A 12-day beer festival featuring 15 real ales is in Bicester until St Patrick's Day.

The event at The Penny Black, which started on March 6 and will finish on March 17, will see international brewers from Taiwan, Germany, USA, Belgium, and Italy.

Many beers have been brewed specifically for the festival, covering a variety of malt and hop tastes.

Oxford Mail: The festival will end on St Patrick's Day this weekendThe festival will end on St Patrick's Day this weekend (Image: The Penny Black)

Priced at £2.29 a pint, there are also vegan options.

Pub manager Jonny Gill said: "The festival is a great celebration of real ale.

"It will allow us to showcase a selection of superb beers, including those from overseas, over a 12-day period.

"It will also give our customers the opportunity to enjoy a number of beers which have not previously been available in the pub."