Event dates: Saturday 10th June and Sunday 11th June
This event is the brother of our hugely popular Beer and Music Festival which takes place every October. For this event, however, we do things a little differently – the Steam and Ale Trail is a 5-mile long ale trail where you can hop off at each station to enjoy a pint of fine Yorkshire ale from a selection of local breweries. So you don’t get thirsty between stations, or if you just fancy a relaxing train ride, our on-train bars will also be in operation serving a rotating selection of both local beers and beers from other parts of the country.
Station bars and beers will be as listed below:
Keighley – the bar will be provided by Bingley Brewery from Wilsden. The Keighley bar will be open from 11.00 to 18.00 on both Saturday and Sunday.
Ingrow – bars will be provided by Kirkstall Brewery from Leeds, Old Spot Brewery from Cullingworth and Timothy Taylor’s Brewery from Keighley. The Ingrow bars will be open from 11.00 to 22.00 on Saturday and from 11.00 to 18.00 on Sunday. The Kirkstall Brewery bar will offer both their own beers (including their amazing Belgian brewed Framboise) and also a German Pilsner and a German Weisse beer.
Damems – a micro-bar will be operated by KWVR volunteers serving beers from local brewers Bridgehouse of Keighley and Naylor’s of Cross Hill. The Damems bar will be open from 11.00 to 22.00 on Saturday and from 11.00 to 18.00 on Sunday.
Oakworth – the bar will be provided by Goose Eye Brewery from Ingrow. The Oakworth bar will be open from 11.00 to 22.00 on Saturday and from 11.00 to 18.00 on Sunday.
Haworth – the bar will be provided by relatively new Leeds brewery Nomadic Beers. The Haworth bar will be open from 11.00 to 22.00 on Saturday and from 11.00 to 18.00 on Sunday.
Oxenhope – a bar will be operated by KWVR volunteers, serving beers from various parts of the country. The Oxenhope bar will be open from 11.00 to 22.00 on Saturday and from 11.00 to 18.00 on Sunday.
On-Train – All trains will have bars on board, each serving a rotating selection of up to 3 ales from both near and far. On-train bars will be open from around 11.00, but may open earlier subject to staff availability. Bars will not be available on the following trains:
- 21.30 and 22.30 Keighley to Oxenhope on Saturday
- 17.45 and 18.30 Keighley to Oxenhope on Sunday.
All draught beer and cider / perry sales at the stations will be by means of tokens, available from our stations and trains and priced at £1.70 for a half-pint or £10.00 for a card of tokens providing 6 half-pints. Station beer and cider bars will not take cash payments so make sure you have your token/s before going to the bars. Our on-train bars will accept payment for draught beers by tokens or cash.
Subject to last minute changes, we now have the anticipated beer list for all the participating stations and the on-train bars, CLICK HERE. Please note that the event programme will not include detailed information on beer availability or tasting notes, so if you require this information on the day please print (or e-access) the beer list above.
A gluten free beer will be available from the Micro Bar at Damems station, while stocks last. All other beers at this event contain gluten derived from barley and/or other cereals. To view the allergen register CLICK HERE.
Cocktails (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be available from ‘The Railway Children Cocktail Bar’ at Oakworth station, open from 11.00 to 22.00 on Saturday and from 11.00 to 1800 on Sunday. The cocktail bar will NOT take beer tokens and cash payment will be required.
Real Cider (also Perry at Ingrow) will be available on draught at Ingrow and Damems and in bottle at Oxenhope. To view details of the real ciders ordered, CLICK HERE. Other mass-produced commercial cider brands will be available in bottles at Ingrow, Oxenhope and from our on-train bars.
A selection of small bottles of wines and prosecco will be available at Ingrow, Oxenhope and from our on-train bars.
Coffee, tea, and soft drinks are available at Keighley and Oxenhope stations during the daytime and from our on-train bars. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available at Ingrow.
Normal KWVR fares apply for this event, so a Day Rover giving unlimited travel for the day is only £16.00 for adults. Other fares and concessions are available and can be viewed on our Fares page.
