What's on tap at the

The Guerrilla Stout is a stout Ale.

A hearty 4.9%, pitch black beer full of malty complexity balanced by a robust bitter bite. Brewed and bottled in the UK.

Guerrilla Stout (4.90%)

by Blue Monkey

Available on Handle

£ 4.80

The Jouster is a Bitter Ale.

Jouster by Goffs is a English Bitter it has a good balance of malt and Bitterness in the mouth, underscored by fruitiness ,with a clean hoppy aftertaste, First brewed in 1994

Jouster (4.00%)

by Goffs

Available on Handle

£ 4.60

The The Bard is a Amber Ale.

Amber & Citrus A beautiful amber ale with a distinct orange/citrus fruit character. We are using the hop Mandarin Bavaria, which as the name suggests, is a German hop with a mandarin orange character. Carrying on the Bavarian theme, we are using Munich malt to add a lovely, toasted note.

The Bard (4.20%)

by Marlow Brewery

Available on Handle

£ 4.80

The Redwood is a IPA Ale.

Back from the archives, Redwood was one of the first IPA's we brewed over 10 years ago. Based on a secret Michigan recipe, this original American IPA contains the highest quality malts, combining pale, Munich, Caramalt and pale Crystal malts producing a world-class ale which is golden orange in colour, showing complex hoppy aromas with floral and citrus tones with a long lingering finish. It has been brewed and hopped with Chinook and Centennial to produce an old school IPA in cask.

Redwood (6.40%)

by Mad Squirrel

Available on Handle

£ 5.80

The Canberra is a Autumn Ale.

A deep rich chestnut coloured beer, CANBERRA uses ingredients from both New World continents: a fine balance of 5 malts, Australian Galaxy hops, New Zealand Nelson Sauvin hops and a touch of Canadian maple syrup.

Canberra (4.00%)

by Windsor & Eton

Available on Handle

£ 4.60

The Twin Spring is a golden Ale.

Mellow Golden Ale

Twin Spring (4.00%)

by New River

Available on Handle

£ 4.60

The Pornstar Martini is a Fruit Cider Ale.

This passionfruit punch is packed with all the favourites of the legendary cocktail. The hit of lime smashes through the sweetness of the purple fruit, leaving the light linger of vanilla. Chin, chin, darlings!

Pornstar Martini (4.00%)

by Pulp

Available on Handle

£ 4.60

The Resinate Amber is a Amber Ale.

Pale and crystal malts, combined with the addition of flaked barley gives a firm malt flavour. Progress hops supply a light bitterness with the citrus finish provided by Sussex grown Cascade.

Resinate Amber (4.10%)

by Cellar Head

Available on Gravity

£ 4.80

The Volt IPA is a IPA Ale.

A beer with some serious voltage, this IPA is crafted to spark your taste buds. The best American hops are all piled into this beer! Tropical, citrus, floral and pine can all be found in one of our most aromatic brews. A beer to really shock the system.

Volt IPA (4.50%)

by Woodfordes

Available on Gravity

£ 4.80

The Masterpiece is a IPA Ale.

Masterpiece was the name of one of the former dray horses at the museum. This beer was brewed with great success at the Museum brewery. Aromatic hops, toasted cereal notes and hints of smoke and spice enhanced by fragrant fruity character and a top note of fresh bread. A full luxurious mouth-feel combines with a subtle peppery character to create an exquisite finish.

Masterpiece (5.60%)

by Heritage

Available on Gravity

£ 5.00

The Lager is a Pale Lager.

An authentic lager brewed using the finest specialist malt and yeast. The key to its delicate clean taste is a cold fermentation and a long, slow maturation which allows the subtle flavours to slowly develop. Continental hops add a light floral element and gentle bitterness, helping to create an extremely crisp, refreshing and drinkable character.

Lager (4.40%)

by Rebellion

Available on Fizz

£ 4.80

The Swinging On Sunbeams is a American Pale Ale.

Originally conceived and brewed in collaboration with The Mad Yank Brewery to celebrate International Women's Day, this is a light and balanced pale ale infused with raspberry and vanilla. This gives the beer a beautiful warmth and the flavours play wonderfully against a Jarrylo and El Dorado hop backdrop.

Swinging On Sunbeams (4.30%)

by Creative Juices

Available on Fizz

£ 4.80

The Marula Matata is a New England IPA Ale.

Based around the legendary Marula fruit, this is a New England style IPA (NEIPA), a style of IPA that is known as “Hazy Juice bomb”. Unlike the usual IPA styles, NEIPAs are low in bitterness but have huge levels of juicy hops making the beer hazy and this is encouraged with the use of Wheat and Oats which also give the beer a luscious, smooth mouthfeel

Marula Matata (5.00%)

by Uprising

Available on Fizz

£ 4.80

The Stiff Lip IPA is a IPA Ale.

