THE Cerne Abbas Giant's famous naked form has proved too much for a pub serving the country's MPs.

The Cerne Abbas Brewery Ale went on sale at Strangers' Bar, Westminster, yesterday- but part of the logo was obscured with a paper leaf on the beer tap.

Conservative MP Andrew Griffiths, who leads the All Party Parliamentary Group for Beer, slammed the pub on Twitter for their "outrageous censorship" in covering up the image of the iconic hillside chalk figure.

The 180-foot tall Cerne Abbas Giant, located just outside Dorchester, is seen by many as a fertility symbol, although its period of origin is disputed.

Some people consider the figure to be an ancient construction, whilst other historians claim that it may have been created in the 17th century as a satirical representation of Oliver Cromwell.

Vic Irvine, head brewer at the Cerne Abbas Brewery, said social media has "gone crazy" about the news and added that it was rare for them to experience opposition to the depiction of the giant.

He said: "It was a unique one. It is not common for us at all.

"The giant has always been like that.

"We cannot put a fig leaf on the side of the hill."

Cerne Abbas Brewery Ale was introduced to Strangers' Bar after being put forward by Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb, who became the first Green Party life peer in 2013.

The brewery's staff were invited to spend the day in the Houses of Parliament and pulled the first pint of their beer themselves.

Vic added: "We spent the day in the House and for this all to happen was strange.

"It has put Cerne Abbas on the map, which can only be good for our economy.

"We are great believers in local industry."

Strangers' Bar previously became the subject of controversy in 2012 when they banned Staffordshire beer Top Totty after its pump label, which depicted a scantily clad woman, was deemed offensive.

Cerne Abbas Brewery Ale will be available at the Beerex festival this weekend in The Corn Exchange, Dorchester.