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Queen and Prince Phillip at the Guinness Storehouse Photo by: Google Images

The Queen turns down a free pint of Guinness - VIDEO & PHOTOS

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Queen and Prince Phillip at the Guinness Storehouse Photo by: Google Images

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Guinness is good for Irish tourism – but not for the Queen of England or so it seems.

The Queen and Prince Phillip have declined to sample a pint of Dublin’s finest Guinness at the city’s landmark brewery.

The English monarch had the ‘perfect pint’ poured by master brewer Fergal Murray at the Guinness Hop Store on Thomas Street.

But not a drop passed the lips of the most famous tourist in Dublin as she declined to indulge in Ireland’s favorite past-time unlike so many of her loyal subjects who flood Temple Bar every weekend.

Guinness expert Murray – aided and abetted by RTE’s Ryan Tubridy who acted as her majesty’s host on the whistle stop brewery – tried his best to cross the regal lips with the black stuff.

But the Queen decided it was too early in the morning to run the risk of alcohol impairing her judgment in a packed schedule for the second day of her state trip.

Not even a master class in the art of Guinness brewing by Murray – who stopped short of revealing the firm’s trademarked secrets – could persuade the Queen to try a tipple.

Instead Prince Phillip enquired: “Is it made with Liffey water?”

Murray is reported to have replied: “It is pure and pristine from the Hills.”

The Queen did visit the Gravity Bar at the Guinness Brewery for a breathtaking view of the Dublin skyline when Tubridy acted as her host.

PHOTOS - Queen's historic visit photo gallery

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