We're so excited to announce that our first ever Bray Beer Festival will be taking place across the entire bank holiday weekend here at The Bray, Shere!
From Friday 27th August, all the way through to Monday the 30th August, we're hosting a jam-packed long-weekend full of Beer Festival fun.
With 8 hand-picked real ales, craft ciders and live music, you won't want to miss out!
Our ales & ciders
We've whittled down a long list of great ales to our top eight:
Shere Drop, Surrey Hills Brewery - The flagship Surrey Hills 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.
Greensand IPA, Surrey Hills Brewery - Despite a relatively modest ABV for an IPA, this beer delivers an explosion of hops in every sense. A very special beer.
Prospect, Oxford Brewery - A session bitter, lower in alcohol, yet big in body and flavour. Made from a variety of malts with New World and English hops.
Summertime, Lister's Brewery - Another light, hoppy ale, pale ochre in colour and perfectly refreshing for the summer months.
American Pale Ale, Lister' Brewery - Although this style of beer is normally associated with the East Coast of the United States, hop production there declined during prohibition so is now made predominantly with the finest West Coast hops. It’s light and hoppy with a citrus hit and very satisfying.
Summer Ale, Fullers Brewery - Pale gold beer brewed with malted wheat. Crisp, biscuity flavour and zesty citrus notes. Balance comes from the dry hops.
Gravity, Brakspear - Brewed in Oxfordshire, using the famous Henley ‘ double-drop ’ fermentation system in Victorian copper fermentation vessels from the orignal Henley brewery. This amber ale has a crystal malt and a well hopped bitterness in taste, which transforms into a bitter-sweet and fruity finish with a good fruit, hop and malt nose.
The William Bray, Brakspear - The William Bray has a citrusy flavour with a fresh and zesty fruity finish. This pale ale has a gold, glittery glisten with crystal malts to enhance the body of the beer. The fresh aroma is contributed by a selective blend of Fuggles, Goldings and Styrian hops.
Friday 27th August
From 6pm, our 8 hand-picked real ales and additional craft ciders will be ready to enjoy, with some delicious pairing dishes created by our Head Chef to perfectly compliment the tones & textures of each real ale. From 8pm onwards, our very own Anouska Assisi will be joining us to perform some classic covers of our favourite songs - we highly recommend booking a table for this, as you won't want to miss her!
Saturday 28th August
From midday, we'll continue to share our 8 hand-picked real ales and additional craft ciders, along with our Chef's special pairing dishes. From 7.30pm onwards, Sam & Anton will join us for an evening of Jazz - again, we highly recommend booking a table for this!
Sunday 29th August
In true Sunday style, we'll be serving our show-stopping Sunday Roasts from 12pm alongside all our real ales and craft ciders. From 4pm onwards, South African born Jazz Pianist, Lee Gold will join us for an afternoon of upbeat swing, boogie & jazz covers - again, we highly recommend booking a table!
Monday 30th August
To wrap up the Bank Holiday festivities, we're moving the kitchen outside for a hearty hog roast from midday, followed by an afternoon of garden games, live music and real ales.
Outside tables are available to book every day over the bank holiday weekend,
so get in touch today to reserve your spot...