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Rails and Ales

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This August Bank Holiday, come to the South Devon Railway for a feast of steam and diesel trains - and our famous beer and cider festival too!

We'll be running trains all day with departures from each end of the line (Buckfastleigh and Totnes) at 45 minute intervals throughout the day.

At Buckfastleigh, our London Transport Routemaster bus will be running trips to Buckfast Abbey and along to Ashburton, the original terminus of our line, the miniature railway and garden railway will be in operation, there'll be traditional fairground rides for the children and all our usual attractions, from the museum to the gardens and gift shop, will be open.

At Staverton, our midway point on the line, the beer and cider festival will be in full swing from 11.0am to 11.0pm (6.0pm Monday), offering over 60 different ales and ciders to enjoy from our award winning bar - and at only £3.00 per pint or £1.50 per half pint. All proceeds go to the Devon Diesel Society.

In addition, there will be:

• a Pimms tent and wine bar from midday until early evening (except Friday)

• a barbecue on Friday & Saturday evening

• chilli on Sunday evening  

• buffet car serving a variety of hot and cold foods and soft drinks

• a 'just for fun' quiz on Sunday evening.

Event Date: 
Friday, August 25, 2017 (All day) to Monday, August 28, 2017 (All day)
Short description: 
A great family day out with steam and heritage diesel services every day and into the evening, with the famous South Devon Railway real ale festival at Staverton Station.