A POPULAR beer festival is returning to quench the thirsts of Kidderminster residents in November.

CAMRA's Kidderminster Beer and Cider Festival 2021 will be held at the town hall this week.

Festival Organiser Rob Budworth said: “It is excellent news that the ever-popular CAMRA Beer Festivals are finally returning and I am particularly proud to announce that Kidderminster Beer and Cider Festival 2021 will be the first such CAMRA event in the West Midlands.

"Building on the great success of our 2019 Festival we will be returning to Kidderminster Town Hall for three days from Thursday November 4th with over 40 real ales, 15 ciders, local wines and a speciality Gin Bar. New for this year, we also plan to have locally produced craft ales available.

"Thursday is designated as a quiet day, whilst Friday evening will feature live entertainment. Saturday is always popular, but carries the risk that some beers may well have sold out. There will be full on-site catering throughout and a designated driver scheme

"I am also pleased to announce that Festival’s chosen local charity for 2021 is HELP

"After the cancellation of Festival 2020 our Branch members and volunteers are looking forward to organising a great event and welcoming everyone back to Kidderminster’s wonderful Town Hall venue. With less than two months to go, make sure that you save the dates in your diary now.”