Badger Cranborne Poacher Bottle and Glass
Badger Cranborne Poacher redesign
Badger Cranborne Poacher redesign
Badger Cranborne Poacher redesign

Cranborne Poacher


/ 5.7% ABV

With damson and liquorice notes

A local legend with a penchant for jewel toned treasures, the Cranborne Poacher lives a fruitful, yet elusive lifestyle. Some say you would only know its existence by the damson trees picked clean in Cranborne Chase.

Enigmatic, rich and full-bodied, this ruby ale hoards a cache of complex flavour with notes of wild fruits, liquorice and chocolate malt. What a find.

2023 World Beer Awards - UK Gold Winner (Flavoured Beer)
2021 World Beer Awards - UK Gold Winner (Flavoured Beer)
2020 World Beer Awards - UK Bronze Winner (Flavoured Beer)

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Ruby, golden and vibrant

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Dark fruits, malt and liquorice

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Damson, sweet and complex

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Allergy Information

Contains: Malted Barley and Sulphites. May contain Wheat.

  1. Michael Tuohy

    I love this beer, please don’t stop making it.

  2. Sam Sephton

    Had to come onto the website to let it be known this beer is RESPLENDENT! A beautiful weave of treacle, damson, demarera and figgy rolls. Not to forget a healthy touch of what I can only describe as Yorkshire puddin’, not sure how it stumbled into a Dorset Brewery but a welcome addition to the gob all the same.
    I wish I’d tried this sooner. I will be stocking up.

  3. David Edwards

    Very fruity. Damsons and plums. Lovely stuff. Sweet.

  4. Maria

    I think I have a new favourite. I’m a woman who loves ale, normally IPA and amber, but saw this at Sainsburys amd thought I’d give it a try. The flavour was superb and I enjoyed it so much. Badger ales are good in general, Tanglefoot being another favourite, but I think this has the edge.

  5. Trevor Hill

    I like the blandford fly, but this beer just about surpasses that. Very nice quality beer indeed.

  6. John David Evans

    This is my favourite beer . A special taste especially for this time of year .

    It is always difficult to obtain locally .

  7. Rob G

    Served chilled, with a bag of plain crisps- Heaven.

  8. Peter Hearn

    This is my favourite, smooth with a unique flavour, a treat at any time of year

  9. Jon Mead

    This is my favourite beer – absolutely delicious!

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