A NEW bar in Stourbridge allows punters to sip their pint of real ale while watching how it was brewed.

Separated from the Green Duck Brewery by a glass wall, Badelynge Bar allows customers to see the brewing equipment in action.

The bar, which opened on Friday (November 29) is based in an old engineering factory at the Gainsborough Trading Estate, Rufford Road.

Owners Alan Preece and Paul Williams said the opening weekend had gone well and they were "pleased" that everyone seemed to like the concept.

Mr Williams said: "We have been brewing using other peoples equipment for 18 months now but we began working on the bar and brewing our own ale over the last four months.

"The fact that its in an old engineering factory and you can see the brewing equipment makes it different and we are not a fully stocked bar, it's just our own real ale. We are also only open on Fridays and Saturdays, we didn't want it to be just another bar, open all of the time."

For more information about the bar, visit www.greenduckbrewery.co.uk