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Distinctive, Rich & Malty

Aroma

Malty, Toffee, Lightly Roasted

Taste

Warming, Fruity, Malty Toffee

Serving suggestions

Best Served Chilled

  • 63 Reviews

    Old Speckled Hen

    £2.00

    4.8% Abv

    500ml Bottle

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    A distinctive rich malty taste bursting with toffee character, fruity aroma and deliciously smooth.

    Shop the full Old Speckled Hen range here

    A distinctive rich malty taste bursting with toffee character, fruity aroma and deliciously smooth.

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    A distinctive rich malty taste bursting with toffee character, fruity aroma and deliciously smooth.

    Shop the full Old Speckled Hen range here

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    Serving suggestions

    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 Malted Barley

    Energy kCal/ 100mls 34.8
    Energy kJoule/ 100mls 144.0
    Carbo- hydrate g/ 100mls 3.3
    of which sugars g/ 100mls 0.2
    Protein g/ 100mls 0.4
    Fibre g/ 100mls 0.1
    Fat g/ 100mls <0.1
    of which saturates g/ 100mls <0.1
    Sodium (as NaCl) mg/ 100mls 1.0
    Sucrose g/ 100mls <0.1

    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.

    Old Speckled Hen

    Distinctive, Rich & Malty

    Brewed with precision for great taste

    Old Speckled Hen is popular with ale drinkers up and down the country and renowned for its unique character and consistent quality.

    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 old run around car which was often parked outside the paint shop. Spattered in paint, 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!

    More than 35 years on, the great premium ale continues to be a finely balanced beer with a distinctive rich, malty taste and fruity aroma.

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    GM
    06/03/2024
    Gary M.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Great bottled beer

    I have been a fan of Old speckled hen draft for several years and the quality and flavour of the bottled version is just as good.

    AA
    05/06/2024
    Alexander alex.parke Parke
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    This is my favorite beer.

    I would like to buy 330ml bottles, but I have now decided to buy 500ml and use a stopper to keep a half bottle for the next day!

    AT
    04/19/2024
    Alan T.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Always a good beer

    A good honest beer

    PG
    04/17/2024
    Peter G.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    A classic

    I first encountered S Hen in Pangbourne in the late eighties/early nineties. Still as good as ever after thirty-odd years

    JE
    03/18/2024
    John E.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Quality beer

    I’m a big Abbot fan so I thought I’d give Hen a try, I wasn’t disappointed, but ones not enough!