Welcome in winter the Derbyshire way


What better way to ward off the winter cold with a pint of Wild Holly? Back by popular demand, we’re rekindling our cask ale range with one of Derbyshire’s most warming and flavoursome beers, as a limited festive season exclusive.

Produced by the award-winning Thornbridge brewery in in the heart of the Peak District, Wild Holly was first brewed in collaboration with Nicholson’s Cask Masters and pub managers five years ago.

Crafted with six different malts, infusing it with soft hints of caramel, roast coffee and ginger making it a great comforter on a cold winter’s evening, it’s no surprise it has been a staple on our bars during the winter months ever since.

Wild Holly Winter Ale
Wild Holly Winter Ale

With its bitter-sweet finish, Wild Holly is the perfect accompaniment to many of our winter favourites, like our Steak, Ale & Mushroom Pie, Gloucester Old Spot Sausages, or classic Sunday roast.

Thornbridge makes cask beers using traditional recipes with a modern twist through the use of multiple hops, malts and the innovation and passion of its brewing team.

At Nicholson’s we’re huge advocates of cask ale, constantly on the lookout for new quality brews to satisfy every palate, and match every season and dish we serve.

Look out for the Wild Holly pumps in your local Nicholson’s!