A West Coast style IPA brewed with five different American and new-world hop varieties for a multisensory hop experience. Late dry hopping with Simcoe & US Cascade brings a wave of delicious tropical fruit flavours which crash onto the palette with a pleasingly bitter finish that has been known to stiffen the lip – pucker up!

Stiff Lip IPA (5.00%)

by Portobello

Available on Fizz

£ 4.80

The Abrahalls AV Vintage is a Fruit Cider.

This easy drinking 6% cider is crafted from our homegrown Dabinett, Yarlington Mill and Harry Masters cider apple orchards. With the signature Herefordshire nose, a delicate tease of tannins and a soft sweet edge, Abrahalls Vintage has been matured into a finely balanced, smooth and sparkling golden drop.

Abrahalls AV Vintage (6.00%)

by Celtic Marches

Available on Handle

£ 5.20

The Ruby Tuesday is a Fruit Cider.

Ruby Tuesday has a gorgeous rich red raspberry blush and is bursting with the wonderful taste of this beautiful berry. The fresh aroma of crushed raspberries hits the nose combined with notes of our fresh pressed cider apples. More medium than sweet, this one has a little bite to it!

Ruby Tuesday (4.00%)

by Celtic Marches

Available on Handle

£ 4.80

The Cloudy Cider is a Fruit Cider Cider.

This delicious drop has a good depth of flavour with a crisp, slightly sweet apple finish.

Cloudy Cider (4.50%)

by Celtic Marches

Available on Handle

£ 4.80

The Tutti Frutti is a Fruit Cider.

The tropical twist of pineapple and cherry give this Herefordshire craft cider it’s deliciously moreish exotic flavour. The balance of the sweet and tartness of the pineapple partners perfectly with the richness of cherry. With a light mouthfeel this is a seamlessly complex fruit cider.

Tutti Frutti (4.00%)

by Celtic Marches

Available on Handle

£ 4.80

About Us

My personal love for real ale began by accident at a CAMRA beer festival in St Albans. The concept of a micropub called Monks Inn was born in February 2018. The motivation stems from frustration truth be told. The lack of variety of quality cask beer in the established pubco or brewery pubs was the major driving factor. There are so many absolutely brilliant and skilled micro breweries around who still brew for love of beer. People who are passionate about what they do regardless of the fact that they don’t have umpteen pubs who are tied into them.

Our affiliation to the real ale and cider industry began in grass roots rugby with legendary landlords by the names of Karen and Craig Douglas. They owned a little pub in London called The Bree Louise. Sporting 24 cask ales and 11 ciders, it’s easy to see why I was so spoilt with quality and choice. The Bree was my only stop off on way home to Watford Junction where I lived, and also coached mini rugby at Watford Rugby Club. I was most perturbed by the fact that Craig, being an ex Harlequins player, had no place to take his then 10 year old son. Watford being 17 minutes away was an easy invite. Next thing I know we are running an annual real ale festival to raise cash for this tiny club.

Second thorn in the side was the flashing lights, questionable doof doof music (as I call it) and get drunk fast on cheap bilge culture. Inevitably an environment that invites xenophobia, racism, sexism, homophobia, intolerance as a whole. I was looking to emulate the ethos I found at the Bree with traditional roots. Drink beer the way monks invented it to be drunk. Serve it in the way it’s designed to be served. Uninterrupted, pure, blissful cask beer.

Committing to a pubco or brewery pub with no experience was a definite no no. My personal opinion is, this is a major contributing factor to the massive closures of pubs in the country. It is so difficult for a publican to make a living when they are restricted and tied to the mainstream companies. And the reason you drink the same beer in every other pub. It was not good enough for me. So, motivated by my cousin and brother Desmond Whitaker, we converted an old Jennings Bookie, got the right licencing approvals and opened our doors on the 9 th November 2018.

The pub was an immediate success with ‘Best Newcomer’ awarded to us by CAMRA after three months of trading. A year later we were awarded Best Pub by CAMRA Mid-Chiltern Branch and we are now in the Good Beer Guide. The 10 cask beers (five gravity and five handles), along with six still cider handles, a decent gin collection of around 30 gins was a big hit. There are no permanent beers on. We change it up every week and the selection is whimsical and random. It’s a beer festival every week. And everyone was welcome to our austere ‘monastery’. Bohemian hippies, gothic rockers, LGTBQ community, beer tickers and pensioners all converse and talk with each other. We champion charity causes with our neighbours The Salvation Army and we idolise the work our NHS Angels do. Policemen, Firemen and serving Armed Force members all enjoy special discounts, as does our pensioners and CAMRA members (outside of Covid Survival Mode). We have a tribe who call themselves ‘Monkonians’ and we are a family.

80% of our beer is sourced within a 30 mile radius we do bring in beer and cider from all corners of our beautiful country. You will find our products are proudly British with a hint of South African. We have a decent wine selection with Rum starting to creep in as the next Gin fad.

When permitted we hold very decent comedy and quiz nights with talented acoustic sessions on the weekend. Come and join our family. You will feel the love and serenity.

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