Pubs in Bolton will be selling pints for £2.45 to celebrate a 12-day beer festival.

The Spinning Mule in Nelson Square and The Robert Shaw in Market Street, Westhoughton, are taking part in the Wetherspoon festival at which up to 30 real ales, including five from overseas brewers, will be available from Wednesday. October 11 to Sunday , October 22 inclusive.

The overseas brewers are from Canada, South Africa, USA and Czech Republic.

The pubs will serve a number of beers not previously available.

Among the festival collection are vegan and gluten-free beers.

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As well as featuring a range of different malt and hop varieties from around the world, there are also beers that include vanilla and cherries in their ingredients.

The beers will be priced at £2.45 a pint.

The festival line-up includes Bunny Hop (Purity Brewery), Broken Dial (Harveistoun Brewery), Easy Stout (Steel & Oak Brewing, Canada), Harlequin (Lancaster Brewery), Dos Perros (Yazoo Brewing, USA), Bohemian Pale Ale (Joe's Garage Brewery, Czech Republic), Average Joe! (St Austell Brewery), Hoptropolis IPA (New Realm Brewing, USA), Fear of the Dark (Robinsons Brewery), Zulu Blonde (Zululand Brewery, South Africa).

The Robert Shaw manager Cheryll Kean said: "The festival is a great celebration of real ale.

"It will allow us to showcase a selection of superb beers over a 12-day period, at great value for money prices.

"It will also give our customers the opportunity to enjoy a number of beers which have not previously been served in the pub, including those from overseas."

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Three third-of-a-pint tasters will also be available for the price of a pint.

Tasting notes on all of the beers will be available in the pub as part of the festival magazine ­— a digital version will also be available on the Wetherspoon app and website.

All ales will be available to order at the bar or via the Wetherspoon app.