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GCR Real Ale Train - May 2019

TOG Social on the GCR Real Ale Train

We have decided to hold another social gathering on the GCR Real Ale Train - this time in May as the nights will be lighter to see more of Charnwood Forest and Swithland Reservoir. Details of the Real Ale Train follow this introduction. Members are required to book directly with the GCR on line. You will be able to book your ticket and make a selection of the pie, the game pie is recommended. Finally please let Andy McWilliam know you have booked so we can get an idea of how many will be in the TOG group and we will attempt to secure a group of seats so that we can travel together. Previous trips have worked well and this GCR event is usually fully subscribed well before the date so it is important that you make your booking early. Hoping to see many of you in May.

Real Ale Train – May 11th

Real Ale on the Move!

Enjoy ale on the rails as a steam loco does two return trips along the line on Saturday 11th May 2019.

We will be serving cask beers from Nottingham Brewery, along with beers from other breweries to be confirmed. The train will be departing at 18:30 from Loughborough Central.

To book, please select the date below:


Book now for 11th May 2019


Something to soak it up..

We will be serving pie & pickle to accompany your ale. You must pre-order your pie when booking your ticket. There’s butcher’s pork pie, game pie or Mediterranean veggie quiche - all at £4.00 each.

How much?

Train fares are only £18* per person - don’t forget, it’s two round trips....and £18 is our normal runabout fare in 2019.

Booking Information...

Due to limited seats on this train, tickets are advance, internet booking only. There are no concessionary fares. The train departs Loughborough Central at 18.30 and makes two trips to Leicester North, before returning to Loughborough Central at approx. 21.45. You are welcome to remain on the train at Loughborough until at least 22.00 buying/drinking your beer (subject to supplies not running out!) and leaving the station by 22.30. (so you can either head to the pub or head home). Other alcoholic beverages, soft drinks and bar snacks are available to purchase on board during your journey. Less able-bodied passengers, due to the configuration of the coaches, can only be accommodated if they are not confined to a wheelchair.

Passengers are conveyed by the Company's trains in accordance with the Company's "Conditions of Carriage" (as shown on this website). All train services, locomotives, exhibits and other attractions appear subject to availability and are subject to change without prior notice.

Earlier Event: February 3
Annual Dinner Dance and Awards 2018