ALL beer at the Brewhouse & Kitchen in Dorchester is now vegan friendly.

The pub, in Weymouth Avenue, introduced 23 vegan and vegetarian dishes to its summer menu last year.

Pub chiefs say they have spent the last six months experimenting with different methods and ingredients in order to make all of its beers suitable for vegan and vegetarian diets.

Many beers are made using isinglass, a product of the fish farming industry that is used in the filtering process.

A pub spokesman said: "This means that, especially for cask beers, those of us attempting to eliminate animal products from our lives need to be careful with the beer we drink.

"Equally, for those of us attempting the challenge of Veganuary, some beers can make this more difficult, due to their inclusion of milk. This is especially true with darker beers such as stouts and porters."

The vegan beer has been accompanied by a vegan specials menu for January.

Kris Gumbrell, co-founder of Brewhouse & Kitchen, said: “Brewhouse & Kitchen’s message has always been one of inclusion and we pride ourselves on making all feel welcome. While we aren’t a vegan specialist brewpub, we believe that good beer should be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of your dietary requirements."