OXFORD Beer and Cider Festival returns to the town hall today with hundreds of ales to tempt drinkers.

Organised by the Oxford branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), the popular event is now in its 22nd year, and will have 130 beers on offer on Thursday and Friday, with 40 different ales held back for drinkers to enjoy on Saturday.

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There will also be around 50 ciders and perries.

The festival starts at 5pm today, also running from 11am-11pm on Friday, and from 11am-10.30pm on Saturday.

Entry costs £5 including glass, with drinks tokens costing £5 a strip.