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Spring steam and real ale weekend - 20th and 21st May


Following on from the success of previous events, the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, in conjunction with the North Cotswold Branch of CAMRA, will be holding the 9th Spring Ale & Steam weekend over the weekend of the 20th and 21st May. Once again you will not only be able enjoy a pint or two in the beautiful surrounds of Winchcombe station, but, in addition, beers will also be available at Toddington!

  • Up to 22 beers will be available at Winchcombe *
  • Up to 10 beers will also be available at Toddington *
  • Hot and cold food, tea / coffee and soft drinks will also be available at both Winchcombe and Toddington
  • The bars will be open from 1030 until 1900 at Winchcombe and 1730 at Toddington on the Saturday and 1030 to 1600 (subject to beer availability*) on the Sunday.
  • Free entry to the festival with a valid train ticket for the day of your visit.
  • If you are not travelling on the trains, but wish to sample the beer at either station we ask you buy a platform ticket (Winchcombe £2, Toddington £1)
  • Additional late trains on the Saturday evening.

* Please note we cannot guarantee a full beer range for the Sunday of the festival, although every effort will be made to ensure a range of beer will still be available on the day. Please be aware however that the bar may close early if the beer supply is exhausted.

Timetable & Fares

A normal 'Red' timetable will be in operation during the weekend. On the Saturday evening however the following additional services will operate by our Diesel Railcar. The last departure from Toddington to Cheltenham Racecourse will be at 1745 and the last departure from Winchcombe will be at 1900.

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Cheltenham RC




Saturday Only








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Spring steam and real ale weekend - 20th and 21st May