The annual Durham Beer Festival is fast approaching. This year's festival features 120 beers as well as 30 ciders and, for the first time, a variety of wines.

The festival, held in the now-familiar venue of Durham Student Union on New Elvet, Durham, will be opened at 6pm on Wednesday by Mark Hird of Tavistock Leisure and a representative from the Lindisfarne Gospels Exhibition.

The festival's opening hours are:

Wednesday 28th August4pm-6pm (CAMRA members and trade)
6pm-11pm (General public)
Thursday 29th August11am-11pm
Friday 30th August11am-11pm
Saturday 31st August11am-11pm

For more information, please see the Festival page.