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Beer & Music Festival

October 14 @ 12:01 am - 11:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)
14th - 17th October 2021


  • Arguably one of the the north’s best Beer & Music Festivals and one of the KWVR’s biggest events was missing in 2020, but it’s back in 2021.

Thursday 14th October – Sunday 17th October

From Thursday 14th October through to Sunday 17th October, the Railway is transformed into a 5 mile beer Festival with bars at Oxenhope (every day), Ingrow (Friday to Sunday only) and Keighley (Friday & Saturday only). Our steam trains will also convey on-train bars from Friday to Sunday.

This popular event will be returning in October 2021 and we will again be tickling the taste buds with a wide selection of 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. For gin lovers we will also have a range of artisan gins available.

And of course, 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.

Lowdown on the Festival sites

Main Site - Oxenhope Exhibition Shed

Oxenhope Station in the Exhibition Hall

This is where the main Festival Bar will be with around 90 different cask conditioned ales, both local and from all around the country.

Brewery Bars

Alongside the main bar we are joined by 4 brewery bars.

A ‘Keg Wall’ bar provided by Kirkstall Brewery from Leeds, featuring their own and other selected brewers craft beers, cask conditioned ales from local brewers Bridgehouse and Goose Eye and from further afield, a mix of cask conditioned ales and craft keg beers provided by Brass Castle Brewery from Malton. We plan to have approximately 130 beers available at Oxenhope alone.

Something for everyone

However this Festival is not just for the beer drinkers out there, we have something for everyone. There will be a specialist Cider bar at Oxenhope stocking over 30 different ciders from all over the UK, including draught ciders on keg and some very drinkable fruit ciders.

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!

Friday - Sunday at Ingrow

Brewery Bars at Ingrow

On Friday, Saturday & Sunday we will also have brewery bars at Ingrow, provided by Nomadic Beers from Leeds, Vocation Brewery from Hebden Bridge and local Keighley based Wishbone Brewery. We intend to have about 30 different beers available at Ingrow, both cask conditioned ales and craft beers.

Something for everyone

There will also be a small selection of traditional and fruit ciders on offer as well as the lovely ladies from Gintopia with their extensive collection of (yes you’ve guessed it)……….Gin.

Friday & Saturday at Keighley

Bingley Brewery

Bingley Brewery will also be joining us at Beer and Music and their bar in The Old Parcel’s Office at  Keighley will be open between 1100 and 2030 on Friday & Saturday

On the Trains

Named trains

Most trains will have bars throughout the weekend.

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday the Railway’s Jubilee Bar Car will be conveyed on the ‘The Flying Landlord’ train, stocking beers from local Keighley based Timothy Taylor’s Brewery.

The Railway’s normal on-train real ale bar will be part of our second named train ‘The Ossett Brewery Express’, stocking beers from the Ossett Brewery group breweries.

Music, music, music!

There will be live music at both Oxenhope and Ingrow from Friday to Sunday, where approximately 30 groups and solo artiste’s will perform with a wide range of genres, from pop and rock to jazz and country – there’s sure to be something for everyone.

Friday 15h October Saturday 16th October Sunday 17th October
Oxenhope Ingrow Oxenhope Ingrow Oxenhope Ingrow
Area 40
12:30 – 13:45
Izak Wilkinson
12:40 – 13:40
13:00 – 14:10
Folsom 3
13:30 – 14:30
Washboard Resonators
13:30 – 15:00
Leeds City Stompers
14:15 – 15:30
Steph Atkinson
13:55 – 14:55
Tin Soldiers
14:30 – 15:45
Izak Wilkinson
15:00 – 16:00
Phil Swale
15:30 – 16:40
Rock Choir
16:00 – 16:30
Laura McGee
15:20 – 16:20
Last Orders
16:15 – 17:30
The Ferridays
16:30 – 17:30
– Break – No Fluke
16:00 – 17:00
– Break – Aimee Crowther
16:40 – 17:40
17:30 – 18:45
Sons of Robin
17:30 – 18:30
Night Patrol
17:30 – 18:45
Ben Jordan
18:00 – 19:30
19:15 – 20:30
Hit the Lights
19:00 – 20:30
The Cover Up
19:15 – 20:30
Razor Holler
19:50 – 20:30
21:00 – 22:30
Eddie Earthquake & The Tremors
21:00 – 22:30
Soul Train
21:00 – 22:30
The Rhythm Junkies
21:00 – 22:30

Food for all!

