‘Flak’ Shack

Why ‘Flak’ Shack?
Airmen recuperating at Stanbridge Earls

Airmen recuperating at Stanbridge Earls 1943. Photo Wikimedia.org

It was during the Second World War that the Stanbridge Earls Estate and Roke Manor in Romsey served as a rest and recuperation centre for aircrew. Known as Station 503 and endearingly called Flak Shack, this was the brewery’s inspiration for the name Flack Manor Brewery. True to this historical connection, the on-site shop has become a shrine to WWI regalia and retains the correct historical spelling.

The shop sells bottled varieties of Flack’s key brands – Flack’s Double Drop, Flack Catcher, Hedge Hop, Romsey Gold and Black Jack Porter, all brewed using the double drop method of brewing.  It is also a small bar, perfect for small gatherings and tasting sessions, and to pick up a carry out of our draft ale.  We tend to have our permanent ales on draft, along with a seasonal.

Flack's Double Drop

Flagship brew Flack’s Double Drop, so named after the Double Drop technique of brewing

Individual bottles or celebration containers

Individual bottles, boxes of 4, or a variety of container sizes can be purchased:

Flacks Gold 5 litre

9-pint mini kegs!

Pottle refill 4pts, Jug or Jug refill 4.5pts, Piggin or Piggin refill 18pts, Polypin or Polypin refill 36pts, Firkin racked (tap included) 72pts.

Mini Kegs – 9 pints.  Romsey Gold during the summer and Flack Cracker for the festive season have so far been available as mini-kegs.

In addition, the shop sells mustards, chutneys and preserves all locally made with Flack’s ales.  Branded glasses, our Flack Flask, coffee mugs, polo and rugby shirts and fleece tops also make handy gifts for beer aficionados.

‘Flak’ Shack Brewery Shop Regular Opening Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 9.30am – 5pm
  • Saturday: 9.30am – 12 noon
  • Sunday: closed