Beer festival treat for steam fans in Bridgnorth

By Rory Smith | Bridgnorth | Attractions | Published:

Visitors can enjoy a pint while taking in the sights of great steam locomotives at a bank holiday beer festival in Bridgnorth.

Visitors will be able to see steam locomotives while sampling beers in Bridgnorth

Severn Valley Railway's pub, The Railwayman's Arms, is host its beer festival on the edge of the line. Platform one will be used as its beer garden, giving visitors the perfect opportunity to see the trains and even hop aboard the new Cocktail Express.

The pub, on Bridgnorth Railway Station, will offer 15 real ales and four real ciders including Westwood Revelry, Nene Valley Egyptian Cream, Exmoor Gold and Hobsons Simcoe Chinook, which will be served in a beer tent and behind the bar.

Taking place at 11am to 6.30pm from Saturday to Monday, a range of refreshments will be on offer and entry to the event is free.

The Cocktail Express will allow passengers to travel through the Severn Valley on board a 1936 first-class carriage while sipping a selection of cocktails and taking in information from railway guides.

The festival is part of a series of activities and events running at the railway throughout bank holiday and May half-term.

Jungle Explorers children’s activities will run at The Engine House Visitor Centre in Highley, from May 27 to 31, with ReachOut Arts UK leading the activities from 11am to 3pm.

Rounding off the week will be the Food & Drink Fayre on June 1 and 2, filling The Engine House with the best locally-produced food and drink.

For more information and to book tickets for the Cocktail Express, go to or call 01562757900.

Rory Smith

By Rory Smith
Reporter - @rorysmith_star

Senior reporter based at the Shropshire Star's head office in Ketley, Telford.


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