THIS year’s Dudley Winter Ales Fayre will pay homage to The Crooked House pub.

The event will take place at Dudley Town Hall from Thursday November 23 to Saturday November 25 and the theme will be pub protection and preservation in the wake of the loss of famous wonky pub at Himley earlier this year.

Dudley News: The Crooked House pub after the fireThe Crooked House pub after the fire (Image: PA)

The quirky pub that was destroyed by fire and subsequently demolished will also feature on glasses on sale at the event for £3.

The Mayor of Dudley, Councillor Andrea Goddard - who used to run a pub herself, will be attending at the opening session on the Thursday from 3pm.

There will be 60 real ales and 15 ciders to try at this year's festival which opens at 11am on Friday and Saturday. Closing time is 10pm each day.

The event, which is being staged for the 22nd time, is being hosted by the Dudley and South Staffordshire branch of the Campaign for Real Ale in Dudley.

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Admission for non-CAMRA members on the opening two days is £10, but people can get that back if they join the organisation at the event.

There is free entry for CAMRA members and for all visitors on the final day.

There will be live music entertainment on Friday and Saturday.