A beer festival near a train station is a great idea for a number of reasons. Firstly, it ensures that those travelling to the festival do not have to worry about having to drive and instead can rely on public transport, as they can easily access the festival via the train. This can help to reduce costs of getting to the event, and make it more accessible for a wider range of people. 

Secondly, having a beer festival near a train station can also be beneficial for those that have already attended the event. After a long day of beer tasting, being able to easily access public transport to return home can be extremely helpful and much safer since you should not drink and drive. It also means that those attending the festival can easily visit other nearby locations, or even venture further afield for a short break.

Remember whilst a beer festival can be fun, you should not drive after attending one, which is why attending a beer festival that is near a train station can make your life a lot easier. Whilst this is not a definitive list, it should contain all the major ones that will hopefully repeat next year as well.

Here are the 36 UK beer festivals from CAMRA and other independent companies that are closest to a train station:

RankTypeFull TitleLocationCountyDatesTicket LinkTrain StationHow far from Train station? (miles)
1*CamraBradford Beer & Cider Festival 2023Victoria Hall, Victoria RoadSALTAIREBD18 3JSWest Yorkshire2nd – 4th Marchhttps://www.bradfordbeerfestival.co.ukSaltaire0.1
1*CamraGreat British Beer FestivalOlympia London Hammersmith Rd, London W14 8UXGreater London1st-5th Augusthttps://gbbf.org.uk/Kensington0.1
2*CamraGreat British Beer Festival WinterBurton Town Hall, King Edward Place,Burton upon TrentStaffordshire16th – 18th Februaryhttps://tckty.camra.org.uk/e/96/great-british-beer-festival-winter-2023Burton0.2
2*Camra13th Chappel Winter Beer FestivalChappel Beer Festival – Station RoadChappelCO6 2DSEssex2nd – 4th Marchhttps://chappelbeerfestival.org.uk/winter/tickets.phpChappel & Wakes Colne Station0.2
2*Camra45th Farnham Beer Exhibition (Beerex)
Farnham Maltings, Bridge SquareFarnhamGU9 7QR
Surrey20th April-22nd Aprilhttps://www.farnhambeerex.org.uk/index.htmlFarnham Station0.2
3*CamraBath Beer Festival 2023Widcombe Social Club – Widcombe HillBath BA2 6AASomerset17th – 18th Februaryhttps://tckty.camra.org.uk/e/98/bath-beer-festival-2023Bath Spa0.3
3*Camra12th Larbert Real Ale and Cider FestivalDobbie Hall, Main StreetLarbertFK5 4BLStirling31st March – 1st Aprilhttps://www.facebook.com/events/1842383662777141Larbert Train Station0.3
3*CamraClitheroe Beer FestivalAssembly Hall of St Michael & St John’s, Lowergate.ClitheroeBB7 1AGLancashire11th May-13th Mayhttps://clitheroebeerfestival.co.uk/Clitheroe Station0.3
3*CamraLincoln Beer FestivalThe DrillLincolnLN2 1EYLincolnshire25th May – 27th Mayhttps://lincoln.camra.org.uk/41st-lincoln-beer-festival/Lincoln Train Station0.3
3*CamraNewark Beer & Cider Festival 2023Newark Castle Grounds. Castle GateNewarkNG24 1BGEssex26th May – 28th Mayhttps://events.camra.org.uk/events/78738Newark Castle0.3
4CamraStockport Beer & Cider FestivalSTOCKPORT MASONIC GUILDHALL169-171 Wellington Rd SouthSK1 3UACheshire22nd June – 24th Junehttps://www.stockportfestival.org.uk/Stockport Grand Central0.4
5*CamraBexley Beer FestivalDartfordians Community Sports ClubBexleyda5 1lwKent4th May – 6th Mayhttps://events.camra.org.uk/events/78423Bexley Station0.5
5*CamraSkipton Beer FestivalTown Hall, High Street,SkiptonBD23 1AHNorth Yorkshire18th May – 20th Mayhttps://skiptonbeerfestival.camra.org.uk/Skipton Train Station0.5
6*CamraLiverpool Beer FestivalLutyens Crypt, Metropolitan CathedralLiverpoolLancashire16th – 18th Februaryhttps://tckty.camra.org.uk/e/26/liverpool-beer-festival-2023Liverpool lime street0.6
