Swanage Railway Beer Festival & Diesel Gala

2019 Beer Festival 

Friday May 10th to Sunday May 12th 2019

Located in the garden of Bankes Arms Hotel (immediately adjacent to Corfe Castle Station)

  • Friday & Saturday: 12pm to – 8pm
  • Sunday: 12pm to around 7pm (or earlier if the beer runs out!)

Food will be available

Visit the Swanage Railway’s event page for further details of locomotives, fares and more event info.

Provisional beer & cider list is below;


Dead Brewers Corfe Steam 4.2%

Dead Brewers Foulkes Bitter 5.5%

Dead Brewers Pantons Family Ale 4%

Sandbanks Bitter 3.9%

Wessex Wobbler 4.3%

Ringwood Razorback 3.8%

Ringwood Boondoggle 4.2%

Marstons Old Empire IPA 5.7%

Ringwood Old Thumper 5.1%

Brakspears 3.4%

Courage Directors 5%

Hobgoblin Dark Beer 4.2%

Hobgoblin Gold 4.5%

Ringwood 49’er 4.9%

Shipyard APA 4.5%

Palmers 200 5%

Palmers IPA 4.5%

Palmers Mayfly 4.1%

Palmers Tally Ho 5.5%

King Goblin 6.6%

Goliath 4.2%

American Reggae Sunshine 4.5%

Pitch Perfect 4.2%

Free Style 5%

Old Timer 5.8%

Punk IPA 4.5%

Swordfish 5.5%


Purbeck Cider Joe’s Cider 4.5%

Purbeck Cider Dorset Dabinett 5%

Purbeck Cider Muddy Scamp 6.9%

Purbeck Cider Devils Leaf 6%

Lulworth Skipper 6.5%

Lulworth Skipper Chilli 7%

Dorset Orchards First Press 5%

Please note last minute substitutions may occur and beers/ciders will run out and will not be replaced.