Banana or coffee beer among the delights at Wellingborough Beer Festival

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From traditional ales to pints with a twist of banana or coffee, there will be a chance to sample more than 40 real ales at a beer festival in the county this week.

The 11th annual Wellingborough Beer Festival will take place at All Saints’ Church, in Midland Road, today and tomorrow, Friday.

It is organised by John Norton, Alan Piggot, Nick Barge and Chris Sharpe, and is supported by the Wellingborough Chamber of Commerce.

There will be beer from local breweries, such as Tom Smith Ales in Kettering, there will also be new beers such as one called Bananlicious and Hazelnut Coffee Porter.

Mr Norton said: “There’s something for everyone. People always enjoy coming to the festival.

“The Chamber of Commerce is supporting us again and we are very grateful to them for all their support and help, without which we wouldn’t exist.”

Live entertainment is planned for each evening, including music from Dr Busker and Shannadore.

The festival will be open from 4pm to midnight today and tomorrow.

Pints will be available costing from £2.80 and admission will be £5 per person, which includes a free souvenir pint glass, a brochure and your first pint (of up to 4.2 per cent strength) free.

Wines and soft drinks will also be available and barbecue food will be served each day.