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22nd Ale & Steam Weekend

First weekend held in June 2009

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The North Cotswold Branch of CAMRA in conjunction with the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway are holding their 22nd Ale and Steam Weekend at Winchcombe and Toddington Stations from Friday 14th June until Sunday 16th June 2024


    We will again be splitting the beer sales between Winchcombe and Toddington Stations.


   On Friday 14h June, the bars on both stations will be open from 10:30 until 18:30 at Winchcombe and 18:15 at Toddington.

   On Saturday 15th June the bars swill be open as on Friday.

   On Sunday 16th June, both bars will be open from 11:00 until 15:00. Opening on Sunday will be subject to beer availability.


The total number of Beers will be 50, made up from 30 at Winchcombe and 20 at Toddington. The beer theme this year will be Derbyshire & South Yorkshire. About 10 different Ciders/Perry will also be available, split between the two stations. Plus Hot & Cold Food with Soft Drinks


      Train Times & Entry


  A ticket for travel or a platform ticket costing £3, valid on the day, is required for entry to the event. You will then need to buy a standard souvenir glass for an additional £2. 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.


  You only need to buy a bar package once, which you can use at either bar. Extra token cards can be purchased as required. Unused tokens can either be donated to charity, or cashed in, during festival opening times only. Similarly, glasses can be returned; a refund of £1 will be given.


  Unfortunately the GWR DMU shuttle is presently out of action. First train from Cheltenham at 10:15, and from Broadway at 10:40. See GWR site for later train times.


  The normal timetable will be in operation on Sunday. See GWR site.


  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)




  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 Alan McLellan – alan.mclellan1@btinternet.com


Further Information


  Please email Alan McLellan




Beer & Cider Lists


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




Toddington Station Bar will be in a Marquee, located next to the café.


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The Previous Ale & Steam Weekend Report (2023)

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Web page details correct as at 14th May 2024