The Sandrock - Real Ale Pub & Restaurant, Farnham

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Cask Conditioned Real Ales

Every Year we have more than 200 different real ales on our eight hand pumps. There are lots of real ales that we have on the pumps regularly as they are so popular and we also try lots of new or different beers from breweries from all around the country, which hopefully become regulars as well!
In this section you will be able to find some more information on the beers that we have on the pumps regularly. You can find out which real ales will be on the hand pumps each day by returning to our homepage where you will find a revolving banner near the top, this is updated daily.

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Swift One 3.8% - Bowman Ales

A pale, golden quaffing ale with excellent flavours for its strength. Pleasingly hoppy throughout without being aggressive and also possessing of a fine aroma. The finish is dry with a small twist of sweetness at the end. If you feel that this is all rather pretentious then it can best be described as a bloody nice pint!

Joint winner of South Hants CAMRA's Hampshire Beer of the Year 2007

For more details on Bowman Ale bitters please see their website at

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Quiver 4.5% - Bowman Ales

Gloriously rich golden in colour and with a wonderful mown grass aroma, this premium bitter is full of complex flavours including a tiny amount of caramel. The addition of American hops gives it a full hop flavour with a dry finish.

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Oxford Gold 4% - Brakspear

English Target hops give this beer a remarkable aroma. Late hopping with Goldings and fermentation by the Brakspear yeast creates a remarkable zesty aroma, a full fruity flavour and a golden colour. All Hops and Barley used in this beer are organically grown and produced.

For more information on Brakspears real ales please see their website at

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Sussex Gold 4.2% - Arundel Brewery

A rich golden beer with a hoppy, citrus finish. Very smooth, light and refreshing.

For more details on Arundel's real ale please see their website at

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Castle 3.8% - Arundel Brewery

A tawny coloured beer with a hoppy aroma. The flavour has a good balance of malt, fruit and hops with a dry hoppy finish.

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Exmoor Gold 4.5% - Exmoor Ales

Exmoor Gold is an appetising and enticing gold in colour. The nose is an interplay between a fresh bouquet of grassy and floral hop and a subtly soft, fluffy caramel-tinged maltiness. The palate sees more balance between gentle grainy maltiness and sprightly floral, citrusy fresh hop fruitiness. The finish is bittersweet with hints of citrus fruit weaving in and out.

For more details on Exmoor's real ale please see their website at

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Exmoor Ale 3.8% - Exmoor Ales

This light chestnut-brown session beer has a fresh, grainy, biscuity nose with a hint of fresh citrus fruit in the background thanks to the use of intricate hop grist of Goldings, Challenger, Brewers Gold and Styrian Goldings, while the palate tingles with a stunning counter play between grainy, biscuity maltiness and a sprightly citrusy fruity centre with a suggestion of mint adding to the fun. The refreshing finish is a Challenger hop-driven bittersweetness co-existing with a lingering dryness, while traces of biscuity maltiness, the merest whisper of chocolate (from a pinch of chocolate malt in the mash) and more fruit also make an appearance. The sort of finish that says do have another sip.

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Shropshire Gold 3.8% - Salopian Brewery

A light copper coloured ale, the complex malt grist gives an unusual blend of body and dryness. The beer is triple hopped using finest British Goldings and Slovenian Styrian Goldings to give plenty of fruity aromas and flavours.

For more details on the Salopian Brewery you can visit their website at

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Abbey Gates 4.3% - Salopian Brewery

A copper coloured best bitter with a distinctive floral aroma. Crystal and black Malt give rich body, and a triple hopping of Goldings and Styrian Goldings provides a fine flavour and finish.

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Hoptwister 4.5% - Salopian Brewery

A premium bitter with a fine citrusy flavour and a complex hop finish. A malt grist of barley and wheat and a triple hopping of First Gold and Saaz gives a beer that is refreshing and crisp.

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Golden Thread 5% - Salopian Brewery

Of our core brands this has the most pronounced bitterness. A triple hopping of English First Gold gives powerful citrussy flavours and vinous aromas, however the malt grist of barley, wheat and lager gives plenty of body and sweetness which balances the assertive bitterness.

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Ranmore Ale 3.8% - Surrey Hills Brewery

A straw coloured extremely moreish session beer that has a surprisingly full flavour for it's strength. A pleasant and distinctive aroma is followed by a moderate hop bitterness. The fresh finish leaves you wanting another..

For more details on the Surrey Hills Brewery you can visit their website at

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Sheredrop 4.2% - Surrey Hills Brewery

The Flagship beer is pale in colour with a subtle hint of grapefruit and lemon in the aroma. The wonderful hop bitterness is complemented by a balanced malt flavour. The beer has a long finish, which is moderately dry.

