Thwaites Brewery is honouring its promise to hundreds of pubs that they would received a free keg of its Lancaster Bomber beer should England win the Ashes series. Any UK pub which ordered Lancaster Bomber cask beer before the start of the fifth test was eligible. England player Andrew Flintoff is the face of the beer. Brian Jenkins, the company’s marketing director, said: "Freddie is a local lad and we are immensely proud of him, which is why we sponsored him before the tour even began."

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