Impeared Vision - 6.8%

Impeared Vision

Double Vision

6.8% abv

£5.50 pt 

Hazy yellow, tasty medium/sweet pear with dry finish, seriously quaffable, silky smooth. Please note abv may vary.

£5.50 pt 

Turners - Russet Cider

Russet Cider - 8%

Russet Cider

Turners

8% abv

£5.00 pt 

Still cider made with 100% Russet apples from Kent. Big and full flavoured with a touch of tannin and medium-dry finish. Unfiltered and unpasteurised.

£5.00 pt 

Turners - Elderflower Cider

Elderflower Cider - 5.5%

Elderflower Cider

Turners

5.5% abv

£5.50 pt 

Still, fruity and floral, naturally sweetened with elderflower syrup.

£5.50 pt 

Turners - Medium Cider

Medium Cider - 5%

Medium Cider

Turners

5% abv

£5.00 pt 

Still, cloudy, naturally sweetened with fresh-pressed apple juice, giving a full, fruit flavour.

£5.00 pt 

Turners - Apple Pie Cider

Apple Pie Cider - 4%

Apple Pie Cider

Turners

4% abv

£5.50 pt 

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.

£5.50 pt 

Dudda's Tun - Bone Dry

Bone Dry - 5.5%

Bone Dry

Dudda's Tun

5.5% abv

£5.00 pt 

A clean, crisp and full-dry cider made from Katy and Bramley apples - refreshing to the end.

£5.00 pt 

Turners - Dry Cider

Dry Cider - 7%

Dry Cider

Turners

7% abv

£5.00 pt 

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

£5.00 pt 

Dudda's Tun - Hop Grenade

Hop Grenade - 5.7%

Hop Grenade

Dudda's Tun

5.7% abv

£5.00 pt 

Green hopped cider. Fermented from 100% freshly picked Grenadier apples and frehsing picked Fuggles hops to give a medium/dry cider.

£5.00 pt 

Cranborne Chase - Traditional Farmhouse - Vintage

Traditional Farmhouse - Vintage - 6.8%

Traditional Farmhouse - Vintage

Cranborne Chase

6.8% abv

£5.80 pt 

We've aged some of our finest cider in oak barrels. This brings you a smooth rich, oaky, medium dry cider that really packs a punch!

£5.80 pt 

Hancocks Meadow Farm - Dabinett

Dabinett - 6.5%

Dabinett

Hancocks Meadow Farm

6.5% abv

£5.80 pt 

Dabinett is an exceptional apple from our farms own heritage orchard. This cider was pressed in 2020 and aged in stainless steel which allows the subtle soft tannins to be appreciated. Still and dry with minimal acidity and plenty of astringencies.

£5.80 pt 

Cranborne Chase - Traditional Farmhouse - Dry

Traditional Farmhouse - Dry - 6.5%

Traditional Farmhouse - Dry

Cranborne Chase

6.5% abv

£5.80 pt 

A full on still, dry farmhouse cider. Crisp and clean, retaining it's sharp fruity apple flavour with a long oaky aftertaste.

£5.80 pt 

Castle Cider Co - Chiddingstone Cider - Medium Dry

Chiddingstone Cider - Medium Dry - 7.5%

Chiddingstone Cider - Medium Dry

Castle Cider Co

7.5% abv

£5.00 pt 

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

£5.00 pt 

Biddenden - Dry Cider

Dry Cider - 8%

Dry Cider

Biddenden

8% abv

£5.00 pt 

Dry, wine style cider made from Kent grown culinary and dessert apples. Our famous Strong Kentish cider is still and smooth with a refreshing apple taste. Created using the traditional Barnes' family recipe, all Biddenden's ciders are produced from a blend of farm-pressed, quality Kentish culinary and dessert apples.

£5.00 pt 

Biddenden - Kentish Kiss

Kentish Kiss - 5%

Kentish Kiss

Biddenden

5% abv

£5.00 pt 

A medium still cider bursting with flavour to give a refreshing appley experience. Created from apples with an aesthetically pleasing golden yellow skin with a slight red blush and rosy coloured flesh, giving a Provence rosé colour.

£5.00 pt 

Thistly Cross - Whisky Cask

Whisky Cask - 6.7%

Whisky Cask

Thistly Cross

6.7% abv

The perfect marriage between Scottish methods and Scotland's favourite craft cider. We use Glen Moray Distillery casks to give our cider its warming notes of oak, vanilla and honey.

