2018 Beer & Cider Festival

8th West Kent CAMRA
SPA Valley Railway Beer and Cider Festival
19th-21nd October 2018

With 150+ Real Ales + Ciders, 25+ Green Hop Beers, UK Craft and European Keg Bar, this is the event you do not want to miss.
The main festival takes place in our Victorian Engine Shed at Tunbridge Wells West where you can enjoy a pint or two throughout the day in between train rides if you wish, the festival continues on the trains and at Groombridge and Eridge Stations too. Entry to the festival at the stations is free, please follow link below for info on train times and tickets. 

Volunteers needed!! If you are a CAMRA member and can spare some time to help out at the festival, please contact us on the email address below (just remove the spaces)
campaign @ camrawestkent.org.uk
We can also be contacted on Facebook 


CAMRA members with a valid card get a free glass, don’t forget your card!!

SVRF 2018 Tasting Notes

Tunbridge Wells West

  • The main festival location, inside the engine shed with most of the Real Ale, Belgian/KeyKeg Beers & Cider.
  • Trains to High Rocks, Groombridge & Eridge.
  • Fullers Butcher BBQ
  • Thai Food Stand
  • Black Dog Tea & Coffee Bar
  • Live Entertainment throughout the event at selected times – see above for details. 
  • Access to the main festival itself is FREE!
  • Ticket office, toilets and main departure point of train services. 
  • Station shop stocking a large variety of railway and children’s products.
  • Train travel from 17:30 is just £10, £5 for CAMRA and Spa Valley members on production of a valid membership card.

High Rocks

  • Access to the famous High Rocks or Tea Garden Lane which can provide great photographic opportunities.
  • High Rocks Inn and Garden.
  • A great place to watch the trains from the Inns garden.
  • Please note that evening & shuttle trains will not serve High Rocks.


  • Trains crossing over all three days (Please note, you can only change trains to catch the one you are passing if travelling towards Eridge). Why not break your journey and enjoy this fabulous country station?
  • Shuttle service to Tunbridge Wells West on the Friday & Saturday.
  • Real ale & cider available on the station platform in our marquee!


  • Mainline connections with Southern services to Central London, East Croydon, Oxted (change for East Grinstead) and Uckfield.
  • Real ale and cider on sale in our Waiting Room.
  • Locomotives can be viewed in the bay platform between trains if timetabled to remain at the station.