Nottingham Wetherspoon pubs to hold beer festival with £2.10 pints

Wetherspoon pubs in Nottingham will be giving away £2.10 pints to real ale drinkers during a 12-day festival. The popular pub chain will kick off the Real Ale Festival on Wednesday March 30 and run until Sunday April 10.

Up to 25 real ales will be up for grabs, including three overseas brewers, which this year come from Australia, the United States and Italy. Beers brewed in Orkney and Jersey will be on offer, with vegan and gluten-free beers available. Beers were priced at £1.99 at last year’s festival.

A number of beers will also be available in the pub for the first time, including some brewed especially for the festival. As well as offering a range of different varieties of malt and hops from around the world, there are also beers that include cherries, spices and rye in their ingredients.

Participating pubs include The Roebuck Inn, St James Street, The Joseph Else, South Parade, Lloyds No. 1 Bar and The Free Man, both in Carlton Street, and The Gooseberry Bush, Peel Street, Nottingham.

The Trent Bridge Inn (West Bridgford), The Samuel Hall (Sherwood), Admiral Sir John Borlase Warren (Stapleford), Woodthorpe Top, (Mapperley), The Lady Chatterley (Eastwood), The William Peverel (Bulwell), The Last Post (Beeston), The Ernehale (Arnold) and The Pilgrim Oak (Hucknall) are also in the game.

Roebuck Inn Manager Alex Darby said: “The festival is a big celebration of real ale. It will allow us to present a selection of superb beers over a period of 12 days, at excellent value for money.

The festival lineup includes Rooster’s Tenderfoot, Sambrook’s Tomahawk, Orkney Dragonhead, Terrapin Jazz (USA), Vale Jekyll and Hyde, Birrificio Foglie D’Erba Hot Night at the Village (Italy), Batemans Beast from the East, JW Lees Malt Crush and Young Henrys Real Ale (Australia).

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