The Great Central Railway’s annual beer festival – featuring more than 100 beers and ciders to sample – takes place over four days this week, starting on Thursday (September 7).
The event is spread across: Loughborough Central Station (Thur noon-10pm, Fri/Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 11am-5pm); Quorn & Woodhouse Station (Thur noon-10pm, Fri/Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 11am-5pm); Rothley Station (Fri/Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-5pm); and Leicester North Station (Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-5pm). Trains marked ‘A’ in the timetable will also carry a selection of beers and ciders.
Friday and Saturday see live music at Quorn and Woodhouse Station. Déjà vu plays from 8pm until late on Friday, and Saturday’s line-up features vocalist Sarah Clarke (1pm to 3.30pm), The Fentones (4pm to 6.30pm) and beer festival favourite Dr Busker (7.30pm to 11pm).
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There are no trains on Thursday and Great Central is only open at Loughborough and Quorn & Woodhouse Station. Instead, a heritage bus will provide a free shuttle between Loughborough EMR Station, Loughborough Central and Quorn and Woodhouse Stations. On Friday and Saturday, a train service will be in operation each day with normal fares, plus a special £10 evening fare from 5.30pm for visitors to start their ale trail from any station and visit all four. On Sunday, a train service will be in operation all day, again with normal fares.
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