AN 81-year-old artist has painted a stunning mural to give back to the pub he has been visiting for more than 50 years.

Alan Williams created a tree sculpture family and a mural at The Saracens Head in Wilderspool Causeway after being a customer there since the 1950s.

His work includes a large 'Caribbean' sunset painting, plus animals and figures created on a tree in the pub grounds.

Warrington Guardian:

A staff member at The Saracens Head said: "Alan is a local artist, who also painted the Old Cobbler, which can be found on YouTube.

"He has also drawn sketches of the patrons of The Saracens Head, which can be seen in the vault side of the pub.

"Alan asked if he could do the mural after he had done the tree for families to enjoy in years to come.

"To find someone who is willing to give their free time for others' enjoyment is a wonderful attribute.

Warrington Guardian:

"Alan has been drinking at the pub since the 1950s and wants people to have has much pleasure as he has had coming here, and we cannot thank him enough for the amazing talent he has shared with us.

"When asked why he wanted to do this, his answer was, 'it’s my present to the pub for the families and the children to enjoy'."

The Saracens Head has since temporarily closed its doors as part of the coronavirus tier three restrictions in operation across the borough.