The Beers


Hewish IPA ABV 3.6%
Named after the local village.
A lighty, hopped bitter with a subtle sweetness and fruitful taste. Floral, citrus hop aroma all of which lasts well to the finish. A light brown colour.
P.G. Steam ABV 3.9%
The first beer brewed on the new site with the new plant. The name comes from Paul Davey M.D. and Graham Dunbavan Brewer and the Steam as we now had a steam boiler to heat the copper.
This complex multi layered ale has a floral hop aroma with medium bodied hop, bitter taste with some fruit and sweetness.
Pitchfork ABV 4.3%
The name comes from the Pitchfork rebellion of 1685 the last battle to be fought on English soil of the Civil War.
A golden bitter with floral citric hop aroma. It has a hoppy predominate taste which is slightly sweet and fruity and leaves you wanting more.
Old Slug Porter ABV 4.5%
In the old brewery we had a problem with slugs getting into the brewery. As the beer leaves a trail down the glass as you drink it like a slug, that's how the beer was named.
A delicious traditional porter with a full bodied taste of chocolate, coffee, blackcurrant and black cherry with a good aroma. A near black colour with a good white head when served through a tight sparkler.
East Street Cream ABV 5.0%
First brewed to celebrate the 500th guest beer at the Dartmouth Inn, Newton Abbot, and was named by a customer in a competition. It went down so well that it has become a regular beer.
This enigmatic full bodied beer with malty hoppy fruit bitter with a sweet taste which all vie for dominance in this complex and well crafted premium chestnut coloured ale.
Firebox ABV 6.0%
As both Paul and Graham are rail enthusiasts the beer is named after the firebox in a steam engine.
A reddish deep brown coloured beer which is a deceptively drinkable strong bitter with a fine combination of citrus hops and cherry fruit bittersweet flavours which gives a strong dry bitter finish.
Double Header ABV 5.3%
Again a railway themed name after the name for two engines pulling a train. A golden brew made only with pale ale malt and goldings hops giving it a well balanced hoppy flavour. Very drinkable - beware!!
General Information
In addition to these beers we often brew specials. Please contact us to find out which one is currently available.

All of our beers have won awards at various CAMRA beer festivals as well as at the Tuckers Maltings Beer Festival organised by SIBA south west.

In addition Old Slug Porter won a silver medal at the 1998 Brewing Industry International Awards.

Pitchfork was judged to be the Best Bitter of the Year in 1998 at the Great British Beer Festival and has been a finalist in the last three years.

RCH Brewery, West Hewish, Weston Super Mare, North Somerset, BS52 6RR.