Real English Drinks House

Local products from local people

3 west street, haslemere,
surrey, gu27 2ab

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wine vineyards

From Grapes To Glass - How Is Wine Made?

The art of winemaking has been around for thousands of years. It’s a natural process which requires very little intervention from humans, but each winemaker will guide the process through various techniques. Generally, there are 5 basic elements to creating wine: harvesting, crushing and pressing, fermentation, clarification, and finally, ageing and bottling. Winemakers will follow these five steps but often add in their own variations along the way to help create their own unique wine.

Wiston Estate Wine Owners

Meet The Producer - Wiston Estate

At Redh we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality, locally produced wine, beer, and cider beverages - so much so, that we built our business on it! Our love for good quality drinks is what has lead us to work with some of the best...

Meet The Producer - Jenkyn Place

Jenkyn Place is a boutique, family-owned estate belonging to Simon and Rebecca Bladon, set in the idyllic Hampshire countryside with an impressive William and Mary Grade II listed building, dating from the 17th Century.

Wiston Estate Wine Owners

Meet The Producer - Wiston Estate

At Redh we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality, locally produced wine, beer, and cider beverages - so much so, that we built our business on it! Our love for good quality drinks is what has lead us to work with some of the best...

Gin Botanicals

What Is Gin Made From?

Juniper! is the obvious pub quiz response. And of course, that’s correct. Juniper is definitely the main thing, but there’s plenty more you need to know about the gin-making process before you can really say you know about gin. How is gin made? How long does gin-making take? How are the different varieties affected by the locality in which it’s made? What makes top-quality gin, and is price a factor in which is the best?

different types of gin in glasses

Different Types Of Gin

There are so many types of gin, you could be forgiven for not having tried them all. But what makes gin such a versatile mixer in the cocktail world comes down to its compatibility with so many other flavours and aromas. It’s the ideal match for most flavours, and with some experimentation, you can find the perfect way to drink your gin. Let’s have a look at the different types you can choose between.

craft pale ale pint

Everything You Need To Know About Craft Pale Ale

It’s malty, it’s golden or amber in colour, it’s clear and pure and it’s the original inspiration for the longstanding American craft beer tradition. What is it? It’s pale ale. This is the drink that filled a large gap in the market place because not everyone enjoys a rich, dark stout, and lagers might not be your thing either. Not heavy to drink, and a wide range of flavours to try, there are plenty of reasons why you should test drive a pale ale to see what you think. 

beer hops

Types Of Ale: A Beginners Guide

Summer is fast approaching, which means there is no better time than now for perfecting your beer palette. But what do we even mean by that and more importantly where do you even begin? Well, when it comes to trying out new ale beers, often the easiest way to start is by looking at your current favourite and from there, picking out some subtleties of the flavour. Looking at the colour of the ale beer can be a great general indicator of the flavour, the beer brewing process and also the history behind it too. 

three different beer drink styles

6 Beer Styles Which All Savvy Beer Drinkers Need To Know

The list of recognised beer categories seems to be growing every day. If the more obscure classics such as salty-sour goses and herbal fruits weren’t enough to bewilder beer newcomers, newly invented styles including India pale lagers and Black IPAs only continue to add to the confusion. However, if you go to the bar and just say the words “All I want is a beer” when looking at an overcrowded menu at your local pub, hopefully learning about these six beer styles will ensure you never freeze up in terror when placing your next beer order.

Our Story

Redh is the brainchild of two Sussex born guys; Richard Edwards and Douglas Howard.  Great friends from school who have been known to enjoy an occasional drink or two! 

Following an impromptu visit to a small local brewery, they questioned why they had not heard of the quality beer even though it was on their door step?  The big lightbulb moment followed shortly after!  “Why don’t we create a business that can connect local people with local produce?”  They found that many smaller producers struggle to find the time and the resources to promote their craft goods.  That is where Redh will come to the rescue.  Providing a bar to discover, taste and sell predominantly English quality drinks and morsels, plus a website to reach folk further afield.

The beautiful Edwardian Post Office building in Haslemere (Richard and Douglas’ local town) will now become the hub of Redh.  Providing space for a bar/cafe, function area, shop - and as an added bonus the Post Office counter too! The Redh team welcome you to our website, or visit and drink with us in our Haslemere watering hole (no problems if you just buy a stamp!).

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Let's take time to paws and reflect on how much we LOVE our furry friends here at The Real English Drinks House... Dogs are very welcome in our bar and the Post Office shop! 🐾
Love English gin? Us too!🍸 If you're stocking up for Christmas or buying gifts for fellow gin lovers, we've got you covered!....
Order your Christmas party drinks now! We have a wide range of delicious English sparkling wines, festive spirits and craft beers available to order to your door or pick up at our #Haslemere shop! 🎉🍾
Heading to one of our Preview Nights this weekend? Make sure you hashtag your selfies with #RealEnglishDrinksHouse on Facebook or Instagram! 📸 TICKETS > LINK IN BIO!
Born in 2013, @firebirdbrewing was created by Bill and Richard who re-established an old friendship which began at The University of Birmingham's Brewing School. We're thrilled to stock Firebird at our newly opened upstairs bar at The Real English Drinks House - and also via our online shop! 🍻