THOUSANDS of beer goers drank ales, perry's and ciders while they bet on horses at Ascot Racecourse last weekend (October 5 - 6).

The annual beer festival, in association with the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) offered guests nearly 200 beers and ciders to try.

As well as this, gin lovers got to try more than 70 gins from around the world.

The festival took place over two days as locals sipped and gathered with their mates to enjoy the first race day of the Autumnal season.

Special edition glasses and 1/2 a pint beer vouchers allowed guests to try up to 20 different beers.