A West Sussex pub recently cooled down its clientele by serving beer from a bar made of ice. Heeding complaints about the recent scorching weather, Steve Monaghan, owner of The Tavern on the Green in Crawley, took on the services of ice sculptor Duncan Hamilton to create the bar, complete with stools and pint glasses made of ice. Monaghan even hired a pair of Scandinavian models to serve beer. Each block of ice weighed in at four tonnes, and took 4,000 litres of water requiring four hours freezing time. In the end, beer was served at a frosty three degrees Celsius. Monaghan said: "I was proud to be serving the coldest pint in Britain this weekend."

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