THE first Great Dorset Cider Festival is set to take place next year.

Ciders and perries from across Dorset will take centre stage at the event in June at the Castle Inn in West Lulworth.

Manager Alex Halliday said: “We are extremely lucky to have many cider makers in Dorset who are very passionate about their traditional craft and produce a wide range of quality ciders and perries.

“It will be a great celebration of one of Britain’s oldest drinks and the perfect chance for people to experience and learn about real cider.”

The event takes place from June 13 to 29.

For more information on the event visit dorsetciderfestival .com.