The festival showcased their 'Blonde' ,'Best' and 'Pale', all very acceptable beers and very drinkable beers, but their 'Porter' which has appeared on the bar this weekend is one of the best dark beers I have had in some time. It is 4.5%, not massively strong but crammed full of flavour. It is not sweet, like some porters, but there are a myriad of things going on in it. Roast coffee, chocolate and a hint of liquorice are all there, but balanced with none of them overtaking the others. It is a very cleverly crafted beer. Not thick, but on the lighter side. A porter not just for those long winter nights, but as their web site says,' a true all year round porter'.
If you cannot get it at the Star, and you'll have to be quick (sorry, Gary) it looks like you may have to get down to Sussex and try it there, it does not travel far from the brewery. I am booking my summer holiday there as we speak!!!