Branch Beer Festivals
8th Annual BARNSLEY BEER & MUSIC FESTIVAL Friday 3rd May till Monday 6th May 2019 Elsecar Heritage Railway, Elsecar Heritage Centre, Wath Road, Elsecar, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S74 8HJ
This four-day CAMRA beer festival is to be held over the early May bank holiday weekend, in conjunction with the Elsecar Heritage Railway – the Coalfields Memorial Line, set in the attractive conservation village of Elsecar. The CAMRA beer marquee will feature 80+ real ales, ciders and local and Euro draught beers.
Opening hours are:- 12 noon to 10pm on Friday, 3rd May, Saturday, 4th May and Sunday 5th May; 12 noon -7pm Monday 6th May 2019
Admissions if free at all times.
Located behind the Elsecar Heritage Centre the venue is a working heritage railway off Wath Road, Elsecar, which is on the 66 bus route from Barnsley interchange. The venue is only 8 minutes walking from the Elsecar Railway Station, which has services between Sheffield and Leeds/Huddersfield. If coming by car follow the brown tourist signs for Elsecar Heritage Centre, which start some way out on the M1. Parking is plentiful and free.
The Heritage Railway will have the steam and diesel locomotives for rides (see website Elsecar Heritage Railway . for more details). Heritage Trains stop running at around 3pm to 4pm.
Live entertainment on stage in the station yard until dusk each day exept Friday, our quiet session. Entertainment is provided by One Over The Eight. Food stalls and CAMRA tombola stands will be open throughout the weekend.
The Elsecar Heritage Centre is the restored historical buildings that were formerly ironworks and colliery workshops of the Earl Fitzwilliam. They now house an antique centre, individual craft workshops, shops and exhibitions of Elsecar's past. Entry is free.
The latest attraction to be opened to the public is the Elsecar Newcomen Beam Engine is one of Yorkshire's finest surviving legacies of the Industrial Revolution. It is the only Newcomen – type atmospheric pressure beam engine in the WORLD to have remained in its original location.
This will be great weekend out for all the family.
Contact Margaret on (01226) 714492 or email Andrew at ku.gro.armac.yelsnrab@lavitsefreeb
Can you help run the festival. If so please fill in a staffing form by following the link Beer Festival Staffing Form.
More details at will be uploaded shortly and at Twitter @beerbarnsley or @barnsleyCAMRA