Old Crown
120 Main Road, Wigginton, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 9DW
Old Crown

Guest Ales

We take pride in our Guest Ales.  

We have been awarded the Cask Marque for the excellence of our Real Ale and we hold regular beer festivals.  

Some of our recent Guest Ales

  • Batemans Colonel's Whiskers | 4.3%

    Batemans Colonel's Whiskers | 4.3%

    “A classic Black & Tan which is dark, rich and creamy, brimming with biscuits and fruit. The aroma is crisp, roasted malt which creates a voluptuous full body.”
    Bitter ••1/2 Sweet ••

    Britain's Brewing August 2015
  • Black Sheep Ale | 4.4%

    Black Sheep Ale | 4.4%

    “Black Sheep Special Ale is a powerfully flavoured pint that packs a punch with rich fruit aromas and a distinctively smooth, bittersweet taste.”
    Bitter • • • Sweet • • • •

    Britain's Brewing Festival November 2015
  • Bootleg Urban Fox | 4.2%

    Bootleg Urban Fox | 4.2%

    “Brewed in a micro brewery in Chorlton, Urban Fox is an easy drinking golden ale with citrus taste. An ideal session beer.”

    Britain's Brewing Guest Brewery Festival November 2015
  • Castle Rock Red Riding Hood | 4.3%

    Castle Rock Red Riding Hood | 4.3%

    “Reddish-brown, this bridges the gap between the most traditional of best bitters, and the fruity red ales from the US and beyond.”
    Bitter •••• Sweet •••

    Britain's Brewing Beer Guest Brewery Festival November 2015
  • Fullers Gales FireCracker | 4.8%

    Fullers Gales FireCracker | 4.8%

    “Combines a blend of malts with subtle spices for a complex, not-too-sweet palate. Hints of orange come from Gales yeast, bringing the beer to a warming finish.”

    Britain's Brewing Guest Brewery Festival November 2015
  • Okell's Jiarg | 4.7%

    Okell's Jiarg | 4.7%

    “Jiarg (pronounce it “Y’arg”) is the Manx word for Red in the sense of glowing and burning, which reflects this stunning beer perfectly.”
    Bitter • • • • Sweet • • • •

    Britain's Brewing Festival November 2015
  • Ossett Treacle Stout | 5.0%

    Ossett Treacle Stout | 5.0%

    “A rich and robust stout. The addition of treacle gives intense depth and roasted malts impart a coffee flavour. Generous amounts of hops add a dry citrus finish.”

    Britain's Brewing Festival November 2015
  • Sadler's Peaky Blinder | 4.6%

    Sadler's Peaky Blinder | 4.6%

    “Named from the infamous gang now imortalised on BBC One. Brewed with five malts and five hop varieties. Dark and delicious yet refreshing and hoppy.”

    Bitter • • • Sweet • • • •

    Britain's Brewing November 2015
  • Titanic Plum Porter | 4.9%

    Titanic Plum Porter | 4.9%

    “Dark, strong and well rounded; the richness of such a rotund beer is brought to an even keel by the late addition of Goldings hops and natural plum flavouring.”

    Bitter •1/2 Sweet •••1/2

    Britain's Brewing Festival November 2015
  • York Brewery Dr. Rudi  | 4.0%

    York Brewery Dr. Rudi | 4.0%

    “Formerly known as Super Alpha, Dr. Rudi is a very versatile hop and delivers a very crisp bitter edge. Expect fresh citrus peel, pine and lemongrass flavours.”

    Bitter ••• Sweet •

    Britain's Brewing November 2015
  • Marston's EPA 3.6%

    Marston's EPA 3.6%

    "Marston's EPA is a light, golden beer bursting with a fruity hop aroma and a refreshing zesty, citrus finish, brewed in the heart of England by Marston’s at the home of English Pale Ales, Burton Upon Trent. Traditionally prepared, exceptionally tasty"

    English Pale Ale | 3.6%

    See: Golden
    Smell: Citrus, hop
    Taste: refreshing, crisp, hoppy
    Bitter: • • •
    Sweet: • • 1/2
  • Marston's 61 Deep | 3.8%

    Marston's 61 Deep | 3.8%

    New World Pale Ale is born out of the craft and culture imbued in Pedigree, the Great British Ale; combined with the fresh flavours of Australia.

