A brewery in Cumbria is bringing back its popular beer festival this month for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic.

Hawkshead Brewery, based in Staveley near Kendal, will be hosting its Beer Fest on July 19 and 20.

This will feature over 70 cask and keg beers, supporting both local and national breweries, and will run from noon until late.

A spokesperson from the brewery said: "In previous years, Hawkshead Brewery Beer Festivals had been huge events for the beer scene and social calendar, one in Spring and a second in Summer.

"Our last beer festival was in 2019 with plans being made for another in earlier 2020, unfortunately this was cancelled due to covid.

"Covid affected the hospitality industry massively and also the social aspect for some time with many still being hesitant in group gatherings.

"These beer festivals have been sorely missed by the community, Hawkshead Team and the brand as people would travel from all over the UK."

On the Friday, a DJ set will be performed by Jason Rushton at 2.30pm before The Howling Clowns take to the stage.

The day after, Cross Town Strays, Blast Furness, and Thieving Magpies will be entertaining those in attendance.

The festival has been a big miss since the pandemicThe festival has been a big miss since the pandemic (Image: Hawkshead Brewery)

"We are now keen to put it back on the calendar and give people something to look forward to," the brewery added.

"There is great access via train and bus to Staveley and all the team here at Hawkshead Brewery are looking forward to seeing everyone."

Besides trying a collection of beers, there will be a gin and prosecco bar and local food vendors to complement the live music.

The food businesses getting involved are Thai Kitchen in Lakeland, Food from the Fells, and Pappy's Texas BBQ.

It is free entry on the day with the hope that this can be the start in bringing the party back to south Cumbria.