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Summer Steam and Real Ale Weekend - 19 and 20 August


Following on from the success of previous events, the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, in conjunction with the North Cotswold Branch of CAMRA, will be holding our Summer Ale & Steam weekend over the weekend of the 19th and 20th August. 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 24 beers will be available at Winchcombe. Beers from Gloucestershire will be located in the marquee, known as the 'Local Bar' and nationwide beers will be located in the waiting room on platform 2, known as the 'Visiting Bar *
  • 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.
  • For the first time a special testing session will be held on the Friday afternoon from 1200-1500 with up to 12 beers available in the 'Visiting Bar' at Winchcombe. The Railway will be operating a blue timetable on this day. Please note that hot food will not be available at Winchcombe and neither the bar at Toddington nor the 'Local Bar' at Winchcombe will be open.
  • 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.


Saturday Only













Cheltenham RC




Saturday Only









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Summer Steam and Real Ale Weekend - 19 and 20 August