LOCAL brewers will be championed at the annual Dorset Beer Festival on Saturday, June 22 between 11am and 10pm at the brewery in Blandford.

The festival, part of the Blandford Georgian Fayre, will be held at Hall & Woodhouse in Blandford, the leading independent family-owned Dorset brewer.

Previously the festival has attracted more than 1,000 people on the day and is an opportunity to celebrate the local brewers based in the county, while raising money for charity.

Showcasing more than 50 different beers and ciders, the event supports local craft breweries and cider makers, as well as the brewer’s own Badger Beer. Brewhouse & Kitchen, Timothy Taylor’s and Thatchers are amongst some of the other brewers confirmed for this year’s festival.

New for 2019, there will be an outdoor kitchen area, comprising four outdoor ovens that will serve a variety of pizza and flatbreads. Salcombe Dairy Ice Cream will be returning to the festival for those with a sweet tooth. Colourful Coffee and Rio soft drinks, both in the Hall & Woodhouse portfolio, will be available on the day.

Entry costs £10. Call 01258 486004 for more information.