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Anything Goes + Cider Festival 2017 - Churnet Valley Railway Events Calendar

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Anything Goes + Cider Festival 2017

Join us for the Churnet Valley Railway's next enthusiast event, as the line continues its 25th Anniversary events. The weekend of 23/24/25 June 2017 will see the line host its annual summer gala, with the addition of a Cider Festival for 2017! The home fleet will be operating an intensive services along the Churnet Valley line, including operations late into the evening on Friday & Saturday.



  • Shunter Hauled services (Saturday & Sunday only)
  • 08633 First Ever Passenger Services in Preservation*
  • Janus 2748 first public service since 2009
  • Cheddleton Engine Shed open to visitors - View overhaul of LMS 8F no. 48173
  • Churnet Valley's first ever Cider Festival
  • Friday Evening 33 mileage for £7!
  • Saturday Evening 33 service



  • Saturday + Sunday available to download >here<


  • Froghall: 2pm-11pm (Fri) / 12pm-11pm (Sat) / 12pm-6pm (Sun)
  • Cheddleton: 2pm-8pm (Fri) / 12pm-6pm (Sat + Sun)


  • Broadoaks, Bristol : Moonshine 7.5% / Perry 5.0%
  • Celtic Marches, Bishops Frome : Lily the Pink 4.5% / Thundering Molly 5.2%
  • Cockeyed, Cullompton : Monkey Mango 4.0%
  • Gwynt y Draig, Pontypridd : Two Trees Perry 4.5% / Fiery Fox 4.5%
  • Lilley's, Frome : Crazy Goat 6.8%
  • Lyme Bay, Axminster : Undercurrant 4.0% / Sundown 4.0%
  • Orchard Pig, West Bradley : Explore 4.5%
  • Sheppys, Taunton : Farmhouse 6.0% / Raspberry 4.0%
  • Snailsbank, Worcester : Elderflower G&T 4.5%
  • Thistle Cross, Dunbar : Whisky Cask 6.0%
  • Weston's, Ledbury : Old Rosie 7.3%
  • Plus CVR's in-house bottled Real Ales


  • The Signal Cabin Tearooms at Froghall will be serving freshly prepared food and drink all weekend. Arrive early and enjoy an Engineman’s breakfast to start off your day!
  • Consall station will be offering light refreshments from their restored tea trolley on the platform throughout the weekend.
  • The Goods Shed Tearooms at Cheddleton will be serving hot & cold snacks to eat in or takeaway.


  • Adult: £14.00
  • Senior (60+): £12.00
  • Child (4-14): £8.00
  • Under 4's: FREE
  • Family (2A+2C): £34.00
  • Friday Only Tickets: £7.00 (No concessions, purchase on-the-day only)
  • Evening Only Tickets: £7.00 (Available after 5pm, purchase on-the-day only)

Admission to the station bars is FREE, however a valid train ticket is required to use the train service (discount available on pre-booked tickets)



Please Note -:

*We will be operating a strict "Think 21" policy, so if you are so lucky to look under 21 years of age proof of ID will be required

*We reserve the right to refuse entry to the railway for any reason without the right for refund

*All our staff are volunteers, and any verbal and/or physical abuse will not be tolerated. We reserve the right to remove any person(s) found to be abusing staff without the right to a refund.

*Smoking is not permitted within any station building or onboard any of our train services


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