Our vision was that Oakes Barn would be a real ale free house offering a great selection of regional beers and we are proud that we have built the barn with no ties to an individual brewery. We aim to offer a regular ale but are therefore free to offer great beers to excite the pallet for both our local customers and many new visitors to our historic town. We advise our customers of new beers “coming soon” within the bar, but are always interested to hear about difference beers that you have tried.
We have 6 real ale pumps. JHB from Oakhams is a permanent ale. Woodfordes Wherry or Adnams Southwold is permanently on another pump. The other 4 offer a guest blonde, guest amber bitter, 4.5% or over and lastly a dark beer such as a porter or stout. We feel by doing this we are able to offer anyone's taste buds a tingle!!
We are constantly sourcing and trying new breweries and trying to stay local. Our beers are fairly priced and if you cannot decide we provide tasters. We also offer a deal to try all 6 ales, 1 third pint of each.
Below are but a few of the brewers we have had.
Woodfordes, Adnams, Shortts Farm, Oakhams, St Peters, Crouch Vale, Earl Soham, Humpty Dumpty, Wolf, Grain, Colchester, Three Blind Mice, Panther, Nethergate, green Jack, Lacons, Elmtree, Cliff Quay, amongst others