Train Timetable

Beer & Music Festival 2017

19th - 22nd October 2017

This popular event will be returning in October 2017 and we will again be tickling the taste buds with approximately 150 beers (mostly real ales) from all over the country to choose from. Cider and wine drinkers will also be able to have their thirst quenched with a wonderful selection of fine wines and ciders. New for 2017 we will also have a selection of artisan gin available at Oxenhope and a ‘Cocktail & Gin Shack’ available at Ingrow. Add in Music in the Exhibition Hall at Oxenhope and in the marquee at Ingrow and the stage is set for another excellent Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Beer and Music Festival.

Returning for another year, the KWVR Beer & Music Festival is set for another great occasion, with 3 of our stations now participating!

It wouldn’t be a KWVR Beer and Music Festival without our sponsors and special thanks go to them, whose support allows us to stage this event. For 2017 our sponsors are:

  • Kirkstall Brewery – Event Main Sponsor
  • Ossett Brewery and Timothy Taylor’s Brewery – Event Sponsors
  • Brass Castle Brewery, Bridgehouse Brewery and Goose Eye Brewery – Beer Sponsors

Festival Opening Times

The Exhibition Hall at Oxenhope will be open as follows:

  • Thursday 19th Oct: 12.30 until 23.00 – Last Orders 22:45
  • Friday 20th Oct: 11.00 until 23.00 – Last Orders 22:45
  • Saturday 21st Oct: 11.00 until 23.00 – Last Orders 22:45
  • Sunday 22nd Oct: 11.00 until 18.00 – Last Orders 17:45
  • Live music on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Ingrow opening times as follows:

  • Thursday 19th Oct: Bars Closed
  • Friday 20th Oct: 11.00 until 23.00 – Last Orders 22:45
  • Saturday 21st Oct: 11.00 until 23.00 – Last Orders 22:45
  • Sunday 22nd Oct: 11.00 until 18:00 – Last Orders 17:45
  • Live music on Friday and Saturday.
  • Live music and children’s entertainment on Sunday

The Bingley Brewery Bar on platform 4 at Keighley will be open as follows:

  • Thursday 19th Oct: Bar Closed
  • Friday 20th Oct: 11.00 until 19.00 – Last Orders 18:45
  • Saturday 21st Oct: 11.00 until 19.00 – Last Orders 18:45
  • Sunday 22nd Oct: Bar Closed
    (The Bingley Brewery Bar may remain open later than shown, subject to customer demand.)
  • There will be no musical entertainment at Keighley in 2017

Fares and Entry Charges to the Exhibition Hall at Oxenhope

Thursday 19th October

A special reduced price Day Rover ticket is available for travel on our diesel railcar service for those of you who wish to visit us on Thursday. Note that there will no steam trains or entertainment on this day.

  • Event Day Rover All Passengers: £5.00
  • Entry to the Exhibition Hall at Oxenhope is FREE.
  • Other fares are still available (capped at £5.00); please ask at the Booking office upon arrival.

Friday 20th and Saturday 21st October

  • Event Day Rover Adult: £22.00 (reduced to £15.00 after 19.15)
  • Event Day Rover Concession: £20.00 (reduced to £15.00 after 19.15)
  • Event Day Rover KWVR Members & Local Residents: £16.50 (reduced to £10.00 after 19.15)
  • Event Day Rover Child: £8.00

The Event Day Rover allows UNLIMITED train travel all day and unlimited entry into the Festival sites at Oxenhope & Ingrow.

Other fares are still available; please ask at the Booking office upon arrival.

Entry to the Festival site at Ingrow is FREE.

Holders of through tickets from National Rail stations to ‘Keighley & WVRLY’ can travel on our trains, but will be required to purchase a separate ticket if they wish to enter the Exhibition Hall at Oxenhope (see Oxenhope Exhibition Hall only tickets below).

KWVR Members please note – Free members tickets are not valid on Friday 20th or Saturday 21st October.

Sunday 22nd October

  • Event Day Rover Adult: £16.00
  • Event Day Rover Concession: £14.00
  • Event Day Rover Child: £8.00

Entry to the Exhibition Hall at Oxenhope and the Festival site at Ingrow is FREE.

Other fares are still available; please ask at the Booking office upon arrival.

Weekend Festival Pass

This allows UNLIMITED travel on all trains and entry to Festival sites (opening hours as advertised) over ALL 4 DAYS.

