18-year-old spends birthday in brewery!

Branoc Richards on his eighteenth birthday with a bottle of the local brew given to him from Paul Di

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 - Credit: Archant

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

Branoc Richards on his eighteenth birthday gets a tour with Paul Dimond of Branscombe brewery. Photo

Branoc Richards on his eighteenth birthday gets a tour with Paul Dimond of Branscombe brewery. Photo by Terry Ife ref shb 3077-22-13TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24 - Credit: Archant

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.

Branoc Richards on his eighteenth birthday with a bottle of the local brew given to him from Bransco

Branoc Richards on his eighteenth birthday with a bottle of the local brew given to him from Branscombe brewery that has his name on it. Photo by Terry Ife ref shb 3095-22-13TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24 - Credit: Archant

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.


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

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