An Abbot Ale beer tap

Abbot Ale

Abbot Ale is brewed in Bury St. Edmunds – a place which enjoys a rich brewing heritage than can be traced back almost 1000 years.

The famous Domesday Book includes a passage about 'cerevisiarii' or ale brewers as servants of the Abbot in Bury St Edmunds' Great Abbey. The Greene King brewery sits alongside the historic ruins of the Abbey and to this day our brewers still draw water from the same chalk wells used by their brewing predecessors all those years ago.

Tasting notes

Hailed by the late beer writer Michael Jackson as "one of the great characters of the beer world", Abbot Ale is brewed for quality of the highest order. Abbot is an irresistible ale with masses of fruit characters, a malty richness and superb hop balance. It is brewed longer to a unique recipe, which makes it the full-flavoured, smooth and mature beer it is today.


Bottles of Abbot Reserve

Abbot Reserve

Abbot Reserve is a distinctive full bodied, smooth and mature beer bursting with fruit cake and toffee flavours. Bottles are available throughout the year however cask beer is only brewed during November and December. A perfect winter warmer.


Buy beer

Abbot Ale is available in casks, kegs, bottles and cans. If you are a trade customer who would like to buy Abbot Ale or Abbot Reserve in any form, visit our trade section for details on who to get in touch with. If you are outside the UK and would like to purchase our beers, contact one of our agents for more information.

Greene King online shop

The Abbot Ale shop contains a superb selection of Abbot Ale branded products from tankards to umbrellas.

Screenshot of the Abbot Ale shop website

Visit the shop

Product gallery

Bottles of Abbot Ale
Bottles of Abbot Ale Reserve

More information

Visit the Abbot Ale website for more on our rich history and the brewing process and to watch our TV ads with Brian Blessed.

Laptop showing the Abbot Ale website

Visit the Abbot Ale website