DUDLEY Winter Ale Fayre is set to return to the town this November.

Over 60 real ales, ciders and a keg bar and cocktails will be on offer when the popular event returns to the Town Hall on November 25.

It comes after last year's event was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Organisers from Dudley & South Staffordshire Branch of Campaign for Real Ales have put a host of safety measures in place for this year's festivities including contactless payments, changes to the layout of the hall and increased sessions.

Karl Denning, festival organiser, said: "This is our 20th festival at the grade 2 listed hall and CAMRA’s 50th anniversary so promises to be a great event. There will be food on all 3 days and live entertainment on Friday and Saturday.

"After the last 18 months or so the Black Country and Dudley really needs a beer festival to remember what life was like before Covid hit. What you can be guarantee is a big Black Country welcome, good real ale from the like of Sarah Hughes, Kinver and Batham’s to name but a few.

"After last year’s heavy heart, we all are looking forward to seeing some regular attendees along with some new faces with a much lighter heart and hope for much better times ahead."

For the first time online tickets can be bought at www.dudley.camra.org.uk, as well as on the door.

The festival runs from Thursday November 25 to Saturday November 27.