Greene King has announced the release of two seasonal ales for the Autumn in its pubs in the UK.

The brewer and pub operator said yesterday (9 October) that Abbot Reserve and Ridley's Witchfinder will be available in its chain of pubs across the country.

At 6.5% abv, Abbot Reserve will be available this month and next, while the 4.3% abv dark beer Witchfinder will only be on offer this month.

The two beers will be available to Greene King managed tenanted and leased pubs, free trade and national outlets.

Last month, Greene King posted a 3% slide in beer volumes for the 16 weeks to 24 August. The company blamed a weak market for the drop in volumes.