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Welcome . . .

. . . to Rail Ale Festival's dedicated website, where you can find information on previous Festivals and keep up-to-date with news of Rail Ale 2018, including where to buy tickets, links to our sponsors, beer lists and confirmed musical acts.

You will also find regular updates on Rail Ale on our Twitter feed and on Barrow Hill Roundhouse's Facebook page. Click on the links below to follow us. And don't forget to add us to your Favourites list on your internet browser.


Tickets for Rail Ale 2018 are on sale now through www.seetickets.com - click here.

Advance tickets are priced at £5 on Thursday and £7 on Friday and Saturday.  A booking fee applies.  Entry includes a commemorative glass and programme.  So why not buy the beer – and prosecco – lover in your life a ticket for Rail Ale 2018.  We can’t think of a better stocking filler and it will certainly be something to look forward to in the cold dark months of winter!


Once again we are lining up three days of fantastic entertainment for you.  To quench the thirst there will be over 350 real ales from around the country including many brewed very close to this corner of Derbyshire, a great range of ciders and craft beers and the return of the incredibly popular Prosecco bar.  For music lovers there will be fantastic live music in the marquee and on the main stage from jazz and brass through acoustic, funk and soul to rock and roll.  The Food Court will be on hand to provide you with a tasty range of food to suit every appetite from pork pies to pancakes and hog roast to pizza; not forgetting the chocolate, the cheese and even coffee! 

Between 12noon and 5pm on Friday and Saturday the popular Rail Ale train will be running for our visitors.  Entry to the Festival also includes entry to the museum and the new exhibitions and interactive displays provided courtesy of the Heritage Lottery Fund project that was completed in September 2017.  The dedicated FREE bus service will also be running from Chesterfield railway station into the Festival on all three days. There really is something for everyone at Rail Ale!

Thursday of Rail Ale 2018 will also be our Trade and VIP day and we are now taking bookings for this. If you are a publican, brewer or supplier to the brewery industry and would like to attend the Trade Day please email us at tradesession@railalefestival.com.

We are also now taking bookings for our very popular VIP lunch event. If you would like more information about this or to book a table please email tradesession@railalefestival.com

Thank you everyone and see you in May!

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Please note that although we welcome children at Rail Ale, all under 18s must leave the Festival at 5pm on each day.  This is strictly an adults-only event from 5pm.  Thank you for your cooperation.

2017 MAIN SPONSORS

Castle Rock BreweryClick here to visit the Everards brewery websiteClick here to visit the Fuller's Brewery website

2017 SPONSORS

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Click here to visit the websiteClick here to visit the oakham ales websiteClick here to visit the Timothy Taylor brewery website


Supporting sponsors: Thornbridge

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