Our selection consists of a Classic Range, featuring five of our long-standing favourites made to Pete’s original recipes, and the Cove Range - a growing selection of contemporary craft beers for the modern palette. You’ll also find seasonal specials appearing in the online shop periodically – we’ve listed them all below along with a rough time of availability.

View our award winning ranges

Classic Range

All made to Pete’s original recipes, our core range is available in our shop and online throughout the year.

Lou’s Brew

lous brew

IPA
5%
Hops: First Gold, Progress, Goldings, Cascade
MALT: Pale Ale, Cara
YEAST: Nottingham Lou’s Brew was designed and brewed specially for our very own Landlady, the inimitable Louise Treseder!

This is a light, hoppy golden beer with citrus and grassy aromas. Dangerously drinkable, Lou’s Brew is available all year round in bottles, and has a dedicated permanent line in The Driftwood Spars.

Food Matches: Fish, shellfish, spicy food

Alfie’s Revenge

alfies revenge

Red Ale
6.5
HOPS: First Gold, Goldings, Progress
MALT: Chocolate, Brown, Crystal & Roasted Barley
YEAST: Nottingham

Named after a stuffed red squirrel that used to live in the Driftwood Spars bar. Sadly, Alfie went walkabout a few years back and hasn’t been seen since; we hope he’s in good company wherever he is!

a strong, rich ale with a beautiful deep polished red colour. alfie’s has a big malt flavour, with chocolate and biscuit notes.

Food matches: Rich roasted and stewed meat dishes, game.

Bolsters Blood

bolsters blood

Porter
5%
HOPS: First Gold, Progress
MALT: Crystal, Chocolate
YEAST: Nottingham

Legend has it that a giant named Bolster once terrorised St Agnes. When he was finally slain, his blood was jet black. Yikes!

This is a rich, dark porter with strong roast flavours, packed with spicy and fruity hops.

Food Matches: Salty shellfish, deep-flavoured meat dishes.

Blue Hills

blue hills

Session Ale
4%
HOPS: First Gold, Progress, Admiral, Goldings
MALT: Crystal, Brown
YEAST: Nottingham & S04

A perennial favourite, Blue Hills is named after the vintage car race ‘The Land’s End Trial’ which takes place on the ‘Bluehills’ behind the Driftwood Pub every Easter.

This is a deliciously moreish light session bitter with big hop flavour. Food Matches: Cheese Ploughmans

Spars

spars

Golden Ale
3.8%
HOPS: First Gold, Pilot, Endeavour
MALT: Pale, Crystal, Chocolate, Cara
YEAST: Nottingham

Named after the Driftwood Spars pub, this is brewed in support of local charities. Each year 10p from every pint of Spars sold in the pub goes to our charity of the year.

Spars is a lightly hopped golden ale with a complex fruity and spicy aroma. Citrus fruit flavours give way to a pleasantly bitter finish. Food Matches: Roast chicken.

Cove Range

Crafted using the finest British ingredients, including new-wave English hops, these modern beers are brewed in small batches here in Trevaunance Cove, and complement our core range perfectly.

Beacon

beacon
Pale Ale
4.2%

HOPS: Jester and Harlequin
MALT: Pale, Crystal and Wheat
YEAST: US-05

This light and bright pale ale is inspired by hazy summer days on St Agnes Beacon where, from a soft carpet of sea thrift, you can see 30 miles out to sea.

A well-balanced pale ale brimming with fresh, zesty tropical fruits. Hoppy yet easy drinking, this is a great session beer.

Food Matches: Fish & Chips, Thai dishes.

Midnight Skinny Dipper

midnight skinny dipper

Milk Stout
6%
MALT: Pale, Flaked Oats, Low Colour Chocolate, Brown, Gambrinus Honey, Double Roasted Crystal, Midnight Wheat.
YEAST: S04

On warm still nights, some intrepid cove-dwellers have been known to slip naked into the dark and silky midnight sea here at Trevaunance, entering local myth and legend in the process…

A smooth and rich milk stout, with sweet and satisfying flavours of chocolate and caramel. Enjoy as an alternative to dessert.

Food Matches: Chocolate desserts, autumn game dishes.

