Cider fans will be able to fill their boots at a 17-day festival offering award-winning and unusual varieties of the drink from around the country.

Epsom’s Assembly Rooms pub will offer up to 25 ciders including some never previously available in the pub and others produced exclusively for the festival.

The selection will feature apple, pear and fruit ciders and will include award-winning ciders, together with those with unusual flavours: beetroot, rhubarb, ginger and chilli, apple and raspberry and whisky cask cider.

Among those on offer will be: Boxing Dog (Mr Whitehead's Cider Co), Somerset Tree Shaker (Shepton Mallet Cider Mill), Hogfather (Orchard Pig), Doctors Orders (Green Valley Cider Ltd), Pear Shaped (Sandford Orchards) and Whisky Cask (Thistly Cross Cider).

Tony Cave, pub manager, says: "Cider is the perfect summer drink and I am certain that people will enjoy our fantastic selection.

"The ciders have been sourced from across the UK and there is something to suit all palates."

Tasting notes on all of the ciders will be available in the pub.

They will be available at £2.70 a pint.

Cider Festival; Assembly Rooms, High Street, Epsom; July 11 to 27; £2.70 a pint; call 01372 737290