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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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Wet Your Whistle on July’s Rail Ale Trail

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Take the train to July’s beer festivals and you’ll be covered whether the sun’s streaming or the rain’s falling. Just check for cheap train tickets before you go and you could save money to spend on your entrance fee or a few special ciders or ales to take home with you.

Read on to find out more about July’s Rail Ale Trail …

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Pints by the platform and the Campaign for Rail Ale

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Campaign for rail ale, and with cheap tickets you could soon be supping a proper pint by the platform. Read on and find out where to go for real ale by the rails and for whistle-whetting savings on tickets.

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