11th Annual Real Ale & Cider Festival
at The Kent & East Sussex Railway

2019 festival front pageFriday 14th June 6.30pm - 11.00pm
Saturday 15th June from 10.30am - 11.00pm (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.

Download the Festival Brochure here

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 during the setup or 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. 

Any time you can spare to lend a hand on one or more of the following days will be greatly appreciated

  • Wednesday 12th for setting up - 12:00 to 17:00
  • Thursday 13th for setting up - 10:00 to 17:00
  • Friday 14th for setting up - 14:00 to 17:00 or during the festival on Friday evening
  • Saturday 15th to work at the festival
  • Sunday 16th for taking down - 9:30 to 13:00

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

Festival Information

A wide range of real ales, ciders and perry available at Tenterden Town Station and on some train departures from 10.40 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 starts at 12 noon and continues into the evening

  • Steam Punk
  • Scott and Explorers
  • Great Mates
  • Orange Circus
  • Men Without Hens

As well as, Woodchurch Morris

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

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

Friday 14th June - £2, (no train service in operation).

Saturday 15th 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.

Getting to the Festival by Public Transport

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).

Full bus timetable-please contact relevant operator or Traveline - www.traveline.info

Website links for StagecoachArrivaRenown

Local Accommodation

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