SUNSHINE seekers sipped from an array of thirst-quenching kegs at a charity festival.

Punters packed into the beer garden at The Chester Arms in East Oxford over the Easter weekend, for a taste of more than 40 types of ales, lagers and ciders.

A tent and beach-style cabin were set up outside the pub in Chester Street, stacked inside with different chilled drinks, while barbecue food was served al-fresco style.

The festival was staged by pub owners owners Beccy Webb and Hamzah Taynaz, to raise money for The Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Oxford Hospitals Charity.

They decided to support the charities after hearing about five year-old twins Sonny and Harrison Styles, from Upper Heyford near Bicester, who are both currently receiving treatment for cystic fibrosis.

Their parents are friends of The Chester's owners, who heard of how the boys have to undergo daily physio sessions and spend lengthy periods of time in hospital.

The pub had previously hosted five other beer festivals, some of which proved so popular they were drank dry, so the event promised to be a successful fundraiser to make the most of the bank holiday sunshine.

Customers were able to enjoy the boozy five-day bonanza from Thursday until the final day yesterday, with proceeds from the sale of food, drink and raffle tickets contributing to the fundraising total.

The amount of donations collected has not yet been announced.

The beers included local favourites from Abingdon’s Loose Cannon brewery, Shotover, Botley’s Tap Social, and White Horse Brewery in Faringdon.