18-year-old spends birthday in brewery!

PUBLISHED: 16:03 14 June 2013 | UPDATED: 16:03 14 June 2013

Branoc Richards on his eighteenth birthday with a bottle of the local brew given to him from Paul Dimond of Branscombe brewery. Photo by Terry Ife ref shb 3085-22-13TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Branoc Richards on his eighteenth birthday with a bottle of the local brew given to him from Paul Dimond of Branscombe brewery. Photo by Terry Ife ref shb 3085-22-13TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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A PROUD mum chose a fitting place to wish her son a happy 18th birthday – a brewery.

Sarah Richards dreamt up the surprise visit to mark the special occasion as her first-born, Branoc, shares his name with a beer it produces.

The trip to Branscombe Vale Brewery went down a treat with the teen – who was delighted to be handed a batch of the bitter by owner Paul Dimond.

Colyton Grammar School student Branoc, of Winslade Road in Sidmouth, is yet to crack open a bottle as he is currently sitting his A-levels. He has landed a university place at Oxford to study engineering. The beers have taken pride of place in his bedroom.

“It was such a surprise and a great thing to do,” said Branoc.

Sarah added: “I’m extremely proud of him. Paul was wonderful on the day.”


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