A BEER festival is taking place at the Queen Inn pub in St Cross this weekend.

Running from Friday, May 4 to Monday, May 7, it will feature more than 20 real ales along with live music.

The bands taking part will be Foolish Behaviour, The Bushwhackers and The Blue Grass Band.

The event is also due to feature a barbecue along with a selection of wines from across the globe.

The real ales are set to include a fresh offering from the Queen Inn’s sister pub, The Fulflood Arms in Fulflood.

Having opened a micro-brewery there earlier this year, a new beer is being prepared for the festival.

Golden Jet, which is a gold-coloured bitter, will be sold to raise funds for the Jet Harris Memorial Fund.

For more details about the festival, call the Queen Inn on 01962 853898.