Printer Philip Lewis was looking forward to a relaxing drink after work when he stopped at an Esso garage.
He was in for a disappointment however. The assistant would not serve Mr Lewis, 58, who has a moustache and receding grey hair because he could not prove his age.
Mr Lewis did not have any photographic identification on him – and was forced to leave empty-handed.
Phil used to drink halves of bitter in the OGT.
Ah well, tempus mutandis and all that.