The weekend of 2nd and 3rd June sees the return of the annual Leighton Buzzard Railway Ale Trail. Organised this year with the help of the Leighton Buzzard Brewing Company, there will be a wide selection of beers and ciders at both ends of the line.

The Engine Shed Bar at Page’s Park will provide an indoor seating area where customers can enjoy a pint surrounded by vintage steam engines, while the Bottom Yard Beer Hall at Stonehenge Works offers an outdoor viewing point to observe (and hear) departing service trains and our collection of internal combustion locomotives.

Beer and cider will be served from around 1045 at both sites on both days with hourly trains between the two, including extra-special evening trains on the Saturday until 1815, allowing for relaxed early evening socialising. Hot food and soft drinks will be available in both bars, with free parking at Page’s Park for designated drivers, too. For those who wish to travel by public transport on the Saturday, bus D1 will be running regularly to Page’s Park from the town centre and railway station until 1730.  

Entry to the event is free with a train ticket, or just £2 for those attending the Page’s Park Engine Shed Bar only. CAMRA members who purchase tickets on the day will receive a £2 discount per member on production of their membership card.

Chairman Terry Bendall said: ‘While we’re always looking to introduce new events, the Ale Trail is among our most popular and well-received weekends and was one of the first to go on the list for 2018. We’re grateful to the Leighton Buzzard Brewing Company for offering their invaluable support and expertise this year, too’

Further details, including online booking are at http://www.buzzrail.co.uk/static/aletrail.html