BEER buffs can tuck into some tasty tipples when a pub hosts a real ale festival next week.

A selection of up to 15 British and Irish ales will be available at Rose and Crown in Maldon during its 12-day festival.

The Wetherspoon pub, in High Street, will host the festival from October 20-31 inclusive.

The beers include Black Sheep Monty Python's Dead Parrot, Wolf Lazy Dog, Rooster's Long Shadow, Thornbridge Shelby, Exmoor Wicked Wolf, Salopian Hop Twister, Bath Queen of Hearts, Bru Brewery Bru Brown Ale and Wadworth Sweet Molly.

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They will all cost £1.99 a pint.

Among the beers are brews suitable for vegans and vegetarians, as well as two gluten-free beers.

There will also be a number of beers not previously served in the pub before.

Exotic flavours include blackberry, coffee and juniper berries.

Pub manager Stephen Newall said: "The festival is a great celebration of British and Irish ales.

"It will allow us to showcase an excellent choice of beers over a 12-day period at great value for money prices."

Tasting notes on all of the beers will be available in the pub and on the Wetherspoon app.

Third-of-a pint glasses will also be available, allowing customers to sample three beers for the price of a pint.

All ales will be available to order using the Wetherspoon app or at the bar in the pub.