SINGING sensation Paolo Nutini paid a visit to Ulverston over the weekend where he was spotted testing the town's finest quality ales.

Scottish singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini ventured out of his native Glasgow to enjoy some of Ulverston's most popular attractions.

Nutini stormed to chart success in 2005 with the release of his first two singles: 'These Streets' and 'Last Request'.

The 'Candy' singer was seen in one of Market Street's newly opened drinking dens, Beerwolf, which offers an extensive range of craft beers and ales.

Keir Arts was in Beerwolf at the time when the Scottish singer showed up.

He said: "I didn't notice him initially but plenty of people in the bar did and pointed him out to me.

"He was a very nice bloke.

"He was friendly with everyone and very chilled out."

Mr Arts praised the multi-award winning singer for his 'excellent taste' in quality ales which he tried and tested in the pub.

He said: "He has an excellent taste for quality ales based on his selection.

"He seemed to like the place.

"I think he was mainly there for the beer."

Mr Arts said Nutini is currently staying at Lakeside Hotel and Spa in Windermere but decided to venture out into Ulverston after Beerwolf was recommended as a top spot to visit.

Mr Arts said: "He's staying at Lakeside.

"Apparently someone there recommended Beerwolf to him so he came through to pay the place a visit."