REAL ales from home and abroad will be the stars of the show as a 12-day beer festival kicks off at two Herefordshire pubs.

The Kings Fee in Commercial Road, Hereford and The Duke’s Head in Corn Square, Leominster will host the festival from Wednesday, March 22, to Sunday, April 2, inclusive.

The overseas brewers are from Switzerland, USA and Belgium.


Among the festival collection are vegan and gluten-free beers.

As well as featuring a range of different malt and hop varieties from around the world, there are also beers that include orange peel, chocolate, coriander, in their ingredients.

The beers will be priced at £2.35 a pint.

The festival line-up includes Orkney Cliff Edge, Oakham Buckle Up!, Vale Brass Monkey, Brombeer Freddy Export (Belgium), Theakston Double Cross, Exmoor Upside Brown, Cambridge Flower Child IPA (USA), Saltaire Triple Choc, Cairngorm White Lady, Sudwerk Reeds Ale (Switzerland).

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The Duke's Head manager, Jonathan Money, said: "The festival is a great celebration of real ale.

"It will allow us to showcase a selection of superb beers over a 12-day period, at great value for money prices.

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"It will also give our customers the opportunity to enjoy a number of beers which have not previously been served in the pub, including those from overseas."

Tasting notes on all of the beers will be available in the pubs as part of the festival magazine. A digital version of the magazine will also be available on the app and Wetherspoon website.

All ales will be available to order at the bar or via the Wetherspoon app.