Author Amanda Jennings (left) with Brakspear marketing manager, Emma Sweet

Local author Amanda Jennings took a break from novel writing to visit the Angel on the Bridge and pour a pint of Writer’s Block, the new ale brewed to support this year’s Henley Literary Festival.

The rich, red cask ale (4.6% ABV) is brewed at Brakspear’s Bell Street Brewery and is available in a number of Brakspear pubs in and around Henley. For every pint sold, 10p goes to support the festival, which runs until October 6.

Amanada, who lives just outside Henley, said: “It’s great to enjoy a pint of Brakspear, a beer that I enjoyed in my younger years.

“I always find a break and a change of scenery help when I’m in need of inspiration for my writing. So now I’ve got the perfect excuse to pop to the pub for a quick half!”

Brakspear marketing manager, Emma Sweet, added: “The Literary Festival is one of the highlights of Henley’s cultural calendar and we’re delighted to be supporting it with Writer’s Block, which we’re confident will be enjoyed by the many writers and literature lovers visiting the town.

“This week is Cask Ale Week, when brewers and pubs up and down the country celebrate this uniquely British beer, so it’s great to be offering Writer’s Block, which is a fine example of the the style.”

Amanda published her fourth book, The Cliff House, last year. She writes psychological suspense and is working on her fifth novel, due out in 2020.

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