Punters can quench their thirst at this year’s Skipton Beer Festival from today between 3pm and 11pm.

The event continues tomorrow and Saturday from 11am to 11pm on both days at the Rendezvous Hotel, in Keighley Road, Skipton Admission is free to everyone today, £2.50 on Friday and Saturday and free to card-carrying Camra members at all sessions.

There will be a free shuttle bus running between Skipton station, the High Street and the hotel venue.

Spot prizes will be awarded for the best pirate fancy dress on Saturday for over 18s.

The festival is organised by the Keighley and Craven branch of the Campaign for Real Ale. It will offer up to 80 real ales as well as cider, perry, bottled foreign beers, wines and food.

For more information, visit skiptonbeerfestival.org.uk.