The dates for the 2019 Beer Festival are
Friday 14th and Saturday 15th June

Details to follow in due course

The following information refers to the 2018 Beer Festival

2018 Beer Festival flyer

10th Annual Real Ale & Cider Festival
at The Kent & East Sussex Railway

Friday 15th June 6pm - 10.30pm
Saturday 16th June from 11.00 am - 10.30pm
(or until the beer runs out)

To be held at:

Tenterden Town Station
Station Road
TN30 6HE

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

Festival Information

A wide range of real ales, ciders and perry available at Tenterden Town Station and on some train departures from 10.45 am.

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

Entertainment at the Festival

Friday - quiet evening, no music

Saturday - Live music on Saturday afternoon and into the evening

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.

Admission Charges

Friday 15th June - £2, Free entry is available to card carrying CAMRA and K&ESR members (no train service in operation).

Saturday 16th June - The railway is running a Gold Service, however if you wish to attend the festival only, you will need to purchase a platform ticket at £3.

Free entry is available to card carrying CAMRA and K&ESR members.

Getting to the Festival by Public Transport

Important Changes to Stagecoach Bus Times from Sunday 3rd June

Those travelling by bus to and from the festival from either Ashford or Hastings using the 2 or 2A bus should check the new timetables.

Route 2 will be changed to run every 2 hours during the day between Hastings, Tenterden and Ashford.
View the new route 2 timetable here

Route 2A will be changed to run every 2 hours during the day between Tenterden and Ashford.
View the new route 2A timetable here

Service buses operate to Tenterden from: Ashford (2 or 2A), Hastings (2), Maidstone (12), Tunbridge Wells (297).

Full bus timetable-please contact relevant operator or Traveline -

Website links for StagecoachArrivaRenown

 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.

Remember, without Volunteers there would be no Beer Festival
If you can help, please complete the online form or email details of your availability to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Local Accommodation

Details of local accommodation can be found on Official Tenterden Town Website or MyTenterden website