HISTORIC Dorset brand Badger Beer has seen one of its ales named a world-beating favourite.

The Blandford Fly triumped in the flavoured herb and spice category at the World Beer Awards, which promote the best beers to consumers and the trade globally.

Brewed in Blandford by Hall & Woodhouse, the golden ale was also awarded two stars recently at the Great Taste Awards, organised by the Guild of Fine Food. Those awards also gave two stars to the brewery’s Hopping Hare and one to the Cranborne Poacher.

Sarah Pace, brand manager of Badger Beer, said: “Winning the overall country accolade for The Blandford Fly at the World Beer Awards is testament to the exceptional range of beers we brew at Badger. We’ve scooped a number of awards in previous years and it’s fantastic to see our range of beers continue to be recognised as some of the very best.

“We are also delighted with the Great Taste Awards as these are highly recognised as a stamp of true quality and taste. Hall & Woodhouse have been brewing beer through the generations and the expertise and knowledge is key to our award winning beers.”

Badger beers are available at retailers across the country as well as at Hall & Woodhouse’s own pubs across the south.