GIN lovers will be able to enjoy a large selection of gins from across Britain when an 18-day festival comes to

Wetherspoon pubs in the area.

The Wetherspoon pubs in Weymouth, the Swan and The William Henry, The Royal Oak in Dorchester and The Greyhound in Bridport are all hosting the festival.

The pubs will be offering customers 12 gins not previously available at the pub from now until Sunday, March 3.

There will also be a number of flavoured gins among the selection.

The festival gins include Aber Falls Orange Marmalade Gin, Adnams Copper House Pink Gin, Didsbury Gin Raspberry and Elderflower, Eden Mill Love Gin Liqueur, Greenall’s Wild Berry Gin and The Lakes Damson Gin Liqueur.

Kim Newstead, manager at The Swan, said: "The festival will showcase some wonderful gins from across Britain.

"They have not previously been available in the pub and I am sure that our customers will enjoy drinking them."

The gins will range in price from £2.99 to £3.99 for a single measure and include a free mixer.

Tasting notes on all of the gins plus guidance on the best mixers for each gin will be available in the pubs.

During the festival, the pubs will continue to serve their regular range of up to 12 gins.