Drink

Elveden is the Guinness family home, so we have ensured that our Guinness tastes just as good as it does in Ireland. You’ll have to try it to test us on that! We also offer a range of local cask ales including Adnams Bitter some Seasonal Ales, Elveden Inn Winter Best, plus classic lagers Amstel, Peroni, Carlsberg, Blue Moon and Aspall Cider, as well as an extensive range of bottled beers. Our range of whiskies, gin, rum and vodka really does offer something for everyone. Plus, take a look at our specially selected wines below, with choices from around the world.

 


CHAMPAGNE & SPARKLING WINE

Sparklers are great food wines as generally they have a mouth-watering quality that makes them an ideal partner for fish and other seafood, as well as light chicken dishes, salads and many lightly-flavoured starters.  And who needs an excuse to celebrate with Champagne?

1. Piper-Heidsieck Brut, Champagne, FRANCE

A Classic pinot Noir dominated Brut Champagne: plenty of freshness with citrus notes, such as grapefruit, followed by Granny Smith green apple, and crunchy, juicy pear, ample and intense.

2.Piper-Heidsieck Rosé Sauvage Brut, FRANCE

Fresh and assertive, with a distinctive fruit character showing strawberry and raspberry aromas: followed by citrus on the palate such as tangerine and blood orange and leading into spicy notes.

3. Rocco Prosecco Superiore di, Conegliano e Valdobbiadene Brut, ITALY

Elegant, with subtle apple and pear fruit richness on the foaming finish

 4. Sauvion Cremant de Loire Brut, FRANCE

Pale straw-coloured, fine and lasting bubbles in regular columns. Fruity aromas with a light touch of raspberry. Structured, fine and round with a good length

 5. Bottega Gold Prosecco Brut, FRANCE

Characteristic, fruity with scents of golden apple, Williams pear, acacia flowers and lily of the valley.

DRY AND DELICATE WHITE

Crisp, fresh and delicious flavoured wine, with a light style, ideally suited to white fish and shellfish dishes. Especially good with Mediterranean flavours.

7. Don Jacobo Rioja Blanco, Bodegas Corral, SPAIN

Fresh, dry, crisp and modern, from this classic Spanish region using the local Viura grape.

8. Parini Pinot Grigio delle Venezie, ITALY

Distinctive nose of wild flowers, with touches of honey and banana: soft, fresh and lively with notes of ripe pear.

9. Macon-Villages, Pascal Clement, Burgundy, FRANCE

A soft and very approachable Chardonnay from Burgundy – if you like Chablis, then this is a great option. Hints of tropical and apple fruit, good balance and a clean finish.

10. Muscadet de Sevre et Maine sur lie, Chateau du Cleray, Loire Valley, FRANCE

Very light in colour with fresh lemon citrus fruit aromas and flavours – this is the classic pairing with shellfish, due to the lovely crisp freshness throughout.

HERBACEOUS AND AROMATIC WHITE

These wines simply jump out of the glass, they are so lovely and aromatic. Great with all fish and shellfish dishes, as well as being great matches for a touch of chilli spice and citrus accompaniments.

11. Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc, Awatere Valley, Marlborough, NEW ZEALAND

Flaunts a powerful bouquet of fresh herbs, tomato stalk and blackcurrant, layered with ripe stone fruit and bright citrus flavours.

12. Son Excellence Sauvignon Blanc, Côtes de Gascogne, FRANCE

Fresh and inviting, with zippy lemon and lime aromas, combined with lovely blackcurrant leaf and tropical fruit and citrus notes on the well balanced finish. A lovely match with scallops or lighter fish and vegetarian dishes.

JUICY AND FRUITY WHITE

Fleshy, fruity wines, generally with riper fruit or a touch of sweetness on the palate – very approachable on their own, or with chicken or pork dishes and also work well with some spice.

13. Pulpo Albariño, Ríta Baixas, FRANCE

Aromas of white flowers, hints of peach and apricot lead to a fresh, fruity palate.

14. Berri Estates Unoaked Chardonnay, SOUTH-EASTERN AUSTRALIA

A crisp style with a fresh, yet ripe lemon character with no oak ageing. Great with all lighter foods and equally lovely on its own, especially when we have a glimpse of the sunshine!

15. Oben Grove Riesling-Gewürztraminer, Rhein, GERMANY

Aromatic lime and apples with the soft sweetness of peach and cherry blossom. A touch off-dry, for those who prefer some sweetness in their glass. A good match with spicier dishes.

16. Flagstone Noon Gun, Chenin Blanc-Sauvignon Blanc-Viognier, Western Cape, SOUTH AFRICA

Intense, aromatic, tropical fruit flavours spiked with a wedge of orange peel and a sprinkling of baking spice.

17. Fiano, Tenuta del Porconero, Paestum, ITALY

Organically grown grapes, hand-harvested from the Cannito vineyards facing out over the Gulf of Salerno. You’ve tasted Pinot Grigio…this is the next step, Fiano has lovely floral aromas, followed by jasmine, green apple and pear, with a touch of citrus on the palate.

FULL-FLAVOURED, OAKED WHITE

New world oaked Chardonnay’s offer a richer, more full-bodied style, with the depth and complexity a touch of oak adds, these are for you.

