The Beatles and Brown Ale, 1968

“One night, [Ringo] and John [Lennon] were coming back from London in John’s Rolls when they passed a pub all lit up. ‘It looked great,’ Ringo says. ‘When we got home, we decided to change and go and have a drink. The pub itself was just like pubs when we used to know them. The barman was very pleased when he recognized us. We had a bottle of brown [ale] each. We had to sign a few autographs, but it wasn’t too bad.

‘The Beatles: part 2’, Hunter Davies, Life magazine, 20 September 1968.