UP to 20 classic British real ales will be available at pubs in and around the North-East during Wetherspoon's 17-day real ale festival.

The Wetherspoon pubs will each host the festival from Friday, October 9 to Sunday 25, and pints will cost just £1.69.

The Ironstone Miner in Guisborough and The Quayside pub in Newcastle are just two that are taking part.

The participating pubs are:

  • The Ironstone Miner in Guisborough
  • The Red Lion in Front West Street, Bedlington
  • The Quayside in The Close, Quayside, Newcastle
  • The Five Swans in St Mary’s Place, Newcastle
  • The Keel Row in Newgate Street, Newcastle
  • The Mile Castle in Westgate Road, Newcastle
  • The High Main in Shields Road, Byker
  • The Tilley Stone in Jackson Street, Gateshead,
  • Wetherspoons in the Metrocentre, Gateshead
  • The Ritz in High Street West, Wallsend,
  • The Job Bulman in St Nicholas Avenue, Gosforth
  • The Fire Station in York Road, Whitley Bay

The festival line-up includes Thornbridge Jaipur IPA, Greene King Abbot Reserve, Shepherd Neame Bishops Finger, Theakston Old Peculier, Wychwood Hobgoblin, Adnams Ghost Ship, Exmoor Gold and Hook Norton Old Hooky.

The Ironstone Miner manager Rachel Petherbridge said: "The festival is a great celebration of classic British ales.

"It will allow us to showcase these superb beers over a 17 day period and also support British brewers.

"All the beers will be available at great value for money prices."