The Woodman Inn, in Durham, is once again hosting its popular beer festival this week, with its garden offering more than 30 varieties of real ale and cider.

Building on the success of 2016, when some 500 locals attended the festival, licensees Sean and Jane Quilty are bringing the summer event back to the Woodman’s Bulmer’s Cider Garden by popular demand.  

Woodman Inn DurhamThe festival is free to attend and runs over four days from Friday (May 14) until Monday. This year, the pub is hoping to attract even more customers with new ale varieties, folk music, karaoke, disco and the rock band Tainted Rose.

Speciality sausages will be added to the menu this year, made by local company Tyne Valley Quality Meats, of Wylam.

Beer and Bangers 2017 will also offer exclusive Durham CAMRA half-pint glasses for £1, to take home, as well as specially printed T-shirts as mementos of the occasion, which will be available to buy.

The festival has been sponsored by a number of local and nationwide businesses, including the pub operator behind the Woodman, Admiral Taverns, as well as Durham CAMRA, Maxim Brewery (Houghton Le Spring) and Marston’s Brewery.

Licensee Sean Quilty said: “For our 2017 festival, we are looking forward to even bigger and better things, with more ales to sample, some tasty sausages to accompany them and a chance to experience Mrs Q’s garden in all its beautiful glory!”