9th Annual Real Ale & Cider Festival at The Kent & East Sussex Railway 2017

Friday 16th June 6pm - 10.30pm2017 Beer Festival

Saturday 17th June from 11.00 am - 10.30pm
(or until the beer runs out)

To be held at:

Tenterden Town Station
Station Road
Tenterden
Kent
TN30 6HE

Tenterden Station is a five minute walk from the High Street and bus stops.

Opening times: Friday: 6.00 pm – 10.30 pm and Saturday: 11.00 am – 10.30 pm (or until the beer runs out).

Admission: purchase of a KESR platform ticket if you wish to attend the beer festival only.
Entrance to the beer festival is free to card carrying CAMRA members as well as a discount on train travel.

A range of real ales, ciders and perry

Real ales and cider available on some train departures from 10.40 am.

Food available: Friday evening and Saturday all day into the evening.

Live music: Saturday afternoon and into the evening.
These times may vary slightly!

  • 12.30 to 2.30 - Stone Junction (CAMRA)
  • 3.00 to 5.00  -  Roosters (KESR)
  • Woodchurch Morris dancing
  • 6.00 to 8.00  -  People’s Republic of Mercia (CAMRA)
  • 8.30 to 10.30 - Creek (KESR)

Families welcome.

Limited camping: available but MUST be booked in advance, camper vans and caravans also welcome – to book a pitch phone the railway on 01580 765155.

Service buses: operate to Tenterden from: Ashford (2 or 2A), Maidstone (12), Tunbridge Wells (297), Hastings (2), Rye (312).
Railway Stations: either Headcorn (connecting bus 12) or Ashford International (connecting bus 2 or 2A), Hastings (connecting bus 2).

For full bus timetable, please contact relevant operator or visit their websites:

Arriva: www.arrivabus.co.uk - for bus 12
Renown: www.renowngroup.co.uk - for buses 297 and 312
Stagecoach: www.stagecoachbus.com - for buses 2 and 2A

For festival info: call 01580 240104 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Helping at the Festival: Our beer festival is organised and run by unpaid volunteers and we are always looking for more volunteers, old and new to join us. So if you would like to help out, whether for a few hours one evening or throughout the beer festival, you will be made most welcome. Don't worry, you do not need any experience. The only condition for being a volunteer is that you are a CAMRA member.  If you can help, please complete the online form by clicking here, you can also email details of your availability to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Remember, without Volunteers there would be no Beer Festival

Local Accommodation: details of local accommodation can be found on Official Tenterden Town Website

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