Chorley Football Club is inviting people to toast the club’s promotion to the Conference North at the third annual Thirsty Magpie Beer Festival.

The four-day event, which starts this Thursday at the Victory Park Social Club and runs until Sunday night, will feature more than 60 real ales and ciders, plus live performances from local bands.

Some of the breweries set to be represented include Prospect Brewery; Bank Top; All Gates; Phoenix; Burscough Brewery; Blackedge; Old Silver Fox; Dunscar Bridge; and Three Bees.

Tickets cost £5 and include a commemorative Thirsty Magpie Beer Festival glass celebrating the club’s recent promotion. Pay on the door or buy a ticket at Chorley FC or The Spinners Arms at Cowling.