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Beer lovers are getting in the mood to sink a pint or two at Chippenham’s 23rd real ale festival, at the Olympiad on March 28 and 29.

Tickets are on sale for the Chippenham Beer, Perry and Cider Festival, organised by the North West Wiltshire Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale.

More than 100 beers, ciders and perries will be on sale and festival goers will get a free commemorative glass.

Organisers Dave and Jessica Purton are keen to let regulars know that this year’s event is earlier in the year than usual.

Mr Purton said: “We do not want anyone to miss out.”

Tickets cost £6 for the Friday evening, which runs from 6pm to 11pm, and £5 for each of the two Saturday sessions.

CAMRA members get £2 of free beer tokens. Tickets for evening sessions must be bought in advance.

Buy tickets from Lets Face It, 28 New Road, Chippenham, or by post from Sam Henly, 35 Park Lane, Chippenham, SN15 1LN. Cheques payable to NWWilts CAMRA. SAE needed.