English hops celebration

The Thomas Drummond, a new Weatherspoon's pub in Fleetwood.
The Thomas Drummond, a new Weatherspoon's pub in Fleetwood.

Pub-goers will be able to enjoy 10 real ales from across the world, alongside a selection of beers from the UK during a 17-day festival at a Fleetwood pub.

Each of the beers has been brewed using only British-grown hop varieties; a total of 24 different hop varieties are being featured among the festival beers, including established varieties (Fuggles and Goldings) and newer varieties (Boadicea and Jester).

The festival, at The Thomas Drummond in London Street, will run from Friday March 13 to Sunday March 29, with all beers priced at £2.05 a pint.

The overseas beers on offer have been sourced from brewers in Brazil, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand, USA, Spain, Ireland and Australia.

Each of the overseas brewers have brewed their individual beer at a UK brewery.

These beers will complement 30 beers from across the UK also being served in the pub during the festival.

Pub manager Adam Coulson said: “The festival is the perfect opportunity to showcase the wonderful range of British-grown hop varieties and support British hop farmers.

“It will give people the opportunity to enjoy a superb selection of UK and international beers, many of which have not been served in the pub before.”