A BARROW pub will be hosting a 12-day real-ale festival for beer enthusiasts to enjoy a range of excellent real-ales or ciders.

The Furness Railway on Abbey Road will be serving 25 beers from China, Australia, Brazil, South Africa, the USA and the UK in their real-ale festival.

The festival line-up includes new, seasonal and speciality beers as well as one brewed exclusively for the festival.

Customers will be able to sample any three of the real ales or ciders in special third-of-a-pint glasses for the price of a pint.

All beers and ciders will be priced at £1.99 a pint.

Pub manager, Rob Hope, said:

"We are promising our customers a superb range of beers from overseas which have been brewed especially for the festival, together with some great beers from brewers across the UK.

The 12-day festival will run from Wednesday 27 March until Sunday 7 April.