Real Ale

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The Rose and Crown serves a selection of local real ales. The beer menu, on a blackboard behind the bar, shows what ales and lagers are available, together with their "ABV" (Alcohol by Volume).

Real ale is the name coined by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) in 1973 for a type of beer defined as "beer brewed from traditional ingredients, matured by secondary fermentation in the container from which it is dispensed, and served without the use of extraneous carbon dioxide". The heart of the definition is the maturation requirements. If the beer is unfiltered, unpasteurised and still active on the yeast, it is a real ale. In other words, it tastes great!

We are proud to announce that we were presented with the local CAMRA winter pub of the season award in February 2016!

Here’s a few of our regular local ales:
Cumberland ale from Jennings brewery, in Cockermouth.
Wincle Waller, from Wincle brewery.
Redacre, from Worth brewery in Poynton.
Old Slapper, from Bank Top brewery in Bolton.
Desert Storm, from Storm brewery in Macclesfield.
Merlins Gold, from Merlin brewery in Sandbach.

Cask Marque

We are proud to announce that we have received full Cask Marque accreditation (score of 100 out of 100)! Since 1997 Cask Marque has been ensuring that the cask ale you drink in pubs in the UK has been in perfect condition. Their 45 qualified assessors make over 20,000 visits to pubs each year in England, Scotland, Wales, Europe and even America to check the temperature, appearance, aroma and taste of Britain’s favourite drink. Visit a Cask Marque accredited pub and you are guaranteed to receive a great pint of cask ale.