Biddenden - Bushels

Bushels - 6%

Bushels

Biddenden

6% abv

£6.00 pt 

A medium-dry still cider produced using a blend of Kentish culinary and dessert apples.

£6.00 pt 

Coming Soon

Wiper and True - Heading Home

Heading Home - 3.7%

Heading Home

Wiper and True

3.7% abv

In celebration of Mild May we have brewed a batch of a traditional cask-only mild. Often forgotten in today’s beer menus in favour of trendier beer styles, Mild is a beautifully humble, traditional beer style which earns its spot on any bar. The magic of mild is found in the balance between hops, malt and yeast. Each ingredient brings its own characterful flavours, but none are too overpowering. Wonderfully drinkable and keeps you coming back for more. Vegan friendly.

Beowulf - Dark Raven

Dark Raven - 4.5%

Dark Raven

Beowulf

4.5% abv

A traditional, flavourful mild produced by the combination of malts and Fuggles hops.

Anarchy - Prison Dog

Prison Dog - 4.2%

Prison Dog

Anarchy

4.2% abv

Fruity and tropical pale ale with New Zealand hops.

Brunswick - Father Mike's

Father Mike's - 5.8%

Father Mike's

Brunswick

5.8% abv

A strong, dark and deliciously malty mild. The nose is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, coal and a bit of floral. The taste is roasted malt, liquorice, raisin, cherry, chocolate, light spice.

Gadds', Ramsgate - Dog Bolter

Dog Bolter - 5.6%

Dog Bolter

Gadds', Ramsgate

5.6% abv

£5.00 pt 

Dark porter brewed with six different malts for a rich, malty body balanced by a deep and lasting hop bitterness.

£5.00 pt 

Downlands - Revival APA

Revival APA - 4.8%

Revival APA

Downlands

4.8% abv

£4.80 pt 

A classic recipe from 2005. A well hopped retro American pale ale. Collaboration with Evening Star and Rob Jones.

£4.80 pt 

Uttoxeter - Dark Horse Mild

Dark Horse Mild - 3.7%

Dark Horse Mild

Uttoxeter

3.7% abv

English dark mild, low in alcohol but high flavour. An easy drinking fruity session ale, with a malt finish.

Two By Two - Nelson IPA

Nelson IPA - 6.2%

Nelson IPA

Two By Two

6.2% abv

£5.20 pt 

Full bodied New England IPA hopped with Nelson Sauvin giving a tropical gooseberry hop character.

£5.20 pt 

North Cotswold - Moreton Mild

Moreton Mild - 3.8%

Moreton Mild

North Cotswold

3.8% abv

A rich smooth dark mild with a nutty palate. Vanilla / Roasted and Smoky So popular that it's now available all year round!

Kent - Born To Be Mild

Born To Be Mild - 3.5%

Born To Be Mild

Kent

3.5% abv

£4.60 pt 

A dark, sweet Mild with a touch of the mysterious for a tasty, low-strength malty beer.

£4.60 pt 

Mallinsons - Rakau

Rakau - 4%

Rakau

Mallinsons

4% abv

One of our single hopped beers. This is golden in colour with apricot and peach aromas, a bitter fruity mix of mango and orange, and a long dry bitter finish.

Ledbury - Ledbury Dark

Ledbury Dark - 3.9%

Ledbury Dark

Ledbury

3.9% abv

A dark bitter with bitterness balanced with chocolate and coffee. Notes of marmalade and honey.

Surrey Hills - Collusion V31

Collusion V31 - 5.2%

Collusion V31

Surrey Hills

5.2% abv

£4.80 pt 

This pale, hop focused beer has an eclectic collection of aromatic hops melded to a solid pale malt backbone, yielding big citrus and tropical fruit notes. A collaboration with Cobbetts Beer Shop & Micropub in Dorking.

£4.80 pt 

Kent - Old Skool

Old Skool - 4.1%

Old Skool

Kent

4.1% abv

A traditional style English bitter - hoppy as it used to be!

Downlands - tfr

tfr - 5.4%

tfr

Downlands

5.4% abv

A strong pale ale brewed using a trio of UK, US and NZ hops to complement the different characteristics of each country. Hops: Talus, Fuggles and Rakau. Vegan friendly.

Rother Valley - Valley Bitter

Valley Bitter - 3.8%

Valley Bitter

Rother Valley

3.8% abv

£4.60 pt 

A full-bodied bitter with a good malt to hop ratio.

