Beer Festival 2017

Elsecar Heritage Railway
Fri 28th April to Mon 1st May
Opening Times
Friday 12 noon till 10:30pm
Saturday 11am till 10:30pm
Sunday 11am till 10:30pm
​Monday 11am till 7pm
(Free Admission 50p Glass Deposit - Refundable)
Elsecar Heritage Railway, Elsecar Heritage Centre, Wath Road, Elsecar, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S74 8HJ
This four-day CAMRA beer festival is to be held over the early May bank holiday weekend, in conjunction with the Elsecar Heritage Railway – the Coalfields Memorial Line, set in the attractive conservation village of Elsecar. The CAMRA beer marquee will feature 80+ real ales and cider

Located behind the Elsecar Heritage Centre the venue is a working heritage railway off Wath Road, Elsecar, which is on the 66 bus route from Barnsley interchange. The venue is only 8 minutes walking from the Elsecar Railway Station, which has services between Sheffield and Leeds/Huddersfield. If coming by car follow the brown tourist signs for Elsecar Heritage Centre, which start some way out on the M1. Parking is plentiful and free.

The Heritage Railway will have the steam locomotives for rides to the Cortonwood return (see website for more details).

When the trains stop there will be live entertainment on stage in the station yard. Food stalls and CAMRA tombola stands will be open throughout the weekend.

The Elsecar Heritage Centre is the restored historical buildings that were formerly ironworks and colliery workshops of the Earl Fitzwilliam. They now house an antique centre, individual craft workshops, shops and exhibitions of Elsecar's past. Entry is free.

The latest attraction to be opened to the public is the Elsecar Newcomen Beam Engine is one of Yorkshire's finest surviving legacies of the Industrial Revolution. It is the only Newcomen – type atmospheric pressure beam engine in the WORLD to have remained in its original location.

This will be great weekend out for all the family.
  Contact Andrew Taylor
For more information

CAMRA Members can you volunteer to help?
Fill in your staffing form here

Due to industrial action by Northern Rail,
No trains will stop at Elsecar station on Friday 28th April.
Follow this link to Northern Rail Page

The Cask Beer List
The up-to-date and live beer list, click above.
The Cider and Perry List
The up-to-date cider list, click above.
The up-to-date World beer list, click above.

The Festival Programme
Click here to download

Thanks go to All our sponsores and  advertisers for
their support in this years event programme.

Compares and spinning tunes between the Bands on Saturday and Sunday is Steve White (former Dearne FM & Hallam FM now BBC Radio Sheffield) and Toby Foster (Phoenix Nights and BBC Radio Sheffield) Steve and Toby will be promoting the Wentworth Woodhouse Music Festival taking place on Sunday 28th May

Friday 28th - No music

Saturday 29th April
La Fox  12.30pm

Local Artist  3pm

Wilde Sammon  5pm

Sunday 30th April
The Doonicans  1pm

Danny Smart  3pm

Del Scott Miller  5pm

Monday 1st May
Celtic Musicians 12pm

Our Festival Sponsors

  A huge thanks goes to our sponsors above and to our advertisers in the programme.
This is the first year we have produced a programme and we know we can get lots more content into it, including tasting notes for the beers and more beer articles.
To do this we would need more advertising/sponsorship support.
If you or your business would like to advertise in the September 2017 Beer Festival Programme, or in next year’s 2018 Elsecar Railway Beer Festival Programme then please Email The Editor .
Thanks again to the support this event is attracting and to all our visitors, have a great time.
Nigel Croft - Branch secretary and editor