There will be 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, chicken curry, chips and hot roast pork rolls along with other items.
  • Ronnie’s Mobile Fish & Chips will also be located in the station car park, serving cod, scampi, sausage or spam fritter & chips, chip butties accompanied by curry sauce, gravy or mushy peas if required. Hot & cold drinks will also be available.
  • The Crusty Pie Company will be located in the marquee, providing a wide range of pies & pasties, gourmet rolls, pork scratchings and delicious homemade chutney’s.

Food will also be available at Ingrow on Friday, Saturday and Sunday:

  • Dough Baby Pizza is a small family run business based in Eldwick, serving freshly made neopolitan style pizzas using Fior di latte mozarella. Options include Margherita, Ham & Pineapple, Veggie, Pepperoni, Spicy or (as something different) Sweet – the sweet version features a Madgascan vanilla custard base, chocolate drizzle and biscoff crumble..
  • Yorkshire Cheese Grill creates the most delicious grilled cheese sandwiches and halloumi treats using the finest ingredients from around Yorkshire. What better way to enjoy Yorkshire cheese than melting it between 2 slices of bread!

Food will also be available at Keighley, although opening days and times at Keighley are limited so please read the information below carefully:

  • The station buffet on platform 4 at Keighley will be open during the daytime on Friday, Saturday & Sunday serving hot & cold drinks, confectionary and snacks
  • The Old Parcels Office will be serving sandwiches and pies on Friday & Saturday, from 12:00 until 20:00..

Tickets please!

Advance tickets are now on sale via the link below. Only Event Weekend Rovers (valid for up to all 4-days) or Event Rover one-day tickets for Friday, Saturday or Sunday are available for advance purchase.

Please note that one-day tickets for Thursday are only available on the day of travel. Discounted tickets for holders of Local Residents Railcards, Heritage Railways Association (HRA) Pass Holders and working members of those railways with which KWVR have a reciprocal travel arrangement cannot be purchased in advance. Reduced price evening tickets and Admission Only will only be available to purchase on the day.


You can download a PDF version of the timetable for the entire Beer & Music Festival Weekend here.

Fares and Admission Charges – an overview

Our Event Weekend Rover allows UNLIMITED travel on all trains and entry to Festival sites (opening hours as advertised) on Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

An Event Day Rover allows UNLIMITED train travel and unlimited entry into the Festival sites at Oxenhope & Ingrow on your chosen day (please note that the Ingrow site is closed on Thursday).

Concession Fares are available to Senior Citizens, National Rail Disabled Railcard Holders, Local Authority Disabled Travel Pass holders and Students in full time education who can produce a valid NUS (National Union of Students) membership card.

KWVR Members free travel/tickets and free travel for Heritage Railways Association (HRA) Pass Holders and working members of those railways with which KWVR have a reciprocal travel arrangement are not valid on Friday or Saturday.  Discounted fares are available (shown as KWVR Members fares below) on production of a valid KWVR Membership Card, HRA Pass or eligible railway Working Member Identity Card.

Holders of a valid KWVR Local Residents Railcard qualify for discounted fares on production of their railcard.

KWVR Complimentary ticket coupons are not valid on Friday or Saturday.

The right ticket for you

Event Weekend Rover

This allows UNLIMITED travel on all trains and entry to Festival sites (opening hours as advertised) on Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

  • Adult Event Weekend Rover: £45.00
  • Concession Event Weekend Rover : £40.00
  • Child (ages 5 to 15) Event Weekend Rover: £18.00
  • KWVR Members & Local Residents – Adult Event Weekend Rover: £35.00
  • KWVR Members & Local Residents – Concession Event Weekend Rover: £32.00
  • KWVR Members & Local Residents – Child Event Weekend Rover: £9.00


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Thursday14th October - Diesel Day

A maximum fare of £5.00 return applies to all passengers 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.

  • Entry to the Exhibition Hall at Oxenhope is FREE.
  • Please note that our Festival site at Ingrow is CLOSED on Thursday.

