THIS year’s Sausage and Cider Festival at The Blue Boar in Poole, is set to be bigger and better than ever – and it’s all for a good cause too.

Proprietor and head chef Adam Morriss says the August Bank Holiday event will now run over two days.

“The event is so popular that we sold out by the end of the first day last year, so this year we thought we would run it on both the Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday.”

Adam adds: “We will have more than 30 different types of sausage, cider and live music, and will be raising funds for the Youth Cancer Trust.”

Locals are also encouraged to get on their bikes and join the annual charity bike ride around the harbour starting at The Blue Boar at 10am on Saturday, August 30.

“It is a great initiative that brings everyone together for a good cause,” says Adam.

“Last year we had 180 people all in fancy dress cycling 27 miles and visiting 25 pubs and then it’s back here for food and a disco.”

The Blue Boar has raised an average of £6,000 each year for charity since 2009.

Adam adds: “We pride ourselves on offering good, quality, homemade traditional pub food at reasonable prices such as our fresh fish and chips at two for £10.”

The Blue Boar also has a function room suitable for weddings and parties and a cellar bar which is open until 2am on Fridays and Saturdays with a disco for those aged 21-plus.