WETHERSPOONS pubs in Redditch will be holding a 12-day real ale festival starting later this month.

The Rising Sun in Alcester Street and The Royal Enfield in Unicorn Hill will both host the celebration, from Wednesday March 30 to Sunday April 10.

A range of up to 20 real ales will be showcased, including brews from overseas, while a number are set to feature at the pubs for the first time.

The Rising Sun manager, Robert Dudley, 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."

The festival line-up includes Rooster's Tenderfoot, Sambrook's Tomahawk, Orkney Dragonhead, Terrapin Jazz from the USA, Vale Jekyll and Hyde, Birrificio Foglie D'Erba Hot Night at the Village from Italy, Batemans Beast from the East, JW Lees Malt Crush and Young Henrys Real Ale from Australia.