FANS of real ale are in for a treat when a village pub stages a beer festival next month.

They will be able to choose from a wide range of beers at The Bird in Hand, Trimdon Village, during Easter week.

A representative from Adnams brewery will be on hand at the start of the week to give an insight into the brewing.

Tenant licensee Nik Steggall said: "Real ale is very popular with our customers, but there are an awful lot of people in the area who don't really know a lot about it."

Adnams representative David Waller will give a demonstration on how real ale is brewed and how it is stored and served from a barrel.

Mr Steggall said: "He has a glass-ended cask which shows how the beer is kept and what happens when you pull it through into a glass. It's really quite amazing."

The meet the brewer evening will be on Wednesday, April 4, when there will be a number of other activities.