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Abbot Ale

Brewed longer to a unique recipe using pale, amber and crystal malts, making it a full flavoured, smooth and mature beer.

Perfect to sip and savour, it's time to relax with an Abbot.

500ml bottles 

alc. 5% vol.


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Aroma:  Ripe Fruit

Taste:  Malty, Mature, Bitter/Sweet

Malt:  Pale, Crystal, Amber

Hops:  Admiral, Pilgrim, First Gold, Fuggle

Perfect with: the Great British classic that is the Sunday Roast as well as good quality sausages and ribs. Not in the mood for meat? Try it with some English cheeses for a taste sensation.

Additional Notes:  Warming, Malty and Fruity. Pale and amber malts contribute to a mouth filling and satisfying sweet and biscuity maltiness. A blend of English hops including First Gold give a base note of herbal hop and Fuggles a late hop contributes fragrant fruity, floral and spicy notes. Fermented slowly to give just enough fruity esters and a mature rich fruit cake finish, Abbot Ale provides a complex, satisfying and warming experience.

Rich and malty with a smooth and mature taste, it can only be our very own Abbot, and as you can tell, he’s had quite the makeover! He might have a new change of robes, but rest assured, we haven’t altered the recipe one jot. Brewed for longer, with fruit cake character and superb hop balance, it’s the same beer we know and love.

So if you're an Abbot drinker you will start to see cans and bottles with the new design dropping into your orders towards the end of September 2021. Once they arrive it's time to sit back, reflect and unwind, sip and savour, and most importantly; relax with an Abbot.

Abbot Ale Bottle new design 2021

Contains Malted Barley

In Bury St. Edmunds - the home of Abbot Ale - brewing can be traced back 1,000 years. In fact, the Domesday Book records “cerevisiari” or ‘ale brewers’ who served the Abbot in the town’s Great Abbey. 

Inheriting their fascinating experience, our brewing process has hardly changed over hundreds of years. It takes seven days to craft the perfect pint of Abbot Ale. Brewed for longer, the ale has masses of fruit character, malty richness and a superb hop balance. 

So where does the name come from? Well, in 1951 we ran a competition to name a brand new beer we were brewing and offered a prize of £20 (a lot back then!) to anyone who could come up with our new brew's moniker. A local publican submitted the name of 'Abbot Ale', in keeping with the town's tradition and just like that our world famous beer was born! 


We aim to dispatch your items within 1-2 working days, so your order is with you as soon as possible!


Spend £60 or more and you will qualify for free shipping to mainland UK (charges apply to remote locations).


We stock a wide range of beers of all different styles, so we're sure we have a beer to tantalise your tastebuds!

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Steve B.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Abbot - smooth, persuasive and dangerous :-)

Enjoyable. Very enjoyable. Happy Christmas :-)

United Kingdom United Kingdom

Abbot ale

Love the golden nectar with its mellow and satisfying taste, Delivery is quick and reliable, and I like the new labels,HAPPY HAPPY HAPPPPPPY.

James C.
United Kingdom United Kingdom


…….. just to inform GK that my wife has become a big fan of Abbots ale since I received a batch 10 days ago. Like all your products they are extremely good (first class) We live in North Yorkshire. GK is equal with Black Sheep Ale !! I should know I have lived near Bury St.Edmunds for 40 years and blessed the water of GK and still enjoy a glass or two

David J.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Lovely Ale

Ordered 2 cases online 1 of IPA & 1 of Abbot. Both arrived in timeframe expected. Good service for very nice beer

Albert P.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Christmas Beer Hamper.

All was delivered as promised but haven’t opened the crate yet. That said I am certain it will be excellent and wil not last long once opened!

United Kingdom United Kingdom

Abott ale

Love the taste and strength quick delivery easy site to navigate, Happppppy

Paul O.
United Kingdom United Kingdom


This has to be my favourite,

Derek O.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Very impressed

All delivered in full on time, very good packaging delivery driver left the goods exactly where we had specified.Beer up to its usual very good standard Will definatly use this service again.

Simon W.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

The perfect pint

Abbot Ale is truly one of the UK's finest ales. It has a wonderful rich Malty flavour enhanced by a fruity bland of Hops, finished of with a silky texture and robust bite.

Vijayakumar K.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Rare Service

From the time the purchase was made on line, the bottles of beer came 3 days after, all very well packed with shake proof card board packs and it came to my door, I don't think I will be going to supermarkets to buy my favourite ale. Twice I got the gift pack as well with Greene king goodies, thank you, all in all exceptional service to your customer, well done Greene King shop. Dr Vijay Kandampully

Burt M.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Excellent all round. And of course Ale lerfect.

Alastair W.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wonderful Experience

Many years have we enjoyed the various ales from several brew houses, now I have found the source online we are in heaven. So easy to order and clear direct display of the variety of goods. An absolute pleasure and a delight to drink. My partner and I will recommend your site too all our friends.

Susan M.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Great Taste!

Fantastic tasting ale - rich, smooth and fruity. Simple to order online and wow very quick delivery to the door. What more can one ask - excellent service!

United Kingdom United Kingdom

About ale

Love the taste nice strength

Derek O.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Very impressed

This is the second time we have used on line shop and we are very impressed. A selection of beers were ordered and arrived the following day, less than 24hrs from the order being placed. The quality of the product is up to the usual standard which is exceptional.

Vijayakumar K.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Best ale Best service

I have had Abbot Ale for many years may be over 40 years got the taste for it when I was in Hertfordshire where quite a lot of the pubs were serving Greene King beer, in Devon there are not that many Greene King pubs, I was delighted to know that Abbot Ale in the bottle and now able to get it deliver to my house, great Ale and great service. You used to make Bury St Edmunds Ale at one time do you still make them? I used to mix half of Abbot ale and Bury St Edmunds Ale to a pint, I have never seen that after I left Herts and came to Devon.