A CIDER festival is being held at a Durham pub this weekend.

The Woodman Inn, in Gilesgate, hosts the cider festival, which takes place today and continues on Saturday.

It features a selection of ciders, including up to ten real ciders and guest beverages from around the country, as well as a barbecue, featuring food from local producers.

Entertainment includes a firelight acoustic session in the pub garden, with singer, saxophonist and bassist Kenny Craig, which takes place tonight and a karaoke competition.

Landlord Sean Quilty said: “We are very excited to be showcasing cider at this event, as it sold incredibly well at our beer festival in July. People will love to sample the wide range of cider, which all have varying tastes and strengths. and with the support of Weston’s, it will be even better as they have some delicious products.

"Our upgraded ‘Magners cider garden’, complete with its very own bar, is the perfect space that allows us to host brilliant community events. We are thrilled to be hosting a karaoke competition which will provide fantastic entertainment throughout the summer. Magners have been so wonderfully supportive and it’s wonderful to have their famous brand backing our community pub.”

Stephen Birkett, business development manager at Admiral Taverns said: “Sean and Jane know how to throw a brilliant party and their passion and commitment to the garden continues to impress locals year after year."