STAFF at Central Hall in Keighley are raising a glass to the return of the town's beer festival.

The festival, organised by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), moved to the community centre two years ago after many years at Victoria Hall.

The switch of venue proved popular and it is now the permanent location for the three-day event.

The festival, the 26th to be organised by CAMRA’s Keighley and Craven branch, will be held from Thursday, September 25, to Saturday, September 27.

Organisers promise a selection of up to 60 of the best real ales, sourced from far and wide, including local favourites.

There will also be foreign beers, ciders and perries, a tombola, and hot and cold food.

For the first time the festival will host a tutored tasting of ciders and perries, led by the Real Cider Company, on the Saturday at 4pm. Tickets cost £2.

A CAMRA spokesman said: “The nature of the event means that beer supplies are limited. We don’t have a cellar full of reserve beers we can tap on Saturday afternoon, so once a beer has run out, it has gone.”

The festival, which is run by volunteers, is for over-18s only. Visit for further information.