A UNIQUE 'moving festival' will take hundreds of ale lovers straight to the doors of nine rural pubs in Wyre Forest.

There will be more than 50 local ales to try on the Real Ale Trail through Kidderminster, Bewdley and Stourport on Saturday, September 14.

Organisers will play the role of designated driver as festival-goers are taken through the lanes of Wyre Forest's countryside and off the beaten track to reach some of the best pubs the district has to offer.

Kidderminster Shuttle:

Ray Evans, trail organiser from Kidderminster, said: "It’s completely different to other festivals as you get to enjoy so many different styles of ales and venues to enjoy all in a day - without driving.

"We visit pubs known for their style, hospitality and their support of local ales.

"I’m from North Wales originally and having seen the concept work so well there, I was eager to bring it to our area.

"The trails are typically jolly with a lot of rather awful singing on the buses throughout most of the day."

The bus will stop for half an hour slots at the King and Castle in Kidderminster, The Old Waggon and Horses in Ismere, The Black Boy in Bewdley, Duke Williams in Callow Hill, The Horseshoes in Belbroughton, The Fox Inn in Chaddesley Corbett, Brothers of Ale and The Black Star in Stourport and The Bell and Cross in Clent.

Kidderminster Shuttle:

Andy Gooding, of The Black Star, said: "With lots of great choices to eat and drink ale in our area it can be difficult to stand out, but by joining the Ale Trail it encourages people to discover pubs and new ales with the aim they will like them and come back off their own steam."

The Real Ale Trail runs from 11am to 10pm and drinkers can start and finish anywhere on the route.

Buses arrive every 30 minutes and circulate around the pubs all day.

Tickets cost £20 in advance, including unlimited travel all day, and can be purchased online at realaletrail.co.uk and at all participating pubs. Attendees must be aged 24 and over.