Park Tavern Drinks

Here at the Park Tavern, we take pride in being able to offer a wide range of well kept, cask conditioned ales. We have a number of popular ales that make regular appearances, whilst also providing an outlet for many less well known ales. Being a freehouse, we are not tied to any particular brewery, and are therefore able to select ales from a wide range of sources.

With up to six ales available from our handpumps at any one time, the Park Tavern is definitely the place to go for a good pint of ale.

What is Cask Conditioned Ale?

Cask conditioned ale, cask conditioned beer, or simply cask ale, are terms used to describe beers or ales that after being brewed in a traditional way, are left to mature in a cask. This cask conditioning process, known as secondary fermentation, continues in the cask throughout the lifetime of the ale. Cask conditioned ales are usually unpasteurised and unfiltered, and use traditional, natural ingredients. It is a natural, living product, which requires care and attention from both the brewery and the pub.

What about Real Ale?

Real Ale was a term coined by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) in the early 1970s, in an attempt to help people distinguish between the mass-marketed, processed beers that were fast gaining popularity, and the then under-threat natural ales. Not all cask conditioned ales are real ales. The Cask ale Wikipedia article sheds some more light on the subject, as does CAMRA’s own Read more about Real Ale article.