Steam & Ale Trail

New for 2016 – KWVR Steam & Ale Trail

The KWVR is a great way to sample real ale and 2016 sees the launch our new Steam and Ale Trail, a 5 mile long ale trail where you hop off at each station to enjoy a pint of fine real ale from a selection of local breweries. The event takes place over the Bank Holiday weekend, Saturday 28th May – Monday 30th.

You can pay on the day or telephone bookings are now being taken for the Steam and Ale Trail.

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Haworth Haddock 2016

The Haworth Haddock is back with Saturday dates throughout the Spring & Summer, starting 30th April.

Why not come and join us for a superb Fish and Chips supper and a drink in the Award winning real ale buffet car. Then dance the evening away to live entertainment on Keighley station.

These special evening trains depart Oxenhope at 7:30pm for two leisurely return journeys along the branch with a pause at one of our superbly restored stations while the food is served. Our award winning Real-Ale Buffet Car will be open on the train serving a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

Seats still available for the 30th April. But hurry, they’ll sell fast. Call 01535 645214, 09.30 – 16.30!

Along the line

The Keighley & Worth Valley is unique in that most of our trains convey a real-ale buffet car, serving real-ale from traditional hand pumps. The buffet car also serves tea, coffee and a selection of soft drinks & snacks – but it’s the real-ale that is the real treat for our passengers.

The Railway mainly uses local breweries, but we have often have specialist craft ales from breweries further afield. There can be up to three separate real-ales on board – we usually try to at least have two!

If you are in the area when trains are not running, or you need a snack to start your day during train running days, then the staff at the Oxenhope Buffet, situated on the platform in a Mark1 buffet carriage, will be happy to serve you with a nice hot bacon or sausage butty to get you off to a fine start to the day. So fill up your tenders and replenish your tanks with a good hearty roll and a hot drink to make sure your day gets off to a good start.

Or when you are ready for lunch, drop by to top up your reserves with some good honest Yorkshire pie and peas, washed down by a bottle of pop or hot drink or, if trains are running, something from the on-board bar where hand pulled real ale is served all day on selected trains.

No visit to the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway would be complete without stopping of at the 2 museums at Ingrow (West).

The largest of the two museums is the Museum of Rail Travel which has a display of beautifully restored railway coaches from an era gone by. All the coaches are accessible with video presentations describing the travelling experience you would have had if going by train all those years ago. The museum is open every day throughout the year, except Christmas Day, from 11.00 to 16.00.

The old goods shed at Ingrow is now the home of the Bahamas Locomotive Society who have established Ingrow Loco. Here you will find locomotives, displays, exhibits, and archive film which combine to create a story of the steam locomotive and the people involved in their manufacture, operation and maintenance. This museum is open weekends and selected days in summer.

Jubilee Bar – a venue with a difference

Do you have that special occasion coming up, be it a special birthday, engagement party, retirement or even looking for somewhere to hold your corporate event? The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway may well just have what you’re looking for and with something a little bit different from your normal venue.

Built as a standard Mark1 Open Corridor coach, the coach has been converted into a bar car, painted in mock-Pullman livery to complement the Pullman carriages and fitted with an authentic bar salvaged from a public house in Leeds. Named ‘The Jubilee Bar’ to commemorate the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977, this coach is perfect for a party requiring their own private bar.

Food & Drink on the KWVR

Haworth Haddock
Traditional Fish & Chips, returning for 2016

The Keighley Korma
Curry on board from a leading local restauarant, new for 2016

Afternoon English & Cream Teas
On board our Pullman cars or on board our summer service trains

Beer & Music Festival
Four days of tickling the real ale drinkers’, cider lovers’ and wine connoisseurs’ taste buds

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