Pub opens on board British warship HMS Elizabeth

By Emily Hawkins contact

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At sea: A new Wadworth pub has opened on board the Royal Navy's aircraft carrier HMS Elizabeth
At sea: A new Wadworth pub has opened on board the Royal Navy's aircraft carrier HMS Elizabeth

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The bar on board the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has been turned into a brand new pub by brewer Wadworth in partnership with the Royal Navy.

The HMS Queen Elizabeth is the lead ship of the Queen Elizabeth type of carriers, which are the biggest warships ever built for the Royal Navy.

Now, sailors can enjoy a pint or two at the newly christened Queen’s Head, situated in an upgraded senior rates mess area.

The installation was in conjunction with the Royal Navy Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC).

Special ale

The pub stocks Wadworth ales in addition to a specially brewed Carrier Ale, that was brewed to mark the commission of the carrier last November.

The ale is a 3.6% ABV pale ale that has a malt led flavour combined with a classic strong hop taste and finishes with crisp bitterness.

For every pint and bottle sold, 5p is donated to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.


Chris Welham, chief executive for Wadworth, said: “We are delighted to finally see the bar come to life. It has been a long time in the planning, well before the carrier was commissioned last year.

He added: “The mess looks really great and will provide a relaxing environment along with some fine beer for the team on board when they have some downtime”.

Speaking on behalf of the mess president, senior warrant officer Dave Garraghty said: “The Queen’s Head is very much in keeping with the standards expected of the future fleet flagship and we look forward to becoming the​ venue for both our sailors and embarked forces to relax in throughout our time in commission”.

The space was officially opened on 13 August.

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