A HOTEL owner hoping to bring in the crowds is offering beer, bratwurst and bingo with the return of a popular festival.

Oktoberfest will return to Hardwick Hall Hotel, in Sedgefield, on Saturday, September 28, hosting Bierkeller Bingo in a Grand Marquee, with a host of prizes.

Guests are invited to take along their best dancing shoes, with live entertainment from the Amazing Bavarian Stompers.

The comic act has gained a reputation as one of the best oompah bands in Britain, performing at various events around the country and appearing at major German beer festivals.

John Adamson, the owner of Hardwick Hall Hotel, said: “Bingo seemed like the obvious choice to put a twist on a classic Oktoberfest event and we have some excellent prizes up for grabs on the night.

“The Amazing Bavarian Stompers are among the very best at what they do and we are delighted to welcome them to perform at the event.

“I have no doubt that they will put on a fantastic show that will get everyone in the party mood.”

Tickets for the event, which takes place from 6pm until midnight, cost £13.50 and include a bratwurst and a pint.

For more information, visit hardwickhallhotel.co.uk