Bosworth Rail Ale Festival
Market Bosworth Rail Ale Festival, Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July 2017
This year sees the 8th annual Rail Ale Festival run by the Battlefield Preserved Railway in conjunction with Hinckley & Bosworth branch of CAMRA. Historically, the first event was held in the booking hall at Shackerstone Station in 2010. Since then the event has grown into an official CAMRA beer festival running alongside a vintage rally. The ales will be served in the The Goods Shed, Station Road, Market Bosworth Station CV13 0PF, and also from the Griddle Car on the trains. Again this year, trains will be operating on Friday afternoon.
80 real ales and 30 ciders & perries
Pimms Bar in the marquee at Market Bosworth
10 live steam road locomotives
Miniature traction engines
Vintage commercial vehicles
Hot and cold food
Children's Bouncy Castle
On Friday and Saturday evenings there will be live entertainment from DR BUSKER, who is often billed as "The Last Victorian Pub Pianist", and is well known in the world of preservation and steam rallies. NATALIE NIGHTINGDALE will sing on Saturday (4-6pm) and Sunday (12-2pm), and the ANKER MORRIS MEN will perform on Sunday.
The Camp Site is again available at £12.00 per night per unit. Each person will also need to buy entry tickets for the number of days they are planning to visit. To book camping ku.oc.enildleifelttab@seiriuqne:liame Please note, there is only limited spaces so pre-booking is essential.
Only Rover train fares on all three days. Purchase of a Rover ticket from Shackerstone or Shenton allows entry to Market Bosworth Beer Festival. See Special Train Timetable.
Opening Times: Friday bars open midday 'til late Trains from midday. Saturday bars open 11am 'til late Trains from 10am Sunday bars open 11am 'til 5pm Trains from 10am
Admission to Site: Friday midday to 5pm £1.00 pp. Friday 6pm to close £5.00 pp (inc. Dr. Busker). Sat. & Sun. £5.00 pp anytime (inc. Dr. Busker Saturday night). Children half price.
Shackerstone Railway Society Working Members and CAMRA Members Free entry to Market Bosworth Goods Yard, at all times on production of membership card.
Please Note: Additional tickets must be purchased for travel on the trains, however admission tickets can be redeemed against Train Tickets (not valid with any free entry tickets).
Please see below to view minibus and festival coach time table for the Rail Ale Festival.
Note: All departure times from Hinckley are from the train station.
Additional pick ups in Hinckley are outside the Queens Head, Upper Bond Street and Ashby Road bus stop (near to Ashby Road Sports Club).
In order to book the mini-bus please contact Mike Broadhurst Social Secretary & Social Media Coordinator or 07828 481688
Friday 21 July (mini-bus – booking required)
|Hinckley Dep||Bosworth Dep|
Saturday 22 July (festival coach – booking not required)
Saturday 22 July (mini-bus – booking required)
|Bosworth - Hinckley Dep|
Sunday 23 July (festival coach – booking not required)
IMPORTANT: Request from the Beer Festival Organiser for help with advance preparation, and for staffing during the actual event:-
Beer Festival Organiser Request
MBRAF Staffing Form
Last Year's Event Reports