Old Thumper

Our famed ‘Old Thumper’ craft ale has a moreish maltinessand a satisfying full flavour.

Strength: 2.9 UK units per pint
ABV: 5.1%
Smell: Spicy, Fruity, Hoppy
Bitter: 3
Style: Strong Ale
See: Deep Brown
Taste: Warming, Malty/Bitter
Sweet: 4



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Old Thumper


Ringwood’s most iconic beer was first brewed in late 1979 without a name. A competition in the local press inspired Joe Leedham from Broadstone, Dorset to come up with a suitable suggestion!


Peppery, spicy aroma with a hint of apples.


Luscious balance of grain and hop in the mouth. Bitter sweet finish with delicate fruit notes.


Warm, rounded yet surprisingly delicate pale strong beer.

Food Pairings

Old Thumper goes great with a beef sandwich


4 x ciabatta
800gr sliced rare roast rib of beef
100gr mayonnaise
20gr grated horseradish
10ml olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
60gr Parmesan for shaving
200gr rocket leaves

Garnish with hand cooked crisps


  • Slice ciabatta lengthways and toast under grill
  • Mix grated horseradish with mayo and season
  • Dress rocket with olive oil and season
  • Spread horseradish mayo over ciabatta
  • Place sliced beef on top of bread
  • Add season rocket leaves
  • Top with Parmesan shavings
  • Top sandwich and serve


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