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Real ale lovers by the hundred turn out to railway's annual beer festival

PUBLISHED: 11:15 16 July 2018 | UPDATED: 11:17 16 July 2018

A packed Sheringham station at the North Norfolk Railway's annual beer festival
Photo: KAREN BETHELL

A packed Sheringham station at the North Norfolk Railway's annual beer festival Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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Hundreds of real ale fans turned out to the North Norfolk Railway at the weekend, to sample a selection of more than 120 brews on offer at the popular attraction's annual beer festival.

Dancing on the platform at the North Norfolk Railway beer festival
Photo: KAREN BETHELLDancing on the platform at the North Norfolk Railway beer festival Photo: KAREN BETHELL

With two bars serving up drinks with names ranging from Tiffin Gold and Atlantic Hop, to Granny Wouldn’t Like it and Off Ya Rocker, the three-day event promised to provide something for all tastes, with a packed Sheringham station also treating festival-goers to a hot food and live music.

North Norfolk Railway managing director Hugh Harkett said: “It’s as full as I have seen it and, although I am no beer aficionado, I think people enjoy the choice on offer and the fantastic atmosphere of the railway.”

Some of the 120 real ales on offer at the North Norfolk Railway's annual beer festival
Photo: KAREN BETHELLSome of the 120 real ales on offer at the North Norfolk Railway's annual beer festival Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Off duty North Norfolk Railway volunteer Jim Gallagher, who attended the festival with his wife Mary Anne, said: “It’s the first time we have been and think it’s a brilliant event in a lovely setting.”

The bar on Sheringham station at the North Norfolk Railway beer festival
Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe bar on Sheringham station at the North Norfolk Railway beer festival Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Off duty North Norfolk Railway volunteer Jim Gallagher and his wife Mary Anne trying one of the 120-plus ales on offer at the Poppy Line's annual beer festival
Photo: KAREN BETHELLOff duty North Norfolk Railway volunteer Jim Gallagher and his wife Mary Anne trying one of the 120-plus ales on offer at the Poppy Line's annual beer festival Photo: KAREN BETHELL

The bar serving up more than 120 real ales at the North Norfolk Railway beer festival
Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe bar serving up more than 120 real ales at the North Norfolk Railway beer festival Photo: KAREN BETHELL

The North Norfolk Railway beer festival
Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe North Norfolk Railway beer festival Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Festival-goers had a chance to vote for their favourite beer.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLFestival-goers had a chance to vote for their favourite beer. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

The bar on Sheringham station at the North Norfolk Railway beer festival
Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe bar on Sheringham station at the North Norfolk Railway beer festival Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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