Other single or return fares are still available (capped at £5.00); please ask at the Booking office upon arrival.

This ticket is not available to book in advance.

Friday & Saturday

Friday 15th & Saturday 16th October

  • Adult Event Day Rover: £25.00 (reduced to £15.00 after 19.00)
  • Concession Event Day Rover: £22.00 (reduced to £15.00 after 19.00)
  • Child Event Day Rover: £9.00
  • KWVR Members & Local Residents – Adult Event Day Rover: £20.00 (reduced to £15.00 after 19:00)
  • KWVR Members & Local Residents – Concession Event Day Rover: £18.00 (reduced to £15.00 after 19:00)
  • KWVR Members & Local Residents – Child Event Day Rover: £4.50

Entry to the Festival site at Ingrow is FREE.

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

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 Admission only tickets below).


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Sunday is Family Day

Sunday 20th October

  • Adult Event Day Rover: £18.00
  • Concession Event Day Rover: £15.00
  • Child Event Day Rover: £9.00
  • Small Family Event Day Rover (1 Adult or Concession and 1 Child): £22.00
  • Family Event Day Rover (2 Adults and up to 3 Children): £44.00

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.

Normal travel arrangements and discounts apply for KWVR Members, HRA Pass holders, reciprocal travel and Local Residents.


Buy your Event Day Rover NOW!

Admission Only - Not for Travel

It is possible to purchase tickets that give access to just the Festival site at Oxenhope Exhibition Hall only without train travel. These tickets are limited and are available subject to numbers on site 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 Oxenhope Exhibition Hall on Thursday & Sunday (and to the Festival site at Ingrow at all times).

  • Admission only tickets on Friday & Saturday Adult or Concession (all types): £15.00 (reduced to £10.00 after 20:00).

Beer & Music Tickets

Festival Sponsors

Timothy Taylor's Brewery

Timothy Taylor’s Brewery

From Keighley, Timothy Taylor’s are sponsors of the ‘The Flying Landlord’ train and its on-train bar.

Timothy Taylor’s is an independent, family-owned brewery founded in Keighley, Yorkshire in 1858 by Timothy Taylor. In addition to brewing a range of ales the Company also operates a modest pub estate of 19 outlets.

Family members hold prominent positions on the Board of the Company and all shares are held (and according to our articles of association, must be held) by descendants of either Timothy Taylor or Sir Donald Horsfall (a Taylor family friend who invested in the brewery in the 1950’s, at a time when it faced crippling death duties). This both protects the company’s independence and ensures we take a long-term perspective.


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Ossett Brewing Company

Ossett Brewing Company

Ossett Brewery from Ossett, near Wakefield is the sponsor of the ‘Ossett Brewery Express’ and its on-train bar.

A progressive and passionate independent brewery located in the heart of Yorkshire. Borne of family values; unity, team work and integrity. Crafted over two decades we’ve perfected the science of producing ales of consistently high quality and honed the art of brewing beers that are loved by all.

The brewing is made up of two core brands:

  1. Real Ale – Ossett
  2. Modern Craft – SALT


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Bingley Brewery

Bingley Brewery

Bingley Brewery from Wilsden are providers of the Bingley Brewery Bar at The Old Parcel’s Office, Keighley.

5 barrel independent micro Brewery creating flavourful beers in the Aire Valley.


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Brass Castle

Brass Castle Brewery

Brass Castle Brewery from Malton, North Yorkshire, are providers of the Brass Castle Brewery Bar at Oxenhope.

Brass Castle is an independent, Malton-based North Yorkshire, brewery and Britain’s best brewer of vegan and gluten-free craft beers. They mash grains, boil hop charges, pitch yeast, rack into casks, seam cans, serve great beer and do an awful lot of cleaning – right in the centre of Yorkshire’s Food Capital.

Brass Castle Brewery’s house yeast does its work in five fermenters and the staff clean up after it. The overall result is an ever-changing range of beers and beer styles that garner awards in all quarters, while finding their way around the UK and beyond.


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Bridgehouse Brewery

Bridgehouse Brewery from Keighley

Bridgehouse Brewery from Keighley are providers of the Bridgehouse Brewery Bar at Oxenhope.

