They did battle on the fields of Bosworth and crossed bloody swords at Tewkesbury, but now Yorkshire and Lancashire are squaring up for a fresh onslaught – who can brew the best pint.

Eight beers made by Tykes will take on eight Lancastrian creations during a War of the Roses themed beer festival in Wilsden.

Drinkers will vote for their favourite tipple at Wilsden Village Hall’s beer festival on June 1, with the best pint winning a prize.

Organisers want business to support the event by pledging £100 to the hall to sponsor a barrel.

Companies’ logo will be on glasses, the barrel and all other publications.E-mail to register your interest.