Music and real ale will combine at an event on the Churnet Valley Railway.
The five mile long RailAleTrail will serve up more than 70 different drinks from bars at three stations, two trains and local pubs.
“Our first RailAleTrail was a great success last summer and this year we are expecting an even bigger turn-out of real ale fans,” said Churnet Valley Railway’s chairman Anthony Hancock.
“A superb range of beers and ciders combined with a journey along the valley and a visit to our partner pubs will make it a really memorable experience.”
The festival begins on July 20 when a curry supper served aboard the train and a folk music singaround will take place at Kingsley and Froghall Station.
Two trains will operate a continuous service from 10.30am the following day with bars open at Kingsley and Froghall, Cheddleton and Consall Stations as well as onboard. During the afternoon, 60s band Halcyon Days will perform at Kingsley & Froghall and special evening trains will run until 9.30pm.
July 22 sees a two-train service from 10.30am until 5.30pm, with the station bars open once again and more music at Froghall in the afternoon. Food will be available at the station tea rooms throughout the weekend.
Also joining in the event will be pubs in or near the railway:
- The Boat Inn at Cheddleton
- The Black Lion at Consall Forge
- The Railway Inn at Froghall
- The Marquis of Granby at Ipstones
No booking is required, except for the curry on Friday night (price £15) and entrance to the station bars is free. Normal prices will apply for train journeys. For more information call 01538 750755.