CIRENCESTER and Cricklade breweries will be supplying some of the fare for a festival of local drink this weekend.

The eighth Swindon & Cricklade Railway Real Ale & Cider Festival, which continues over the three days of the bank holiday weekend, starting on Saturday, May 24.

Sponsored by the Three Castles Brewery, and in association with CAMRA, it will feature 16 ales from Cirencester Brewery, the Hop Kettle Brewery from Cricklade's acclaimed Red Lion and Wiltshire’s Box Steam Brewery.

Ciders will be from Herefordshire and Somerset.

The festival is held at Blunsdon Station, Wiltshire’s only standard gauge Heritage Railway, and attracts beer and railway lovers alike with steam trains running throughout the weekend.

The festival will run from 11am-11pm on Saturday and Sunday and from 11am-5pm on the Monday.

There will also be live music and food.

Further details on 01793 771615 or at