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This weekend gives us the opportunity to visit at least 2 festivals locally, and many others should you wish to travel out of town.

From 1100 am on Friday the Sportsman on St Johns Rd offers us the chance to sample 10 of their brewery's 'experimental' brews, along with beer related food and brewery tours according to their flyer. The festival will go on until Sunday.

The Nook at Holmfirth will also be having their Summer Beer Festival between Friday and Sunday, with 40 real ales on offer, with beers from around Yorkshire and Lancashire. Unfortunately we have no details of the Friday opening times at this moment

If you fancy travelling further afield, there are 60 beers promised at the festival at the 'Brewers Pride' in Ossett. This starts at 1730 hrs on Friday and all day through till Monday. Promising live music on Friday and Saturday nights, and Sunday and Monday afternoon. All beers will be cellar conditioned.

A trip across into Manchester will provide festivals at the Smithfield on Swan St, and the Mark Addy, down towards Salford.

So plenty to go for to fill in the Bank Holiday weekend. No doubt we will manage some of them and let you know.