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Real Ale & Cider Train

18th June, 12th, 13th & 26th August 2022

Hop on board our Real Ale Train to enjoy a pint or a few whilst travelling through the High Weald!
Enjoy a train ride through the High Weald with friends and/or family whilst enjoying real ale and cider! We select local breweries and cideries from Kent and the surrounding counties for each train, regular breweries include Westerham, Cellar Head, Harvey's, Pig & Porter and High Weald, we also get beers and ciders from other parts of the United Kingdom too, many not usually seen in Kent!

Your on-board experience is approximately two and a half hours long and our bar carriage will also have a selection of hot beverages, soft drinks and snacks for you to purchase during the journey. It is is just £15 per person to travel in one of our open carriages, all tickets include a free first pint per person!

Did you know our Tunbridge Wells West station is located just a pleasant 15-minute walk from the mainline station on the line between Tonbridge & Hastings, with a great selection of pubs between the mainline and us you could enjoy a beer or two from a local establishment before or after your visit to us and leave the car at home!

Saturday 2nd Real Ale Train
Our first Real Ale train of the year on Saturday 2nd April will take place during our Scottish Steam event featuring Caledonian Railway No. 419 & No. 828 and there be real ales from Scotland available for you to enjoy on board the train! You must book via this page for the Scottish Real Ale Train, however, if you'd like tickets for the Scottish events themselves make sure you click on one of the links below for tickets!

You can even purchase our new 25th Anniversary ½ pint Beer Tankards that will be on sale during the event. 

Real Ales on 2nd April - All Real Ales are from the Cairgorm Brewery, Aviemore, Scotland (828 is based at the Strathspey Railway in Aviemore!)

Cairngorm Brewery Company is a craft brewery established in 2001, situated in the village of Aviemore within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland.

Ciders on 2nd April

Thistly Cross, Scotland’s leading cider producer. Situated in the beautiful East Lothian coast in one of the sunniest areas of Scotland, focused on producing fantastic tasting ciders!

What’s included in the £15 per person ticket price?

Terms & Conditions for all dining trains can be found by clicking this link

This event is only suitable for people aged 18+. ID will be required on the evening prior to the consumption or purchase of alcohol.

Book tickets

Sat 18 Jun 2022
19:00 departing from: Tunbridge Wells West
Fri 12 Aug 2022
19:00 departing from: Tunbridge Wells West
Sat 13 Aug 2022
19:00 departing from: Tunbridge Wells West
Fri 26 Aug 2022
18:00 departing from: Tunbridge Wells West
Sat 27 Aug 2022
18:00 departing from: Tunbridge Wells West

Booking information

This event is only suitable for people aged 18+. ID will be required on the evening prior to the consumption or purchase of alcohol.

Note that a £10 admin fee applies to all booking alterations.

For our full refund, cancellations and alterations please see here.

We regret that there can be no refund or transfer to a future date for ‘no show’ customers. The Spa Valley Railway still incurs charges for its services which must be paid to our suppliers. We recommend taking out a form of insurance to protect yourself if necessary. To re-book you will be required to pay the full fare again.

FULL TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAN BE FOUND VIA THIS LINK

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