THE COUNTDOWN is on for the Worcester Beer, Cider and Perry Festival, which will see glasses raised on the Racecourse over three days in August.

The event, being organised by the Worcester branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), which hopes to bring in 170 real ales, 100 real draught ciders and perries, not to mention grape and fruit wines.

The event will take place from August 7 to August 9.

Tickets are on sale now, on 01905 611427.