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18th Ale & Steam Weekend

Celebrating 10 Years of Holding these Events

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The North Cotswold Branch of CAMRA in conjunction with the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway are holding their 18th Ale and Steam Weekend at Winchcombe and Toddington Stations from Friday 21st June until Sunday 23rd June 2019


We will again be splitting the beer sales between Winchcombe and Toddington Stations. Please select this link for further details.


On Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd June, the bar on both stations will be open from 10:30 until 19:00 at Winchcombe, or 17:45 at Toddington.

On Sunday 23rd June, both bars will be open from 10:30 until 17:00. Opening on Sunday will be subject to beer availability.


The total number of Beers will be fixed later, but will be about 40. Plus Hot & Cold Food with Soft Drinks


Camping is available. See below for details.


Train Times & Entry


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 standard souvenir glass for an additional 2. If you return your glass a refund of 1 will be given (The other 1 goes towards washing the glass etc before it can be re-used), You will also need to purchase a Beer Token Card(s) for the value of 10. (No cash sales at the bar).


Hence a complete normal bar package costs 12. 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.


An enhanced timetable will be in operation on both Friday and Saturday, including a shuttle DMU between Winchcombe and Toddington stations


The normal timetable will be in operation on Sunday. Further details of train times will be available nearer the time of the event.


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 Cheltenham Race Course and at Toddington Station)


The attendance at this event may be another record due to extra rail traffic as a result of the Broadway opening in 2018 and the extended bar opening times, so please come early if you can.




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 Ale & Steam Festival Director, (Alan McLellan)


Further Information

Please email Alan McLellan




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.


Beer & Cider List


This will be available nearer the time of the Event




Winchcombe Station Bar will be on Platform 1, in a new building which opened early in 2018.




Toddington Station Bar will be in the waiting room on Platform 2 as usual.




The Previous Ale & Steam Weekend Report

Please click on photo below:







Web page details correct as at 18th December 2018