The acclaimed songwriter and a group of friends stopped off for a pint at the Saracen’s Head pub on Greys Road as part of the trail, which involves a visit to 10 Brakspear pubs in the town.
Co-licensee Mel Roberson, who run the Saracen’s Head with husband Colin, said: “Collin came to me and said “I think Ed Sheeran’s in the bar”. We Googled a picture him to make sure it was, and he was so friendly. He stayed for a game of pool and said what a great idea he thinks the Ale Trail is – apparently he only has one local pub where he lives.”
By getting their card stamped in each pub, Ale Trailers qualify for rewards including exclusive Ale Trail t-shirts.
Marketing manager for Brakspear, Emma Sweet, said: “We’re delighted that Ed has completed the Ale Trail and had a chance to enjoy our pubs, which are so much a part of the social life of the town.
“We hope to see him sporting his Henley Ale Trail t-shirt on stage, and also hope that he’ll join us at our annual Ale Trail party in January. We always book a live music act for the party, so if Ed would like the gig, we’d be very happy to consider him!”
Details of the Brakspear Henley Ale Trail are www.henleyaletrail.co.uk/. Participants have a full year from starting the trail to visit all 10 pubs and claim their rewards.