THE award-winning Battlesteads Hotel is ready to welcome beer lovers this weekend for ninth annual beer festival.

The celebration will take place at the Wark hotel from today until Sunday, combining live music and good food with the best beers, lagers, and ales around.

More than 20 beers will be on offer, as well as a gin bar and Prosecco tent.

Entertainment comes from Big Red and the Grinners, Mudskipper, Jason Arnup and Alive and Kicking.

Entry is free tonight and on Sunday, while a free transport service operates on Friday and Saturday.