Our real ales and ciders
In recent years the Royal Standard is increasingly being described as a destination pub for the real ale connoisseur. We offer over 10 real ales, 7 of which are constantly changing and 4 proper ciders mainly from Westons Cider Co. Our permanent beers include Hopback Summer Lightning, St Austell Tribute and Caledonian Deuchars IPA. A beer from Dark Star and one from a local brewery are always available.
At the Royal Standard there is a beer for every taste and occasion. From the light, hoppy, citrus ale to the dark, heavy stouts and porters. We also keep a wide range of beers at different strengths from a weaker session beer to stronger premium ales.
Our excellently kept beer cellars provide 5 cask beers on hand pull and 5 on gravity.
Hopback – Summer Lightning 5% ABV
A trendsetter in the brewing industry; the original Summer ale is brewed all year round. An extremely pleasant bitter, straw coloured beer with a terrific fresh, hoppy aroma. This, coupled with an intense bitterness, leads to an excellent long, dry finish.
St Austell – Tribute 4.2% ABV
“Tribute is a magnificent example of a bronze coloured English bitter, with a rich aroma of biscuity malt and tart citrus fruit from the Willamette hops. Juicy malt, hop resins and tangy fruit coat the tongue, while the finish is long and lingering, with a fine balance between malt, hops and fruit, finally becoming dry and bitter.” – Roger Protz, Editor of the Good Beer Guide
Caledonian – Deuchars IPA 3.8% ABV
“Deuchars IPA is a fabulous beer. A brilliant blend of malt and hop character and above all a drink with enormous drinkability.” – Roger Protz, Editor of the Good Beer Guide
Westons Cider Co
For over 130 years Westons have been lovingly producing the very best quality, traditional cider, with a characteristic rich style and a flavour simply bursting with fruit.Their ciders and perries, skilfully crafted by their Master Cider Maker to age old recipes, offer every palate a style and flavour suitable for any drinking occasion. A large range can be found at the Royal Standard all year round.
Dark Star – HopHead 3.8% ABV
An extremely clean-drinking pale golden ale with a strong floral aroma and elderflower notes from the Cascade hops. This beer is full-bodied and full-flavoured yet gentle enough to make it a favourite session beer.