A BEER hall celebrated its first birthday recently with the news that customers have supped 300,000 pints of beer since the venue opened its doors.

In its first 12 months, Clitheroe’s Beer Hall at Holmes Mill, which houses what is believed to be the UK’s longest bar, has served 36,000 pints of Bowland Brewery’s flagship artisan ale, Hen Harrier.

More than 900 different cask ales from 106 breweries have also been served across the 105 feet and eight inches long bar.

Heidi Kettle, marketing manager for Holmes Mill, said: “We would like to thank all our customers for making the Beer Hall’s first year a 300,000 pint success.

“But it’s not just about beer, we’ve also served more than 25,000 single gins which equates to approximately 900 bottles.”

All the Bowland beers are brewed on the premises at the brewery’s state of the art facility within Holmes Mill.

For more information on the beer hall or its opening time beer lovers can visit www.holmesmill.com and www.bowlandbrewery.com or telephone 01200 401035.