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Real Ale Train

An evening you don't want to miss! 🍻

Join us as we take you on a relaxing journey through the Leicestershire countryside in not one, but two of our premium charter vehicles for an evening of real ale. You'll find the bar in our luxurious lounge car offering a selection of beers from local breweries, ciders and snacks; and where better to enjoy these than on our open ended veranda coach offering a unique perspective of our railway and a chance to get up close with one of our giants of steam!

Surely we can't make this event better...can we?

Well, yes we can! You can enjoy all this for just £22 or £12 if you have a Friends or Privilege Membership! Tickets can be purchased in advance or on the day with cash and card payments accepted on the train plus if you've already got a daytime travel ticket its valid on this train!!

The train will depart Loughborough Central at 7pm and 8.45pm and you can join for either, or both trips and arrive back at 10pm. The bar will open at 6.30pm so make sure you come with plenty of time so you can soak up the atmosphere at Loughborough Central before we whisk you away for an enjoyable evening.

Ale Selection

There will be a choice of at least 6 real ales from local breweries, together with cask cider and a range of wines and soft drinks.

These ales are subject to availability. This list may change before departure.

A full list to follow soon...

Bar Snacks

A selection of light refreshments will available on board, including filled cobs and bar snacks!


Less able-bodied passengers, due to the configuration of the coaches, can only be accommodated if they are not confined to a wheelchair.

Passengers are conveyed by the Company's trains in accordance with the Company's "Conditions of Carriage". All train services, locomotives, exhibits and other attractions appear subject to availability and are subject to change without prior notice.

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