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Canal-side beer festival arriving in Dudley

An annual real ale festival is returning to its canal-side venue.

Keen drinkers can raise a glass at The Real Ale and Cider Festival which is returning to Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust off Birmingham New Road next month, the fourth of its kind.

Festival-goers have an opportunity to flock to the event to try more than 40 real ales, ciders and wines that are on offer.

The festival, which runs from June 28 to July 1, will be held in the new Portal building.

There will be a wide range of both familiar and unusual beers, including a selection of interesting ales from several small breweries in East Anglia, not usually found in the Black Country, plus a good range of traditional ciders and perries.

Free soft drinks will also be available for designated drivers.

Sarah Fellows, heritage activities officer at Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust, said: “We’re really excited for our fourth annual Real Ale and Cider Festival.

"It was held for the first time last year in our fantastic new Portal building and we can’t wait to welcome visitors to our canal-side venue again this year.

“The festival has grown in size every year and this year we’re looking forward to welcoming hundreds of visitors from the local area and beyond to sample over 40 of our real ales and ciders."

Hot and cold food will be available throughout the day at canal-side restaurant The Gongoozler.

The festival will be held from 6pm to 11pm on June 28, 12pm until 11pm on June 29 and June 30 and 11am until 11pm on July 1.

For more information on the event, call 0121 557 6265, visit the Trust's website at www.dudleycanaltrust.org.uk or email info@dctt.org.uk.

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