If you fancy indulging in the finest winter ales and ciders,  you will probably want to pull on your drinking trousers and head on over to Devizes where The Corn Exchange is hosting the annual Devizes Festival of Winter Ales on February 23 and 24.

A mere £10 per person will grant you entry to what  organisers are already calling ‘a delicious celebration of bespoke, warming winter ales and ciders’.

The ticket price includes your first pint and a commemorative glass.

And if that’s not enough to warm the cockles of your heart, you can sup a range of brews knowing that proceeds will go towards supporting the arts via DOCA (Devizes Outdoor Celebratory Arts).

Your crumpled £10 note will help meet costs of DOCA’s free annual programme of outstanding outdoor arts events and activities, including the Devizes International Street Festival, Devizes Carnival and the Christmas Lantern Parade.

The DOCA artistic programme is free to enjoy but costs thousands of pounds to produce.

This year the event will host Rod Laver and his vaudevillian ping-pong mouth jugglng, with music performances by Rob Lear and the Drystones.

Check the Devizes Festival of Winter Ales 2018 Facebook page for updates from DOCA and the Kennet and Avon Brewery team.