  • Event Festival Weekend Pass Adult: £45.00
  • Event Festival Weekend Pass Concession: £40.00
  • Event Festival Weekend Pass KWVR Members & Local residents: £33.00
  • Event Festival Weekend Pass Children: £16.00

Oxenhope Exhibition Hall only tickets

It is possible to just purchase tickets that give access to just the main Festival site at Oxenhope only without train travel. These tickets are limited and are subject to numbers at Oxenhope at any one time and will be issued on a first come first served basis, there are no advance bookings available. There is FREE entry to the Exhibition Hall on Thursday & Sunday.

  • Exhibition Hall only tickets on Friday & Saturday Adult: £15.00
  • Exhibition Hall only tickets on Friday & Saturday Concessions: £15.00
  • Exhibition Hall only tickets on Friday & Saturday KWVR Members, Local Residents and holders of through tickets from National Rail stations: £10.00

KWVR members should present their membership card in order to receive any discounts. Local residents should have a Local Residents railcard or proof of address (proving residence in the BD20, BD21 or BD22 postcode areas), such as utility bill, driving licence etc should be shown.

Train Times: Keighley – Ingrow – Oxenhope – Ingrow – Keighley

Thursday 19th October – All trains will be operated by our heritage diesel railcar. Train times are still be confirmed, but we expect to run an hourly service from around lunchtime until after the event closes for the day at 2300.

Friday 20th and Saturday 21st October – Trains will hauled by a mix of steam and heritage diesel locomotives. Train times are still to be confirmed, but a frequent service will operate from approximately 0900 until after the event closes for the day at 2300.

Sunday 22nd October – Train times are still to be confirmed but a frequent service will operate from approximately 0900, until after the event closes for the day at 1800.

Connecting Hebden Bridge Bus Service to and from Oxenhope

 The Keighley Bus Company service B3 provides a service linking Oxenhope with Hebden Bridge Railway Station (for connections to Halifax and towards Manchester and East Lancashire) until early evening. Timetable for this service, which stops on the road close to the entrance to the station car park, can be viewed on The Keighley Bus Company’s website.

In addition to the above, the KWVR has arranged a supplementary evening service of free buses operating over the same route on the Friday and Saturday of the event. On both evenings buses will depart from Hebden Bridge railway station and Oxenhope Station (top end of station car park) at times to be advised.

Changes for 2017

For those of you who have visited us before, we have made a few changes for 2017. Our main event venue remains as the Exhibition Hall in Oxenhope and there will still be bars on our trains on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. At the North end of the line, entertainment (and most bars) will move from Keighley to Ingrow, although Bingley Brewery will be providing a bar on platform 4 at Keighley on the Friday and Saturday. Every year Keighley has become busier and busier; a few years ago we introduced a beer/cider and entertainment marquee at Keighley to try and ease congestion on the platform, but this in itself has also become overcrowded and the restrictions of the site provide no room to expand. At Ingrow we have much more space and there will be two separate marquees, just a minutes’ walk down the station yard from the trains – one for drinks and one for entertainment, which will include a range of children’s entertainment as well as music on the Sunday.

Additional Information

We are aware that many people return each year and it’s great to see so many repeat passengers over the Festival but this section is mainly for anyone that has not visited us over the Festival weekend, or have little experience of Beer Festivals.

From Thursday 19th October through to Sunday 22nd October, the Railway is transformed into a 5 mile beer Festival with bars at Oxenhope, Ingrow and Keighley as well as on our steam trains. Please note that on the Thursday only our Oxenhope venue will be open and our on-train bars will not be operating. Detailed information on what is available, when and where is shown below. At this event there are no bars available at Damems, Oakworth or Haworth.

The main festival site is at Oxenhope Station in the Exhibition Hall, where there is the main Festival bar with over 100 different beers, both local and from all around the country. Alongside the main bar we are joined by 4 brewery bars, namely main event sponsors Kirkstall Brewery from Leeds, local Keighley brewers Bridgehouse and Goose Eye and from further afield Brass Castle from Malton. We plan to have approximately 130 beers (mainly real ales) available at Oxenhope alone. However this Festival is not just for the beer drinkers out there, we have something for everyone. There is a specialist Cider bar at Oxenhope stocking 25-30 different ciders from all over the UK, with some very drinkable fruit ciders available and for the first time we will also have two draught ciders on keg. And we don’t leave out wine or gin drinkers; there will be a wine & gin bar provided by Martinez Wines of Ilkley, selling a fine selection of their white, red and rose wines along with the odd bottle of prosecco and artisan gins!

