A 12-DAY real ale festival will take place in west Dorset - with pints on offer for just £2.45 each.

The Greyhound (Wetherspoon) pub in East Street, Bridport will play host to the event from Wednesday, March 22 to Sunday, April 2.

A selection of real ales, including three from overseas brewers in Switzerland, USA and Belgium, will be available to try.

Among the festival collection of ales are vegan options, as well as gluten-free beers, and the selection will also feature a range of different malt and hop varieties from around the world. Ingredients include orange peel, chocolate and coriander. 

The beers will cost £2.45 a pint and pub manager Nadine Lane was excited to get going with the popular festival in the Dorset market town. 

"The festival is a great celebration of real ale. It will allow us to showcase a selection of superb beers over a 12-day period, at great value for money prices," she said. 

"It will also give our customers the opportunity to enjoy a number of beers which have not previously been served in the pub, including those from overseas."

Tasting notes on all of the beers will be available in the pub as part of the festival magazine. 

A digital version of the magazine will also be available on the app and Wetherspoon website.

All ales will be available to order at the bar or via the Wetherspoon app.