Cheshire’s Anderton Boat Lift near Northwich, owned by the Canal & River Trust, is hosting its seventh annual beer and cider festival between Friday 24 May and Sunday 26 May. In what promises to live up to the success of previous festivals, there will be twelve great beers from across the UK as well as four ciders, a gin and Prosecco bar and an alcohol-free bar.

The bands will be a key feature of the festival, which is sponsored by David Wilson Homes. During the festival there will be performances by The Dans, Reminds and The Gospel Truth Soul Band. Open from 7pm until 11pm, tickets on the night will cost £7.50 and can be pre-ordered for £5 at

“This is one of the friendliest events of its sort in the region and the perfect place to meet up with friends for a good night out,” says Timothy Turner, general manager, Anderton Boat Lift. “This affordable festival features great beer (and other drinks), excellent bands, tasty food cooked on site. Now in its seventh year, people always comment on the relaxed ambience of the site and its magnificent terraced site overlooking the huge Lift and the River Weaver”

The Anderton Boat Lift is owned by the Canal & River Trust Charity and was restored in 2002 after a £7million restoration made possible due to a substantial grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Canal & River Trust is the guardian of 2,000 miles of historic waterways across England and Wales, caring for the nation’s third largest collection of listed structures, as well as museums, archives, and hundreds of important wildlife sites.