A TWO-DAY celebration of Bury’s best brewers will return to the borough next weekend.

Bury Beer Festival is back at The Met next weekend — three years since the last event. An extensive £4.6million refurbishment at the venue in Market Street put the popular event on pause after 2015.

Now organisers hope to host a “bigger and better” event on November 9-10, with live music scheduled and fresh food available.

There will be more than 100 beers and ciders available to taste and try at the historic town centre venue’s Derby Hall.

A total of six craft breweries from across the borough will feature. Deeply Vale and Silver Street Brewing Co from Bury, Brewsmith, Irwell Works and Ramsbottom Craft from Ramsbottom, and Brightside Brewing from Radcliffe, are among the line-up.

Independent retailer Kwoff will also be providing a gin bar, featuring fine artisan gins from near and far.

The Met’s Interim CEO Fran Healey said: “We’re delighted to have the Bury Beer Festival at The Met again this November.

“Not only is it a fantastic opportunity to welcome visitors back into the building and use The Met in a unique, fun way, but it’s also brilliant weekend to celebrate the success of Bury’s talented brewers.

“This year we’re tagging the festival ‘Homegrown’, as we want it to grow into an annual celebration of our local independent food, music and brewing scenes.”

The festival is supported by Bury Means Business, Bury Council’s support service for local businesses.

Doors will open at 5pm on Friday, November 9, with two sittings on Saturday at 12 noon and 6pm.

Tickets cost from £3 per session in advance and can be booked from The Met via https://themet.org.uk or by calling 0161 761 2216.