BEER enthusiasts will be descending on the University of Bolton Stadium this weekend for the 26th Bolton Beer Festival.

The annual festival which raises money for the Bolton Lads and Girls Club starts tonight and runs until to Saturday, October 12.

Organisers believe this year will be the best yet with more than 200 real ales, lagers, ciders, Gin, Wine and Prosecco, from the UK and around the world on offer. The event which is set to attract over 8000 visitors also includes live music and food.

The serving times are Friday, October 11 7pm to 12pm and Saturday, October 12 noon to midnight. Organisers are advising people to book early at