Beer Festival – Thu 12th to Sun 15th September 2019

Great Central Railway's annual beer festival returns for its twelfth year and is better than ever! Take your taste buds on a sentimental journey at our 4-day beer festival. This year SEVENTY guest beers are on offer, specially selected from different breweries; ciders and perry too.

Trains are running on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with a variety of both steam and diesel power.


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The festival starts on Thursday 12th September at midday.

It costs just £4 to enter the event at Loughborough but, best of all, entry is FREE to anyone buying a ticket to travel on our trains that weekend!

GCR’s normal train fares apply with an adult all day runabout for just £18

Opening times:

Thursday & Friday - 12pm to 11pm
Saturday - 11am to 11pm
Sunday - 12pm to 5pm 

Food will be available and we'll also be offering live music

Opening times:
Thursday - 4pm to 11pm
Friday - 12pm to 11pm
Saturday - 11 am to 11pm
Sunday - 12pm to 5pm

Come to Quorn on Friday, Saturday & Sunday for the Pistons & Pumps Festival - there’s a variety of traction engines, plus classic and vintage vehicles, on display, besides the beer.

A range of food and live music will be offered.

There'll also be a Gin, Cocktails and Prosecco bar at Quorn - operated by Yay Hospitality.

ROTHLEY - Small bar
Friday - 12pm to 5pm
Saturday - 11am to 5pm
Sunday - 12pm to 5pm

Food will be available

Further details will be provided in the coming weeks including the breweries/ beers to be featured, the timetables, the locomotives to be rostered and the details of the live music and food.

All attractions (including locomotives or motive power) appear subject to availability, GCR reserves the right to cancel or amend any service.

Passengers are conveyed by the Company's trains in accordance with the Company's "Conditions of Carriage" (as shown on this website).

Our next running day

This Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
Two steam locomotives are in service on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Stanier 8F 48305. Fowler 3F 47406.

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