Seaberry

seaberry

Cornish Saison
4.4%
HOPS: Goldings, UK Cascade & Harlequin
MALT: Pale, Cara & Wheat
YEAST: Belle Saison

Sea buckthorn, or Seaberry, grows in abundance on the Cornish coast, revelling in the clean, salt-flecked air. This reinvention of a classic saison is brewed with berries from cultivator Cornish Seaberry.

Complex yet balanced, our Seaberry Saison layers juicy fresh citrus fruits with a hint of sour, a punch of pepper, and the untameable appeal of farmhouse yeast.

Food Matches: Spicy, coconut-based curries.

Seasonal Specials & Limited Editions

These are the beers we brew occasionally to celebrate a change in the season or specific events. We’ve given a rough guide to when we brew them below but for updates on new releases please join our mailing list.

Blackhead’s Mild

blackheads mild

Mild
Brewed in May
3.8%
HOPS: Goldings and Progress
MALTS: Black, Brown, Cara, Crystal, Chocolate, Roast Barley
YEAST: Nottingham

Named after a local motorbike group who drink in the pub on a very regular basis. They are called the Blackheads due to their crash helmets. They're not ferocious, just very mild.

Blackheads is a traditional mild beer with smokey malt flavours and a peppery aftertaste.

Food Matches: Rich meats dishes and game.

Forest Blonde

forest blonde

Blond Beer
Brewed when the mood takes us, spring & summer
4.3%
HOPS: Bramling Cross, Progress, First Gold
MALT: Extra Pale, Amber
YEAST: Nottingham

Inspired by the blond beers encountered on visits to Belgium, with light flavours to subtly compliment food.

This popular and intriguing golden ale has a gentle hop flavour of herb, wood and blackberry.

Food Matches: Grilled fish, salads.

Bawden Rocks

bawden rocks

Pale Ale
Brewed for high summer
3.8%
HOPS: First Gold, Sovereign, Admiral, Cascade
MALT: Crystal, Brown
YEAST: Nottingham

This summertime favourite is named after the group of rocks just beyond Trevaunance Cove.

Bawden Rocks is a golden, hoppy, clean-flavoured bitter.

Food Matches: Smoked fish and poultry.

Green Hop

green hop

Pale Ale
Just after the hop season in September
4%
HOPS: Locally grown freshly harvested hops, donated in exchange for beer

A pale beer to show off the fresh flavours of the hops. The flavour profile is different every year depending how the harvest goes.

Food Matches: Light fish dishes, salads.

JSB

jsb

Strong Bitter
Brewed throughout the year
5.2%
HOPS: Cascade, Jester and Minstrel
MALTS: Amber, Brown, Cara, Chocolate, Crystal
YEAST: Nottingham

JSB stands for Jester Special Bitter. Pete specifically wanted to showcase this hop in a special bitter,. Like all our hops Jester is British breed by Charles Faram, but emulates North American hops such as Cascade or Centennial.

A golden, strong, finely effervescent bitter. Luxuriously hopped, with a kick of grapefruit and dryness to the finish, all capped with a hint of lychee from the Jester hops.

Food Matches: Spicy food, mild cheese, roast vegetables.

Pudding Ale

pudding ale

Brewed ready for the festive season
7.5%
HOPS: Admiral, Goldings, Progress
MALT: Crystal, Amber, Chocolate and Roast Barley
YEAST: Nottingham

Our annual small-batch brew of Pudding Ale marks the start of the festive season for us here at the pub and brewery. As well as drinking it we add it to everything we can in December – cakes, puddings, even sauces!

A strong, rich mahogany-coloured ale featuring dried fruit and cake malt flavours with a balancing spicy and citrus hop. Ideal for adding to rich fruit cakes and desserts.

Food Matches: Rich meaty dishes and desserts including festive food.

Pete’s Mild

petes mild

Brewed every March to celebrate Pete’s birthday

This will be brewed ready to drink every March to celebrate Pete the Brewer's birthday. Pete was the driving force behind the brewery until his untimely death in January 2020. The recipe will be developed by Head Brewer Mike alongside Pete's friends and family. It will launch March 2021.