About the beer
An extremely tasty and refreshing, amber-coloured session beer. Hops and fruit are evident, with a hint of apricot, and are balanced by malt throughout. The lingering aftertaste is delightfully bitter and hoppy – quite unlike Lady Emily herself.
Our signature IPA – the hoppy Lady Emily provides a refreshing taste which works perfectly alongside a curry or anything with a kick to it. Having also sampled this alongside a selection of cheeses, we’d also recommend trying that too!
So who was Lady Emily?
Lady Emily Wellesley-Pole (1792–1881) was the second daughter of Katherine Elizabeth Forbes and the statesman, William Wellesley-Pole, 3rd Earl of Mornington. Her father was a Tory MP in both the Irish and British Parliaments, his political career culminating in his accession to the roles of Secretary of the Admiralty and Chief Secretary of Ireland. Very little of her personality is known beyond a brief description as being a ‘highly strung, celebrated beauty’… whose ‘charm and vivacity were widely acknowledged.’ Her life too is left out of the history books beyond her marriage to FitzRoy Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan on 6th August 1814 and the birth of her children, Arthur William FitzRoy Somerset and Richard Henry Fitzroy Somerset, 2nd Baron Raglan in 1816 and 1817 respectively.
Sweetman, J. (2010). Raglan. [Barnsley: Pen & Sword Military] p. 48.