Singer Ed Sheeran has completed the Brakspear Henley Ale Trail. He stopped off with a group of friends for a pint at the Saracen’s Head pub, on Greys Road, as part of the trail, which involves a visit to ten Brakspear pubs in the town.

Co-licensee, Mel Roberson, who run the Saracen’s Head with husband, Colin, said: “Collin came to me and said ‘I think Ed Sheeran’s in the bar’. We Googled a picture him to make sure it was, and he was so friendly.

“He stayed for a game of pool and said what a great idea he thinks the Ale Trail is — apparently he only has one local pub where he lives.”

By getting their card stamped in each pub, Ale Trailers qualify for rewards including exclusive Ale Trail t-shirts.

Marketing manager for Brakspear, Emma Sweet, said: “We’re delighted that Ed has completed the Ale Trail and had a chance to enjoy our pubs, which are so much a part of the social life of the town.

“We hope to see him sporting his Henley Ale Trail t-shirt on stage, and also hope that he’ll join us at our annual Ale Trail party in January. We always book a live music act for the party, so if Ed would like the gig, we’d be very happy to consider him!”

Details of the Brakspear Henley Ale Trail are www.henleyaletrail.co.uk/. Participants have a full year from starting the trail to visit all ten pubs and claim their rewards.

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