Most trains will have bars throughout the weekend. On Thursday we will be offering a limited bar service from the guards van of our diesel railcar operating on this day. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday the Railway’s normal on-train real ale bar will be part of ‘The Ossett Brewery Express’, stocking beers from the Ossett Brewery group – specifically ‘Black Voodoo’ from Fernandes in Wakefield, a new festival special beer called ‘Express’ from Ossett and ‘White Rat’ from Rat in Huddersfield.

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Again on Friday, Saturday and Sunday the Railway’s Jubilee Bar Car will be coupled into the second titled train ‘The Kirkstall Three Swords’ offering beers from our main event sponsors, Kirkstall Brewery from Leeds. Beers available on board will be ‘Pale’, ‘Three Swords’, a new festival special beer called ‘Worth Valley Pilsner’ plus one other of their beers.

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We will also have bars at Ingrow. Old Spot Brewery will be in residence with their range of cask conditioned ales and local Keighley brewers Wishbone Brewery be joining us for the first time, with a mix of cask conditioned beers and CAMRA approved real ale served from KeyKegs. Also to be found at Ingrow will be a joint cider/perry and lager bar featuring a range of cider/perry provided by Premium Drinks of Bingley and 3 different lagers brewed by Freedom Brewery of Staffordshire. A ‘Cocktail & Gin Shack’ will also be available at Ingrow. Please note that the bars at Ingrow will not be open on Thursday.

Bingley Brewery will also be joining us at Beer and Music for the first time in 2017 and their bar on platform 4 at Keighley will be open between 1100 and 1900 on Friday & Saturday.

There will be live music at Oxenhope from Friday to Sunday, where approximately 15 bands will perform with a wide range of genres, from pop and rock to jazz and country – there’s sure to be something for everyone. Saturday evening’s headline act will be the ever popular (and bawdy) Doctor Busker with his Dorset Rats. Please note there is no live music on the Thursday at Oxenhope.

There will also be a range of live music at at Ingow on Friday and Saturday, including headline act ‘Eddie Earthquake and the Tremors’ on Saturday evening. On Sunday there will be entertainment for all the family, with live music, a children’s entertainer and other children’s activities.

Drink Tokens

Like many other similar events, drink sales will be by token and not cash. The main festival bar at Oxenhope, brewery bars at Oxenhope, Ingrow & Keighley, cider bars at Oxenhope & Ingrow, the wine & gin bar at Oxenhope and on-train bars will all accept tokens. Each drink token is ½ a pint of beer or cider so you’ll require 2 tokens for a pint. Wine can be purchased in measures of 125ml, 175ml or by the bottle and the number of tokens required will be advertised at the event.

Please note specially that the ‘Cocktail & Gin Shack’ at Ingrow will be cash only and drink tokens will not be valid at this bar.

Individual Drink Tokens: £1.70 or 6 tokens: £10.00

Drink tokens will be on sale at Oxenhope, Ingrow & Keighley at various points at each location. There is a card machine in the shed at Oxenhope to allow you to purchase drink tokens on your credit/debit cards. Both on-train bars will also sell drink tokens.

Drink tokens will be valid for all 4-days of the event, so if you have tokens left over on one day they can be used on any of the other days. Do make sure you do not buy too many tokens as they can’t be used after this event and are strictly non-refundable. If you do find yourself with any left-over tokens they can be donated to our nominated charity – Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice in Oxenhope (in 2016 you generously raised £320.00)

Note: The railway does not have a cash machine at any of the stations. Nearest cash machines to our stations are:
Keighley: ASDA supermarket, 3 min walk from Keighley station
Haworth: Local SPAR store opposite the Station
Oxenhope: Oxenhope village local CO-OP store, a 10 min walk into the village from Oxenhope station.

Glasses

At Oxenhope, you MUST buy or hire a glass before going to the bars. Take care of your glass as damaged or stolen glasses are not replaced or refunded.

Festival glasses are for purchase only and carry the Festival logo for 2017.

Glass logo

We have:

  • Pint glass (also marked for ½ pints)
  • ½ pint handled tankard
  • Stemmed half-pint goblet (also marked for 125ml or 175ml wine measures).

These cost £4.00 each and are yours to keep as a memento of the event. These glasses are non-refundable.

At Oxenhope we also have plain glasses for hire and your choice is pint, half-pint or wine glass. Hire glasses cost £1.00 each and are fully refundable if returned undamaged to the glasses & tokens counter at Oxenhope. Refunds on hire glasses are only available at Oxenhope and will not be provided at any other location.

