Suffolk County

Best Bitter Chestnut Ale
Bottled • ABV: 4.0%

(14 customer reviews)

£2.45£25.50 available on subscription

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    Suffolk County

    Best Bitter Chestnut Ale
    Fresh • ABV: 4.0%

    £13.50£63.00 available on subscription

A Multi-Award Winning Bitter

Suffolk County


"A genuine Suffolk ale, rich, biscuity and malty"
Larry B


"Good rounded flavor and very more-ish."
Thomas O'Kelly



Chestnut, Bitter



Biscuity, Fruity, Traditional



Smooth, Malty & Nutty







Savor the Legacy, Taste the Excellence

Introducing Suffolk County, the beer that started it all! Nethergate Brewery's original recipe has been pleasing customers for over 30 years. Originally named Nethergate's Best Bitter, this multi-award winning beer was created by our beer-loving founders Dick Burge and Ian Honsey who had a passion for crafting great quality beer. Suffolk County has been a popular choice amongst ale enthusiasts ever since, winning a SIBA Gold Medal for Best Bitter in 2014! And guess what? The recipe has barely changed since Dick and Ian created it back in 1986. It's the perfect brew that stands the test of time. Cheers to that!

How Does It Taste?

If you're a fan of full-flavoured beers, you'll love the taste of Suffolk County! This Chestnut coloured best bitter has a biscuity malt flavour that is complemented by warming, roasted undertones. On the palate, it has a pleasant punch that is well-rounded with a wonderful bitter finish. It's a beer that you can enjoy on its own or with food. Whether you're in the mood for a hearty beef stew or a classic fish and chips, Suffolk County will be the perfect accompaniment to your meal.

Hops Used

What makes Suffolk County so special? The hops used, of course! We use Challenger and Sovereign hops to give our beer a unique flavour profile. Challenger hops provide a fruity and spicy aroma that is balanced by the earthy, herbal notes of Sovereign hops. These hops are carefully selected and blended to create a beer that is both complex and balanced. We're proud to use only the finest ingredients in our beer, and we think you'll taste the difference when you try Suffolk County! So, come on over to Nethergate Brewery and raise a glass of Suffolk County with us. We're confident that you'll love it as much as we do!


Award winning



CAMRA Champion Beer Of Britain - Best Bitter



SIBA's East Independent Beer Awards - Best Bitter



SIBA's East Independent Beer Awards - Overall Champion



SIBA's East Independent Beer Awards - Mild & Brown Ales

Quantity - 500ml Bottles

1, 12

Allergen Ingredients

Barley, Wheat


Gluten Free, Vegan Friendly

Our bottled beers undergo frequent quality checks by Murphy & Sons to ensure a gluten level below 10ppm.
For any inquiries or further information, please feel free to contact us directly.

14 reviews for Suffolk County

  1. Thomas OKelly (verified owner)

    Nice light summer or session beer. Good rounded flavor and very more-ish

  2. Ian Copping (verified owner)

    Great all round beer lovely to have after a game of football 🍺

  3. Tom MORRIS (verified owner)

    Suffolk County is my favourite beer. It captures the character of a good draught beer both in flavour and the lack of “fizz”. Delivery is quick and I was kept informed of progress.

  4. Tom O’Kelly (verified owner)

    Great session beer. Not too heavy.

    Great for a summers day thirst quencher or for having with food.

  5. Mike Walker

    I’ve been drinking bitter beer for well over half a century all over the U.K. and can honestly say that this one fully deserves the title ‘best bitter’. I wish this website provided a list of outlets!

  6. Charlotte

    Absolutely deserves to be the best bitter around…

  7. Ian Bown (verified owner)

    Really love this 🍺 beer.
    One of the best bottles beers we’ve had.

  8. Andrew Chapman (verified owner)

    Superb easy drinking ale .

  9. Andrew Chapman (verified owner)

    Superb easy drinking ale .had some on draught in long melfo

  10. Lorraine Sacret (verified owner)

    We had a box of Suffolk County which hubby and I both thought was great, in fact he said it’s one of the best beers he has e er had. Well done and thank you.

  11. Ian Bown (verified owner)

    We love this beer.Such an excellent flavour

  12. Robert Argent

    Excellent beer – everyone agrees

  13. Robert Argent (verified owner)

    excellent beer – gave to guys working on house and they said some of the best they had tasted.

  14. Ian (verified owner)

    What a lovely everyday beer. Not heavy and not too strong. I have a daily pint.

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