Steam & Beer at the Sittingbourne & Kemsley Railway

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Credit: Sittingbourne & Kemsley Railway

This weekend is Steam & Beer at the Sittingbourne and Kemsley Railway, joining together steam trains with great beers and tipples.

Steam & Beer is held over the weekend of 6th and 7th July with live music on Saturday and family entertainment on Sunday.

A special timetable and fares are applicable for the event.

The fares are:

  • Adults (aged 18+) – £12 including the return rail ticket, entrance to the beer festival and first pint
  • Senior Citizens – £11 including the return rail ticket, entrance to the beer festival and first pint
  • Young adults (aged 16-17) – £9 including return rail ticket and entrance to the beer festival
  • Children (aged 3-15) – £5.50 including return rail ticket and entrance to the beer festival
  • Infants (aged under 3) – free
  • SKLR members
    • Adult members (aged 18+) – £6 including return rail ticket, entrance to the beer festival and first pint
    • Young adult/child members – £2 including return tickets and entrance to the beer festival.

Tickets can only be purchased on the day, so visitors are advised to arrive around 15 minutes before the train leaves to buy tickets.

The railway is operating a CASH ONLY bar to reduce the queues.

Here is the draft beer list

The beer prices are based on the Alcohol By Volume (ABV) rating:

  • 4% ABV and under – £3.20 per pint
  • 4.1-4.9% ABV – £3.50 per pint
  • 5% ABV and over – £3.80 per pint

The ciders will all cost £3.20 per pint and are:

  • Hard Core 7.5% ABV
  • Pennypot 5.5% ABV
  • Strawberry 5.5% ABV
  • Raspberry 5.5% ABV
  • Blackcurrant 5.5% ABV
  • Elderflower 5.5% ABV
  • Rhubarb 5.5% ABV
  • Mango 5.5% ABV

Saturday

Trains depart Sittingbourne Viaduct as follows: 11am, 11.45am, 12.30pm, 1.15pm, 2pm, 2.45pm, 3.30pm, 4.15pm, 5pm, 6.50pm, 7.50pm and 8.50pm

Trains return from Kemsley Down at: 12.05pm, 12.50pm, 1.35pm, 2.20pm, 3.05pm, 3.50pm, 4.35pm, 5.20pm, 6.20pm, 7.20pm, 8.20pm, 9.20pm and 10.20pm

At Kemsley Down, there will be live music from 12pm until 10pm.

Sunday

Trains depart Sittingbourne Viaduct station at: 11am, 11.45am, 12.30pm, 1.15pm, 2pm, 2.45pm, 3.30pm, 4.15pm, 5.pm and 5.45pm

Trains return from Kemsley Down at: 12.05pm, 12.50pm, 1.35pm, 2.20pm, 3.05pm, 3.50pm, 4.35pm, 5.20pm and 6.30pm.

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I have had an interest in Railways for as long as I can remember. I am a member of a number of heritage railways and actively volunteer at 2 of them. I enjoy all types of railways, real life, model and simulations. I started RailAdvent in 2014 and am the main editor of the site.