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At ClassicAles.co.uk we love Great British beer. Brewed across the country with a diversity of taste, colour and texture. Some organic, some beautifully rich, but all lovingly craft brewed here in the UK. This has inspired us to bring together the best ales online available for you to buy and enjoy with delivery to your front door.


Banks's pump


Thomas Banks and his son Henry founded the Banks’s Brewery in Wolverhampton in 1875. The original brewery remains the home of Banks’s ales to this day. Under the guidance of Head Brewer Banks’s ales are produced following traditional recipes and using only the best natural indigents. It’s this attention to detail and focus on quality that gives our beers their distinctive full flavours.

If you’re an avid fan of Banks’s ales or you want to see what all the fuss is about, see below for the wide choice of ales available from Banks’s!

Brakspear pump


In 2002 the original Brakspear brewery closed down with production moving to the Wychwood brewery. Determined to maintain the traditional Double Drop method of fermentation the original brewing equipment was transported and installed at the new site. Brakspear is one of the few brewers still using this method of fermentation and it’s this process that helps give Brakspear beers their characteristic butterscotch flavour.

Below is a selection of beers from Brakespear Brewery, all of which are available to order online.

Courage pump



Starting in 1787, Courage has been producing award-winning ales across the UK, with plenty of moves and changes in between. The company has been purchased and acquired by many different companies across the years, including Barclay, Perkins & Co, Simonds’ based in Reading, The Imperial Tobacco Group and finally transferred across to Wells & Young’s, now owned by Marston’s. Courage has two SKUs, Best and Directors and has good distribution in London and across the M4 Corridor to Bristol.
Eagle pump



Brewing ales since 1876, the Eagle Brewery stands tall and proud in the area of Bedfordshire.

Starting off with Charles Wells and now being acquired by Marston’s, the Eagle Brewery in Bedford produces some of the best ales in the market, including Young’s, Courage and Bombardier. The Eagle Brewery is the latest acquisition of Marston’s and is currently under a reconstruction to allow the public to visit the site through tours and the Eagle store.
Jennings pump


The Jennings Brewery relocated to Cockermouth in 1874 where it remains to this day. The site features its own well where pure lake land water is drawn from for the brewing process. The finest malts and hops are utilised in the traditional brewing process to produce a range of ales with a true flavour of the Lake District region.

Explore the full range of Jennings beers and ales below. Order online from Classic Ales and enjoy a taste of the Lake District at home.

Marston's pump


The secret to the beers and ales produced at the Marston’s brewery lies in the quality of the local spring water used in the brewing process. Coupled with a unique Burton Union brewing method now - only used by Marston’s - means they produce a range of beers and ales unlike any other. From traditional ales, IPA’s and blonde beers Marston’s name is synonymous with quality brewing.

Find your favourite beers and ales from the illustrious Marston’s brewery below, all available to buy online at Classic Ales.

McEwan's pump



McEwan’s was founded in Edinburgh in 1856 by William McEwan when he opened his first brewery. This was at a time of great discovery and imagination; advances were being made in science, medicine and literature and people around the globe were keen to experience new tastes and flavours.

McEwan’s has been supplying great tasting ale to the world ever since that time and is still as relevant today as it was back then. We have award-winning, market-leading ales within our range that provide the ultimate, flavoursome refreshment.
Ringwood pump


The Ringwood area of Hampshire has a rich brewing history dating back centuries. The Ringwood Brewery, founded in 1978 by renowned micro-brewer Peter Austin, is a relative new kid on the block. Their signature ale is Old Thumper, an award winning ale brewed since 1979. They also have a habit of producing commemorative ales to celebrate significant company landmarks.

Our collection Ringwood ales can be found below. Order online and experience the unique beers and ales from Hampshire’s favourite brewery at home.

Wychwood pump


The Wychwood brewery is named after the Wychwood forest found close by. Much of the inspiration for Wychwood’s fantasy themed branding comes from the legends associated with these local woodlands. A relative new comer to the brewing fraternity having only been founded in 1983, Wychwood has certainly made its mark producing an exciting and diverse range of award winning ales.

Looking for an old favourite or keen to discover something new? Explore Wychwood’s legendary ales below, all available to order from Classic Ales.



Young's pump



Young's beers share the heritage of over 180 years brewing experience and are available in some the best pubs in the country.

Using only four ingredients, our brews are 100% malt, sourced from Norfolk, the freshest English hops grown in Kent and Worcestershire, all natural mineral water from our own wells and our unique Young's yeast culture.
Guest pump


Not all the Classic brews on this site hark from our classic English breweries. Here you can find some delicious beers from other brewers.

If you’re a fan of the big hoppy flavours coming out of America, try the Shipyard beers – full of contemporary flavours and currently taking the UK by storm.

Meanwhile, following in the footsteps of the legendary Alfred Wainwright who conquered mountains, the Wainwright Golden beer is here to refresh and reward those conquering their own Mountains.

If you’re a fan of Amber ales, and celebrating all that is brilliantly British, try the Lancaster Bomber.

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Take an ale trail amongst England's finest breweries with a selection of 6 award winning beers, from the South coast to the Lake District, showcasing how great English beers, like fine wines, have a diversity of flavours and characteristics to savour and enjoy.

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