A popular Bolton brewery is toasting the warmer weather with a beer and gin festival in the most scenic of surroundings.

Northern Monkey is staging the first Smithills Hall Beer and Gin Fest, which will take place on June 14 and 15 in the lush grounds of the historic home.

The festival will include some of the best local and national breweries and there will be 12 cask ales and 12 craft keg beers.

There will be a wide variety of gins, lager, cider and wines flowing throughout. 

The Bolton News: Smithills HallSmithills Hall (Image: Public)

Cugini's Pizza and Fiery Mamma's will be on hand with pizza, as well as Smoke, Meat and Fire, sizzling up BBQ delights. 

Various acoustic artists and live bands will also be present, and all festival goers with receive a free festival glass and 'Smithills Beer and Gin Fest' Programme.

Thirty per cent of all proceeds will go to Smithills Hall, helping to fund the charity which runs it. 

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Ryan Bailey, co-owner of Northern Monkey, said: "Myself and Liam both live in the Sharples and Halliwell area, so it is something close to home and benefits people near us, but it is also a good promotion of what we do. 

"It is a pretty tough time for hospitality at the minute, so any good news is good to see. 

The Bolton News: Liam Convey and Ryan Bailey of Northern MonkeyLiam Convey and Ryan Bailey of Northern Monkey

"We are a big part of other festivals as well, like Right to Roam and the Bolton Food and Drink Festival. 

"It is something, year on year, that we get more experience in, and the natural thing is to keep running our own festival." 

To buy tickets for the event, visit: https://www.northernmonkeybrewco.co.uk/

Standard admission is £12 per ticket, but using code EARLYBIRD gets them at a reduced price of £10 - offer expires April 13. The event is for over 18s only. 

Ryan added: "While it is of benefit to us, it also gives a financial boost to charitable organisations like Smithills Hall. 

"We are obviously beholden to the weather, as ever in the North West, but we will have a large marquee so it will be good come rain or shine."