A trail has been set-up around Bournemouth's pubs, for people to enjoy real ale and support local venues.

The eye-catching event promoting the town centre’s pubs, real ale and great hospitality runs until last orders on Sunday.

Maps of the trail can be picked up at any of the participating venues so you can start wherever you like.

You only need to buy half a pint at each stop to get your map stamped which will qualify you for your prize at the end of the trail which will be ready and waiting at Brewhouse & Kitchen in the Triangle.

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The event has been organised by the Bournemouth Town Centre BID.

Business liaison officer, Susie O’Neill, said: “There has been a great buzz about this on social media and we think it will help enthusiasts uncover some of the town centre’s hidden ale gems.

“With eight hosting venues from the quirky to contemporary, it promises to be a fun few days that will help kick start the hospitality sector into what, we hope, will be a prosperous festive season.”

John Chambers, chairman of East Dorset Campaign for Real Ale added: “We are pleased to support this ale trail promoting Bournemouth Town Centre pubs and real ale.

“We welcome the pro-active way Bournemouth Town Centre BID are promoting their pubs and are asking our members to take part.”

The participating venues are The Brass Haus, Belgium and Blues, The Four Horsemen, The Goat and Tricycle, Poole Hill Brewery, The Tipsy Cow, The Stable and the Brewhouse and Kitchen.

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Steve Lee from Belgium and Blues said: “This is an absolutely great idea and it’s really good to be working with other venues to celebrate what we offer in the way of great ales and hospitality.”

Alex Marshall from The Tipsy Cow in the Triangle added: “I am really looking forward to taking part in this. We are working with local independent brewery Sandbanks Ales so it’s good to be able to showcase what we can all do together and encourage people to try new places.”

Jennifer Tingay from Poole Hill Brewery said: "It's nice to be able to do something like this. A few years there weren't small independent businesses like this and now we have several offering great craft beers."

She added: "This is a great way to encourage people back into town and experience something different. We would love to welcome more customers back. Every business has done something new in the pandemic so there is plenty on offer. Lots has changed."

The Ale Trail is being sponsored by PRC Streamline Taxis and those taking part are encouraged to drink responsibly and get a taxi home so they can enjoy themselves safely.