Real Ale Trains – May 11th and October 12th 2019

Real Ale on the Move!

Enjoy ale on the rails as a steam loco does two return trips along the line on Saturday 11th May and 12th October 2019.

We will be serving cask beers from Nottingham Brewery, along with beers from other breweries to be confirmed. The train will be departing at 18:30 from Loughborough Central.

To book, please select a date below:

Book now for 11th May 2019

For the 11th May, we will be serving a selection of beers from Driftwood brewery (Cornwall) and Heritage brewery (Burton on Trent) as well as a selection from our home brewery, Nottingham. As an added bonus Heritage will be presenting a "Meet the Brewer", further details will be announced nearer the time, including tasting and strength notes.

Book now for 12th October 2019


Something to soak it up..

We will be serving pie & pickle to accompany your ale. You must pre-order your pie when booking your ticket. There’s butcher’s pork pie, game pie or Mediterranean veggie quiche - all at £4.00 each.

How much?

Train fares are only £18* per person - don’t forget, it’s two round trips....and £18 is our normal runabout fare in 2019.

Booking Information...

Due to limited seats on this train, tickets are advance, internet booking only. There are no concessionary fares. The train departs Loughborough Central at 18.30 and makes two trips to Leicester North, before returning to Loughborough Central at approx. 21.45. You are welcome to remain on the train at Loughborough until at least 22.00 buying/drinking your beer (subject to supplies not running out!) and leaving the station by 22.30. (so you can either head to the pub or head home). Other alcoholic beverages, soft drinks and bar snacks are available to purchase on board during your journey. 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" (as shown on this website). All train services, locomotives, exhibits and other attractions appear subject to availability and are subject to change without prior notice.


Are you looking to stay a little longer...?
There are many Bed & Breakfast establishments well within the reach of the railway - click here to view some of the options.

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