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Hop Festival Real Ale Train

09 Sep 2017

On the 9th & 10th September, our popular HopFest Family Fun Weekend takes place at Bodiam Station.

Our Real Ale Trains source some of the finest real ales from micro-breweries and normally include one from each of our neighbours, the Old Dairy Brewery and the Rother Valley Brewing Company.

The train of 1950's era corridor carriages (hauled by a historic steam locomotive and including wheelchair user access and seating in Petros) will be ready for boarding from 6.30pm for a 7.00pm departure and travels from Tenterden to Bodiam return. The on board bar stocks a range of real ales and during the journey a pre-booked meal will be served from the following selection:

Homemade Chicken Curry & Rice
Homemade Vegetable Curry & Rice
Local Sausages and Mash with a rich onion gravy

On arrival at Bodiam Station, a live band provides entertainment for the duration of the station stop. Arrival back at Tenterden is scheduled for 9.45pm.

The price of £29 includes return train travel, your meal, live entertainment at Bodiam and a souvenir branded pint glass to take home. All our real ales are just £3.00 pint!


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs and Registered Assistance Dogs welcome
  • Audio tours
  • Coaches welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Pets welcome
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Restaurant / cafe / tea shop / catering facilities