If you are travelling to Keighley by Northern Rail services to connect with our trains you should ask for a through ticket to the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway. Through fares are charged at the normal day-return fare to Keighley plus £11.00 for the KWVR Adult Day Rover, saving you £5.00. Child and Railcard fares are also available.
KWVR members concessionary travel facilities are available as normal.
Discount Promotion with Timothy Taylor’s
We are proud to be working in partnership with Timothy Taylor’s brewery on this special Steam & Ale promotion. You simply need to visit The Fleece Inn in Haworth, The Lord Rodney, Boltmakers Arms in Keighley where you can collect your promotional card. Visit one of the pubs and just ask for one of the cards for you to start collecting stamps over the next 2 weeks. You will need to visit all 3 pubs, buy 2 pints in each, get a stamp per pint and then simply bring your completed card to the event where you will get 50% off the price of the day rover entry ticket
Trains on Saturday 10th June will be mostly diesel hauled with a limited number of steam hauled services also operating until late afternoon. Trains will leave Oxenhope at regular intervals between 09.30 and 21.45 and Keighley at regular intervals between 10.25 and 22.30. For the timetable for Saturday 10th June CLICK HERE.
Two mainline diesel locomotives will be in service Class 20, 20 031 and Class 37, 37 075. For enthusiasts wanting details of which train each locomotive will be hauling, CLICK HERE for the detailed timetable.
Trains on Sunday 11th June will be mostly steam hauled with a limited number of diesel hauled services with Class 25, 25 059, also operating. Trains will leave Oxenhope at regular intervals between 1015 and 1745 and Keighley at regular intervals between 11.00 and 18.30. For the timetable for Sunday 11th June CLICK HERE
Please note that a valid ticket for travel on the railway needs to be held for admission to the entertainment marquee at Ingrow.
On Saturday 10th June there will be 3 acoustic musical acts each doing a 30 minute set appearing on the stage at Ingrow at 13.00, 15.00 and 16.30. The main entertainment starts at in the late afternoon with 3 different bands on stage through the evening (17.40 to 18.40, 19.00 to 20.00 and 20.20 to 21.50). The bars at Damems, Oakworth, Haworth and Oxenhope will be open until 22.00 for those who want to escape the noise and bustle! The entertainment schedule for Saturday is as follows:
- 13.00 to 13.30 – Rebecca Shelley
- 15.00 to 15.30 – Keystone
- 16.30 to 17.00 – Sarah Widdup
- 17.40 to 18.40 – Night Patrol
- 19.00 to 20.00 – Sawdust
- 20.20 to 21.50 – The Cover Up
On Sunday 11th June there will be family entertainment at Ingrow, including children’s magician Tall Paul appearing on stage in the marquee for 30 minute shows at 13.00 and 15.00.
Where to Eat
Ingrow – A railway catering coach will be located in the station yard serving light meals and snacks.
Keighley – The station buffet will be open until 16.00 each day selling a selection of sandwiches and snacks.
Oxenhope – The station buffet will be open until 17.00 each day serving light meals and snacks.
Off-Railway – There are various takeaways and shops near each of Keighley, Ingrow, and Haworth stations.
2017 is our second Steam & Ale Trail event and we would like to hear what our visitors thought about it; what we got right and what we could improve next time. From the 10th June, click on the link below to complete our on-line survey.
Diesel & Ale Days
In addition to our Steam & Ale Trail, on the last Saturday of each month until September, we are now hosting a Diesel & Ale Day when our regular steam operated service is supplemented by a mainline diesel hauled service sponsored by a local real ale brewery.
The operating days and the sponsoring brewery are as follows:
29th April – Nomadic Brewery, Leeds
27th May – Bingley Brewery, Wilsden
24th June – Old Spot Brewery, Cullingworth
29th July – Wishbone Brewery, Keighley
5th August (includes evening running) – Goose Eye Brewery, Ingrow
26th August – Salamander Brewing Company, Bradford
30th September – Sunbeam Brewery, Leeds
Just follow the link on each date to find out more.