Royal baby brew is sold at pub

Royal baby brew was sold at a pub in Awsworth to mark the birth of Prince George.

The beers – ‘Heir Born’ and ‘Keep Calm, Heir to the Throne has Arrived’ went down a storm at the Gate Inn where they were sold.

Landlord Steve Fox said: “The customers loved it! I got two barrels of each and one went in two days and the other in three days.

“It was nice to be able to mark such a special occasion.”

The pub – famous for selling so many guest ales – has been nicknamed ‘the sweet shop’ by regulars, and Steve said he is now waiting for a beer to be brewed to mark the christening.

“I think one of the local breweries might do a beer in George’s name for the christening as well which would be great.”

Most of Steve’s beers are brewed here in Nottinghamshire and he recently won a CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) award for ‘local ale pub of the year’.

“We’ve got a reputation for having different beers on. Most pubs will have one guest beer, but all ours are guest and they are always changing.

“People say we never know what’s going to be on so it’s always a nice surprise!”

Steve has sold a whopping 904 beers in the 950 days that he has been running the pub.

He sold a beer to mark the Olympics, the Royal wedding and brewed one himself to mark the Diamond Jubilee.

He will be having a beer brewed especially to mark his 1,000th beer sold.

Heir Born came from the Lincoln Green brewery in Hucknall and Keep Calm, Heir to the Throne has Arrived’ was brewed by Nutbrook in West Hallam.