Festival glasses will also be available for purchase at Ingrow and Keighley.

Anyone purchasing drinks at Ingrow, Keighley or on-train and not already in possession of a glass will be provided with a disposable plastic glass at the bar. Disposable plastic glasses are not available at Oxenhope and you must buy or hire a glass as shown above.

The Beer List

 

The Beer List is now available below.

We will have beers brewed specially for the event and these include:

  • Kirkstall – ‘Worth Valley Pilsner’ (ABV tba) – a cask conditioned Pilsner lager
  • Ossett ‘Express’ (4.3%) – a spicy golden bitter
  • Timothy Taylor’s ‘KWVR 150th Anniversary Ale’ (5.3%) – a strong English ale based on a brown ale, with a real depth of flavour.

The ‘anticipated’ Final Beer List (including tasting notes, prints on 10 pages of A4 in landscape) can be viewed (and downloaded) via the link HERE >>>. A shorter, handy size listing (which prints on 4 pages of A4 in portrait) can be downlaoded HERE >>>. Unfortunately the beers we order are not always the beers that are actually delivered, so all beers listed are subject to availability and are subject to change.

The Cider & Perry List

The Cider & Perry List can be found here approximately 7-days before the event. All cider & perry listed is subject to availability and is subject to change.

Food

There will be hot food available at Oxenhope throughout the 4-days of the Festival.

  • Hayes Catering will have a vehicle situated in the station car park serving burgers, hot dogs, chips and hot roast pork rolls along with other items.
  • Noodle stand, again located in the station car park.
  • The railways own catering team will be providing pie & peas from a stand within the Exhibition Hall (adjacent to the exit) from late-afternoon until mid-evening on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
  • Station buffet located on the platform at Oxenhope will also be open during the daytime on all 4-days serving hot & cold drinks and a range of hot and cold food options (including pie & peas).

Hot food will also be available at Ingrow on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Hayes Catering will have a vehicle situated in the station car park serving burgers, hot dogs, chips and hot roast pork rolls along with other items.

The station buffet on platform 4 at Keighley will be open until 16.00 on Friday, Saturday & Sunday selling hot & cold drinks and a selection of sandwiches and snacks.

Other food options are available in Keighley and Haworth within a short walking distance of the stations.

For snacking and sweet treats we will be joined by Pipers Crisps and Oddfellows Chocolate Company at Oxenhope.

Live Music

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 There will be live music on the ‘Kirkstall Brewery Stage’ at Oxenhope and in the entertainment marquee at Ingrow on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Please note there will be no music at all on Thursday.

Details of the acts booked, location and approximate time of performance will be provided once confirmed.

Children and Sunday Family Day

Well behaved children are welcome to bring their parents along to the event. Please note, however, that the music can be very loud at times and entertainment after 2100 may not be suitable for children.

We again plan to hold a family day on the Sunday. Not only will there be lots of steam trains for the kids but at Ingrow there will be entertainment for all the family, with live music, a children’s entertainer and other children’s activities.

We will also have face painters available at Ingrow on the Sunday; not just for the children we should add!

Please remember, however, that the event is primarily a beer festival. Please keep children (particularly very young children) under your control at all times and away from the bars. We want everyone to have a great time, but running about when people are stood drinking alcohol is unwise and crawling about on the floor is probably somewhat unhygienic as well as potentially dangerous.

Think 21

The Railway operates the ‘Think 21’ policy with regard to the sale and consumption of alcohol. If you are lucky enough to look under 21 you will be asked to prove that you are at least 18 years of age, so please ensure you bring appropriate ID with you. Please do not be offended if asked; if only we were all lucky enough to still look young! We will have a stock of ‘Age Verified’ wristbands to avoid you getting asked for ID on multiple occasions.

Dogs

Well behaved dogs (see this happy chappy in 2016) are welcome at the event and on our trains, subject to their owners ensuring that their dogs do not cause a distraction to the operation of the train or inconvenience and difficulties to other customers. In addition dogs are not allowed onto carriage (or any other) seats.

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Please bear in mind that the event can get VERY busy at times and some music can be very loud. Please consider your dog’s wellbeing and do not bring it along if crowds or loud music may distress it.

Our Volunteers

The Beer and Music Festival, along with all activities on the Railway are brought to you by our volunteers (these four happy souls await your orders?) who give up their free time to organise and run this event and all the operational and maintenance activities which allow our trains to run.

B&M-Volunteers

We always need more volunteers, so if you are interested in joining us please see the ‘Get Involved’ page for more information.