Beers from Australia, USA, Guam, Italy and the UK will be coming to town for a 12-day real ale festival.

The Greyhound in East Street, Bridport, will be serving a range of beers from Wednesday, October 9 to Sunday, October 20.

The festival celebrates Wetherspoon’s 40th anniversary and the pub will offer a selection of beers brewed specially for the occasion, which include JD Boss Hogg, Ruby Abbot, 3B, 40 Years and Punk is Dead. The JD is a reference to JD Hogg from the TV programme, The Dukes of Hazzard, where the JD in JD Wetherspoon came from.

The overseas beers are: Short Fuse and Challenger English IPA from Australia, Minagof Juicy IPA from Guam, Terzo Tempo from Italy and Nut Brown from USA.

Other beers include Ruby Celebration Ale, One Step Beyond, Another Pint in the Wall and Steaming on.

The pub will also serve beers flavoured with grapefruit, cherry and coffee.

The beers will be priced at £1.99 a pint and customers will also be able to sample any three of the real ales in special third-of-a-pint glasses for the same price.

The pub’s manager, Stephen Newstead, said: “We will be serving a superb range of beers from the UK and overseas.

“It is a great opportunity for real ale enthusiasts to enjoy an excellent selection of beers, including many that have been brewed specially for the festival.”

Tasting notes on all of the beers will be available in the pub.

The pub will also have a limited edition 40th anniversary pint glass for sale for £1 on a first come first served basis.