18.Blackstone Winemaker’s Select Chardonnay, Monterey County, USA

Crisp, lively acidity, delicious tropical fruit flavours, great depth and richness, a delicate touch of tasty oak on the finish.

LIGHT, DELICATE RED

Lightly structured with gentle red-fruit flavours these are the most flexible reds to match with food. Great with tomato-based sauces and many Southern European dishes based around vegetables, chicken, pork and salmon.

19. Brouilly Domaine des Dames de la Roche, E. Loron et Fils, FRANCE

Simply laden with vibrant summer red berry flavours, offering a soft velvet style and most delicious character, justifiably one of the most popular Crus.

20. Trambusti Chianti Docg “Celsus”, ITALY

Our Docg Chianti Celsus is bright ruby red in colour with a distinct fragrance: its harmonious, dry, fresh flavour makes it go particularly well with roast game, meats roasted on the spit or grilled and with ripe cheeses. It should be served at a temperature of about 18°c.

21. Daciana Pinot Noir, ROMANIA

Clear, medium ruby red in appearance. This elegant Pinot Noir has classic red fruit aromas with flavours of strawberry, subtle spice and charred oak notes on the palate.

JUICY, MEDIUM BODIED RED

With their juicy fruit character these wines make great partners for fuller-flavoured pork and chicken dishes particularly those with dark, rich sauces. Delicious with grilled lamb, roast beef, game, char-grilled vegetables or baked pasta.

22. Waipara Hills Pinot Noir, Central Otago, NEW ZEALAND

Bramble fruit, cherry spice and a hint of smoke on the nose; black cherry and plum on the palate supported by vanilla spice.

23. Veramonte Merlot Reserva, Casablanca Valley, CHILE

Richly full of black berry and cherry aromas with hints of mint and a creamy velvet texture.

24. Da Luca Nero D’Avola Sicily, ITALY

Fresh cherry and bramble fruits. Fruit salad of red fruits and berries. Ripe gentle tannins with a hint of Vanilla oak

SPICY AND PEPPERY RED

Their spicy character and often rich, fruity style makes them a good selection with strongly flavoured beef and lamb dishes. The richest, ripest wines, when paired with spicy foods, act as if to turn the heat up.

25. Berri Estates Shiraz, SOUTH-EASTERN AUSTRALIA

Medium-bodied and fruity with raspberry, cherry and plum, complemented by vanilla spices.

26. Passori Rosso, Vento, ITALY

Rich, smooth red wine, showing plum and dried fruit followed by notes of spice and vanilla

27. Viña Real Rioja Crianza, SPAIN

Rich aromas of fruit cake and spice, smooth and supple in the mouth with perfectly integrated oak, a rounded silky texture and smooth tannins.

28. Puro Organic Malbec, Mendoza, ARGENTINA

Sweet blueberry and violet on the nose with shavings of milk chocolate and a touch of vanilla pod. Made from 100% organically grown Malbec grapes.

OAKED, CONCENTRATED RED

Intensely flavoured wines, a match for full-flavoured lamb, beef and strongly flavoured games dishes. The elegant style of the wines from the top European regions can partner quite simply prepared dishes.

29. Châteauneuf-du-Pape, La Tiare du Pape, Maison Bouachon, FRANCE

A classic Chateauneuf with masses of power, strong berry-fruit and warm spice with vanilla-oak undertones. A blend of three consecutive vintages, including the wonderful 2009, this is perfectly ready to drink now – give it time to open up in the glass though!

30. Flagstone Writer’s Block Pinotage, Western Cape, SOUTH AFRICA

Intense concentrated aromas of wild blueberry and ripe cherry, supported by smoky, spicy undertones; ripe and generous; blackberry and plum flavours.

31. Starve Dog Lane Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley, AUSTRALIA

Intense mix of blueberry and cassis aromas with minty notes, cigar box spice and chocolate. Bright varietal fruit flavours of blueberry cassis wrapped around smooth dark choc tannins with a cigar box oak finish.

ROSÉ WINE

Rosé is the ideal summer wine, with bright fresh fruit flavours and a glint of sunshine – a chilled glass can enhance any occasion!

32. Parini Pinot Grigio Rosé delle Venezie, ITALY

Soft, coppery-pink rosé: delicate and fruity bouquet: soft and fresh on the palate.

33. Berri Estates Rosé, SOUTH-EASTERN AUSTRALIA

Strawberry, plum and redcurrant flavours with a soft, not too dry, finish.

34. Mirabeau Pure Rosé, Côtes de Provence, FRANCE

Provençal, herbaceous ‘garrigue’ flavours meld well with hints of grapefruit, cherry and orange blossom.

SWEET WHITE

Racy and refreshingly sweet wines tend to be best with lighter fruit-dominated desserts such as a fruit salad, whilst the luscious, stickier wines are best served with something much sweeter and richer.

35. Errázuriz Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc, Casablanca Valley, CHILE

Honey, raisins, and dried apricots: tremendous texture and volume on the luscious and fresh palate. Try with fruit-based desserts.

36. Nederburg Winemakers Reserve Noble Late Harvest, SOUTH AFRICA

Brilliant gold with lime-green highlights: it shows aromas of fresh honey, pineapple, dried apricots with floral and spice notes: the palate is bursting with flavour and well-balanced with a long finish. Great with chocolate and richer desserts.