Bluebell Railway Beer Festival – in association with Sussex Branches of Camra
10 – 12 September at Sheffield Park Station
Come to a beer festival with a difference! Imagine sipping a special Sussex brew in the industrial splendour of a locomotive running shed and watch steam trains puff up and down the line. Bluebell Railway’s first beer festival will be supported by the Sussex Branches of Camra and their expertise.

Choose from 90 different cask beers and enjoy a fine selection of cider and perry too! The event will run from 12 noon to 9.30pm, Friday and Saturday, and 12 noon to 4pm on Sunday. Extra entertainment in the form of live music will feature on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Entrance charge to the festival will be £7.50 and will include a beer programme with tasting notes, a free glass plus and a free pint of beer or cider! A token system is in place for further purchase of beers, which can be sampled at as full pints, halves or 3rds. Plenty of food options will be provided in-house and by temporary food stands.

Bus transfers and steam train travel

The beer festival will be a stand-alone event, but when you buy your tickets for the festival, you will be able to add on other purchases like steam train travel on the Bluebell Railway and even a return bus ticket for one of our organised bus and coach transfers for £6 bringing you direct to the venue on routes from Haywards Heath Station, Worthing, Horsham, Crawley, Eastbourne, Hastings, Sevenoaks, Dorking, Reigate and Uckfield.

Visit the bus tickets webpage to buy your bus tickets.