Wetherspoon pubs in Cumbria are hosting an 18-day gin festival.

Gin lovers will be able to enjoy a selection of drinks from across Britain at five of the chain's local pubs.

The festival will offer 15 gins not previously available in the pubs.

It will run from Thursday, February 14 to Sunday, March 3 inclusive.

The participating pubs are; The Woodrow Wilson and The William Rufus, both in Botchergate, Carlisle, as well as The Bransty Arch in Whitehaven, The Henry Bessemer in New Oxford Street, Workington, and The Chief Justice of the Common Pleas in Bank Street, Keswick.

There will be a number of flavoured gins among the selection.

Among the ingredients in the gins are; heather, dandelion, juniper, raspberries, vanilla, damsons, blackberries and rose petal.

The festival gins include; Aber Falls Orange Marmalade Gin, Adnams Copper House Pink Gin, Didsbury Gin Raspberry & Elderflower, Eden Mill Love Gin Liqueur, Greenall's Wild Berry Gin and The Lakes Damson Gin Liqueur.

The Woodrow Wilson manager, Andrew Hetherington, said: "The festival will showcase some wonderful gins from across Britain.

"They have not previously been available in the pub and I am sure that our customers will enjoy drinking them."