Get set to hoist a glass or three as the two day North Devon Beer Festival returns to Barnstaple Pannier Market on the May spring bank holiday weekend.

On Sunday and Monday, May 27-28, a river of real ale and cider will flow through the market thanks to 14 local breweries and four cider makers, plus there will be street food vendors too.

From noon there will be live music throughout each day, set at the right level to allow beer and conversation during the day and then cranked up for the evening session, ending at 10pm on Sunday and 8pm Monday.

This year gin will be making an appearance at the festival for the first time, with the launch of Country Life Brewery’s new Atlantic Spirit distillery.

The festival is now in its 12th year and organiser Tim Webster of Barum Brewery said this year they were expecting around 30 different local real ales and 15 ciders.

Visitors are welcome to drop in, enjoy the music and look around the street food stalls, or buy a wristband for £2 and then purchase ‘beer tokens’ to enable them to buy alcohol.

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