THE city’s winter beer festival will be moving to a new location in 2020.

Entering its 23rd year, Winterfest will be held in The Chapel Nightclub, Milford Street, on Friday, January 31, and Saturday, February 1.

Organised by the Salisbury and South Wiltshire branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), during the weekend around 24 beers will be on offer.

This is as well as a selection of ciders, the infamous dark beers and a range of ales, boasting products both local and exotic.

Despite the new location, the same traditions of the event will still be in force, including a comfortable, music-free and conversation-led experience.

The ‘bring your own’ food policy will still apply, meaning guests can bring in edibles as part of the festivities.

Ian Turner, the chairman of the Salisbury and South Wilts branch of the CAMRA said: “We are very grateful to the owners of The Chapel, which also runs the Duke of York pub in York Road, for allowing us to use this superb, convenient location in the city centre, which we believe will be very popular with the public.”

The opening hours of the festival will be slightly different for 2020, with the Friday session running from 6.30pm to 11pm as normal and the Saturday session running from 11am to 8pm.

Being a bigger site than previous years however, means more drinkers can take part in the weekend fun.

In the past around 300 real ale enthusiasts have taken part in the event.

Tickets – which include a glass - are £6 and are available from the Wyndham Arms, Estcourt Road, the Village Freehouse, Wilton Road, or from