Events at the Battlefield Line
Rails and Ales

Rails & Ales Festival, Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July 2017

The 8th annual Rail Ale Festival run by the Battlefield Line in conjunction with Hinckley & Bosworth branch of CAMRA, the Cammpaign for Real Ale.

From the first event, held in the booking hall at Shackerstone Station in 2010, this event has rapidly evolved into an official CAMRA beer festival running alongside a growing vintage rally favoured by enginemen and crews alike.

The ales are being served in the Goods Shed at Market Bosworth station and also from our Griddle Car on the trains.
Again this year, we are operating trains on Friday afternoon.

This year’s event features 80 real ales and 30 ciders & perries.
There will also be a Pimms Bar in the marquee at Market Bosworth.
To compliment the event, there will be other attractions at Market Bosworth, including upto 10 live steam road locomotives, a fairground organ, miniature traction engines, vintage commercial vehicles, trade stalls, hot and cold food and other displays.
There is even a Bouncy Castle for the children.

Steam road locomotives full size and miniatures.

Rails and Ales

Rails and Ales

Again there is live music and entertainment over the weekend;

On Friday and Saturday evenings we welcome back live entertainment from Dr Busker.
Dr Busker is often billed as The Last Victorian Pub Pianist, and is well known in the world of preservation and steam rallies, at which he is a regular performer.
Natalie Nightingale sings along on Saturday (4-6pm) and Sunday (12-2pm).
The Anchor Morris Men perform on Sunday afternoon.

Camp site is again be available at £12.00 per night per unit. Each person will also need to buy entry tickets for the number of days they are planning to visit.
To book camping email here 
Please note, there is only limited spaced so pre-booking is essential.

Only Rover train fares on all three days.

Train fares see here

Timetables see here

Purchase of a Rover ticket from Shackerstone or Shenton allows entry to Market Bosworth Beer Festival.

Opening Times:
Friday bars open midday 'til late
Trains from midday.
Saturday bars open 11am 'til late
Trains from 10am
Sunday bars open 11am 'til 5pm
Trains from 10am

Admission to Site:
Friday midday to 5pm £1.00 pp.
Friday 6pm to close £5.00 pp (inc. Dr. Busker).
Sat. & Sun. £5.00 pp anytime (inc. Dr. Busker Saturday night).
Children half price.

There is a bus running from Hinckley to Market Bosworth for the event, please see the Hinckley & Bosworth CAMRA web site for information, link here

Shackerstone Railway Society Working Members and CAMRA Members Free entry to Market Bosworth Goods Yard, at all times on production of membership card.

Please Note: Additional tickets must be purchased for travel on the trains, however admission tickets can be redeemed against Train Tickets (not valid with any free entry tickets).

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