Abbot Ale

Abbot Ale  5% ABV

Abbot Ale is brewed in Bury St. Edmunds - a place which enjoys a rich brewing heritage that can be traced back almost 1,000 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.

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

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.


Abbot Reserve  6.5% ABV

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.


Greene King Online Shop

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

Visit the shop