IT will be 'Gin O'Clock' at a Bromsgrove pub during the second half of August as they host a special festival dedicated to the drink.

The Golden Cross Hotel, on the High Street, will be holding a 17-day gin festival from Friday, August 16 to Sunday, September 1.

The Wetherspoons pub will be serving gins from Sweden, USA and Moldova as well as plenty produced in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

There will be flavoured gins, classic gins, gin liqueurs as well as a distilled non-alcoholic.

The flavours include pineapple and mango, cucumber, peach and hibiscus, rhubarb and rosehip, lemon and jasmine.

Among the UK gins are: The Lakes Rhubarb & Rosehip Gin Liqueur, Jawbox Pineapple & Ginger Gin Liqueur, Zymurgorium FlaGingo Pink Gin, Sipsmith Gin Strawberries and Cream.

The overseas gins are: Aviation Gin (USA), Tower Bridge London Dry Gin (Moldova), Ceders Crisp (Sweden).

The pub will offer a range of mixers for customers to drink with their gins, including ginger, lemonade and two flavoured tonics, Valencian Orange as well as Elderflower.

Golden Cross Hotel manager Cassie Harwood said: "We have sourced an excellent range of gins which have not previously been available in the pub.

"We are confident that our customers will enjoy trying the different gins which each have their own unique appeal."

Tasting notes on all the gins will be available in the pub. In addition the pub will also offer its regular range of gins.