Updated: Sunday, 19th November 2017 @ 8:06am

Salford Food and Drink Festival: Real Ale Trail @ Chapel Street

Salford Food and Drink Festival: Real Ale Trail @ Chapel Street

By Jen Lau

Real ale fans are in for a treat in Salford on Saturday - a tour around Chapel Street’s famous pubs.

The ale trail is part of the Salford Food and Drink Festival, which is running until 9 October.

Starting and finishing at the award-winning Mark Addy pub, vsitors get half a pint of the magenta-coloured Salford Festival Ale, which has been specially brewed for the festival, and a chance to try highly-acclaimed chef Robert Owen-Brown's pie and mash, all for £13.00.

The Mark Addy, which has been nominated in two categories at the forthcoming Manchester Food and Drink Festival Awards, is named after the local hero who saved more than fifty people from drowning in the Irwell River and was awarded the Albert Medal by Queen Victoria.

Dan Stribling, senior marketing officer for Salford City Council, said: “Our tour guide will bring to life the stories, legends and local folklore surrounding some of the city's oldest, famous and infamous hostelries.

"Participants can discover more about the heritage of the area and the significant role, the local pubs played in this fascinating history.”

If you can’t make the event then you can always try the self-guided tour which takes you on an exploration of local architecture and Salford’s famous drinking establishments.

The Chapel Street Ale Trail starts at 2pm. Tickets are available from Salford Tourist Information Centre and must be booked in advance on 0161 848 8601.

For further information or to download a guide, log onto www.visitsalford.info/foodfestival/chapelaletrail.htm

UPDATE:

Unfortunately, tickets for this event are now sold out, but for further information on the Salford Food and Drink Festival, please log onto: http://www.visitsalford.info/foodfestival/index.htm