A LONG-STANDING Herefordshire beer festival has announced it will be back this year.

Beer on the Wye is Herefordshire's biggest beer and cider festival and is set to return once again to the banks of the river Wye at the city's rowing club over the weekend of the July 8 to July 10.

Last year over 6,000 people attended over the three days and drank between them over 21,000 pints.

In July over 135 different beers will feature on the main beer bar which will stretch over 120 feet.

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Included is the Herefordshire brewers' bar sponsored this year by Ledbury Real Ales, where you can try some of the very best wares from our county brewers.

The team from the Hereford Beer House will be bringing their wealth of experience to the international beer bar this year, with a selection of beers from across the world.

Over 130 different cider and perries will be on offer with a hundred of these from Herefordshire producers.

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The prestigious CAMRA West Midlands Cider and Perry competition will be hosted with winners of which will go through to the national stages.

The festival village will have a camping area which will be operated independently from Beer on the Wye by Hereford Rowing Club.