Wetherspoon pubs will be hosting a 12-day real-ale festival for beer enthusiaststo enjoy a range of excellent real-ales or ciders.

The Woodrow Wilson and The William Rufus, both in Carlisle, as well as The Bransty Arch in Whitehaven, The Henry Bessemer in Workington and The Chief Justice of the Common Pleas in Keswick will be serving 25 beers from China, Australia, Brazil, South Africa, the USA and the UK in their real-ale festival.

The event will run from March 27 until April 7.

The Woodrow Wilson manager, Andrew Hetherington, said: "We are promising our customers a superb range of beers from overseas which have been brewed especially for the festival, together with some great beers from brewers across the UK."

The overseas beers are; Contender EPA (Boxing Cat Brewery, China), Kol Schisel (Big Shed Brewing, Australia), Aggro Bear (Sunset Brew, Brazil), Asphalt Jungle (Bagby Brewing, USA) and Gypsy Mask Red (Darling Brew, South Africa).

Customers will be able to sample any three of the real ales or ciders in special third-of-a-pint glasses for the price of a pint. All beers and ciders will be priced at £1.99 a pint.