Badger Brewery, which is owned by Hall and Woodhouse, is to open a £750,000 visitor centre this month telling the story of the company.

The site at Blandford Forum in Dorset features exhibition space, a shop, bar, and a restaurant with seating for 50 people and conference facilities. It will serve as the starting point for brewery tours.

Plans to include a new training kitchen for staff working at other pubs owned by Hall and Woodhouse have been suspended due to budget constraints.