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Late Red

A complex and richly flavoured premium ale

As September begins and the days become shorter, autumn is awakening. This can only mean one thing: Shepherd Neame favourite Late Red is brewing.

Complex and full-flavoured, this seasonal ale forges the perfect balance between rich, dark malt flavours and a citrussy hop finish.

It blends pale ale malt and gently-kilned crystal malt with UK Cascade and Goldings hops. To enhance its taste and aroma, the beer is triple-hopped, with a late copper addition of Goldings and Cascade.

The popular crimson-copper ale truly is autumn in a glass.

Nutritional & Allergen Information

CYCLOPS rating


Toffee, Stone Fruits

Toffee, Fruity, Refreshing



Draught 4.5%


Bottle Not available

Can Not available

Draught Pint

2.6UK Units


Plum, prunes, raisins, a touch of toffee and tropical fruit are just some of the flavours flourishing beneath the crimson-copper coloured cloak of this eminently easy-drinking ale. A peppery, resinous hop finish - courtesy of Kent-grown Cascade hops - adds a spice to the nutty sweetness. Rather remarkable with a roast.


Albion Taverna, Faversham

Anglesey Arms, Bromley

Ashburnham Arms, London

Bear Inn, Faversham

Bell Inn, Smarden

Bishops Finger, London

Black Horse, Battle

Bonny Cravat, Ashford

Bricklayers Arms, Bromley

Britannia, Guildford

Bucks Head, Sevenoaks

Bush Blackbird and Thrush, East Peckham

Carpenters Arms, Faversham

Castle Hotel, Eynsford

Castle Inn, Bodiam

Chequers Inn, Heaverham

Chequers Inn, Sittingbourne

Chequers on the Green, High Halden

Cinque Ports Arms, Rye

Cock Inn, Maidstone

Cricketers Arms, Chelmsford

Crown Inn, Chislehurst

Crown Inn, Rochester

Divers Arms, Herne Bay

Dog And Bear, Maidstone

Dove Inn, Faversham

Duke of Cumberland, Whitstable

Oak on the Green, Maidstone

The Bell Hotel, Sandwich

The Bull Inn, St Leonards on Sea

The Curlew, Chelmsford

Duke of Wellington, London

Earl Grey, Gravesend

Eleanor Arms, London

Evenhill House, Canterbury

Fitzwalter Arms, Canterbury

The Four Fathoms Hotel, Herne Bay

George Inn, Maidstone

George Inn, Sittingbourne

Globe Inn, Hythe

Golden Lion, Canterbury

Granville Inn, Canterbury

Griffins Head, Canterbury

Hampton Inn, Herne Bay

Harrow Inn, Sevenoaks

The Harrow, St Leonards-on-Sea

Hastings Arms, Hastings

Horse and Groom, London

King Henry VIII, Edenbridge

Kings Head, Guildford

Kings Head, Staplehurst

Kings Head, Wye

Mackland Arms, Rainham

Marine Hotel, Whitstable

Market Inn, Sandwich

Millers Arms, Canterbury

New Inn, Whitstable

Old City Bar & Restaurant, Canterbury

Ostrich, Colnbrook

The Parrot, Canterbury

The Peacock, Goudhurst

The Pepper Box, Ulcombe

Prince Albert, Bexleyheath

Railway Hotel, Faversham

Red Lion, Charing

The Restoration, Sevenoaks

Rose and Crown, Canterbury

Rose in June, Margate

Royal, Whitstable

Smack Inn, Whitstable

Spitfire, West Malling

Sportsman, Whitstable

Stag Inn, Hastings

Star Inn, Guildford

Sun Inn, Colchester

Three Horseshoes, Faversham

Three Lions, Farncombe

Tudor Rose, Sittingbourne

Vine Inn, Tenterden

Walnut Tree, Maidstone

Walnut Tree, Maidstone

White Hart, Canterbury

The White Horse, Hawkinge

White Horse, Maldon

White Lion, Faversham

William Caxton, Tenterden

Windsor Castle, Carshalton

The Woodman, Farnborough

Woolpack Inn, Canterbury

Ye Olde Beverlie, Canterbury

Ye Olde Pumphouse, Hastings

Ye Olde Whyte Lyon, Orpington