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Cirencester celebrates the best of beers

Beer, cider and gin lovers from across the county are in for a treat as the Cirencester Beer Festival returns to the Corn Hall this bank holiday weekend.

Following on from the success of last year's event, the town's historic Corn Hall will be transformed into its very own Cotswold bierkeller on Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4.

Opening at 7pm on the Friday and 11.30am on Saturday, the festival provides a tempting line-up of beers from Cotswold brewery's including Corinium and Ashton, as well as those further afield such as White Rock and Liberation from the Channel Islands.

A great selection of craft ciders will also be on offer including favourites Raspberry Kiss and Prince Harry's Ginger, as well as a fully-stocked gin bar.

Local gins will be available from the likes of The Cotswolds Distillery and The Capreolus Distillery.

The event also offers the opportunity to feast your taste buds on delicious burgers and bratwurst by award-winning local restaurant, Made By Bob.

Augusta Wreay, one of the festival organisers said: "Last year was a great success and we were asked by so many to put on the event again.

"We have an amazing selection of beer barrels lined up and a great live music itinerary for both Friday evening and Saturday including the Shadow Monkeys and Cirencester's own Missin' Rosie."

Entry to the festival is just £5 per person, which includes a commemorative beer tankard. Beer tokens worth £2 each can be purchased in strips of five.

Order your "Early Ale" festival ticket online today for just £20. This discounted ticket includes entry and a beer tankard (worth £5) as well as two beer token strips (worth £20).

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.cirencesterbeerfestival.co.uk. Alternatively, they can be bought from Made By Bob, Diversitea (cafe located in the Corn Hall) or The Kings Head Hotel, Cirencester.

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