£4.60 pt 

North Cotswold - Cotswold Best

Cotswold Best - 4%

Cotswold Best

North Cotswold

4% abv

An easy drinking copper coloured best bitter made with finest English Challenger, Goldings and Fuggles hops. A popular ale appealing to drinkers that like a traditional best bitter. A bold claim "Cotswold's Best" but we believe it is!

Brighton Bier - Mildred

Mildred - 3.7%

Mildred

Brighton Bier

3.7% abv

£4.80 pt 

A session mild.

£4.80 pt 

Duration - Prickly Pear Grisette

Prickly Pear Grisette - 3.8%

Prickly Pear Grisette

Duration

3.8% abv

A simple grist of barley, oats and our Belgian yeast blend give a crisp and dry base. Motueka hops, prickly pear and tellicherry peppercorns bring aromas of spiced peach and melon. Collaboration with Rivington. Vegan friendly.

Shakespeare - The Falstaff's Folly

The Falstaff's Folly - 4%

The Falstaff's Folly

Shakespeare

4% abv

A traditional best bitter, deep copper in colour, caramel and malty.

North Cotswold - Shagweaver XL

Shagweaver XL - 5.4%

Shagweaver XL

North Cotswold

5.4% abv

Extra special double hopped golden ale brewed with New Zealand hops.

Harvey's - Dark Mild

Dark Mild - 3%

Dark Mild

Harvey's

3% abv

£4.80 pt 

Malty and mellow dark mild. Soft and slightly sweet with a dry, nutty aftertaste akin to an infusion of ground nuts. Refreshing, hydrating and comforting.

£4.80 pt 

Kent - Raspberry Beret

Raspberry Beret - 4.8%

Raspberry Beret

Kent

4.8% abv

A luxurious, dark and fruity, sweet stout infused with raspberries for extra richness.

Hobsons - The Champion

The Champion - 3.2%

The Champion

Hobsons

3.2% abv

Our champion Mild has a smooth character and taste notes of chocolate malt, which gives this beer plenty of flavour and belies its strength.

Bewdley - William Mucklow's Dark Mild

William Mucklow's Dark Mild - 6%

William Mucklow's Dark Mild

Bewdley

6% abv

A dark, sweetish, strong ale with smooth fruity flavour and slight liquorice after taste.

Verdant - Lightbulb

Lightbulb - 4.5% (keg)

Lightbulb (keg)

Verdant

4.5% abv

£5.80 pt 

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.

£5.80 pt 

Wiper and True - Happy Hour

Happy Hour - 5% (keg)

Happy Hour (keg)

Wiper and True

5% abv

A pineapple margarita gose inspired by a twist on the inimitable Mexican cocktail and bursting with sharp, fruity flavours. Tropical pineapple plays against a tart kick from 48 hours of kettle souring, with balanced salinity from sea salt. Vegan friendly.

Burning Sky - Quench

Quench - 5.2% (keg)

Quench (keg)

Burning Sky

5.2% abv

New Zealand pale ale, sumptuous malts, apparent but easy going bitterness to allow full flavours of the Nelson Sauvin and Riwaka hop schedule. White grape, gooseberry and passion fruit to the fore!

Kent - Tropic Ale

Tropic Ale - 4.9% (keg)

Tropic Ale (keg)

Kent

4.9% abv

A juicy IPA, mouth-watering taste of the tropics in a hotbed of fruity and citrusy hops.

Double Vision - Strawberry Cider

Strawberry Cider - 4%

Strawberry Cider

Double Vision

4% abv

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

Double Vision - Fruits Of The Forest

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.

Double Vision - One Vision

One Vision - 5.2%

One Vision

Double Vision

5.2% abv

Awaiting tasting notes from brewery.

Double Vision - Double Vision - Dry

Double Vision - Dry - 6.9%

Double Vision - Dry

Double Vision

6.9% abv

Crisp apple refreshing dry cider with tannins that dry the pallet. Please note abv may vary.

Double Vision - Mango Cider

Mango Cider - 4%

Mango Cider

Double Vision

4% abv

A medium sweet cider flavoured with mango.

Also Available

Foreign Keg

Budwieser Budvar Brewery Pardal 3.8%

£5.00

Pardal is unique with a sessionable low ABV but more flavour than many stronger beers. Pardal is brewed using soft water from Budvar's 10,000.00 year old well.


Dortmunder Union Pils 4.8%

£5.50

A pale pils like brew, this is the signature of master brewer, Fritz Brikhoff, the same classic pilsner recipe created in 1887, is still used today, brewed to strict German purity laws, with Hallertau hops, which give a perfect, classic, bitter balance to the sweet, malty undertones


 

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