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LATi Social outing: Amble to Quorn, steam back for Great Central Beer Festival

September 21, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This proved a popular social event in 2017 – so we’re doing it again. Our amble last year sparked some great conversations, which resulted in the outstanding GDPR Knowledge Exchange event held earlier this year.  Join us for a gentle amble to Quorn and steam back on the train for  a sociable late afternoon of beer tastingScreenshot 2017-08-23 08.26.37

Great Central Railway’s annual beer festival is back and this year LATi will be joining the party once again! The plan is to meet up at Great Central in Loughborough, walk to Quorn station – enjoy a beer or two at Quorn and get the train back to enjoy the festival at Loughborough Great Central Railway station.

Take your taste buds on a sentimental journey at the award winning line’s 4-day beer festival. This year over 70 guest beers & ciders are on offer specially selected from different breweries.

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Beer Festival & Train Costs – Pay Your Own Way on the Day

Admission to the beer festival is £4.00 payable on the door  but is FREE to anyone buying a ticket to travel on the steam trains that weekend!

With live music and hot food on offer it’s set to be a great beer festival.

GCR’s normal train fares apply with an adult runabout for just £17
A single ticket from Quorn is £3 (subject to change)

Our timetable for the day – to be confirmed
3:00pm – Meet outside Great Central Loughborough Station
3:15pm – Walk to Quorn 2.4 miles – mostly flat (48 minutes says Google)
4:10pm – Aim to arrive at Quorn & Woodhouse station
                   Buy train ticket to Loughborough 
?;??pm – Return train to Loughborough (subject to timetable)
?:??pm – Arrive Loughborough
?:?? to as late as you like – enjoying the Great Central Beer Festival

Beer Festival Highlights for Friday, 21st September

Opening times – 
Friday – 12pm to 11pm
Live music from 8:00 pm – Heart of Oak –
a local 5 piece semi acoustic covers band – music from the 50’s to today
Food – From 12pm on Friday until late there will be Bratwurst served on Loughborough platform.  Our station Buffet will also be open.

Opening times – 
Friday – 12pm to 11pm
Visit the Pistons & Pumps Festival – there’s a variety of traction engines, plus classic and vintage vehicles, on display.
Live Music from 7pm – Coopers’ Last Stand
Beer Plus +
There’ll also be a specialist stand selling local gins and prosecco.
Food – From 12pm on Friday, until late there will be curry and hog roast.  Butler-Henderson café will also be open from 10am to 4pm for homemade sandwiches, hot food, cakes and drinks.

Join us …


September 21, 2018
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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