9th CAMRA Real Ale & Cider Festival & Autumn Steam and Diesel Gala at Spa Valley Railway – 18th to 20th October 2019

One of the biggest beer & cider festivals in Kent & Sussex is returning for the 9th year!

200+ Real Ales, 40+ Ciders, 35+ Green Hop Beers plus more beverages!

Current Real Ale & Green Hop Beer List

Our major Real Ale and Cider event, only made possible through the support of West Kent CAMRA, returns for its 9th year from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th October 2019. With 180+ Real Ales, 30+ Green Hop Beers, a craft beer bar featuring UK Keg & European Beers & 30+ Ciders, this is the event you do not want to miss.

The main festival takes place in our Victorian Engine Shed at Tunbridge Wells West where you can enjoy a pint or two throughout the day in between train rides if you wish. We’re operating our 50 minute interval train service and with the festival continuing on the trains and at Groombridge and Eridge Stations, the whole railway comes life with some wonderful local brews! Trains operate from 09:00 until around 23:00 on the Friday and Saturday evening and from 10:00 to 18:00 on the Sunday.

For the first time ever we are running a visiting Edwardian steam locomotive Great Easten Railway Y14 No. 564 built in 1912 for this event alongside our impressive line up of heritage diesel locomotives which for 2019 also includes visiting Class 27 27001 all the way from Scotland!


Great Eastern Railway Y14 No. 564 (Steam Locomotive, courtesy of the M&GNJRS & NNR).
Class 27 27001 – Courtesy of the Class 27 Loco Group & SRPS.
Class 31 31430 ‘Sister Dora’.
Class 33 33063 ‘R. J. Mitchell’.

Tickets are just £20 per adult or £10 per child for unlimited travel all day from the first to the last train.

Members of CAMRA who produce their membership card can travel for just £15*.

Please note: This facility for CAMRA members to travel at £15 is not available online and is only available from our Ticket Offices on the day of the event. Those wishing to purchase discounted train tickets should only do so from our Ticket Offices, asking for a CAMRA member rover and producing their in date CAMRA membership card. We are unable to refund the difference at our Ticket Offices should you choose to purchase a full price ticket online, a refund for any tickets purchased online will be in conjunction with our Refunds and Cancellations policy and will incur a £10 admin fee.

For more information visit https://www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk/product.php/19/beerfestival2018?fbclid=IwAR0m9YS1eiUwUA54wSR9hIQ8VoLWCk5_OlySJfHxpe9jM35Fj_4dCz6Xm4w

Spa Valley Railway
Wealden Railway Company Ltd, West Station, Nevill Terrace, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5QY
Telephone: 01892 300141


Oct 18 2019 - Oct 20 2019


12:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Spa Valley Railway
Wealden Railway Company Ltd, West Station, Nevill Terrace, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5QY

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