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Category Archives: Railfest

On the Rail Ale Trail: best pubs on platforms

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That sinking feeling when you’ve just missed your train melts away once you’ve had your first sip of truly great ale at the station. Having hours between connections doesn’t seem quite as tedious when there’s a decent pub around.

While many stations do have bog standard, soulless pubs, there are plenty others which are full of character and serve a great range of beers and ciders. They’re so good that they’ve become destinations in themselves, with dedicated ale fans turning visiting the station pubs into an art form on their so-called Rail Ale Trails.

While we wouldn’t want to encourage anyone to drink more than they can handle, we do want to celebrate thriving independent pubs selling quality beer, especially with so many pubs closing every year.

Keep reading for our pick of the best platform pubs and let our map be your guide…

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Re-live the National Railway Museum’s past with our pick of vintage rail posters

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The National Railway Museum – which has already hosted this month’s Railfest event – is one of the UK’s leading tourist attractions. This month, we’re celebrating its contribution to preserving historic railway exhibits by taking a look at some of its own adverts from the past.

Read on for our pick of vintage posters for the National Railway Museum. And, if you’re planning a trip to York to explore the museum yourself, don’t forget that you could make great savings when you book your
train tickets, car hire and hotel accommodation with us

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redspottedhanky.com + Railfest 2012: Guess that train!

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Win one of four family tickets to Railfest 2012, and up to £50 of redspottedhanky.com loyalty points to get you there.

Just keep reading to find out more about our latest competition …

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