Beer drinkers make tracks for Rail Ale festival in Barrow Hill Roundhouse

Rail Ale festival at Barrow Hill
Rail Ale festival at Barrow Hill
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Rail Ale, the most atmospheric beer festival in the country, is steaming back for its 14th year.

The event at Barrow Hill Roundhouse features more than 250 real ales, a dedicated craft keg bar and more than 80 ciders and perries.

Beer writer Roger Protz will give talks on the opening day of the festival, which runs from May 14 to 16.

Musical treats include New Orleans Heat Jazz Band, The Dale Storr Trio, Shaydes, Redwood and Amberjack (Friday) and Ashover Brass Band, Shaun Byrne Open Mic, Shaydes, Flint, Moore & Byrne and The Kahunas (Saturday).

Admission £5 for Thursday night, £6.50 (advance) and £8.50 (on the gate) for the Friday and Saturday. Tickets at Chesterfield Tourist Information Centre and selected pubs or from www.seetickets.com