A FOOD and drink festival will be coming to Winchester for the first-time next year, offering 25 types of craft beers, craft gin, farmhouse ciders and more.

Craft stalls, pies, pizza, street food and live music will be taking over Winchester Guildhall for the Craft and Crust Festival on Saturday, April 13.

Festival goers can expect pie-eating competitions and entertainment from tribute bands and local artists.

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The event will have an afternoon session running from midday to 5pm and an evening session from 6pm to 11pm for visitors to choose from.

Tom Cullen, marketing manager, said: “We can’t wait to bring the Craft and Crust Festival to Winchester for the first time ever. With a wide range of delicious food and drink options, as well as plenty of entertainment. We expect pre-sale tickets to sell fast for 2024.”

Pre-sale tickets are now live for people who have signed up. General sale will be available from Tuesday, November 28.

For more information go to craftandcrustfest.co.uk/winchester.