Our Ales

We have 6 real ale pumps. JHB from Oakham's is a permanent ale, with a Woodforde's Wherry or Adnam's Southwold permanently available on another pump.  The remaining four pumps offer a guest blonde, guest amber bitter, a stronger (4.5% or over) ale and a dark beer, porter or stout.  We feel by doing this we are able to offer a selection to make anyone's taste buds a tingle!

We are constantly sourcing and trying new breweries and trying to stay local.  Our beers are fairly priced, as well as providing tasters for those that just can't decide, as well as offering a flight of all 6 ales (third of a pint each).

As well as real ales, we offer a range of craft beers which we are expanding in the near future. 

Below are but a few of our brewers: 

Woodforde's, Adnam's, Shortts Farm, Oakham's, St Peters, Boudicca, Norfolk Brewhouse, All Day Brewing, Earl Soham, Humpty Dumpty, Wolf, Grain, Colchester, Three Blind Mice, Panther, Nethergate, green Jack, Lacons, Elmtree, Cliff Quay, amongst many others!

 Unique Design

Our vision was that Oakes Barn would be a real ale free house offering a great selection of regional beers. We are proud that we have built the barn independently, with no ties to an individual brewery, giving us the freedom to offer great beers which excite the pallets of 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 different beers that you have tried.