REAL ale lovers will be toasting a beer festival in Affetside this weekend.

The Pack Horse pub, in Watling Street, is hosting its inaugural event, and is promising three days of fun, drink, food and entertainment.

The festival will kick off at 5pm on Friday and runs through to Sunday.

A wide range of cask ales and ciders will be on offer at the event, while a number of local musicians are set to perform for visitors.