Nestled in the beautiful and tranquil surroundings of Quarr Abbey is the hidden gem of Quarr Abbey Tea Garden and Farmshop. It’s a delightful place to enjoy a slice of homemade cake as well as sample produce form the Abbey.
This now includes Quarr Abbey Ale that continues a long-standing association between beer and abbeys! Quarr Abbey Ale is made locally on the Isle of Wight through a joint venture with local Island brewers – Goddards.
Using locally grown coriander and sweet-gale from the Abbey allotments, with English barley malt, hops and Isle of Wight water, the result is a full bodied 6.5% fruity palate, top fermented ale, reminiscent of the traditional ales produced and consumed by monks, known as “liquid bread”. Traditionally monks would have produced their own food and beverages using local ingredients and would also sell their produce to the local community.
Today, the Abbey grounds are cultivated to produce bountiful supplies and are still shared and sold to the public.
Launched on the 11th April 2014, Quarr Abbey Ale is available to purchase in the Quarr Abbey Farmshop and other outlets through Goddards distributors.
The Quarr Abbey team show off their new ale and their support for Taste of the Wight.