Beer Festival and Vintage Weekend – Thu 22nd to Sun 25th July 2021

Subject to any government reviews, we are planning to hold our Annual Beer Festival in conjunction with our Vintage Steam Festival from Thursday 22nd July until Sunday 25th July. More details to follow but please find below the outline for the festivals.

As usual the Beer Festival will be held at three of our stations, Loughborough, Quorn & Woodhouse and Rothley. We are looking forward to welcoming some 60 to 70 guest ales and some 15 to 20 ciders plus a Gin & Proseco bar at Quorn & Woodhouse. Details of the guest ales will be published nearer the time.

Our Vintage Steam Vehicle Festival will be open from 10.00am Thursday through Sunday with some 12 traction engines, vintage vehicles, Big Wheel, Gallopers and mini Train Rides. On Thursday see the attractions arrive set up throughout the day.

On Saturday there will be a road run through Quorn village commencing at about 3pm and at 12.00 on Sunday, we will have our traditional whistle for Absent Friends.

Live Music and Evening Entertainment

As usual at Quorn and Woodhouse on Friday and Saturday evening we have Live Music;

On Friday night at 7PM we welcome back The Roosters.

On Saturday night at 7PM we welcome Dr Busker.

Tickets £5 Per Person and will be available online and on the door.


Vintage Festival Opening and Closing times:

Quorn and Woodhouse Yard will be open from 10am each day.


Beer Tent Opening and Closing times:

Loughborough - Thursday - Friday 11am-11pm - Saturday 11am-11pm - Sunday 11am-5pm

Quorn & Woodhouse - Thursday 11am-9.00pm - Friday 11am-11pm - Saturday 11am-11pm - Sunday 11am-5pm

Rothley - Friday 12.00pm-5.00pm - Saturday 12.00pm-5.00pm - Sunday 12.00pm-5.00pm



Details to follow


Entry Only Ticket Prices:

These tickets allow access to the event at Quorn and Loughborough respectively. They do not include any form of train travel, car parking or access to evening live music.

Loughborough Station - £3.00 Per Person

Quorn and Woodhouse Station - £5.00 Per Person

Rothley Station - £2.00 Per Person


Full Event Ticket Prices:

These tickets allow access to the event from any station, unlimited train travel throughout the day as well as access to evening music events on the ticket date. Prices are per day unless otherwise specified.

 £ Adult     Child    
Day Runabout £18.00 £9.00
Family Runabout (1A + 3C) £30.00
Family Runabout (2A + 3C) £40.00
FoGCML Members (see Note 2) £10.00 £6.00
3 Day Runabout (Fri-Sun) (see Note 7) £45 £25



  1. Short-Hop tickets are not available at this event.
  2. Upon production of current valid membership card.
  3. A Student Runabout charged at £16 is available on presentation of a suitable NUS (Totem) card.
  4. Visitors with HRA Passes may travel using FoGCML Rates (See note 2) at this event.
  5. Dogs, cycles and large items of luggage are carried at a flat fare of £2.
  6. Tickets do not include field car parking at Quorn which is charged at £5 per day.
  7. Three day pass includes train travel tickets for Friday-Sunday. Car parking at Quorn is charged at the reduced rate of £5 for all three days with this ticket.
  8. All attractions, exhibits and trains appear subject to availability.

Booking Information:

Online booking will be available for all elements of this event. Details of this will be available here in due course.


Our next running day

Passenger trains have now returned to the GCR, running every Saturday and Sunday, and on selected weekdays.

All four stations are due to reopen from Saturday 26th June 2021, with tickets available on the day from Booking Offices.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the railway as we progressively return to normal operation, as the national situation improves.

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