6*CamraNewcastle Beer & Cider FestivalNorthumbria Students UnionNewcastle upon TyneNE1 8SBTyne And Wear31st March – 1st Aprilhttps://nclbcf-tynland.camra.org.uk/wordpress/Manors0.6
6*CamraTeddington Beer FestivalLandmark Arts Centre, Ferry RoadTeddingtonTW11 9NNGreater London2nd November – 4th Novemberhttps://www.teddingtonbeerfestival.co.uk/Teddlington Station0.6
7*CamraCoventry Beer Festival 2023Coventry Rugby Football Ground, Butts Park Arena, Butts Road.CoventryCV1 3GEWarwickshire10th – 11th Marchhttps://tckty.camra.org.uk/e/110/coventry-beer-festival-2023Coventry Train Station0.7
7*CamraBromsgrove Beer and Cider FestivalFinstall Road, Aston FieldsBromsgroveB60 3DHWorcestershire29th June – 1st Julyhttps://bromsgrovebeerfestival.org.uk/Bromsgrove Station0.7
7*IndependantSheffield Indie Beer FestTrafalgar Warehouse, Sheffield. S1 4JTSouth Yorkshire3rd March – 4th Marchhttps://sheffieldbeerweek.co.uk/Sheffield0.7
8*CamraEast Anglian Beer & Cider FestivalSt Edmundsbury CathedralBury St. EdmundsIP33 1TSSuffolk23rd August – 28th Augusthttps://burystedmundsbeerfestival.com/Bury St Edmunds0.8
9CamraLoughborough Beer FestivalTown Hall, Market PlaceLoughboroughLE11 3EBLeicestershire2nd – 4th Marchhttps://www.loughboroughcamra.co.uk/beer-festivals/46th-loughborough-beer-festivalLoughborough Train Station1
10IndependantLondon Craft Beer FestivalTobacco Dock, Wapping LondonGreater London11th-12th Augusthttps://londoncraftbeerfestival.co.uk/Limehouse Train Station1.1
11IndependantBrew//LDNBREW//LDN Beer Festival, Surrey Quays Road, SE17 7PJ, UKLondon6th – 8th Mayhttps://www.brewldn.com/brewldn22South Bermondsey1.2
12*CamraYapton BeerexYapton & Ford Village HallYaptonBN18 0ETWest Sussex12th May – 14th Mayhttps://westernsussexcamra.org.uk/pages/yapton-beerex-2023Barnham Train Station1.6
12*IndependantBristol Craft Beer FestivalHarbourside, Bristol,Gloucestershire9th-11th Junehttps://bristolcraftbeerfestival.co.uk/Bedminster1.6
13CamraWigan CAMRA Beer FestivalRobin Park Leisure Centre, Loire DriveWiganWN5 0ULGreater Manchester2nd – 4th Marchhttps://beerfestival.wigancamra.org.uk/The Pemberton station1.7
14CamraChorlton Beer & Cider FestivalSt Clements Church, Edge LaneChorlton, ManchesterM21 9AEGreater Manchester6th July – 8th Julyhttps://chorltonbeerfestival.org.uk/Trafford Park Station1.9
15CamraCambridge Beer FestivalJesus GreenCambridgeCB4 3BDCambridgeshire22nd May – 27th Mayhttps://www.cambridgebeerfestival.com/Cambridge North2
16IndependantThe Big OXFORD Beer BashOld Depot, South Park, Cheney Ln, Headington, Oxford OX3 7QJOxfordshireMay 20thhttp://www.oxfordbrewers.org/Oxford Train Station2.2
17*Camra33rd Oldham Beer & Cider FestivalQueen Elizabeth Hall, West streetOldhamOL1 1NLGreater Manchester31st March – 1st Aprilhttps://rob.camra.org.uk/viewnode.php?id=60320Mill Hills2.4
17*CamraTredegar House Folk Festival Real Ale and Cider BarClore Room, Tredegar House Country ParkNewportNP10 8YWMonmouthshire5th May – 8th Mayhttps://www.tredegarhousefestival.org.uk/Pye Corner Station2.4
18CamraGosport Winterfest XXIXThorngate Halls, Bury RoadGosportPO12 3QXHampshire24th – 25th Februaryhttps://tckty.camra.org.uk/e/105/winterfest-xxixFareham4.9
19CamraWetherby Beer FestivalGrange ParkWetherbyLS225DYWest Yorkshire28th April – 29th Aprilhttps://www.wetherbybeerfest.com/Cattal Train Station7.8
20IndependantThornbridge PeakenderBakewell Showground,Bakewell DE45 1AHDerbyshire18th-20th Augusthttps://www.peakender.co.uk/Matlock Station7.9
21CamraCotswold Beer Festival5AQ, Cotswold Way, Winchcombe, CheltenhamOxfordshire14h – 16th Julyhttps://postlip.camra.org.uk/Gloucestershire Railway Station12.2
22CamraIsle of Man Beer and Cider Festival 2023Villa MarinaDouglasIM1 2HPIsle Of Man6th April – 8th Aprilhttps://iombeerfestival.com/N/AN/A

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