Revellers are preparing for the ever popular Chappel Beer festival.

More than 450 beers and 100 ciders will be available to those visiting the East Anglian Railway Museum during the five-day event.

The museum, which pairs up with the Campaign For Real Ale every year to run the annual festival, will set up three bars within its grounds in order to deal with the high demand for pints.

The event starts on Tuesday, September 4 at 11am, when visitors will get a full 12 hours to sample the different beers, ales, ciders and wines on offer.

Many of the beverages will have been made using produce from the surrounding areas.

The festival will continue to run from 11am until 11pm on the following four days, and there will also be live music on offer on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.

Anyone wishing to head along to take part in the festivities after 5.30pm on Friday is asked to book a ticket in advance due to the expected high demand.

Greater Anglia will be running extra trains from Chappel and Wakes Colne station to provide alternative transport back to Sudbury, Marks Tey or Colchester.

There will also be a special bus service running from the museum to Marks Tey.

Organisers are offering a campsite close to the museum for the duration of the festival to allow visitors the chance to sleep nearby overnight.

Tickets for all days except Friday evening must be purchased on the door. Prices vary from £3 to £7 depending on time of entry.

Admission is free for museum and Camra members apart from on Friday night.

Children are admitted free, but anybody under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Much of the railway museum will be closed throughout the festival with the exception of the visitor’s reception, platform one buildings and café.

To book tickets for the Friday evening, contact 01206 242524.