We wrote recently about the pride we take in sourcing our ingredients locally in this blog about Titsey beef, and how proud we are that many of the items on our menu come from only a short distance of the farmhouse. In fact, to give just one example, our beef comes from right here on the Titsey Estate, which covers some 1,800 acres of farm and woodland in gorgeous rural Surrey, so literally zero food miles.
Well, now we are delighted to announce that visitors to our 16th century pub can look forward to a new range of artisan beers brewed here on site in a converted cellar by a new microbrewery, Titsey Brewing Co.
Launching this autumn, the Titsey Brewing Co is producing three beers inspired by the Titsey Estate's history and stunning rural setting: Gresham Hopper, a pale ale; Leveson Buck, a session IPA that will be available in cask or carbonated form, and Gower Wolf, a best bitter. The new range will complement our existing selection of beers as well as our range of fine wines.
Having spent many weeks perfecting the taste (all in the name of research, of course…), chief brewer Craig Vroom has created some flavoursome brews that we think are absolutely delicious. We have also had a really enthusiastic response from customers who love the idea of enjoying a beer fresh from a micro-brewery that's on our doorstep.
Of course, even if you’re not a beer-lover, there is so much to enjoy here at our award-winning hostelry. A warm welcome awaits all our visitors with imaginative, varied and seasonal menus using the best fresh ingredients; the lovely historic setting of the pub itself; and then there’s our stunning surroundings. Located in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), Botley Hill Farmhouse is known for its breathtaking views from its vantage point at the highest point of the North Downs. In fact, our sunsets here are famous – perfect for those Instagram snaps!
Back on the subject of our “localness”, we source lamb and venison from the Titsey Estate, eggs from a local farmer, and cheese from Sussex. You’ll even find herbs grown in our own garden here at the pub! So for a true taste of Surrey, both food and drink, come down and pay us a visit.