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4th Summer Ale & Steam Weekend

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The North Cotswold Branch of CAMRA in conjunction with the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway are holding their 4th Summer Ale and Steam Weekend at Winchcombe and Toddington Stations, from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th August 2017


  We will again be splitting the beer sales between Winchcombe and Toddington Stations. For the first time this year, we will also open at Winchcombe station only on Friday, in addition to the normal opening at both stations on Saturday and Sunday. Note that the Friday opening at Winchcombe is a special beer testing session, with up to 12 beers available in the 'Visiting Bar'. Bar opening times:


Friday 18th August at Winchcombe only: Noon to 3 pm.

Saturday 19th August at Winchcombe & Toddington: 10:30 am until 7 pm.

Sunday 20th August at Winchcombe & Toddington: 10:30 am until 4 pm (Closing time may be earlier if all beers have been consumed)


33 Beers in total, 23 at Winchcombe, and 10 at Toddington. Plus a selection of Ciders, Hot & Cold Food, Soft Drinks


        The Beers at Toddington will have a London theme. Camping is available. See below right for details.


Train Times & Entry Cost


  A ticket for travel, or a platform ticket (£2 at Winchcombe, £1 at Toddington) on the day is required for entry to the event. You will then need to buy a “normal” souvenir glass for an additional £2, or a special half pint glass with handle for £3. If you return your glass a refund of £1 will be given (The other £1 or £2 goes towards washing the glass etc before it can be re-used), You will also need to purchase Beer Token Card(s) at £10 each. (No cash sales at the bar).


  Hence a complete normal bar package costs £12 or £13, depending on the type of glass desired. Any unused tokens can be exchanged back for cash, or donated to charity


  You only need to buy a bar package once, which you can use at either bar. Extra token cards can be purchased as required.


  The Blue timetable will be in operation on the Friday, and the Red timetable will be in operation on Saturday & Sunday. The first train from Cheltenham Racecourse on Saturday and Sunday leaves at 10:55. On Saturday only there will be the following additional trains operated by DMU:






























  For further information on train times, please visit http://www.gwsr.com


Limited Car Parking


  Please note that parking at Winchcombe is very limited and it is more fun travelling there by train. (Ample parking available at Toddington and Cheltenham Race Course)




  If you would like to help at this event, please click here for a helpers form. Please print this, fill it in by hand, and scan it. Then please forward the completed scanned form as an attachment to our Festival Director Roger Price.


Further Information


  Please contact our Festivals Director Roger Price on 07850 429630



Latest Beer List


The Latest Beer List is now available. Please Click Here.





Winchcombe Station Bar is presently planned to be in the waiting room on Platform 2 and nearby marquee.



Toddington Station Bar will be on Platform 2 as usual.



3rd Summer Ale & Steam Report

Please click on photo below:




Summer Festival Poster


Please Click Here




  The camp site is at Manor Farm, Market Lane, Greet. GL54 5BJ. Tents are £6 per person per night. Campervans and caravans are £16 per night to include use of one of 4 available electricity points. When you arrive, please contact Mr or Mrs Day at Manor Farm.


Web page details correct as at 24th July 2017