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CRAFT BEERS STEEPED IN HISTORY










From the legendary Henry VIII to the mighty AC Shelby Cobra super car, Thames Ditton is a unique village on the River Thames surrounded by fascinating history.

It’s not just about what’s in the bottle

INSPIRED BY HISTORY

OUR DISTINCTIVE ALES

Henry's Ait

Thames Ditton Island (Ait) began life in and around the 1500s as a mound of spoil turfed up in the Thames by the infamous Henry VIII to optimise his commute to Westminster. As shacks began to appear on the uninhabited Ait it transitioned into a notorious spot for Henry and his merry men to enjoy raucous sessions enroute home from their busy days in the city.  Today, now connected by the iconic suspension bridge, the island is home to many good folk of the idyllic village of Thames Ditton.

Henry’s Ait

Amber Bitter 4.5%

A smooth, balanced bitter. Brewed with traditional English hops and malt varieties. Henry’s Ait is our interpretation of the classic British amber bitter ale with a herbal freshness and a pleasurable bitter finish.

Colour: Copper/Dark Amber
Hops: Challenger, Golding, Target
Malts: Cara, Crystal, Roasted Barley, Maris Otter Pale

Suggested food pairings
Jerk Chicken, Barbeque pulled pork, Pizza, Spaghetti Bolognese, Moussaka, Mussels

Cheeses: Mature Chedder, Manchego, Port-Salut, Gruyere and other tangy cheeses

Desserts: Carrot cake, pumpkin pie, spiced poached pears

Package options: 500ml bottles, 5l mini kegs

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Ace Pilsner

Our Ace Pilsner has been inspired by the AC Ace sports car which was produced by AC Cars of Thames Ditton, England, from 1953 to 1963. The car was raced at Le Mans in 1957 and 1958. In the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans, Ted Whiteaway and John Turner drove their AC Ace Bristol, registration 650BPK, to the finish, claiming top honours for the 2,000cc GT class and seventh overall behind six 3 litre cars.

Craft Lager 4.5%

A classic Pilsner brewed in the German style with at least six weeks of cold fermentation in the fermenters. The result is a crisp and refreshing Pilsner with a delicious complex taste.
Our Pilsner is a modern style lager.

Colour:Straw
Hops: Brewers Gold, Saaz
Malts: Pilsners, Lager, Extra Pale

Suggested food pairings
Fish and chips, Vietnamese dishes, spicy Thai curries, Chicken with lemon, Fish - plaice, hake or lemon sole 

Cheeses: Mild Cheddar, Caerphilly, Wensleydale, young Brie, Camembert, Goats, Havarti

Desserts: Light flavoured fruit desserts such as Pavlova or lemon tart


Package options: 330ml bottles, 5l mini kegs

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Limited Edition Stag Porter

As with all our beers there's history behind the name. Our Stag Porter relates to Richard ‘Dickie’ Porter, the Royal Deer Catcher, who rented The Old Slaughterhouse together with the old butcher’s shop at No.6 the High Street, Thames Ditton.
The Old Slaughter House c1580 is the oldest secular building in Thames Ditton and it was used by the Royal Deer Catcher Richard Porter from 1860-1921

Stag Porter 4.6%

A contemporary take on a historic London style beer with an interesting mix of six different malts. Expect the flavours of coffee and chocolate with the aroma of roasted caramel on the nose.

Colour: Dark Chocolate
Hops: Challenger, Goldings, Bramling Cross
Malts: Planet Pale, Amber, Rye Crystal, Dark Crystal, Black, Roasted Barley

Suggested food pairings
Jerk Chicken, Barbecue pulled pork, Pizza, Spaghetti Bolognese, Moussaka, Mussels

Cheeses: Stilton and other blue cheeses

Desserts: Chocolate, Hazelnut, Salted Caramel tarts and chocolate cookies

Package Options: 500ml bottles, cask

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OUR PUBS

Local Pubs and Restaurants serving Ace Pilsner bottles and Henry's Ait Cask Ale

Le Petit Nantes, Hampton Court

The Mute Swan, Hampton Court

The Limping Fox, Long Ditton

Ye Olde Swan, Thames Ditton

Hampton Court Palace Golf Club

Maisie’s Thai Restuarant, Thames Ditton

OUR SHOPS

Local stockists of Henry's Ait 500ml and Ace Pilsner 330ml bottles

Budgens, Thames Ditton

Thames Food & Wine, Thames Ditton

Hinchley Wines, Hinchley Wood

Palace Local, East Molesey

Soul Shack, Thames Ditton

The Deli, Thames Ditton

The Farm Shop, Chessington Garden Centre, Chessington

Henry’s Ait - Tasting feedback

David H - Hi Gareth, I drink mainly Pale Ale these days, so this Amber was initially a bit heavy. However, after a few sips I acclimatised and could really appreciate the flavour. A very tasty beer. I'd buy it! Thanks again for thinking of me.

Craig de K - I enjoyed the beer last night🍻. Sarah said it was nice but a bit too beery for her to drink a whole pint. My mom also enjoyed it.

Steve T-B- Really enjoyed it. Good session bitter. Could have easily drunk more. Give it 4.5 out of 5. If u need more testing let me know. 😀

Chris SA - I will definitely buy this ale, very tasty

Steve P - A really enjoyable drink. I will definitely have more

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Graham S - A very pleasant amber ale, I would certainly try it again.

Brian P - Drank this two mates who are lager drinkers. We were all really surprised how nice it was. We would all buy it to drink.

Dr H J - Enjoyed it thank you. Tasted on Sat after finishing covid shifts. Good clear colour. Thought it might be more hoppy/floral but was understated, which I like. Very drinksble. 3.5/5

Huw J - Lovely, I'm not always a huge fan of craft beers because they go heavy on citrus but that has a really classic taste, could imagine drinking it in a nice English pub like Marneys. Sarah says she's likes it too.

Stuart S - I really enjoyed it and was glad to see it was fizzy as I’m not a fan of flat beer. I drank it fast so clearly was enjoyed

Chris O - It’s got my approval. Only thing I might add is may need a bit more gas. But may just be the type of beer I’m used to as I’m a lager man. But all in all I like the taste, not too over powering and could drink a lot of them :)