REAL ale and cider enthusiasts will have the chance to taste a variety of beverages at an in-pub festival in Alloa this month.

On offer at the Bobbing John will be 15 beers from around the UK and beyond as well as a number of ciders for 12 days, starting on Wednesday, March 14.

And all the specialities, including Alva's very own Old Engine Oil – created by the brewmaster at Harviestoun, will be priced at £1.69 a pint.

Stewart McGill, manager of the Drysdale Street pub, said: "The festival will give people the opportunity to enjoy a superb selection of UK and international beers as well as a choice of ciders.

"Many of the beers on offer have not been available in the pub beforehand and I am looking forward to serving them.

"The festival promises to be great fun and I am certain that customers will enjoy themselves."

Overseas beer on sale will include Old World New England IPA (Grapes & Gratification, Greece); Hot Night At The Village (Birrificio Foglie D’ Erba, Italy); 3 Bolt Pale Ale (Green Beacon, Australia); Talisman (Strange Fellows, Canada); Bru Red Ale (Bru, Republic of Ireland); and Lo-Res (Sixpoint, USA).

The UK ales are Monty Python’s Flying Circus (Black Sheep); Old Engine Oil (Harviestoun); Game of Stones (Wadworth); Twisted Edge (St Peter’s); Warlord (Purity); and Springfest (Otter).

The ciders include Snails Bank Rhubarb (Snails Bank Cider); Cockeyed Pear Mania (Cockeyed Cider); and Tempted Elderflower (Tempted Irish Cider).

Customers will be able to sample any of the above three in third-pint glasses for the price of a full one.

Tasting notes will also be available inside.