Westerham Ales ‘Little Scotney’ Best Bitter and Pale Ale are brewed using hops from Little Scotney farm at in Kent, the only Hop Farm owned by the National Trust. I found these bottles at the National Trust shop at Wimpole Hall, where previously ale had been available only at the restaurant.
Little Scotney Best Bitter 4.3% is treacle toffee in aroma and toffee malt in taste, almost sour with a light floral aftertaste, but overall… Toffee!
Little Scotney Pale Ale 4% gives a brief glimpse of those sharp bitter target hops but follows with strong biscuit malts, quite unexpected for a pale ale.
I’ll certainly bring home more of their beers next time…