Pub offers ancient ale

A PUB on Moreton Hall is offering its customers an ancient ale.

Guests visiting Ember Inn, in Lawson Place, this summer will be offered Archer’s Old Glory, an ale which dates back to 1895.

The ancient ale was brewed for the first time in more than a century just two months ago and is based on a recently-discovered recipe, which ceased production in 1895.

It forms part of the pub’s quarterly guest ale programme, with Ember the first national pub group to make the ale available.

Bill Barnes, landlord of the Moreton Hall pub, said: “The guest ale market demands classic casks with heritage and provenance, and Old Glory provides this by the bucket-load.

“We would urge anyone looking for an authentic taste of the past to pay us a visit.”

Simon Buckely, CEO of the Evan-Evans Group, which bought Archer’s Brewery in 2009, said modern hop varieties had been used to modernise the 4.5 per cent classic, premium English ale.