Events: April 2018

March 30-April 1: Emley Real Ale Festival at Emley Band Room, 9 Beaumont Street, Emley, West Yorkshire HD8 9RN. 18 beers, five ciders plus wine, soft drinks, burgers and snacks. Opening times: Friday and Saturday, 1pm-11.30pm; Sunday, 1pm until the beer has gone. Full details on the festival web page

April 5: Northern Monk tap takeover at The Dog, 5 Lichfield Street, Burton upon Trent DE14 3QZ.

Forres Foot-TapperApril 5-8: Forres Foot-Tapper at the Mosset Tavern, Gordon Street, Forres IV36 1DY.  See preview

April 6 and 7: Beer Festival at the Cornish Arms, 86 Commercial Road, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 4DJ.

April 6 and 7: North Leeds Charity Beer Festival at North Leeds Cricket Club, Old Park Road, Leeds LS8 1JX.  See preview

April 12-14: Farnham Beerex at Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7QR. Details and tickets on the festival website

April 13 and 14: Reading Craft Theory Festival at South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU. Craft beer and music festival featuring Unit, Turning Point, Siren, Verdant, Arbor and Elusive breweries. More details and ticket information on the festival website

SIBA Maltings festivalApril 19-21: SIBA South West Beer Festival at Tucker’s Maltings, Teign Road, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 4AA. More than 250 beers on the ground floor of the maltings. Find out more on the event web page

April 20 and 21: Beer and Cider Festival at Newbury Racecourse, Newbury RG14 7NZ. Some 40 real ales and ciders.

April 25: Social at Thornbridge Brewery, Riverside Business Park, Buxton Road, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1GS, 5pm-9pm. Booking essential — call 01629 815 999.

April 26-28: Thornbridge Brewery Tap Takeover at the Arcade Street Tavern, 1 Arcade Street, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 1EX.

April 28: Social at Thornbridge Brewery, Riverside Business Park, Buxton Road, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1GS, noon-8pm. Booking essential — call 01629 815 999.

April 28: Dark Star 7, a flat 7km fun run on the Downslink, between Partridge Green and Henfield, starting and finishing at Dark Star Brewery, Star Road, Partridge Green, West Sussex RH13 8RA, 1.30pm. Details on the brewery website