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A FAVOURITE North East panto dame has had a beer brewed in her honour – oh yes she has.

For 36 years Dame Dotty, aka Bob Stott, has thrilled audiences with her warmth and wicked sense of humour. In recognition of her popularity, Rainton Bridge-based Maxim Brewery has brewed Dotty her own ale.

Named after her character in this year’s show Aladdin, Widow Twanky’s Wonder Tipple is a five per cent real ale that mixes real ale winter malt with dark crystal and roasted barley.

It is the second time the legendary Dame from the Customs House, South Shields, has had a beer named after her – last year’s Dame Dotty’s Totty was a huge success with drinkers when it was sold in Wetherspoons pubs across the North East.

This year’s tipple was launched at Bob’s local Wetherspoons – The Sir William de Wessyngton in Concord, Washington.

The beer will be sold in various establishments of the pub chain throughout the region.

Martyn Milburn, deputy manager of Sir William de Wessyngton said: “We are delighted to be working with Bob and the Double Maxim Brewing Company to be brewing a beer in honour of one of the North East’s favourite panto dames.”

He added: “The beer is strong to represent her character but has a lovely taste to it.”

Bob said: “I am a huge real ale fan so to have a beer named after you is a great honour.

“I’ve been lucky enough to have a taste test and I have to say it’s a cracking beer.

“It has a very smooth taste with a lovely kick to it ... a bit like Dotty really.”

l Aladdin at the Customs House runs until January 7. Tickets start from £8 and can be bought by calling 454 1234 or by visiting www.customshouse.co.uk.

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