THE Chester Charity Beer Festival launched its 2010 campaign at the Mill Hotel in Chester.

The popular event returns to the Rugby Club, Hare Lane, Littleton for the 22nd year from May 13-15 May.

Tickets can be purchased online at  or in the bar at the Mill Hotel & Spa.

The festival organiser, Chester Grosvenor 76 Round Table, has joined forces with Saughall Rotary Club and Grosvenor Knights 41 Club to stage a bigger festival.

New features for 2010 include large screen TVs for sponsors’ adverts; a bigger marquee with extra tickets; a special draft lager; barbecue with burgers and hotdogs as well as the usual sandwiches, pies and pasties; Saturday afternoon quiet noon until 4pm.

The organisers hope to raise £20,000 for local charities and good causes from the event.