If you are a keen railway enthusiast, a lover of good real ale, or somewhere between the two, then one of the highlights of your calendar should be the Llangollen Railway Real Ale Train (if it isn’t already!).
This fun and laid back event takes place on numerous weekends throughout the year, and always provides an experience quite unlike any other. The Real Ale Train departs from Llangollen Station at 6:30pm, so simply get on board and soak up the atmosphere of one of the finest steam railways in the country, while you soak up some of the finest ales from the region.
The journey lasts for about three hours, and the ale is reasonably priced, at £3 a pint. The Station Café and Bar is open throughout the evening as well, offering further drinks and some meals, and there’s also a barbeque on the station platform to keep you well fed. As a souvenir of your evening, all guests get to take home a free Llangollen Railway pint glass. Lovely!
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Llangollen Real Ale Train departs from Llangollen Station. Visit their website for ticket prices and reserved seating information.
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