WYRE Forest beer lovers are being urged to get out and about visiting the region's pubs as lockdown restrictions finally ease.

The area's branch of the Campaign for Real Ale organisation has arranged a real ale trail around a dozen popular pubs, with prizes on offer for those take part.

It is part of CAMRA's Great British Beer Festival at Your Local campaign, which is hoping to get people back in the boozers post-lockdown, and runs from Friday July 30 until Sunday August 8.

The trail sees people have ten days to visit the 12 participating pubs, which have also put up the prizes.

Wyre Forest CAMRA branch chairman, Rob Budworth, said: "We hope this will encourage you to return to those you already know and love and, hopefully, also discover new hidden gems, whilst observing the continued need for social distancing and sensible drinking."

Pubs taking part are the Anchor Inn, Cookley; Kidderminster's Bear and Wolf, Beer Emporium and Cider House, Weavers Real Ale House and Weavers at Park Lane; Bewdley's Brewery Tsp, The Black Boy at Wyre Hill and the Great Western; Stourport-on-Severn's Black Star, Hollybush and Brothers of Ale Taphouse; and Hartlebury Tap House.

Everyone attending five or more venues will be entered into the prize draw.