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Guided Rail Ale Trail - Full Line Beer Special

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    A full line real ale journey

    Taking in the entirety of the East Lancashire Railway line this professionally guided Rail Ale tour includes a scrumptious pub lunch at The Railway and affords more than a few opportunities to wet your whistle with some delicious local ales along the twelve mile route.

    Ticket price includes a full line return ticket, Blue or Green Badge Guide, a complimentary bottle of ale to get you started and a hearty pub lunch to keep you going.

    Ticket price includes a full line return ticket, tour from a Blue or Green Badge Guide, a complimentary bottle of ale and a pub lunch.

    Tour Type: Classic
    Start: 10.30am from Bury Bolton Street Station
    Finish: Between 4pm - 5pm
    Service: 11.02am Steam (Yellow Timetable)
    Lunch: Hamers Arms
    Cost: £33.50
    Walking Grade:2

    GradeAmount/Type of Walking
    1 Walking on pavements in local villages
    2 Walking 10 – 20 minutes between pubs, walking on pavements and hills in local villages
    3 Hiking involved, steep hills, 20 minutes – 1 hour walk

    Read more about our Rail Ale Trail Guided Tours

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION

    The East Lancashire Railway aims to provide a quality experience for all participants by offering a maximum of 25 places per tour. Themed tours are available throughout the year and pre-booking is essential. The tours start and finish at Bury Bolton Street Station with the option to continue the journey on the railway after the tour. All tours require some form of walking, whether that’s the short, level walk from the station to the pub or a more strenuous walk around some of the local scenery, please read each individual tour description carefully. Due to the varied terrains on which the tours take place visitors with mobility difficulties are asked to contact the railway prior to booking to discuss individual requirements and tailored tour itineraries.

    All tours focus on the history and heritage of the local area, its brewing traditions and the people who shaped them over the centuries. Please note that hen and stag parties are prohibited on the guided tours. Tours are suitable for visitors aged 18 years + only. The East Lancashire Railway reserves the right to refuse entry and travel to any customers who join the tour as part of a stag or hen party, or are too heavily under the influence of alcohol.

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    • More ways to book

      Pre-booking is essential and early booking is recommended. To make a booking simply select one of the following options:

      Telephone: 0161 764 7790
      (daily 10am - 4pm)

      Pop into our Information Office
      Bury Bolton Street Station, Bolton Street, Bury, BL9 0EY (daily 10am - 4pm)

      See our Terms and Conditions. Online booking fees apply. Payment can be made by credit or debit card or cash. Cash payments can be made at Bury Bolton Street Station only.

    • Gift vouchers for every occasion
    • Photo: Free bottle of local ale!
      Rail Ale Trail

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