Bridgehouse Brewery is a 15 barrel brewery that is located in our purpose built brewhouse in the grounds of our flagship pub The Airedale Heifer at Sandbeds, Keighley. Ryburn Brewery started brewing in 1990 and ceased brewing whilst situated at the Rams Head (Sowerby Bridge) in March 2010. Bridgehouse Brewery purchased the Ryburn kit and commenced brewing in Keighley in March 2010 and very soon moved up the Worth Valley to Oxenhope.


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Copper Dragon

Copper Dragon Brewery

Copper Dragon Brewery from Skipton, sponsors of the Festival Glassware.

Founded originally by Steve Taylor in 2003 in Skipton, Copper Dragon relocated to Keighley in Autumn 2018 and back to Skipton in Autumn 2020.

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Gintopia from Halifax, providers of the Gintopia Gin Bar at Ingrow.

In 2016, Helen along with the rest of the world was joining the gin revolution, which seemed to be revelling in new exotic tonics and garnishes – so much to taste, drink and choose from. However, the festival and show circuit just hadn’t caught up! Feeling very disappointed, at the poor choice (if any) of gin and tonics when visiting outdoor events and festivals, Helen along with her friends Carol and Angela decided to do something pro-active and looked at the idea of designing and building their very own mobile gin box.

And so, the story of Bo began. A beautiful horse box was bought and transformed to our bespoke design (and height!) in 2017, and the serious gin tastings followed suit…..


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Goose Eye Brewery

Goose Eye Brewery

Goose Eye Brewery from Crossflatts, providers of the Goose Eye Brewery Bar at Oxenhope.

Originally brewed in the village of Goose Eye, Keighley, (brewing now undertaken in Crossflatts, Bingley) using traditional brewing methods with only the best quality malt and hops, the family run Goose Eye Brewery has been providing its loyal customers since 1991 with fine traditional ales that it strives to create.


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Kirkstall Brewery

Kirkstall Brewery

Kirkstall Brewery from Leeds are the providers of the ‘Keg Wall’ Bar and sponsors of ‘The Kirkstall Stage’ at Oxenhope.

The Kirkstall Brewery Co. Ltd. was registered in 1871, and by 1898 was producing around 72,000 barrels of beer a year. After passing through several owners Kirkstall Brewery closed in 1983. A new brewery with the same name has been set up close to the original site in Burley. It honours its predecessor with references to the old brewery crest and product names.


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Martinez Wines

Martinez Wines

Martinez Wines from Bingley & Ilkley, providers of the Wine & Gin Bar at Oxenhope.

Martinez Wines are recognised as an Ilkley ‘institution’ having been in business on The Grove, Ilkley for over 28 years. John Martinez and his wife Christine, established Martinez Wines in 1982 and John’s son, Julian, became involved in the business in 1984 and continued to build upon his father’s reputation.

Today, the Martinez team, under the new leadership of Jonathan Cocker, is building on the ethos established by Julian and his father for sourcing unique and individual wines of honesty, character and integrity at all different price levels.


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Nomadic Beers

Nomadic Beers

Nomadic Beers from Leeds provide the Nomadic Beers Bar at Ingrow.

Nomadic Beers are based in Sheepscar, Leeds and are a small team of four who specialise in making hand-crafted, tasty cask ales.


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Saltaire Brewery

Saltaire Brewery

Saltaire Brewery from Bradford, sponsors of the main Festival Bar at Oxenhope.

Started in 2003 over a laboratory bench at a Brewlab course in Newcastle, Saltaire has grown into a brewery and packaging facility producing more than 5 million pints of beer a year for drinkers around the globe.

In 2005 they set up with a 20bbl bespoke Moeschle brew kit (followed in 2017 with a 40bbl version) and the following year started producing as many as three beers a week. Saltaire Blonde and Cascade Pale followed in 2007, and quickly became popular with pubs and drinkers. Since then they’ve grown their beer range and national and international recognition followed. Following installation of a state of the art packaging plant, Saltaire now have capacity to bottle up to 100,000 units a week.


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The Cider Cask

The Cider Cask

The Cider Cask from Hebden Bridge. Thanks to Phil Kennedy (The Cider Cask) for providing the Cider & Perry Bar at Oxenhope.

