GIN lovers can look forward to a 10 day festival at two pubs in Bury.

The Robert Peel in Market Place and The Art Picture House in Haymarket Street, will both be serving gins from Japan, Portugal, Spain, Germany and Italy, as well as gins produced in the UK.

The festival will run from Friday August 17 to Monday August 27 inclusive.

There will be numerous award-winning gins among the selection as well as a choice of flavoured gins.

The Robert Peel manager, Claire Newton, said: "The majority of gins in the festival have not been available in the pub beforehand and I am looking forward to serving them.

"The festival promises to be great fun and I am certain that customers will enjoy trying the superb range of gins we have on offer."

All of the gins will be served in a copa de balon glass, which is bulbous in shape, like a balloon, and is perfect for drinking gin and tonic.

Tasting notes on all of the gins will be available in the pubs.