Following the success of this event in 2018 we will be working with our colleagues in the Somerset and Dorset Railway Trust and the Somerset Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) to host a larger event between Thursday June 20th and Saturday June 22nd. Those who attended last year will have appreciated the selection of ales not normally found in the South West plus the traditional ciders and this year there will be 24 cask conditioned ales and 6 ciders on sale.
The venue will be the restoration workshops of the SDRT at Washford station and the opening hours will be midday to 8pm Thursday 20th June, and midday to 10pm Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd June.
As the dates coincide with the 2019 WSR Diesel Gala - - featuring vintage machines that were working the railways when CAMRA was founded in the 1970’s --there will be an hourly service of trains during the day, plus evening trains to take drinkers home. (See the Diesel Gala section of this site for information). And of course this is the time of the year with daylight well on into the evening. Car parking at Washford station is extremely limited so travel to and from the Festival by train is by far the best way to get there.
There are special return tickets available from Bishops Lydeard and Minehead to get visitors to the Festival with the price including 3 beer tokens to use for 3 half pints.
Tickets are for over 18's only, we use a challenge 25 policy, so please bring ID with you on the day.
|Bishops Lydeard to Washford return including 3 beer token.||£22.50|
|Minehead to Washford return including 3 beer token.||£15.50|