MORE than 50 breweries and 100-plus beers and ciders are being lined up to supply around 2,000 thirsty drinkers at the 21st Devizes Beer Festival later this month.

The Campaign for Real Ale beer festival returns to Devizes Wharf on Saturday, July 23 from 11.30am to 10pm and is the largest outdoor beer festival in the South West.

Don Jones, chairman of Devizes CAMRA, said: “It is one of the big events in the town’s calendar as we get 2,000 people down on the wharf having a great time.

“For reasons that escape me, we didn’t run the beer festival on 2021 or 2021 but this year we’re back. Over half of the 2,000 tickets have sold already.

“We’ve got 100-plus real ales and ciders sourced from Wiltshire, Somerset, London, Yorkshire, Wales and all over, really.

Drinkers will be entertained by live music from Vince Bell, Tom & Claire, the Devizes Town Band, Celtic Roots, Triple JD and Dr Zebo's Wheezy Club. 

Devizes Rotary Club will be back again with their popular food stalls.

Entry is £13, which includes your glass and programme. The whole package costs £18 and includes an initial £5 of beer tokens.

For logistical reasons, tickets are only being sold here, or just Google Devizes Beer Festival.