Their aim is to promote the best there is in Cider (and perry!) from the UK and around the world! If you need to know anything about things Cider, ask Phil.


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Vocation Brewery

Vocation Brewery

Vocation Brewery from Hebden Bridge, providing the Vocation Brewery Bar at Ingrow.

From small beginnings in a unit that started out as a turkey shed, to a global brand for craft beer. Vocation have come a long way but are still true to their roots. 43 of them on top of a hill in Cragg Vale work to bring their passion to life and fill your fridge with beer.


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Wishbone Brewery

Wishbone Brewery

Wishbone Brewery from Keighley, providers of the Wishbone Brewery Bar at Ingrow.

Wishbone Brewery Limited is a microbrewery based in the heart of Yorkshire between Wuthering Heights and the Yorkshire Dales in an old industrial area of Keighley in the shed of a textiles mill and aim to brew flavoursome beers in a broad range of styles.


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All ye' need to know!

Festival Opening Times

Oxenhope Exhibition Hall will be open as follows:

  • Thursday 14th Oct: 13.45 until 22.45 – Last Orders 22.30
  • Friday 15th Oct: 11.00 until 22:45 – Last Orders 22.30
  • Saturday 16th Oct: 11.00 until 22:45 – Last Orders 22.30
  • Sunday 17th Oct: 11.00 until 18.00 – Last Orders 17.45
  • Live music on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Ingrow opening times as follows:

  • Thursday 14th Oct: Bars Closed
  • Friday 15th Oct: 11.00 until 22:45 – Last Orders 22.30
  • Saturday 16th Oct: 11.00 until 22:45 – Last Orders 22.30
  • Sunday 20th Oct: 11.00 until 18:00 – Last Orders 17.45
  • Live music on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Keighley, The Old Parcel Office, The Bingley Brewery Bar will be open as follows:

  • Thursday 14th Oct: Bar Closed
  • Friday 15th Oct: 11.00 until 20.30 – Last Orders 20.15
  • Saturday 16th Oct: 11.00 until 20.30 – Last Orders 20.15
  • Sunday 17th Oct: Bar Closed

Connecting Hebden Bridge Bus Service

Connecting Hebden Bridge Bus Service to and from Oxenhope

The Keighley Bus Company (Transdev) 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. Follow the link below for timetables.

In addition to the above, KWVR will again be arranging a supplementary evening service of free buses operating over the same route on the Friday and Saturday of the event. These buses will leave from the main road just outside the station car park entrance at 20:40 and 22:00 and will stop to set-down only at Peckett Bar, Hebden Bridge (Albert Street) and Hebden Bridge (Railway Station). The approximate journey time from Oxenhope to Hebden Bridge (Railway Station) is 20 minutes.


Keighley Bus Company Timetables

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 ‘Gintopia Bar’ at Ingrow will be cash only and drink tokens will not be valid at this bar. 

Individual Drink Tokens: £2.00 or 6 tokens: £11.00

Drink tokens will be on sale at Oxenhope, Ingrow & Keighley at various points at each location. Both on-train bars will also sell drink tokens. We accept payment by both cash and credit/debit cards.

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.

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.


Festival glasses are for purchase only and carry the Festival logo for 2021, which celebrates 50-years since the film of The Railway Children. We have available:

  • Pint glass (also marked for ½ pints)
  • Half pint handled tankard
  • Stemmed half-pint goblet

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

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 a glass as shown above.


Children under 5 travel free on our trains and children aged 5 to 15 can travel at reduced fares.

Accompanied children are welcome in our Festival Venues at Oxenhope and Ingrow until 2100 and are admitted free. Note that in accordance with the provision of The Licensing Act 2003, unaccompanied children cannot be admitted to our Festival Venues at Oxenhope and Ingrow at any time.

Please bear in mind that the event can get VERY busy at times and some music can be very loud.

Think 25

The Railway operates the ‘Think 25’ policy with regard to the sale and consumption of alcohol. If you are lucky enough to look under 25 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.


Well behaved dogs 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.

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.

And finally ... Our Volunteers

The Beer and Music Festival, along with all activities on the Railway, are brought to you by our volunteers 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.

We always need more volunteers, so if you are interested in joining us please follow the link below for more information.


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