The Adnams Brewery was bought back in 1872 by George and Ernest Adams, when the Brewery was known as The Sole Bay Brewery. Since the company was incorporated in 1890, it has remained one of the UK’s most successful independent breweries. Adnams produces a range of great beers along with gin, vodka and whiskey through their Copper House Distillery. Adnams Old Ale is based on one of the brewery’s oldest beer recipes, dating back to 1890. A winter warmer, Old Ale is brewed with East Anglian Pale Ale malt, Crystal malted barley and First Gold Hops, the combination of which impart flavours of red fruit, roasted grains and a hint of caramel. Akin to a mild, the hops in Adnams Old Ale play second fiddle to the malt. Rich aromas of caramel and nutty chocolate come through to the palate with hints of liquorice and red fruits. Smooth bitterness balances the flavours and cleanses the palate, making room for the next sip.
Adnams Old Ale
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Name and address
Sole Bay Brewery, East Green, Southwold, Suffolk, IP18 6JW, England
Beers of Europe offers an incredible range of Beers from all corners of the globe. We stock over 2,000 beers, ranging from the world’s oldest breweries to the worlds newest and the best in-between. In addition, we stock a wide variety of ciders, spirits, wine, homebrew, and glassware to create the perfect gift or occasion. If you want to know a bit more go to our About page.
No, we also have a shop based on the outskirts of King’s Lynn, Norfolk.
Travelling along the A10 between Downham Market and King’s Lynn, you will come to a small village called Setchey, turn next to J.S.W Car Sales on to Garage Lane and we are located approx. 100m down the lane on the right-hand side. Our address and opening hours can be found on the Contact Us page.
Yes, there are age restrictions in place. In the United Kingdom, the legal age to purchase alcohol is 18 years old. Beers of Europe strictly adheres to these regulations and by agreeing to our Terms and Conditions on checkout you confirm that you are over 18 years old. In store, we operate a Challenge 25 policy, which means that if you appear to be under 25 years old, you will be asked for identification to verify your age.
For some products supply can be inconsistent, whether that is at the brewery itself or how often we or its supplier imports it. For products that are out of stock, you can sign up to be notified of its return on the product page. From there, as soon as we book the stock in we send an email to you.
Bottles and labels can and do vary. This means that the images shown on our website may not be the same as current stock items. If the bottle or label is important please check before ordering. Please be aware that even if the label looks different, that product will be the same product if it has the same barcode. Because we work from the barcode, if producers does not make us aware of a label change we often miss updates until we are contacted about it. Apologies in advance for this.
Please note that it isn’t always possible to provide a perfect looking bottle/label as this very much depends on the condition they are received in from our supplier.
We occasionally have items available in the shop that are not available to purchase online, usually because they are too fragile or large to post.
We do not have a minimum purchase amount, but delivery charges may apply.
For orders between £25.01 and £60, delivery is charged at £5.99 (3 working days) or £7.99 (next working day). Some areas are excluded and will incur extra charges. Please see postcodes listed in our Terms and Conditions.
For orders over £60, delivery is £3.99 (3 working days) or £5.99 (next working day). Again some areas are excluded and will incur extra charges. Please see postcodes listed in our Terms and Conditions.
For orders over £100, delivery is free (3 working days) or £3 (next working day). Some areas are excluded and will incur extra charges. Please see postcodes listed in our Terms and Conditions.
Customers can amend their orders as long as the order has not been picked and packed ready for despatch. If you wish to make an amendment please call us as soon as possible on 01553 812000.
You can specify a different address to the invoice address. Please add these at checkout.
Yes of course, when checking out just select ‘create an account later’
We use a variety of thick and sturdy cardboard boxes and dividers to hold each bottle individually. Any remaining spaces are filled with biodegradable air bags to stop movement of the contents. Glasses are wrapped in bubble wrap and cardboard to ensure they arrived in once piece.
When placing your order please add the details at checkout. We regret that if your order has been packed and is ready to despatch that amendments cannot be made.
All of our orders are shipped without any pricing or payment details, these are in the confirmation email. The only paperwork in the box contains a summary of the order and addresses.
On checkout you can add a message to your order.
Unfortunately we do not offer gift packaging.
We currently use DHL, but we do also trial other couriers alongside from time to time.
We don’t currently ship outside the UK and Ireland but it may be something we offer in the future.
Unfortunately our carriers do not offer a time specific delivery service. We can send orders to arrive on a specific date but we would remind you that whilst 98% of deliveries arrive within the stated timeframe we cannot 100% guarantee the day. Couriers do often offer delivery windows on the day, with the option to rearrange if necessary.
If you are ordering as a gift we would ask you to take this into account when arranging delivery.
Please note that we are unable to offer weekend deliveries.
Our boxes come in 6s, 12s, and 24s. By no means are you required to order in those quantities, but it is worth bearing in mind when ordering. A full box also helps to reduce the small chance of damage, as empty compartments collapsing can be a cause of this.
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Beers of Europe offer loyalty points on online orders only. These cannot be gained or used in store. Loyalty points will be stored on your account for use on future orders. Loyalty points cannot be used to purchase vouchers, nor will you accrue points for spending gift vouchers.
We can cater for larger occasions, and we do have wholesale customers, please contact [email protected] with your request and we get back to you as soon as possible.
On a smaller scale, the best way to keep up to date with our offers is to subscribe to our newsletter, but otherwise we tend to utilise the front page of the website to showcase our promotions.
Beers of Europe is just one of the amazing businesses on our Warehouse Setchey site. It is joined by The Warehouse Taproom, Bar and Restaurant, a fantastic venture which allows us to showcase our superb drinks range, with an accompaniment of great dishes. The Warehouse Antiques contains over 50 stands and over 80 cabinets that puts on a real feast for the eyes, and offers a gift opportunity at every turn. We are also home to The Steiff Shop, East Anglia’s Largest Range of premium hand made bears and Warehouse Books, with a huge selection of pre-loved books ready to satisfy your curiosity. Whatever you’re looking for, the Warehouse Setchey offers something for everyone.