Genuine Cotswold Ale


Regular Ales

(OG 1036, ABV 3.5%)HOGSHEAD Cotswold Pale Ale
A pale coloured, hoppy session bitter with a good hop aroma and a full flavour for its strength, ending in a bitter-sweet aftertaste.

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A copper coloured beer with hops and fruit in the aroma, and a malty, fruity taste underscored by a hoppy bitterness with a hint of fruit in the taste. The finish is dry, with a balance of hops and malt.

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A full-flavoured, hoppy bitter with some fruitiness and a smooth, long, balanced finish. Distinctly copper coloured. Named after the famous local (Slad, Stroud Valley) author of 'Cider with Rosie'.

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(OG 1045, ABV 4.5%)OLD RIC
Copper in colour, this beer has a full flavoured, hoppy palate with some underlying fruit. The finish is smooth and well-balanced and very refreshing. This is the house beer for the Old Spot Inn, Dursley and is named after the owner and creator of the Old Spot; Ric Sainty.

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(OG 1050, ABV 5%)PIG'S EAR Strong Beer
CAMRA's Champion Beer of Gloucestershire 2007. Deceptively strong Pale Ale that is eminently quaffable. A pale-coloured beer with a light hop balance leads to a hoppy, fruity aroma and smooth, finish. A wolf in sheep's clothing!

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(OG 1050, ABV 5%)OLD SPOT Prize Strong Ale
A distinctive, full-bodied ruby coloured ale with a fruity aroma, a malty, fruity taste, with a light, hoppy bitterness, and a strong, balanced aftertaste. Our flagship ale, strong but not sweet. Wins lots of prizes!

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Seasonal / Occasional Beers

Smooth, dry, golden coloured bitter ale with long, dry finish. Fruity and citrus in flavour with a hint of blackberry on the finish.
A Beer originally brewed in 2006 by Kenny Boy Lush for the St. James' Church Roof Fund, Dursley and capably pulled at times (in the Old Spot) by The Reverend Janet Bromley herself!

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(OG 1045. ABV 4.5%)GILT EDGE
A light-copper coloured, complex, triple-hopped premium ale with distinctive fruity nose. Bramling Cross and Cascade late hop results in a refreshing taste with a hint of elderflower.

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Seasonal Beer - November-December

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Past Specials

A 'Mel' Special, Circa 1999.
Originally a 'one-off' special to celebrate 25years of the Campaign for Real Ale.

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(OG 1050, ABV 5%)OLD RON
To celebrate 'Ron Bone's' 75th birthday, 2003.

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'Ken's' Special brew with Cascade hops. 2004.

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(OG 1050, ABV 5%)HARP 'n' HOG
A 'Jody' Special, 2005.

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(OG 1048, ABV 4.8%)DUCK TAIL
Slimbridge 'Beer of the Festival', 2006.
Guaranteed to get you truly 'ducked'!
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(OG 1040, ABV 4%)OIL of ULEY
An amusing re-brand. As you can guess, there's a story behind this one. Ask Chas next time you see him!

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