    Style: Pale Ale
    Colour: Golden
    ABV: 4.0%
    Smell: Malty citrus
    Taste: full bodied, malty, crisp

  • Lancaster Bomber | 4.4%

    Lancaster Bomber | 4.4%

    Has a big burnt fruit note, raisins and sultanas on the nose with malt loaf and peppery hops. Bitter, spicy hops, burnt fruit and toasted malt dominate the palate followed by a bittersweet finish with rich malt, spicy hops and dark fruit.

    Premium Bitter | 4.4%
    See: Deep copper
    Smell: Toffee, biscuit
    Taste: Moreish, rich, bitter
    Bitter: • • • • Sweet: • • •
  • Wainwright 4.1%

    Wainwright 4.1%

    "A delicious, invigorating beer. If you like hoppy ale, or even if you normally drink lager, we think you’re sure to enjoy Thwaites Wainwright."

    Exquisite Golden Ale | 4.1%

    See: Pale straw
    Smell: Fruit, citrus
    Taste: Fruit, sweet, citric, refreshing
    Bitter: • • 1/2
    Sweet: • • • • 1/2
  • Wychwood Hobgolblin Gold | 4.2%

    Wychwood Hobgolblin Gold | 4.2%

    "Hobgoblin Gold is the latest beer carrying the little fella’s moniker, and while Gold might be lighter in colour, it’s definitely no lightweight. A combination of six hop varieties (yes six!) & an infusion of wheat and malted barley has resulted in the perfect golden beer – with a huge hop punch."

    Golden Ale | 4.2%

    See: Golden
    Smell: Fragrant citrus and wild forest gooseberries
    Taste: Mouth watering malt and refreshing citrus hop kick
    Bitter: • • •
    Sweet: • •
  • Brakspear Oxford Gold

    Brakspear Oxford Gold

    Late Hopping with Goldings and fermentation by the brakspear yeast creates a remarkably zesty aroma, a full fruity flavour and a golden colour.

    ABV: 4.0%

    See: Pale Gold
    Smell: Floral, Citrus
    Taste: Orange, Honey
    Bitter: • • • •
    Sweet: • • •
  • Bombardier Pale Ale

    Bombardier Pale Ale

    ABV: 3.6 | Style: Golden | See: Golden | Smell: Hops, honey, grapefruit | Taste: Refreshing, hoppy, dry |Sweet: 3 | Bitter : 3
  • Ringwood Boondoggle | 4.2%

    Ringwood Boondoggle | 4.2%

    "Boondoggle is a blonde and luscious 4.2% ale. Brewed with the finest English Pale malt, First Gold and Fuggles hops. Boondoggle delivers a well balanced moreish fruity taste. Any excuse for that Boondoggle moment."

    Golden Ale | 4.2%

    See: Golden
    Smell: Hoppy, citrus
    Taste: Fruity
    Bitter: • •
    Sweet: • • •
  • Ringwood Fortyniner | 4.9%

    Ringwood Fortyniner | 4.9%

    "Fortyniner is a golden full-bodied malty beer with a deep bitter-sweet finish. Brewed with the finest English barley, Goldings, Progress, Fuggles, and Challenger hops, resulting in a well-balanced golden pale ale."

    Premium Bitter | 4.9%

    See: Amber
    Smell: Malty, fresh hop aroma
    Taste: full bodied, bitter sweet finish
    Bitter: • • •
    Sweet: • • •

  • Wild Boar

    Wild Boar

    A warming ale from the Ringwood archives with a rich malt finish

    Style: Best Bitter
    ABV: 4.0%
    See: Rich Brown
    Smell: Malty
    Taste: Malty Toffee Hoppy
    Bitter: 3
    Sweet: 3