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Albury Ruby 4.6% - Surrey Hills Brewery

A warming dark winter beer that has a hint of blackcurrant in the aroma. Beautifully balanced and smooth, this is a beer for a connoisseur. Albury Ruby is only available during Winter.

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Gilt Complex 4.6% - Surrey Hills Brewery

A huge hop aroma introduces the "King of the Golden Beers". There is a hint of spice in the fruity flavour and a long finish that completes this classic beer. Gilt Complex is only available during the summer.

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Hop 4.6% - Hogsback Brewery

A malty, pale golden beer with hints of banana and pineapple, with a good balance of aroma and bittering hops giving a long dry finish with a sense of sweetness.

For more details on Hogsback brewery you can go to their website at

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T.E.A (Traditional English Ale) 4.2% - Hogsback Brewery

The brewery's flagship ale is pale brown, with a hoppy and slightly fruity aroma supported by malt in the taste. A well crafted, bittersweet beer with a long dry finish. A classic Best Bitter.

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H.B.B (Hogsback Bitter) 3.7% - Hogsback Brewery

A light amber session bitter, biscuity flavour with fragrant hops leading to subtle malty citrus fruits with a long, aromatic, hoppy finish with a light malty after-taste.

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Landlord 4.3% - Timothy Taylor

A classic strong pale ale, refreshing reliable and nationaly renowned, this full drinking pale ale has a complex and hoppy aroma.

For more information on the Timothy Taylor brewery you can go to their website at

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Golden Best 3.7% - Timothy Taylor

This amber coloured light mild makes a refreshing session ale. The smooth and creamy flavour makes it a popular choice whenever it's on the bar.

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Enville Ale 4.5% - Enville Brewery

A pale yellow ale brewed using honey, a fruity bitter with an initial sweetness progressing to a complex dry hoppy taste.

For information about Enville brewery you can go to their website at

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Enville Ginger 4.6% - Enville Brewery

Produced using root ginger extract this ingeniously created ginger beer has a flavour which is not overpowering and is very refreshing.

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Fortyniner 4.9% - Ringwood Brewery

With a light, fresh hop bouquet, this golden full-bodied malted beer has rounded malt in the mouth with a strong hop balance and a deep bittersweet finish.

If you would like more information on Ringwood Brewery, you can visit their website at

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4X Porter 4.7% - Ringwood Brewery

This smooth drinking dark beer with a delectable chewy malt character, it has a rich aroma of hop and toast, with dryness in the mouth with burnt malt notes and a dry nutty finish.

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Summer Lightning 5% - Hopback Brewery

A trendsetter in the brewing industry, the original summer ale, brewed all year round, using East Kent Golding hops. An extremely pleasant , bitter, straw coloured beer with a teriffic fresh, hoppy aroma. This, coupled with an intense bitterness, leads to an excellent long, dry finish.

If you would like more information on Hopback Brewery, you can visit their website at

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Crop Circle 4.2% - Hopback Brewery

A very clean, flaxen coloured beer with a wonderful thirst quenching properties. The subtle blend of aroma and bittering hops gives a crispness on the tongue which is delicately fruity, giving way to some dryness.

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Explorer 4.3% - Adnams Brewery

Explorer is light and refreshing, suffused with the aromas of a grapefruit grove. The citrus attack will burst on your palate as the hops deliver their fruity bitterness.

Pale Ale malt is used to provide the biscuity backbone of this blonde beer but its the hops that give it its personality. We use two American hops, grown in the Yakima Valley in Washington. These hops, called Columbus and Chinook, add wonderful grapefruit flavours to the beer.

For information about Adnams brewery you can go to their website at

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London Pride 4.1% - Fuller's Brewery

Known and loved for its distinctive, rounded flavour, London Pride is the award-winning beer for which Fullers is most famous. In recent years its popularity has grown to the extent that it is now Britains leading premium ale:

For information about Fuller's brewery you can go to their website at

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Cornish Coaster 3.6% - Sharp's Brewery

With the exhaustion of the mining industry Cornwall's fishing fleet now keeps this bold tradition of commercial seafaring alive albeit bound by fishing quota red tape. Cornish Coaster pays tribute to all those down the centuries who have bravely plied their trade around Cornwall's rugged coastline.

For information about Sharp's brewery you can go to their website at

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Doom Bar 4% - Sharp's Brewery

The aroma of Doom Bar combines an accomplished balance of spicy resinous hop, inviting sweet malt and delicate roasted notes. The mouth feel is a perfectly balanced and complex blend of succulent dried fruit, lightly roasted malty notes and a subtle yet assertive bitterness. The bitterness remains into the finish with dry fruity notes which implore the drinker to go back for more.