You can celebrate the arrival of summer with a visit to the Kent & East Sussex Railway in Tenterden on 13th and 14th June 2014 for the annual CAMRA Real Ale & Cider Festival.
This popular social event, which appeals to all ages, is organised by the Ashford, Folkestone and Romney Marsh Branch of CAMRA, The Campaign for Real Ale. And it’s fun – not just for men with beards.
The evening event on the Friday takes place between 6pm and 10.30pm but the festival will get into full swing from midday on Saturday 14th June when the first of four bands take to the stage, which is built across a siding.
Visitors can try a diverse range of around 50 of the finest Ales, Ciders and Perry in the beer tent while enjoying an eclectic mix of live music. This will all be complemented with a selection of food from a BBQ or the station’s licenced refreshment room.
The bands performing will include Atlantic Currants at 12 noon and Porch Swing Blues at 2.30pm.
Morris dancers will also be performing during the festival at around 5.30pm. A 20 per cent discount will apply to fares for CAMRA members on production of a valid membership card.
Entry to the event is by platform ticket £2 and is free to CAMRA members on production of a valid membership card.
A full steam service will be running throughout the weekend.
Tenterden station is situated on the A28 between Ashford and Hastings and has a spacious free car park.
For more information and train times visit www.kesr.org.uk or telephone 01580 765155.