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Beer is being replaced by fruit juice and prayers in the country's first booze-free Islamic pub.

The Halal Inn has a juice bar, snooker tables and darts - along with a prayer room and a steam room.

Traditional Islamic "nasheed" songs are piped into the bar and boards for karam, a billiards-style game popular across Asia, are on hand.

Owner Azizur Rahman and business partner Muzahid Khan spotted a gap in the market and took over the building that used to be the Westwood Inn.

Mr Khan said: "It's a gathering place for people who abide by strict Islamic rulings and don't like going to places where they serve alcohol.


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