Doing the Decent thing


Hello beer lover. Allow us to introduce ourselves, over a drink of course. We're buying. What do you fancy? Real ale, craft beer, bottled, canned, draught? What's that confused expression for? You just want a decent pint?  We can help with that. Let's not waste time on beer politics. There's drinking to be done and as long as it tastes good and contains the finest malt, hops, yeast and water then it's Decent enough for us.

Our brand new ten-barrel microbrewery sits in Addlestone, where South-West London meets the lush Surrey countryside. We'll keep you posted on brewery tours and plans for our on-site shop and brewery tap.



Our beers

Propeller Pale Ale 3.5%

Saint Arnold Blonde Ale 4.6%

Propeller is our session Pale Ale. Inspired by the aviation heritage of our home, it aims to keep you at a cruising altitude with its light, crisp flavour. Do not attempt to operate heavy bombers (or any other machinery) whilst under the influence. Goes well with pies, grilled meats, cheese or just you and a bottle opener.

Saint Arnold is the patron saint of brewers. He saved thousands from the Black Death by encouraging them to drink beer rather than dirty water. That's a decent thing to do so we've named our first beer after him. It's our take on a Belgian Blonde as St Arnold was born in Flanders. We hope the Saint approves.

Black Flight Session Stout 3.7%

Concord New World Pale Ale 4.2%

OLD World meets New in this crisp pale ale. Concord means living in harmony and we hope this mix of British and European malts and English and American hops is doing just that. Oh, and that famous aeroplane was born at Brooklands near our brewery. We hope this beer leaves you feeling supersonic.

The Black Flight was a legendary World War One fighter squadron. In just two months, its Royal Navy pilots shot down 87 German aircraft. Their warhorse was the Sopwith Triplane - built by the Thames in Kingston. Painted black, it was a truly distinctive machine. We hope our session stout keeps the Black Flight legend alive.

804 English Lager 5.3%

Walrus Strong Ale 5.3%

804 was a specially modified Napier car that broke the world 24-hour speed record in 1907. Legendary driver Selwyn Edge achieved this feat at Brooklands, the famous racing circuit near our brewery. Our 804 lager is engineered with a blend of lager and Munich malts plus English and continental hops. We hope it becomes a legend too. No sleep 'til Brooklands!

THE Walrus was a British WWII seaplane. It took its maiden flight on the River Wey, a few yards from our brewery. The Walrus was a simple, robust machine carried by battleships for search and rescue missions. Our Walrus is a simple and robust English ale. It goes well with meaty dishes or just you, a bottle opener and a classic war film.

From propellers to pale ales

We at Decent have drunk beer all over the world. Our range is inspired by the best of those brews, from York to New York. Now our travels have taken us to a former WWII aircraft factory in leafy Addlestone, Surrey. Propellers for the legendary Hawker Hurricane and Vickers Wellington were crafted here by Airscrew Howden at the rate of 2,000 every week. Out on the tranquil waters of the nearby Thames,  the Walrus seaplane took its first flight. We hope to keep that glorious history alive in our beers.


WHY are we called Decent? Two reasons. In common parlance, a 'decent pint' has come to mean beer that is tasty, refreshing, no-nonsense. Neither outlandishly strong, extravagantly-flavoured  fare nor 12 cans of cooking lager for a tenner down the local supermarket. Beer that is session strength for all of us who have to get up in a morning and go to work or get the kids ready for school.

Decent also means doing the right thing. So we only use the very finest ingredients - English malt from maltsters we have personally visited and inspected. Leaf hops from England, the Continent or the New World. For technical reasons  we occasionally use pelleted hops for post-fermentation 'dry hopping' to create a distinctive hop 'kick'. Other than that it's all as nature intended - and no cheap substitutes like white sugar, maltose syrups, corn or rice in our mash tun either thank you very much.

We use traditional brewing methods, virtually unchanged in centuries. We mash in by hand which is damn hard work but remains faithful to our British brewing ancestors. Our nod to modernity is that our brew kit is made entirely from high-quality stainless steel to guarantee hygiene and is electrically fired. Other than that it is replica of what the great British 19th Century brewers would have cooked up their Pale Ales and IPAs upon.

As we use 100% natural ingredients and brew in the traditional way, very occasionally our beer may differ ever so slightly from the original recipe. We may have to use a slightly different variety of hop due to shortages. Sometimes our grains and yeast decide they are going to paint the town red and produce a beer slightly stronger than we anticipated. We hope you can understand that's how nature rolls.

We hope that's a decent explanation. Now let's have a look at some beer shall we?

Decent beer is on sale at the following fine establishments. More pubs and shops are stocking our wares all the time so keep an eye on Twitter and Facebook for the latest.

The Cricketers pub Downside Common, Cobham KT11 3NX

The Queen's Head pub Bridge Road, Weybridge KT13 8XS

Cobbetts Real Ales 23 West St, Dorking RH4 1BY

Hop Stop 121 Station Rd E, Oxted RH8 0QE 

Hot House Cafe The Medicine Garden, Downside Rd, Cobham KT11 3LU

Quaff Fine Wine 5 King's Parade, Ditchling Rd, Brighton BN1 6JT

Quaff Fine Wine 139-141 Portland Rd, Hove, BN3 5QJ

RHS Wisley shop RHS Wisley, Wisley Ln, Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB

Road Cycle Exchange 139 Richmond Rd, Kingston KT2 5BZ

The Good Wine Shop Kew 2 Royal Parade, Station Approach, Kew TW9 3QD

The Good Wine Shop Esher 11 High St, Esher KT10 9RL

The Good Wine Shop Chiswick 84 Chiswick High Rd, London w4 1SY

Wine Mart 183 Ashburnham Rd, Ham, Richmond TW10 7NR 

1853 Wine Club Heath Rd, Weybridge KT13 8TB 

Bevan's Butchers 136 Richmond Road, Kingston-Upon-Thames KT2 5EZ

Crockford Bridge Farm Shop New Haw Road, Addlestone KT15 2BU

Jeyam Food & Wine 109 Richmond Road, Kingston-Upon-Thames KT2 5BX

Last Try Wines 97 Whiten Road, Twickenham TW1 1BZ

Local Top-up Store 26 Staines Road, Twickenham TW2 5AH

Nelson Wines 168 Merton High Street SW19 1AZ

Excellar 18-20 Brighton Road, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 5PQ

Excellar 107 Hare Lane, Claygate, Surrey, KT10 0XQ

Excellar 20 Craddocks Parade, Ashtead KT21 1QJ

Taylor's Fine Wine 408 Richmond Road, Kingston KT2 5PU

The Vineking 59 Queens Road, Weybridge KT13 9UQ

The Vineking 16 Bridge Road, East Molesey KT8 9HA

The Vineking Unit 15, Gatwick Metro Centre, Balcombe Road, Horley, Surrey RH6 9GA

The Vineking 4 West Road, Reigate, Surrey RH2 7JT

The Vineking 28 Church Street, Reigate, Surrey Rh2 0AN

Wined Up Here 30 Coombe Road KT2 7AG

Wine Mart 183 Ashburnham Road, Ham TW10 7NR