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Gluten-Free Old Speckled Hen

The nations favourite premium ale brewed using some clever brewing techniques to make it gluten-free. 

You might have noticed that our famous gluten-free ale has had a bit of a makeover...Whilst is might look different, it still tastes the same as the beer you know and love! Shop the full Old Speckled Hen range here

500ml bottles 

alc. 5% vol.


Order a case:

Aroma:  Malty, Toffee, Lightly Roasted

Taste:  Warming, Fruity, Malty Toffee

Malt:  Pale, Crystal

Hops:  Admiral, Pilgrim, First Gold, Goldings

Perfect with: tasteful, quality British foods, premium pies, gravies, sausages and weekend BBQ's. Works perfectly with Sticky Toffee Pudding too!

Additional Notes: As the wind blows behind him, rusting the leaves and chilling the fingertips, the front door beckons. In one swift action the key is in and turned, the hallway traversed, and the kitchen reached. What’s there? The fridge. What’s in it?

It starts with the cap, gas slowly escaping as the treasure inside is revealed, bubbling away as a thin wisp of vapour loiters and lurks around the top of the bottleneck, soon to be dispersed as the pouring begins. “Two thirds at an angle and straight for the rest” says a voice in his head, a memory of days bygone working at the local, subconsciously driving the movement as the glass fills and the head rises above the rim.

It’s time.

The only thing left to do is secure the spot of choice. Could it be the sofa? Perhaps the garden... At the end of the day it mattered not as deep down, Henry knew he was exactly where he was supposed to be.

Contains no more than 20mg/kg of gluten which, according to Coeliac UK, research shows people diagnosed as coeliac can eat unlimited amounts at or less than this level.

Old Speckled Hen is rather popular with ale drinkers up and down the country, in fact it’s the no. 1 premium ale in the UK, and if you’ve seen some of the ales our country produces, you’ll know we’re in good company!

The great British ale was first brewed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the MG car factory in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. It was even named after the factory’s test car which was once spattered in paint to try a new paint concept. The concept didn't quite catch on, but the car became known as the “Owld Speckl’d Un”. The eagle-eyed might even see the resemblance between MG’s logo and the Old Speckled Hen label! You may now associate it with our mascot, Henry, who can often be seen out and about around the country, telling his jokes and showing off our particularly splendid pint glass…

More than 40 years on, this unique and distinctive ale continues to be a finely balanced beer with a distinctive rich, toffee-malt taste and fruity aroma.


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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Robert G.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Good Hen

Very nice beer and good delivery service.

norman w.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Best gluten free beer

Brilliant beer

Angela D.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Amber Nectar!

That’s what my husband calls it! After being diagnosed coeliac he couldn’t enjoy his favourite tipple - until we realised it was available Gluten Free! Ordering direct from Greene King to home is quick and easy with prompt delivery and updates of date/delivery time also saves carrying home from shop, happy husband enjoying his Amber Nectar on his gluten free diet

Antony C.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Perfect alternative,

I really enjoy real ale and being recently diagnosed wheat intolerant I'm still able to enjoy quality beer!

John B.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Gluten Free O.S.H - just WOW

The best Gluten Free beer I've found since being diagnosed as being Coeliac over 17 years ago!! It's my favourite one and I'll try to get my local pub to buy it in for me and other G.F. customers

Tricia V.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Great Beer … and Gluten Free !

Have had multiple deliveries, best GF beer we have tried. Good price & fast delivery.

Jeff H.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Gluten free old speckled hen

It’s was brilliant

Andrew H.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Great beer hit and miss delivery

The beer is great but the delivery is very hit and miss. More than half my deliveries have had issues ranging from being shipped to the wrong address, damaged or lost in transit or just several days late with no explanation. The order does eventually arrive but almost always quite late so make sure you leave plenty of time.

Grant M.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Excellent gluten free beer.

As a lover of real ale, who was forced to give up this passion after being diagnosed with coeliac disease, it is so good to be able to drink the gluten free version of Old Speckled Hen. It tastes exactly the same as the ordinary version, which is a godsend after eating many gluten free items, which taste nothing like the the real thing. For some reason, there are very few gluten free real ales available, so this is now the only beer that I drink. It would be nice if it was available in pubs though. I drink in a few Greene King pubs, and they don't stock it, which doesn't make sense. I understand not having draft gluten free OSH available, as it will get wasted if it doesn't sell, but why bottles with a year plus use by date aren't on the shelves, is mystifying.

John B.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Gluten Free OSH

It does not lose the flavours just because it's gluten free - tastes the same as original Old Speckled Hen - I just wish more pubs and bars stocked this great gluten free beer

Robert G.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Good Beer

Very nice gluten free beer, excellent delivery service, will be back for more.

Denis H.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Real beer that’s gluten free and tastes exactly the same as real beer.

I have been amazed at the quality and taste of the gluten free versions of speckled hen and ipa from Greene King. There is no difference at all. As someone who should avoid gluten ( but occasionally doesn’t when drinking beer in pubs) I can say it is just the same as the standard brew. It’s a great drink !

dennis s.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

regular order

always all correct

Colin J.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Gluten Free “Old Speckled Hen"

I ordered the gluten free version of my favourite beer in order to cut down on my wheat gluten intake for a healthier lifestyle. The beer tastes great and there is no discernible difference between the gluten free beer and the normal beer. I don’t know how they do it, but please keep doing it so I can enjoy many more of these in the years to come.

Loraine W.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

As good as the real thing

Trying to find a decent pint that tastes as good as the real thing is almost impossible but Greene king has achieved this. Before being diagnosed as coeliac I really enjoyed Old Speckled Hen , thanks to Greene king I can still enjoy it and it’s gluten free.

Peter W.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Old Speckled Hen Gluten Free

Cannot fault the service or the beer, There is almost no difference to the regular Ale.