Cornish Beer Weekend

This August Bank Holiday weekend (Friday 26th – Monday 29th) The Rake will be celebrating the best beers that Cornwall has to offer. As usual, the festival bar will be out on the decking with 12 beers as well as the three on hand pump inside. With the help of St Austell’s head brewer, Roger Ryman we have sourced some beers that are rarely seen in London and we’re sure you’re going to enjoy them.

Here’s the list :

St Austells

Smugglers Grand, 11.5% abv, Barley Wine aged in Whisky Casks.

Big Smoke, 5.6% abv, Smoked Porter brewed especially for The Rake.

Proper Black, 6% abv, The St Austells Black IPA.

Proper Job, 5,5% abv, IPA, rarely seen on cask in London.

Big Job South Seas Colonnial IPA, 8% abv, A double IPA, powerfully hopped with Tasmanian and New Zealand hops.

Admirals Ale, 5% abv, An Amber ale, brewed uniquely with Cornish Gold malt.

Black Prince, 4% abv, a dark mild with toffee notes.


Abbey Red, 8% abv, A Belgian style red ale, aged for 18 months.

Spontaneously Fermented Blonde, 7.4% abv, A sour blonde beer, refermented with Cornish microflora, aged for three years.


Magik, 4% abv, nicely balanced best bitter .

King, 5.1% abv, Pale bitter with a lingering finish.

Driftwood Spars

Red Mission, 4% abv, a red ale brewed to support the Cornish Air Ambulance service.

Dek, 3.8% abv, Cornish for Ten, Dek was brewed to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the brewery.


Porthleven, 4.8% abv, One of the palest, fruitiest, zingiest and exciting beers you are ever likely to taste.

Coastal Brewery

Hop Monster, 3.8% abv, Thirst quenching session ale with citrus notes.

Penzance Brewing Company

Trink, 5.2% abv, Crisp, fruity and dry, brewed with Citra hops.

Scilly Stout, 7.1% abv, Clever name, clever beer! An exceedingly smooth and roasty stout.

Potion No.9, 4% abv, Light, golden and hoppy session bitter.

Atlantic Brewery (all organic)

Atlantic Red, 4.2% abv, Rich malt and marmalade make for a bittersweet finish.

Atlantic Blue, 4.8% abv, Cornish Porter with hints of Chocolate and coffee rounded off by a smooth smokiness.

Fistral, 5.2% abv, Beach blonde with a little wheat, citrus notes throughout.

See you there!

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