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Real Ale Train (RAT)


2 Nov '19 5:30pm - 30 Nov '19 8:00pm

Ticket information

Booking Information

Due to the popularity of our RATs, these trains are advance booking only.

Unfortunately, our RAT does not have the capacity to hold wheelchairs, but you are welcome to leave these at the station. Ramps are available for use and staff can help visitors board the train when needed. If you have any questions regarding accessibility on the RAT please call us on 01962 733810.

To drink alcohol on our RAT you must be 18+ years

Cancellations: We regret that there can be no refund for ‘no show’ customers. Cancellations notified in writing, at least four weeks before the booked date will be refunded less a £10 admin fee; shorter notice cancellations are not entitled to a refund but the company will try to re-sell the tickets. If a purchaser is found then the cost, less an administration charge of £10, will be refunded.

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About Mid Hants Railway 'Watercress Line'

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Let the train take the strain as you sit back, relax and travel through the heart of the English countryside. Whether you are...(see more)

About this Event

Enjoy friendly banter as you travel on a steam train drinking local ale! Our famous Real Ale Train, or RAT as it is affectionately known, continues its tradition of serving real ale from a restored bar carriage pulled by a steam locomotive. We select up to 2 local breweries from Hampshire and the surrounding counties for each train. Your on-board experience is approximately three and a half hours long.

Dates: 2nd November, 16th November, 23rd November and 30th November 2019

*Pub Busting Prices*

Train fares are only £16 per person and just £3 per pint!

FREE Pint voucher when booking more than 3 days in advance

Review from The Kiwi Has Landed


RAT services up to and including 30th November will start and finish at Alresford. FREE bus services are available from Winchester and Alton


Reserve a compartment Compartments can hold up to 8 people and would be exclusively yours for the evening for only £55. Limited availability so first come, first served. Available to book as an additional supplement when purchasing your tickets.

Why not fill your glass? Purchase an exclusive RAT pint glass as a perfect memento of your great night out - these glasses are only available to purchase on the RAT at £6 per pint glass.

Full Bar It's not just about ale - we also sell wine, cider, spirits, mixers and soft drinks. We regret that we are unable to accept credit or debit cards on the RAT - Cash bar only.

Hot Food Curry, chilli, burgers and hot dogs, as well as a vegetarian option, will be available from the West Country Buffet at Alresford Station. Food Service will be from 17.30 – 18.30 and again from 19.30 – 20.10

Starts: 2 Nov '19 5:30pm

Ends: 30 Nov '19 8:00pm

Place: Mid Hants Railway 'Watercress Line'

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