Ale lovers, get ready to raise a glass to the end of summer!

REAL ale fans - and lovers of fine ciders, wines and lagers - should make a date in their diary for September 22, 23 and 24, and then make a bee-line for Centre Vale!

The 12th Todmorden Beer Festival takes place at Todmorden Cricket Club’s ground, Burnley Road, where a selection of 35 real ales sourced from all four corners of the country will await visitors.

The majority of these are seasonal beers only.

In the outside marquee a Continental draught beer will be featured alongside a selection of European bottled beers, lagers and wine.

Food will be served at every session.

Live entertainment will be provided by local duo Karl and Stu on Friday evening and on Saturday evening by Todmorden Cricket Club’s local rockers, The Travelling Windleburys.

The event follows hard on the heels of a Lancashire League season which has seen Todmorden in the running for the league title and provides chance to celebrate summer - and raise a glass to autumn!

It regularly attracts visitors from far and wide and is a popular fundraising event for the club.