REAL ale fans will be able to sample a whole host of brews as an annual Halesowen winter beer festival returns.

The event at Coombs Wood Sports and Social Club, kicks off on Thursday (January 27) and runs until Saturday (January 29).

If stocks have not run dry on Saturday it could continue on Sunday.

Steward Dawn Bubb, who manages the social club in Stewarts Road, said the festival didn't take place last year due to covid.

She said: “We're really pleased to be able to stage the beer festival this year.

"There will be a wide range of cask ales and ciders as well as street food and entertainment.

"It is a fun event for the whole family with good beers, food and music.

"You don't have to be a member to come along and entry is free."

Entertainment on Friday night will be provided by the band Shambolics and on Saturday ska singer Leo Sullivan will perform.

The club was established in 1921 by Stewarts and Lloyds.